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Tengella’s Take: Black Youth and Violence

tengellaMarch 24, 2017 – Segment 1

We hosted the newest edition of our weekly segment, Tengella’s Take with Center for Emerging Media Satirical Commentator Koli Tengella.

Tengella is President of Tengella Edutainment, an instructor and creator of the Positive Social Change Performing Arts Program at Augusta Fells Savage Institute of Visual Arts High School, and he was a 2010 Open Society Institute Fellow.


The Renaissance Academy & More

article-baltimore-1-1124March 7, 2016 – Segment 2

We then turn to the Renaissance Academy high school in West Baltimore, which over the past three months has experienced the violent deaths of three youth associated with the Academy. We examine how the Academy is addressing this violence with its students, and reflect upon violence among youth in general. With John Comer, Lead Organizer for Maryland Communities United.                               Photo Credit: NY Daily News     

Social, Racial, Historical and Economic Context of Freddie Gray’s Life and Death

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Today we examine the conditions of our society that placed Freddie Gray in his social and economic position when he died in police custody last April. Joining us will be Jacqueline Robarge, Founder and Director of Power Inside, a project of Fusion Partnerships; the Rev. Dr. Heber Brown, Pastor of Pleasant Hope Baptist Church and Executive Director of Orita’s Cross Freedom School; and Dr. Lester Spence, Center for Emerging Media Scholar-In-Residence, Associate Professor of Political Science and Africana Studies at Johns Hopkins University, and author of the forthcoming book, Knocking the Hustle: Against the Neoliberal Turn in Black Politics.


Parenting Roundtable: Raising Young Girls

Child (Credit: Flickr - Pabak Sarkar)October 19, 2015 – Segment 1

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We host a Parenting Roundtable on Raising Young Girls, continuing the conversation we began on-air on October 15, 2015. With: Lisa Gray, Assistant Director of Student Life for Cultural and Spiritual Diversity at UMBC; and Olu Butterfly of www.thisflywomanswork.comwho is a homeschooling vegetarian “artrepreneur,” and part of Afrikan Youth Alchemy, Dew More Baltimore, and Organic Soul.

Our co-host is Dr. Kaye Whitehead, Associate Professor of Communication and African and African American Studies at Loyola University Maryland, and author of Letters To My Black Sons: Raising Boys in a Post-Racial America.

The Role of Baltimore’s Youth in Organizing

thugsMay 6, 2015 – Segment 4

We take a look at the critical role of Baltimore’s youth in organizing over the past weeks and the movement toward change. With: Melissa Moore, Founder and program facilitator of YLLEAD and holistic design village, a youth-led design, cooperative economics, and community activation program; Aaron Anderson, YLLEAD artisan/ activator and an award-winning boxer; 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.


Cultural Roundtable: Youth and Social Media | Confederate Flags on License Plates

texas2March 31, 2015 – Segment 1

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

We host a cultural roundtable with topics including youth and social media, and Confederate flags on license plates. With: Dr. Donald Snyder, Lecturer in Media and Communication Studies at UMBC who developed and teaches a course entitled Social Media: Networking and Mobility; Catalina Byrd, media consultant, political strategist, and co-host of No Hooks for the Hip-Hop Chronicles on WEAA; and Dr. Karsonya “Kaye” Wise Whitehead, Assistant Professor of Communication and Affiliate Assistant Professor of African and African American Studies at Loyola University Maryland, and the author of several books, including the recently released Letters to My Black Sons: Raising Boys in a Post-Racial America, and the award-winning Notes From A Colored Girl: The Civil War Pocket Diaries of Emile Frances Davis.


Local Action Against Wrongful Arrests of Young People

babybookingMarch 4, 2015 – Segment 3

We are joined by Charnell D. Cobb-El, Site Director of The Baltimore Algebra Project at Patterson High School and Executive Director and Founder of Convert Consulting, who tells us about an action on Thursday, March 5th on the wrongful arrests by Baltimore City Police against young people of color as well as the school funding crisis.


Teaching Black History Outside of Schools

black-school-childrenFebruary 20, 2015 – Segment 2

We are joined by guest hose 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.

