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National Roundtable: BPD Controversy, and Trump’s Plans For The Middle East

BPD Planting Drugs (Credit: Baltimore Sun)July 20, 2017 – Segment 1

We hosted a National News Roundtable, where our guests reflected on the latest headlines.

With: Dr. Lester Spence, Associate Professor of Political Science and Africana Studies and one of two co-directors of the Center for Africana Studies at Johns Hopkins University, and author of a number of publications including the books Stare in the Darkness: Hip-hop and the Limits of Black Politics and Knocking the Hustle: Against the Neoliberal Turn in Black PoliticsDr. Ray Winbush, Director of the Institute for Urban Research at Morgan State University; and Dr. Roni Ellington, Associate Professor of Mathematics Education at Morgan State University.


National Roundtable: Senate Health Care Bill & Policy Brutality

Senate Health Bill (Credit: Washington Examiner)June 26, 2017 – Segment 1

We hosted a National News Roundtable, topics to include the Senate’s Health Care Bill. With: farmer, educator, and food justice advocate Denzel Mitchell; Republican grassroots activist Eugene Craig III; and ER Shipp, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and Journalist-in-Residence and Associate Professor of Journalism at Morgan State University.


National News Roundtable: The Philando Castile Verdict & Political Polarization

Congress Baseball shooting (CreditBuisness Insider)June 19, 2017 – Segment 1

I was joined by guest host: Dr. Kimberly Moffitt, Associate Professor of American Studies at University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) and co-editor of Blackberries and Redbones: Critical Articulations of Black Hair/Body Politics in Africana Communities. 

Together we hosted a National Roundtable conversation where we discussed the Bill Cosby trial and the verdict in the trial surrounding the death of Philando Castile.

With:  Imara Jones, who holds a degree from the London School of Economics and is currently developing a television news program aimed at progressive Millennials of color; Dr. Karsonya “Kaye” Wise Whitehead, Associate Professor of Communication and African and African American Studies at Loyola University Maryland and author of a number of books including My Black Sons: Raising Boys in a Post-Racial America; and Mark Trahant, writer at, faculty member at the University of North Dakota where he is the Charles R. Johnson Endowed Professor of Journalism, and member of the Academy of Arts and Sciences.


Analyzing The 2016 Primary Election Results in Nevada & South Carolina

hilaryFebruary 22, 2016 – Segment 1

Marc speaks with writer and reporter Julianne Hing, who is covering the 2016 elections for The Nation magazine from the perspective of immigrant communities. She previously covered immigration, education and police accountability for Colorlines.

Then, we have a National News Roundtable. Among other topics, we look at the results of Saturday’s Nevada caucus and South Carolina primary. With: Dr. Tara Bynum, post-doctoral fellow at Rutgers University; Eugene Craig III, grassroots activist and 3rd Vice-Chair of the Maryland Republican State Party; and Jaisal Noor, reporter and producer for The Real News.

National News Roundtable: Education and Pandemics

EbolaOctober 6, 2014 – Segment 2

Dr. Lawrence Brownactivist, public health consultant, and Assistant Professor of Public Health in the School of Community Health and Policy at Morgan State University, sits in for Marc as host to round up all things newsworthy, including a discussion on the changing landscape of public education and analysis of emerging pandemics, with: A. Adar Ayira, project manager of the More in the Middle Campaign for Associated Black Charities and facilitator and analyst at Baltimore Racial Justice Action, a program of Fusion Partnerships; and Greg Kline, attorney, co-founder and contributing editor for Red Maryland, who hosts the Conservative Refugee podcast and co-hosts Red Maryland Radio.



National News Roundup: Top Stories of 2013

Bill de Blasio FamilyJanuary 2, 2014 – Segment 2

We look at the top national news stories of 2013 and discuss what they mean for the coming year. Our guests are:

  • Edward Wyckoff Williams, contributing editor at The Root and Political Contributor and Special Correspondent with AlJazeera America. He is a columnist and political analyst, appearing on MSNBC, ABC, CBS Washington and national syndicated radio;
  • Dr. Anne McCarthy, Dean of the Business School at Hamline University and former Republican candidate for comptroller in Maryland;
  • Bob Somerby, Editor of The Daily Howler; 
  • and Dr. Karsonya Wise Whitehead, Assistant Professor of Communication and Affiliate Assistant Professor of African and African American Studies at Loyola University Maryland.


National And International News Roundtable

reparationsDecember 2, 2013 – Segment 2

We kick-off the week with a national and international news roundup! Our guests are: ER Shipp, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Journalist-in-Residence and Associate Professor of Journalism at Morgan State University; Dr. Lawrence Brown, Assistant Professor of Public Health at Morgan State University;  and Lenny McAllister, author, conservative media personality and public speaker.


National News Roundtable

KerryAugust 30, 2013 – Segment 1

We begin with out weekly roundup of national and international news. This week we discuss the situation in Syria, President Obama’s speech at the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, marijuana legislation and more. Our panelists are: Imara Jones, economic justice contributor to; and Jordan Bloom, Opinion Editor at the Daily Caller.


National News Roundup: Voting Rights, American Healthcare, NSA and More

HealthcareAugust 19, 2013 – Segment 1

We begin our week with a national news roundtable. Topics include voting rights, the latest on Edward Snowden, and the newest revelations about the NSA. Joining the panel is:

  • Bob Somerby, Editor of The Daily Howler;
  • Dr. Anne McCarthy, Dean of the Business School at Hamline University in Minneapolis;
  • and Shedd Johnson, News Director at WVAS in Montgomery, Alabama.