Marc Steiner

March 8, 2018

The Black Panther: Academic and Visceral Readings Cont’d

March 8, 2018 - The Black Panther Cont'd - Listen in to the second episode of our series examining the world brought to us by -- and cultural shift created by -- The Black Panther movie.With: Johns Hopkins History Professor Dr. Nathan Connolly; UMBC American Studies Professor Dr. Kimberly Moffitt; and Kalima Young, Lecturer in Electronic Media and Film at Towson University.
March 6, 2018

Sen. Fred Harris: The Last Surviving Member of the 1968 Kerner Commission

March 6, 2018 - The Kerner Commission  - On July 28, 1967, President Lyndon B. Johnson created the Kerner Commission to investigate the causes of race-related uprisings that had taken place in Detroit and dozens of other cities, and to provide recommendations for the future. We talk with former Oklahoma Senator Fred Harris, the last surviving member of the Kerner Commission.
March 1, 2018

Confronting Violence in Baltimore: Artivism Day

March 1, 2018 - Artivism Day - Baltimore's creative community is coming together to support CeaseFire Baltimore, which has already demonstrated its effectiveness in stopping the shootings and killings in our streets. The event is called Artivism Day, and it will take place this Sunday, March 4, 5-8pm at Baltimore's Impact Hub. We are joined in-studio by its conveners: Sheila Gaskins, founder of Artparthied, and Kenneth Morrison, Executive Director of Dew More Baltimore. 
February 27, 2018

Different Takes: Russia and the Election – The Long History of Election Interference

February 26, 2018 -  The Long History of Election Interference - In the second conversation of our "Different Takes: Russia and the New Election" series, we talk with New York Times National Security Reporter Scott Shane, who wrote an article in the Times' Sunday Review, titled "Russia isn't the only one meddling in elections. We do it too."
February 26, 2018

Different Takes: Russia and the Election – Russia In Baltimore

February 26, 2018 - Russian Meddling in Baltimore - We begin a new series, "Different Takes: Russia and the New Election." Our conversation starts right here in Baltimore with the Rev. Dr. Heber Brown, Pastor of Pleasant Hope Baptist Church, who talks about his encounter with Russian interference during the Freddie Gray uprising, through discovering the Russian-created Facebook page called The Blacktivist.
February 23, 2018

The Black Panther: Academic and Visceral Readings

February 22, 2018 - The Black Panther - Today we begin a series of conversations on The Black Panther movie in all its beauty and complexity. We are joined by Johns Hopkins History Professor Dr. Nathan Connolly; UMBC American Studies Professor Dr. Kimberly Moffitt ;and Kalima Young, Lecturer in Electronic Media and Film at Towson University. Enjoy our journey to Wakanda.
February 14, 2018

Rebecca Kobrin and the American Capitalism Series at Johns Hopkins

February 14, 2018 - American Capitalism - As part of our continuing series of conversations with the John Hopkins Seminar on American Capitalism, we talked with Columbia University's Dr.Rebecca Kobrin and Hopkins History Professor Dr. Nathan Connolly, one of the Seminar's conveners, to explore Dr. Kobrin's work on Jewish immigrant bankers, immigration, and world capitalism. 
February 13, 2018

Reverend William Barber & Rev. Liz Theoharis: The New Poor People’s Campaign

February 13, 2017 - The Poor People's Campaign in its 21st Century form is surging back as a national movement founded by Rev. Dr. William Barber, who created the Moral Mondays Movement and is chair of the chair of the NAACP's Legislative Political Action Committee, and Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis, founder and co-director of the Kairos Center for Religions, Rights, and Social Justice, and coordinator of the Poverty Initiative at Union Theological Seminary.
February 1, 2018

Kathryn Schulz: The Lost Giant of American Literature

January 31, 2018 - The Lost Giant of American Literature - William Melvin Kelley was one of the most important writers of fiction who most people never heard of. His 1962 novel A Different Drummer portrays the world of race relations in the American South through a unique and powerful voice. Kelley was "rediscovered" by our guest Kathryn Schulz, author and Pulitzer Prize-winning feature writer for The New Yorker.
January 22, 2018

