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National News Roundup: Ben Carson & Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis

Dr. Ben Carson (Photo Credit: Paul Lynch on Flickr)September 10, 2015 – Segment 1

Dr. Kimberly Moffitt sits in as guest host for Marc Steiner.

Today we look at the phenomenon of Dr. Ben Carson’s popularity in the national polls and recently released Kentucky clerk, Kim Davis, with Leah Wright Rigueur, Assistant Professor of Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School and author of The Loneliness of the Black Republican: Pragmatic Politics and the Pursuit of PowerCatalina Byrd, media consultant and political strategist; Andrea Plaid, one of’s “8 Dynamic Black Women Editors in New Media,” contributing editor at The Feminist Wire and Dr. Mileah Kromer, Director of the Sarah T. Hughes Field Politics Center and Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science and International Relations at Goucher College.

Dr. Charles Johnson: Taming the Ox: Buddhist Stories and Reflections on Politics, Race, Culture, and Spiritual Practice

Dr. Charles JohnsonMarch 27, 2015 – Segment 1

Prepare to be inspired as Marc talks with National Book Award-winning novelist and scholar Dr. Charles Johnson about his newest book Taming the Ox: Buddhist Stories and Reflections on Politics, Race, Culture, and Spiritual Practice.

Black and Jewish: What It Means To Be Both

twittyJanuary 12, 2015 – Segment 3

We delve into the world of Black Jewish traditions and discover what it means to be both Black and Jewish as Marc speaks with author, blogger and public speaker MaNishtanahip hop artist, Orthodox Jew and Baltimore native Yitz Jordan aka Y-LoveMichael Twitty, Culinary Historian of African and African American Foodways and blogger at Afroculinaria. Michael Twitty discussed his recent harassment at Israel’s Ben-Gurion Airport in Haaretz.

From The Archives: The Spiritual Side of the Simpsons

simpsonsJanuary 1, 2015 – Segment 3

In a special archive edition of the Marc Steiner Show, we listen back to a discussion on the spiritual side of The Simpsons, with: Mark I. Pinsky, author of The Gospel According to the SimpsonsRev. Corinne Baker from the Light Street Presbyterian Church; and Rev. Matthew Fuhrman from the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church.

Marc also interviews starring voice actor on The Simpsons Harry Shearer. 

This segment originally aired March 10, 2010.

Carla Woody Of Kenosis Spirit Keepers

CarlaApril 24, 2014 – Segment 4

We speak with Carla Woody, Founder of Kenosis Spirit Keepers – a nonprofit helping to preserve indigenous wisdom traditions – and author of Portals to the Vision Serpent, Standing Stark and Calling Our Spirits Home. Woody will be speaking at Breathe Books Thursday night. There will also be a benefit concert for Kenosis Spirit Keepers on Saturday, April 26, in Rockville, featuring Native American flute player Jan Seiden and drummer Wes Crawford.


When Christians Get It Wrong

Adam-HamiltonFebruary 19, 2014 – Segment 3

Reverend Adam Hamilton is the author of When Christians Get It Wrong and Founding Pastor at United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kansas.  He joins us to discuss some of the controversial ideas that Christianity is grappling with today.



Remembering Mother Mary Lange

maryDecember 16, 2013 – Segment 4

We hear the story of Mother Mary Lange, a Haitian-born Baltimore nun who initiated the world’s first Black Catholic order in 1829. Plans are underway to canonize Sister Lange, and joining us to discuss those plans will be Sr. Marcia L. Hall, of the Oblate Sisters of Providence, and legendary musician Milton Dugger.

Good Without God: What A Billion Nonreligious People Do Believe

Greg Epstein, author of Good Without GodDecember 10, 2013 – Hour 1

During the first segment we are joined by Greg Epstein, Humanist Chaplain of Harvard University and author of Good Without God: What a Billion Nonreligious People Do Believe. He talks about atheism, religion and ethics.

This segment originally aired March 23, 2010.


Faheem Younus On Islam And Peace

Faheem Younus, MuslimericanMay 21, 2013 – Segment 2

We discuss Islam and peace with Faheem Younus, National Secretary of Education for the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community and  Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Maryland.

You can find Faheem at his blog, Muslimerican.