We take a look at Black History Month and how to teach children Black history outside the context of schools. With: Dr. 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.


Griot’s Eye Youth Film and Culture Festival

griotFebruary 13, 2015 – Segment 2

We preview The Griot‘s Eye Youth Film and Culture Festival that’s taking place this weekend at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of African American History and Culture with Ras Tre Subira, Director of African Youth Alchemy and Organizer of the Griot‘s Eye Film Festival, and Babatunde Salaam, Partner with Griot‘s EyeFestival, Filmmaker and Organizer. The festival is filled with the film, theatre, African dance, and poetry of Baltimore’s youth.

The Griot‘s Eye Youth Film and Culture Festival is happening this Saturday at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum at noon. For more information, call 443-263-1800.

Do Baltimore Teens Face Worse Conditions Than Their Nigerian Counterparts?

Youth-JailJanuary 27, 2015 – Segment 2

Do poor teens in Baltimore face worse conditions than their counterparts in Nigeria, as a recent study suggests? We look at the study, published in December’s Journal of Adolescent Health, with: Dr. Kristin Mmari, Assistant Professor in the Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; Dr. Lawrence Brown, public health consultant and Assistant Professor of Public Health in the School of Community Health and Policy at Morgan State University; and Dr. Roni Ellington, Associate Professor of Mathematics Education at Morgan State University.


Roundtable: Police Brutality, Perception of Black Children, and Obama

childrenSeptember 29, 2014 – Segment 2

We hear a current events roundtable discussion, and speak about: police brutality; our society’s perception of Black children; and the latest attacks from the right on President Obama. With: Marshall Bellhost of Midday Magazine with Marshall Bell on WOLB-AM, managing partner of The Bell Group, LLC, and author of Baltimore Blues: Harm CityDr. Ray Winbush, Director of the Institute for Urban Research at Morgan State University; and Dr. Kimberly Moffitt, Assistant Professor of American Studies at UMBC and co-editor of Blackberries and Redbones: Critical Articulations of Black Hair/Body Politics in Africana Communities.

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Homeless Youth in Baltimore

homelessSeptember 17, 2014 – Segment 4

We examine the issue of homeless youth in Baltimore with: Jeff Singer, Founder and former Executive Director of Health Care for the Homeless;Bonnie Lane, formerly homeless activist, organizer of the Backpack Benefit Concert for Homeless Children, and 2016 Mayoral candidate; and Christian Wilson, Director of Homeless Children’s Weekend Backpack Program.

The Backpack Benefit Concert for Homeless Children will take place on Wednesday, September 24, at 2640 Space in Baltimore.

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No Hooks Before Books: Boxing for Books with UMAR Boxing in Baltimore

booksSeptember 17, 2014 – Segment 3

We learn about a wonderful program for youth, No Hooks Before Books, and their upcoming event: Boxing for Books. We speak with: Marvin McDowell, Founder, President and Executive Director of UMAR Boxing; and Zoria Curry, Donte Baytop, Ronnie Boo Doo, Jasmine Garland and NyJa Shepperson, participants in the UMAR Boxing program and boxing champions.

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What Would You Do If You Were Mayor Of Baltimore?

City HallSeptember 17, 2014 – Segment 2

A group of bright young Baltimoreans answer the question: What Would You Do If You Were Mayor Of Baltimore? Our in-studio panel includes: Megan Sherman, Producer for The Real News NetworkDayvon Love, Director of Research and Public Policy for Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle; and Zeke Berzoff-Cohen, Executive Director of The Intersection.

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Positive Youth Programming in Baltimore: Why It Matters

901 ArtsSeptember 4, 2014 – Segment 3

We take a look at positive youth programming in Baltimore with representatives from three youth organizations: Nyasha Dixon, service coordinator at the YES (Youth Empowered Society) Drop-In Center in Baltimore; Dayvon Love, Director of Research and Public Policy for Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle; and Sarah Tooley and Debra Evans, Director and Founder of 901 Arts.

Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle is looking for contributions for its Community Supporter Drive, which supports LBS programming like the Walter P. Carter Leadership Institute, the Eddie Conway Liberation Institute, and the newly created Morgan State University Debate Team. 