Baltimore City Public Schools: Underfunding and Neglect

January 22, 2017 - Baltimore City Public Schools - Baltimore City Public Schools need attention and support -- from lack of heat, to underfunding, construction dilemmas, returned funds, school closings, understaffing, and more. Listen in as our panelists wrestle with these issues and look to the future.
January 11, 2018
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The 15th Annual Annapolis Summit: Part 2

January 10, 2018 – The 15th Annual Annapolis Summit – The 15th Annual Annapolis Summit convened on January 10, 2018, on the Opening Day of the Maryland General Assembly. The Marc Steiner Show partnered with The Daily Record, as we have for the past 5 years. Before an audience of over 160 participants, I interviewed Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, Senate President Mike Miller, and Speaker of the House Michael Busch.
January 10, 2018
Annapolis Summit (Credit: Maryland Daily Record)

The 15th Annual Annapolis Summit: Part 1

January 10, 2018 - The 15th Annual Annapolis Summit - The 15th Annual Annapolis Summit convened on January 10, 2018, on the Opening Day of the Maryland General Assembly.  The Marc Steiner Show partnered with The Daily Record, as we have for the past 5 years. Before an audience of over 160 participants, I interviewed Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, Senate President Mike Miller, and Speaker of the House Michael Busch.
January 5, 2018

Countdown to the Annapolis Summit: Bail Reform

January 5, 2017 - Bail Reform - In our Countdown to the Annapolis Summit we are examining issues that will be discussed and debated in the 2018 Maryland General Assembly. In this podcast we look at a critical issue that reached a crescendo last session and will prove to be major debate in the coming Legislative Session: Bail Reform.
January 3, 2018

Homeless Remembrance Day: Those Lost in 2017

January 3, 2018 - Homeless Remembrance - At the end of each year since 2004 I have read the names of individuals who died homeless in the streets of Baltimore. It's important to give an identity to the word "homeless" -- these are our brothers and sisters who lived and died under circumstances that are well beyond the comprehension of most of us. 
December 25, 2017

World of The Play: The Revolutionists

December 25, 2o17 - The Revolutionists - Listen in to our newest segment of World of the Play, the discussions based upon themes raised by productions at Baltimore's Everyman Theater. This episode is titled "Heroines In Our Midst," and is inspired by the play The Revolutionists by Lauren Gunderson.
December 25, 2017
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Countdown to the Annapolis Summit: The Budget

December 25, 2017 - The Battle over Budgets - In our newest Countdown to the Annapolis Summit podcast, we look at the issue of the Budget, which will be debated in the 2018 Maryland General Assembly. oining us are two State Senators, both of whom sit on the Budget and Taxation Committee: Washington County Republican Andrew A. Serafini, and Baltimore City Democrat Bill Ferguson.
December 22, 2017
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Countdown to the Annapolis Summit: Sports Betting

December 22, 2017 - Sports Betting in Maryland  - As part of our lead up to the Annapolis Summit, we are continuing to bring you issues that will be discussed and debated in the 2018 Maryland Legislative Session. Today we examine the many questions associated with Sports Betting. We are joined by Delegate Frank Turner, Democrat representing Howard County, and Del. Jason Buckel, Republican representing Allegany County. 
December 22, 2017
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Countdown to the Annapolis Summit: Health Care

December 22, 2017 - Health Care in Maryland  - In our lead up to the Annapolis Summit, we are examining the hot button issue of Healthcare, which will be debated front and center once again We are joined by Vincent DeMarco, President of the Maryland Citizens’ Health Initiative; and Baltimore County Republican Delegate Chris West. 
December 19, 2017

Dr. Caley Horan: Insurance and Neoliberalism in the Post WWII United States

December 19, 2017 - Insurance and Neoliberalism in America - As part of our ongoing conversation series with the Johns Hopkins Seminar in American Capitalism, we talk with MIT History Professor Dr. Caley Horan about her book project, Actuarial Age: Insurance and the Emergence of Neoliberalism in the Post WWII United States.
December 18, 2017
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Countdown to the Annapolis Summit: Beer Wars

