The Marc Steiner Show

Archive for social change

Artists Discuss Art, Design and Social Change

Stephen TownsOctober 13, 2014 – Segment 3

It’s WEAA’s Fall Membership Drive! Call us this week during the show between 10:00 AM and noon eastern time at 410-319-8888 to make a pledge.

We listen back to a conversation on Arts, Design and Social Change, with: Isabel Meirelles, author of Design for InformationPaul Rucker, Artist-in-Residence at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA); Kalima Young, Director of the Baltimore Art + Justice Project, a project of the Office of Community Engagement at MICA; and Stephen Towns, visual artist. 


Cultural Crossroads with Lea Gilmore: The Contemporary and Social Justice + The Arts

nether-street-art-baltimoreFebruary 27, 2014 – Segment 4

We have a special treat: Cultural Crossroads with Center for Emerging Media’s Cultural Editor Lea Gilmore! Lea is Senior Fellow for Social Justice at the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation and was recently named one of Maryland’s 2014 Top 100 Women by The Daily Record. We look at Baltimore’s Contemporary with: Deana Haggag, Director of The Contemporary and named one of “10 People to Watch Under 30” by The Baltimore Sun in 2013.

Then we have a conversation about the intersection of Arts & Social Justice, with: Kalima Young, Project Coordinator of the Baltimore Art + Justice Project, a project of the Office of Community Engagement at the Maryland Institute College of Art; street artist Nether, who participated in the Baltimore Slumlord Watch “Wall Hunters” project, which brought attention to vacant properties and their neglectful property owners; and David Mitchell, Program Director of the Urban Arts Leadership Program at the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance.

Lea Gilmore will be performing at Common Ground on the Hill in Baltimore on Friday, March 7th at 8pm.


New Muslim Cool: Hip Hop & Social Change

Hamza SulimanNovember 8, 2013 – Segment 2

Marc speaks with hip hop artist and Muslim-American Hamza Perez, subject of the documentary New Muslim Cool. He speaks about the growing population of Latino Muslims and what it means to make music for social change. Then author Bakari Kitwana discusses the importance of hip hop. He is the author of The Hip Hop Generation: Young Blacks and the Crisis in African American Culture.

This is a rebroadcast from March 1, 2010.