Youth Empowered Society is having a benefits concert – “Folk & Funk, Bring Me Home” — this Saturday, September 6th at the Eubie Blake National Jazz and Cultural Center in Baltimore at 847 N. Howard Street, feauturing live music and dancing. Proceeds support the work of the Youth Empowered Society (YES) Drop-In Center – the first and only drop-in center for homeless youth in Baltimore. 

And this evening from 5:30PM – 8:00PM901 Arts is hosting its 5th Annual Fish Fry Fundraiser at 901 Montpelier Street in the Waverly neighborhood in Baltimore. The event features food, a silent auction and raffle, a tour of 901 Arts and more! 

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Sound Bites: All About Kids! / Hear the Maryland Crunch / Food Allergies / Improving School Lunches / Recipe: Oven “Fried” Chicken

public-school-lunch-food March 25, 2014 – Segment 4

On the latest edition of Sound Bites, we celebrate Maryland Day by learning about Hear the Maryland Crunch,an educational event designed to spread the message that every child in Maryland should have access to a healthy breakfast. The event includes a statewide, synchronized bite into apples. Our guest will be Michael J. Wilson, Director of Maryland Hunger Solutions.

Then we look at the increase in food allergies in African American children, with Dr. Corinne Keet. Keet is an assistant professor of Pediatrics at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, where she specializes in Allergies and Immunology and authored an article in the March issue of Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology: “Temporal trends and racial/ethnic disparity in self-reported pediatric food allergy in the United States.”

Then its time for a special treat, when we talk about school lunches, with: Chef Ann Cooper, the “Renegade Lunch Lady” and Founder of the Food Family Farming Foundation, whose most recent book is Lunch Lessons: Changing the Way We Feed Our Children; and award-winning film producer, author, and holistic health counselor Amy Kalafa, who produced the documentary Two Angry Moms and is the author of Lunch Wars: How to Start a School Food Revolution and Win the Battle for Our Children’s Health. We close the show with a recipe for oven “fried” chicken from Chef Ann.

Chef Ann and Amy Kalafa will be at Washington College in Chestertown later this week. Chef Ann will deliver the Keynote Address at the 2014 Locavore Lit Fest on Friday, March 28th, and Amy will speak at Emmanuel Church on Saturday, March 29th.

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How Glamorizing Drugs Is Killing Black Kids

Rapper Rick RossMarch 17, 2014 – Segment 4

We’ll discuss the latest article by author, filmmaker and Coppin State University teacher D. Watkins. Called How Glamorizing Drugs Is Killing Black Kids, it discusses young people and hip hop about drug dealing.

We’ll be joined by Watkins, as well as Michelle Antionette aka LOVE the Poet, poet, performance artist, and musician; Baltimore-based rappers DDm and Dez; and Dante Wilson, CEO and founder of Reclaiming Our Children and Community Project, Inc.

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Role of Masculinity, Media & Culture in Youth Violence

Crime in BaltimoreFebruary 13, 2014 – Segment 2

We turn to the topic of violence, its representation in the media and culture, masculinity’s role in violence, and violence’s effects on our youth. Our panel of guests includes: Dr. Lawrence Brown, activist, public health consultant, and Assistant Professor of Public Health at Morgan State University; Meshelle, The Indie Mom Of Comedy, former OSI Baltimore Community Fellow and Founder of Goaldiggers, The Sankofa Project; and the Rev. Heber Brown, community activist and Pastor at Pleasant Hope Baptist Church.

This segment is a rebroadcast from January 30, 2014.

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Violence, Youth, Masculinity, And Culture

violencebaltimoreJanuary 30, 2014 – Segment 3

We turn to the topic of violence, its representation in the media and culture, masculinity’s role in violence, and violence’s effects on our youth. Our panel of guests includes: Dr. Lawrence Brown, activist, public health consultant, and Assistant Professor of Public Health at Morgan State University; Meshelle, The Indie Mom Of Comedy, former OSI Baltimore Community Fellow and Founder of Goaldiggers, The Sankofa Project; and the Rev. Heber Brown, community activist and Pastor at Pleasant Hope Baptist Church.