December 18, 2017 - The Beer Wars - As we countdown to the Annapolis Summit we are covering issues that will be debated in the 2018 Maryland Legislative Session. One of those issues has been dubbed the "Beer Wars." I talk with Maryland Sate Comptroller Peter Franchot, and then President of the Maryland Public Health Association Raimee Eck.
December 14, 2017

Celebrating the Life of Jimi Hendrix at the Baltimore Creative Alliance

December 13, 2017 - A Tribute to Jimi Hendrix - Jimi Hendrix was a musical giant and genius who left this life much too early. To celebrate the life and work of Jimi Hendrix, Baltimore's own Navasha Daya, Fanon Hill, Matt Chase, and Lafayette Gilchrest produced a musical tribute to Hendrix for a performance at the Baltimore Creative Alliance.
December 7, 2017

Learning From Lexington: A UMBC Social History Project and Event

December 6, 2017 - Learning From Lexington - Learning from Lexington is an American Studies course taught at UMBC's new downtown classroom in the Lion Brothers buildings. This semester, students researched the history, cultures, and stories of the iconic Lexington Market, a public market located in the westside of downtown Baltimore.
December 6, 2017

Ben Jealous & Susan Turnbull: The Maryland Gubernatorial Race

December 5, 2017 - The Maryland Gubernatorial Race - Former NAACP President Ben Jealous, who is now running for Governor of Maryland in the Democratic Primary, joined us in-studio with his pick for Lieutenant Governor, Susan Turnbull.  Our conversation ranged from the popularity of Governor Hogan to crime and poverty in Baltimore, health care, education and more.
December 4, 2017
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Countdown to the Annapolis Summit: Violence in Baltimore

December 4, 2017 - Violence in Baltimore - We host our first podcast leading up to the 2018 Annapolis Summit! We are joined by: Republican State Senator H. Wayne Norman, Jr., representing Cecil & Harford Counties; Democratic State Senator. Wiilliam C Smith, Jr., representing Montgomery County; and Democratic Delegate Cory McCray from Baltimore City. 
November 21, 2017

The Complexity of Patriarchy, Race, & Misogyny

November 21, 2017 - Patriarchy, Race, & Misogyny - Two philosophers who are also activists joined us for a fascinating conversation on the complexity and roots of patriarchy, race and misogyny. Dr. Anika Simpson and Dr. Desiree Melton join us.
November 10, 2017

World of the Play: Unraveling the Threads of Labor and Love

November 10, 2017 - Labor and Love - We bring our latest episode of World of the Play, our partnership with Everyman Theatre. This performance conversation is inspired by the latest production at Everyman, Intimate Apparel by MacArthur Genius and Pulitzer Prize  award winning playwright Lynn Nottage. Joining the panel today are fashion designer Stephen Wise, Valeska Populoh, and GG Goba.
November 6, 2017

The Creative Alliance: Ru-Jac Records & The Legacy of Baltimore Soul

November 6, 2017 - The Legacy of Baltimore Soul - Baltimore boasts a rich musical history, from Billie Holliday to Tupac Shakur to today's thriving music scene. Musician and producer Brooks Long who is the  Deutsch Fellow at the Creative Alliance, stopped by our studio along with  Kevin Coombe (www.DCsoulrecordings.com), who wrote the liner notes for all the re-issued Ru-Jac recordings.
October 27, 2017

Dharna Noor: Corporate Controlled Media and Critiquing Bias

October 27, 2017 - Corporate Controlled Media and Critiquing Bias - Real News Producer Dharna Noor wrote a compelling article for Truthout on the nature of corporate-controlled media and the complex symmetry between the Trumpian attacks on the media and Freddie Gray protesters in Baltimore.
October 27, 2017

Democracy In Crisis: Hy Thurman & The Young Patriots

October 27, 2017 - Hy Thurman & The Young Patriots - The Young Patriots were the Appalachian version of the Black Panther Party.  One of its leading members was Hy Thurman, who was also part of the original Rainbow Coalition in Chicago between the Patriots, Panthers and the Young Lords. Thurman joined Baynard Woods and me for our Democracy in Crisis podcast that springs from Baynard's alt-weekly column of the same name.
October 24, 2017

