Forgotten Voices

The Center for Emerging Media is commited to bringing you thoughtful and provocative discussions on issues that matter. Whether we’re looking at the issue of child marriage or exploring the life of a disabled Iraq War veteran while also hearing from Iraqi-Americans, our programs provide context and analysis to help you learn about the world. We’ll bring you voices that are often ignored by traditional mainstream media and talk about the things that are important to you.

July 14, 2009

Eat Your Lawn

Ever dreamed of tearing up your lawn and growing some plants you can eat?  We're joined by Scott Carlson, who did just that outside of his Rodgers Forge rowhouse, and Jon Traunfeld, the director of the Home and Garden Information Center at University of Maryland.  While you're listening to our podcast, take a look at
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July 13, 2009

Druid Hill Park Players

Take a trip with us to Druid Hill Park, where a group called the Druid Hill Park Players formed around the basketball courts, offering mentoring to younger players and providing informal oversight of the courts and the park.  We'll talk with Orrin Webb, CEO and founder of the Park Players, and Michael Marks, Co-founder and Director of the Park Players.

March 10, 2009

Philipp Meyer: Author of American Rust


It just so happens that Philipp Meyer grew up in Hampden, the same neighborhood in Baltimore where our offices and studios are.  He stopped by for an interview while he was in town on the book tour for his first novel, American Rust.  It's a story set in a small, former steel town in western Pennsylvania, that explores how people's lives change when stable, middle-class jobs disappear from the place they call home.  Listen to the interview here.

March 4, 2009

Reconstruction & The First Black Congressmen


Philip Dray is an award winning author who is responsible for novels such as Stealing God’s Thunder and At the Hands of Persons Unknown, which won the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award and the Southern Book Critics Circle Award.  Dray was also a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.

His new novel, Capitol Men: The Epic Story of Reconstruction Through the Lives of the First Black Congressmen, shines a new light on the post-Civil War era of US history, focusing on the first black members of Congress, important historical figures who are frequently overlooked.

September 23, 2008

Nancy Pelosi

Speaker Nancy Pelosi


Nancy Pelosi will be in Baltimore tonight, discussing her new book Know Your Power at 7pm in the Main Hall at the Enoch Pratt Library.

Here's a podcast of an interview with her today, in which she discusses not only her book, but also the Wall Street bailout being debated in Congress, and her thoughts on the effect race will have in the upcoming presidential election.

Running time is 17 minutes.

September 3, 2008

Former Republican Governor of Maryland Robert Ehrlich

Click the podcast player below to hear former Republican Governor of Maryland Robert Ehrlich's thoughts on the upcoming elections, including McCain's choice of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as his running mate, Obama's current lead in the polls, and more.  Marc and Governor Ehrlich also discuss the Congressional race in Maryland's first district, where Ehrlich has supported Andy Harris, who beat the incumbent Congressman Wayne Gilchrest in the Republican primary.  Andy Harris is running against Democrat Andy Kratovil in the district that has been one of two in Maryland with a sitting Republican Congressman, while the other six districts are all held by the Democrats.
September 2, 2008

Maryland Dem Leaders at the DNC

Click below to hear Marc Steiner interviewing Mike Cryor, the Chairman of the Maryland Democratic Party, and Quincey Gamble, the MD Dems' Executive Director.  It was recorded on the convention floor during the DNC.  Running time is 3:53.