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Youth Activists

mlk_childJanuary 20, 2014 – Segment 3

We continue our Martin Luther King Jr. Day special with an examination of King’s legacy. We talk with young social justice activists about how his life influences their work today. Our guests include: Destiny Watford, member of Free Your Voice, a United Workers committee working in Baltimore’s Curtis Bay and Brooklyn neighborhoods to ensure fair development that puts community first; Babatunde Salaam of New Lens, a youth-driven social justice organization that makes art and media about issues where a youth perspective can inspire change; Dawnya Johnson, of The Intersection project, which teaches youth to organize and engage in civic action around issues affecting their communities; and Dr. Jeanne Theoharis, professor of Political Science at Brooklyn College and author of The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks.

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Everyman Theatre’s High School Acting Intensive

Everyman Theatre High School Summer Acting IntensiveOctober 23, 2013 – Segment 4

We close out the show with students from Everyman Theatre’s High School Summer Acting Intensive, performing scenes from William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

 

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Arts and Culture: Lea & Marc Talk CUPs, Music and More!

CUPs - Hollins Market

September 18, 2013 – Hour 2

This week on our biweekly segment on Arts and Culture with Center for Emerging Media Cultural Editor Lea Gilmorewe focus on CUPs (“Creating Unlimited Possibilities”), a new coffeehouse in Baltimore’s Hollins Market that trains and employs at-risk youth and young adults. Our guests will be: Holly Gray, Founder and Executive Director of CUPs; and Claudia Smith, one of the original baristas at CUPs who has recently been promoted to shift leader.

Then, Marc and Lea talk about what they’ve been reading, watching, and listening to lately.

 


Baltimore City Councilman Proposes Curfew For Youth

Proposed Baltimore curfew for youthSeptember 16, 2013 – Segment 1

At the top of the hour, Marc remembers the children lost in the 1963 Birmingham Bombing. To read the piece on Modern American Poetry he referenced, click here.

Last week Baltimore City Councilman Brandon Scott made headlines for proposing a curfew for youth, calling for young people under the age of 14 to be indoors by 9:00pm and young people aged 14-16 to be off the streets by 10:00 pm on school nights and 11:00 pm on other nights.

We begin our week with a discussion on whether or not such a curfew would be a good idea; specifically, whether it would reduce crime. Our guests will be: Councilman Brandon Scott of Baltimore’s District 2; Sonia Kumar, staff attorney for the ACLU of MarylandJason Tashea, Juvenile Justice Policy Director for Advocates for Children & YouthDante Wilson, CEO and Founder of Reclaiming Our Children and Community Project; and David Brown, aide to City Councilman Carl Stokes.

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Dialogue Between Ciudad Juarez and Baltimore: What It’s Like To Grow Up In A Violent Community

September 6, 2013 – Segment 4

We talk with youth from both the U.S. and Mexico about what it’s like to be caught in the middle of America’s War on Drugs.

Our guests will be: Jennifer Aguirre, a teacher from West Baltimore; Ifetayo Kitwala and Donche Golder, two student leaders from The Intersection, a Baltimore project that helps youth learn to organize and advocate for themselves; and Rodolfo David Bailon Perez and Yariela Lizeth Oseguera Alcazar, student leaders from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.

This is a rebroadcast from August 2, 2013.

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Youth Violence In Our Communities: Chicago Infant Killed

Jonylah Watkins, a 6-month-old who was shot in Chicago earlier this weekMarch 13, 2013 – Segment 3

We discuss the tragic killing of Jonylah Watkins, a 6-month-old who was shot in Chicago earlier this week. We discuss the youth violence in Chicago and Baltimore with: 

  • LaMarr Darnell Shields, President of the Urban Leadership Institute and founder of the PRAISE Academy;
  • Dawnya Jackson, Junior at the Baltimore Freedom Academy and member of the Intersection;
  • Bonnita Spikes, whose husband Michael was murdered in 1994, and who is now Murder Victims’ Family Members Organizer for CASE (Maryland Citizens Against State Executions);
  • Corey Brooks, Pastor for New Beginnings Church in Chicago;
  • and Phillip Jackson,Executive Director of the Black Star Project in Chicago.

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