Arts and Culture

Archives of the show until 2018. For recent archives, go to: The Marc Steiner Show at the Real News Network

May 24, 2017

Heart of the School Awards: Honoring of Recipients

May 24, 2017 - Segment 1 - We honored some very special and important members of our community: School Principals. We talk with Baltimore City School Principals who won the Heart of the School Awards in a ceremony Monday evening.
May 24, 2017

Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention

May 23, 2017 - Segment 1 - We hosted a very special Marc Steiner Show archive edition: A panel discussion we recorded at the Enoch Pratt Free Library in May 2011 about Manning Marable, the scholar who died just days before his groundbreaking - but controversial - biography, Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention, was published.
May 19, 2017

Martin and Malcolm

May 19, 2017 - Segment 2 - We bring you a special 2-hour archive edition of The Marc Steiner Show from 2007, Martin and Malcolm: One Vision - Two Voices
May 17, 2017

City Paper this Week: Sizzling Summer Issue

May 17, 2017 - Segment 5 - We speak with City Paper Editor in Chief, Brandon Soderberg about the Sizzlin Summer Guide which features stories on music, food and events.
May 17, 2017

The King of Howard Street

May 17, 2017 - Segment 3 - We bring you a preview of a special production that begins a 3-weekend run on Thursday, May 18, at the Annex Theatre
May 15, 2017

Lawrence Burney on Young Moose

May 15, 2017 - Segment 3 - We finish the show with a conversation with Lawrence Burney, editor of True Laurels and Vice writer on the relationship between Baltimore rapper Young Moose and the Baltimore City Police
May 15, 2017

Lea Gilmore: A Saturday Night Juke Joint

May 15, 2017 - Segment 2 - I checked in with human rights activist and world-renowned Blues and Gospel singer Lea Gilmore about her event at the Creative Alliance on Saturday, May 20: Lea Gilmore with the Juke Joint Allstars!!
May 12, 2017

The Legend John Coltrane: A Love Supreme

May 12, 2017 - Segment 3 - In light of the fact that a new documentary about the life of John Coltrane, Chasing Trane, opened in Baltimore, we listened back to the Steiner Show archives about the life and legacy of this jazz great. We examined John Coltrane's A Love Supreme. Coltrane recorded this classic album in 1964.
May 10, 2017

John Waters: Directors Cut

May 10, 2017 - Segment 3 - We hosted a special archive edition of The Marc Steiner Show: My hilarious 1998 interview with the one and only John Waters! We talked about his book Director's Cut.
May 8, 2017

Black Panther and The Crew #1

May 8, 2017 - Segment 3 - We hosted my conversation with Denzel Mitchell and Kalima Young on Black people and Black superheroes in the Marvel Universe, in light of Ta-Nehisi Coates' new comic book release Black Panther and the Crew.
May 8, 2017

The Ballad of Black Tom: Tribute and Criticism of H.P. Lovecraft

May 8, 2017 - Segment 2 - I had a wonderful interview with author Victor LaValle about his fascinating and powerful book The Ballad of Black Tom, which is both a tribute to and a criticism of the writing of science fiction writer H.P. Lovecraft.
May 3, 2017

Black Panther and the Crew #1: Black Superheroes in Marvel

May 3, 2017 - Segment 1 - We had a conversation about the new comic book Black Panther and the Crew #1, written by Ta-Nehisi Coates. I talked with Denzel Mitchell and Kalima Young, who discussed Black people and Black superheroes in the Marvel Universe.
April 28, 2017

3 Dot Zine and Kahlon: Abdu Ali and Devin N. Morris

April 28, 2017 - Segment 3 - We hosted a preview of The Cut Up Series Part III, Brown Paper Zine and Small Press Fair taking place this weekend. With: artist Devin N. Morris who runs 3 Dot Zine; and music artist and curator Abdu Ali, founder of Kahlon, the Agency.
April 28, 2017

The 19th Maryland Film Festival: Theater Tour with Founding Director

April 28, 2017 - Segment 2 - We took an audio tour of the new Stavros Niarchos Foundation Parkway Theatre, home of the Maryland Film Festival, with the Festival's Founding Director Jed Dietz.
April 26, 2017

MFA Screening: MICA Graduate Filmmakers

April 26, 2017 - Segment 3 - I talked with graduate filmmakers at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), about a preview of Filmmaking MFA Screenings, April 28-30, part of the MICA Grad Show 2017. With: Phallon J. Beckham, Michael D. Smigiel, Jr., Will Bryson, and Kirsten D'Andrea Hollander.
April 26, 2017

