Arts and Culture

July 25, 2017
Akata: Unity Is Key (Credit: Facebook Page)

Akata: Unity is Key – Iyore Odighizuwa

July 25, 2017 - Segment 2 - We hosted a conversation with First Edition Associate Producer Iyore Odighizuwa who is producing a participatory documentary entitled Akata: Bridging the Gap; Unity is Key. 
July 21, 2017
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Studs Terkel Life & Legacy: A Special Premire

July 21, 2017 - Segment 2 - We hosted a very  a special collage of my interviews (over a 10-year period) with the great author, historian, actor, and broadcaster Studs Terkel. Studs was my radio hero. He wrote and created until he breathed his last breath in 2008 at the age of 96.
July 21, 2017
Kwame Kwei-Armah (Credit: What Weekly)

Center Stage Artistic Director Kwame Kwei-Armah: The African Dispora & Work in Baltimore

July 21, 2017 - Segment 1 - I hosted a conversation with Center Stage Artistic Director and world-renowned playwright Kwame Kwei-Armah. We talked about his artistic work, the world of the African Diaspora, his six years at Center Stage, and his recent announcement that he will be leaving Center Stage after the upcoming season.
July 19, 2017
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The End of City Paper?

July 19, 2017 - Segment 1 - With the news last week that the Baltimore Sun Media Group plans to stop publishing the City Paper this year, we held a roundtable to talk about the legacy of the alt-weekly and the future of journalism in Baltimore. With: Baynard Woods, Brandon Soderberg, and Lisa Snowden-McCray.
July 14, 2017
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Chimamanda Adiche

July 14, 2017 - Segment 2 - We hear a special archive edition of The Marc Steiner Show from 2009; an interview with Nigerian-born award-winning author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, about her collection of short stories titled That Thing Around Your Neck
July 14, 2017
Victor LaValle (Credit: Whiting Foundation)

Victor Lavalle on His Novel, The Changeling

July 14, 2017 - Segment 1 - We bring you an interview with author Victor LaValle about his newest book The Changeling
July 10, 2017
Bell Hooks (Credit: Bell Hooks Institute)

Bell Hooks: Bone Black, Memories of Girlhood

July 10, 2017 - Segment 2 - We hosted a special 1997 archive edition of The Marc Steiner Show, when I interviewed cultural critic, feminist theorist, activist, and author Bell Hooks on her memoir Bone Black: Memories of Girlhood.
July 7, 2017
Las Cafeteras

Las Cafeteras: Chicano Identity and Music

July 7, 2017 - Segment 4 - We hosted a musical treat, where we heard a 2015 archive edition of the show in which we talked with members of Las Cafeteras, who were in town at the Creative Alliance.The interview also featured a cameo from Dominic "Shodekeh" Talifero, groundbreaking beatboxer & vocal percussionist.
July 7, 2017

Lom Nava Love: Black Families in Inner-City Baltimore

July 7, 2017 - Segment 3 - We listened in to a rebroadcast of a show from last year in which we previewed a powerful documentary, Lom Nava Love. Lom Nava Love is the story of Black families in inner city Baltimore harnessing their strengths to challenge the systems and institutions that threaten to dictate their realities.
July 7, 2017
A day late and a dollar short

New York Times Bestselling Author Terry McMillan: A Day Late and a Dollar Short

July 6, 2017 - Segment 3 - We hosted a special archive edition of the Show, when New York Times bestselling author Terry McMillan joined us in 2001 to talk about her book A Day Late and a Dollar Short.
July 7, 2017
Sun of Nun (Credit: Facebook)Sun of Nun (Credit: Facebook)

Baltimore Rapper Son of Nun: It’s Like That

July 6, 2017 - Segment 2 - We hosted a rebroadcast of a program from earlier this year, when Baltimore rapper Son of Nun joined us to talk about his video, "It's Like That," a mini-documentary featuring local Baltimore activists. Bashi Rose, who directed the video, was also in-studio.
July 7, 2017
(Chautauqua 2017: Voices from the Great War (Credit: Maryland Humanities Council)

Chautauqua 2017: Voices from the Great War

July 6, 2017 - Segment 1 - We hosted a preview of what promised to be powerful performances taking place in locations across Maryland, part of the Maryland Humanities Council's Chautauqua Living History Series, Chautauqua 2017: Voices from the Great War.