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March on Annapolis: National Day of Action Against Police Violence

10917290_10101916542066315_3071886373222518778_nJanuary 14, 2015 – Segment 2

Protests planned for Thursday, January 15th will see church leaders, youth and community activists converge in front of the State House in Annapolis to protests against police brutality and militarization.

Marc is joined by Farajii Muhammad, host of Listen Up! on WEAA and Youth Empowerment Coordinator for the American Friends Service Committee in Baltimore to discuss tomorrows planned demonstrations. With: Meaca Downing Morgan State University student activist and Avery Harmon, student activist from Loyola University.

Ferguson Update: Still No Grand Jury Decision

FergusonNovember 19, 2014 – Segment 2

We get an update on the current political climate in Ferguson, Missouri, with Missouri State Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal, St. Louis County-District 14, who has been out at the protests since they began.


Awaiting the Ferguson Grand Jury Decision: What Are The Implications of the Possible Outcomes?

Ferguson ProtestNovember 17, 2014 – Segment 2

The country is braced for the Grand Jury decision in Ferguson, Missouri, regarding whether to indict a police officer who shot and killed unarmed teenager Michael Brown on August 9. We examine the possible outcomes in this case and their implications.

Our panel of guests includes: Edward Wyckoff Williams, Contributing Editor at The Root and Political Contributor and Special Correspondent withAlJazeera America; Megan Sherman, producer at the Real News Network; and Dr. Lawrence Brown, activist, public health consultant, and Assistant Professor of Public Health in the School of Community Health and Policy at Morgan State University


Update on Ferguson from Young Journalists and Activists


October 20, 2014 – Segment 2

We get an update on events in Ferguson, Missouri, with a number of young journalists and activists who recently returned from that troubled city: freelance reporter Michelle Zei; Muna Mire, intern for The Nation; Ralikh Hayes, executive assistant for the Real News Network and and Board President of the Baltimore Algebra Project; and Megan Sherman, producer at the Real News Network.   



Protests In Ukraine: Understanding The Complexity

ukraine protestFebruary 25, 2014 – Segment 3

We examine the turmoil in the Ukraine, with Dr. Taras Kuzio, Research Associate at the Centre for Political and Regional Studies, Canadian Institute for Ukrainian Studies, University of Alberta; Charles “Sam” Faddis, retired CIA operations officer and author of a number of books, including the novel Caffa; and John Quigley, professor emeritus in law at Ohio State University, and former expert for the OSCE in facilitating dialogue between the government authorities of Ukraine and Crimea on the constitutional status of Crimea.


Moral Mondays Spread from North Carolina to Georgia

Moral Mondays arrestJanuary 23, 2014 – Segment 4

Allison Kilkenny, co-host of Citizen Radio and contributing reporter for The Nation, joins us for a commentary about Moral Monday protests that have spread from North Carolina to Georgia.

Read Allison’s reporting on Moral Mondays:


Deadline Looms In Egypt As Protests Continue

 MorsiJuly 3, 2013 – Segment 4

We discuss Egypt, where protests against the Morsi government, and counter-protests supporting it, have erupted across the country. The Egyptian Army has issued an ultimatum calling for President Morsi’s ouster that expires today. We are joined by:

  • Sunni Khalid, veteran public radio  journalist;
  • Adil Shamoo, Associate fellow of the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, DC, senior analyst for Foreign Policy in Focus, and author of Equal Worth – When Humanity Will Have Peace;
  • Shahira Amin, former deputy head of the state-run Nile TV and former contributor to CNN, and;
  • Gamal Nkrumah, editor and columnist at al-Ahram Weekly.



Protests In Brazil

brazilJuly 3, 2013 – Segment 3

We discuss the latest news from Brazil, where demonstrations against bus fare hikes have ballooned into massive anti-government protests. We are joined by:

  • Claudia Costabile, Brazilian-born PR manager for the U.S. Pharmacopeia;
  • Rosana Sanford, Brazilian-born teacher assistant, and;
  • Fabio Olivia, Brazilian-born Capoeira Angola teacher who works for Data Solutions and Technology.


An Update From Turkey

in-a-stunning-escalation-turkey-warns-it-may-deploy-army-against-protestersJune 18, 2013 – Segment 3

We turn our attention again to the situation in Turkey. We will talk to a number of activists demonstrating there, including:

  • Azim Turan, a Turkish citizen living in Istanbul;
  • Omer Madra, writer, journalist, and founder of “Open Radio”;
  • and Mehmet Emin Adanali, who teaches at Bogazici University and consults in new media.