Forward Magazine: Jewish Identity In A Changing World

October 23, 2017 - Forward Magazine - The Forward started out 120 years ago as a Socialist daily paper written in Yiddish that appealed to the Jewish immigrant workers for decades. Now it has morphed into a monthly magazine and daily news site with a 21st century twist appealing to young and old, from all corners of the Jewish world. Its CEO and Publisher Rachel Fishman Feddersen stopped by our studios for a conversation last week when she was in town.
October 20, 2017

Me Too: Confronting Misogyny and Sexism in Our World

October 20, 2017 - Misogyny and Sexism in Our World - In the wake of the explosive Me Too campaign on social media, we begin a series of podcasts dealing with the pervasiveness of misogyny in our world. We open our series today with: Brittany Oliver, Maura Callahan, and Rebekah Kirkman.
October 16, 2017

The Fight For Representation: The Cherokee Freedman

October 16, 2017 - The Cherokee Freedman - One of the little explored parts of our history is the enslavement of African-descended people by the Native American nations known as the Five Civilized Tribes. In August 2017, after years of legal battles, a lawsuit was won by the descendants of some of these slaves, called the Cherokee Freedman, which allows them full citizenship in the Cherokee nation. We talk with Jenni Monet, Marilynn Vann, Jon Velie, and Perline Boyattia.
October 6, 2017

American Capitalism, Black Banking, and Political Power

October 6, 2017 - Black Banking in the United States - Listen in to this engaging and illuminating conversation on Black banks and the nature of wealth and political power, inspired by a year-long seminar on American Capitalism currently taking place at Johns Hopkins University. October 6, 2017 - Black Banking in the United States. You will hear from: Dr. Nathan Connolly, Dr. Jared Ball,
October 5, 2017
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Native American Music Awards: Local Baltimore “JAR” Nomination

October 5, 2017 - Native American Music Awards: Baltimore Nomination - The 17th Annual Native American Music Awards -- Nammy's -- are coming, and for the first time a Baltimore recording artist has been nominated. Jean Albert Renaud, or "JAR" as he is now known, is nominated as Best New Artist of the Year and his song "I Ride Horses" is nominated as  Best Country Song of the year.
September 29, 2017

After the Confederate Monuments Come Down

September 29, 2017 - After Confederate Monuments - The Confederate monuments in Baltimore are gone, so now what? We talk with a group of artists and activists exploring their ideas about what should replace them. We are joined by Sheila Gaskins, Pablo Machioli, Owen Silverman Andrews, Carl Stokes, and Bilal Johnson-Bey.
September 28, 2017
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Baltimore’s Future: David Warnock’s ‘Pugh Plan’

September 27, 2017 - Warnock's 'Pugh' Plan - We are launching a series of conversations about the future of Baltimore. David Warnock, former Mayoral candidate and founder of Camden Partners, wrote an interesting op-ed on what he thinks should be "Pugh's Plan" to revitalize the economy of Baltimore. We sat down in CEM's studio to explore his ideas.
September 27, 2017

World of the Play: The Yin and Yang of Culture and Gender

September 27, 2017 - World of the Play - We open our fourth season of World of the Play where we create discussions inspired the plays presented at Baltimore's Everyman Theater. Today's panel looks deeply into the questions of gender identification and race inspired by David Henry Wang's brilliant play "M. Butterfly"
September 19, 2017

DACA’s Effect on Baltimore and its Citizens

September 19, 2017 - DACA's Effect on Community - While the plight of the young people registered through DACA  has left the headlines, we share with you a panel discussion that looks at the depth of the issue. We hear from a DACA registrant about loving this country while living under threat of being deported from the only country she knows.
September 7, 2017
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Aviva Chomsky: Fighting For DACA

September 7, 2017 - Avi Chomsky - For our latest podcast we interviewed Avivia Chomsky, Professor of History and Coordinator of Latin American Studies at Salem State University. We discussed the history of DACA and the effect that rescinding this policy will have on 800,000 DACA holders, and 10 million undocumented immigrants.
September 6, 2017
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Tent City & Baltimore’s Renewed Civil Rights Campaign

September 6, 2017 - Tent City - For our latest podcast we interviewed some of the organizers and participants from the Tent City who camped out in front of Baltimore’s City Hall.  Many were homeless, some were housing insecure and some were supporters demanding housing for the homeless.
August 29, 2017
Guy Curtis & Victoria Kennedy

Baltimore Creatives: A Family of Artists

August 29, 2017 - The Baltimore Artistic Family - Our latest podcast features an amazing Baltimore family of artists, writers and musicians.Guy Curtis is a professional drummer who formerly played with George Clinton. Curtis' daughter, Victoria Kennedy, is a Baltimore-based writer. Her son, Lawrence Burney, who has been a guest on my show before, writes for VICE and publishes his own Zine "True Laurels".
August 22, 2017
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Dr. Nathan Connolly: Charlottesville & The Removal of Confederate Monuments

August 22, 2017 -  Charlottesville & The Removal of Confederate Monuments - Johns Hopkins scholar and activist Dr. Nathan Connolly wrote a reflection and analysis in the Washington Post about Charlottesville and the removal of Confederate monuments. He joined us for an illuminating and interesting conversation
August 22, 2017
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Lisa Snowden McCray: The Removal of The Lee/Jackson Monument

August 22, 2017 - Lisa Snowden McCray - As we continue to reflect on recent events, we talk with Baltimore Sun Editorial Board member Lisa Snowden McCray on how it felt as a mother and Black woman to witness the Lee/Jackson monument in Baltimore come down at one o’clock in the morning. 
August 15, 2017
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Jelani Cobb – The Battle of Charlottesville

August 15, 2017 - The Battle For Charlottesville - We talk with scholar, activist and writer Jelani Cobb about his New Yorker article "Battle of Charlottesville." Cobb offers his analysis and observations on the movement of neo-nazis and racists confronted in Charlottesville.
August 14, 2017
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Report Back From Charlottesville: Resistance to Fascism

August 14, 2017 - Report Back From Charlottesville - A compelling  first-hand account from two journalists who were in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend, covering the Nazi/Klan/White Nationalist rally.
August 10, 2017

Democracy in Crises: The Fire and The Fury

August 10, 2017 - Democracy In Crises - We hosted the newest edition of Democracy in Crisis! I talked with co-host Baynard Woods about the the now present specter of nuclear war and Trumps latest comments on the situation with North Korea. Democracy in Crisis is produced by Calvin Perry. 
August 10, 2017

Baltimore Ceasefire: What Success Means & Where We Go From Here

August 10, 2017 - Baltimore Ceasefire  - This first podcast delves into the cities ceasefire last weekend as we talk with Erricka Bridgeford who inspired and created Baltimore Ceasefire and community theater activist and Steiner Show commentator Koli Tengella who was not part of the planning but was one of thousands to spontaneously and creatively participate respond to the call of  Baltimore Ceasefire.
August 1, 2017
WEAA Farewell

WEAA Farewell: 2 Hour Special

July 31, 2017 - Segment 1 - We hosted a very special, unstructured, farewell show with open phones for listeners and many guests who came by to send us off. I am going to miss our WEAA family and I'm going to miss interacting with all of you, our listeners and supporters and FRIENDS, on a daily basis.
July 27, 2017
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Children’s Books: Lack of Diversity and Representation

July 27, 2017 - Segment 2 - We took a look at the lack of diversity in children's books. With: David Miller, Mark Booker, and Dr. Kimberly Moffit.
July 27, 2017
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Local News Roundtable: Mandatory Minimum Update

July 27, 2017 - Segment 1 - We hosted a roundtable conversation on  local topics, which included the proposed mandatory minimum legislation for gun possession, with former Steiner Show producer Bobby Marvin Holmes, Councilman Zeke Cohen, and Dr. Kimberly Moffit.