Youth Rise Workforce Summit: Community Responses

April 26, 2017 - Segment 2 - We had a short conversation about an event happening this Thursday, the Youth Rise Workforce Summit, with Paulo Gregory Harris, Director of The Ingoma Foundation, a project of Fusion Partnerships, Inc., and the architect of the Youth Rise Summit.
April 26, 2017

Equity In Art: The Impact of Race and Class

April 25, 2017 - Segment 2 - Steiner Show Producer Imani Spence talked with Sheila Gaskins and Darryl Ratcliff about Toward Equity in the Arts, a conversation in conjunction with the Ted Low Lecture at the Walters Art Museum, held on April 13.
April 24, 2017

Local News Roundtable: Baltimore County Schooling and Dr. Dallas Dance

April 24, Segment 2 - We hosted a Local News Roundtable, with topics that include the resignation last week of Baltimore County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Dallas Dance and much more. With: Cheryl Bost, Luke Broadwater, and Dr. Roni Ellington.
April 21, 2017

Dr. Ira Berlin: Free At Last

April 21, 2017 - Segment 2 - We hosted a conversation I had with Dr. Ira Berlin, Distinguished Professor of History at the University of Maryland, College Park, and Founder of the Freedmen and Southern Society Project.
April 21, 2017

Free At Last: Slavery, Freedom, and America’s Civil War

April 21, 2017 - Segment 1 - We hosted a very special theatrical presentation. We reached back to 1995, when I produced a dramatic reading of Free At Last, the stories and thoughts of those who lived through and fought in America's Civil War.
April 21, 2017

Queen of Katwe: The People Behind The Story

April 20, 2017 - Segment 1 - I had a moving interview with two individuals who are the actual people behind the inspirational story depicted in the book and movie "Queen of Katwe." I talked with Phiona Mutesi and Robert Katende, and Jackie Copeland.
April 17, 2017

James Forman Jr: Crime and Punishment in Black America

April 17, 2017 - Segment 1- I hosted a discussion with James Forman, Jr., about this important new book, Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America.
April 14, 2017

World Of The Play: Los Otros and Othering

April 14, 2017 - Segment 2 - We hosted the latest installment of World of the Play: Los Otros, a panel discussion that took place last Saturday at Everyman Theatre. Dr. Kimberly Moffitt hosted this fascinating discussion on the topic of "Othering and Belonging," springing from the themes of the play Los Otros.
April 14, 2017

Richard Chamberlain: Iconic Star of Stage and Screen

April 13, 2017 - Segment 1 - We hosted a special archive edition of The Marc Steiner Show, my 2004 interview with the iconic star of stage and screen, Richard Chamberlain.
April 13, 2017

City Paper This Week: Taxes Issue

April 12, 2017 - Segment 3 - We hosted our weekly look at the City Paper. This week producer Imani Spence spoke with Baynard Woods about tax resistance and some interesting facts about the Hutzler building.
April 13, 2017

The Smothers Brothers: Comedy and Music In A Changing World

April 11, 2017 - Segment 2 - We brought a conversation from our archives about the Smothers Brothers. Marc spoke with the Smothers Brothers in 2000 about working together, what comedy means to them and how to continue making music in a changing world.
April 13, 2017

Ethelbert Miller: Art As Resistance

April 10, 2017 - Segment 3 - We hosted an archive segment with my dear friend Ethelbert Miller. I spoke with Ethelbert after the election about art during the Trump administration.
April 13, 2017

Bell Foundry: Voices From Residents

April 10, 2017 - Segment 2 - We hosted a segment from our archives. Recently it was announced that the Bell Foundry, an artist collective and office space, is up for sale after Baltimore City condemned the building in December. With: Amy Reid, Person Abide,and Nihar Bhatt
April 10, 2017

Patti LaBelle: Singer, Author, and Actress

April 7, 2017 - Segment 2 - We hosted a very special Steiner Show archive: my 1996 interview with the legendary Patti LaBelle! LaBelle is an American singer, author, actress, and entrepreneur.
April 10, 2017

Robert Chew: Proposition Joe from The Wire

April 6, 2017 - Segment 2 - We hosted a rebroadcast of a special archive edition of the show where we remember the life of Robert Chew, the Baltimore native who portrayed the east Baltimore drug lord Proposition Joe on the hit HBO series The Wire and who died in 2013.
April 3, 2017

The Underground Railroad: National Book Award-Winning Author Colson Whitehead

April 3, 2017 - Segment 3 - We hosted a rebroadcast of a show from last September, my interview with author Colson Whitehead about his National Book Award-winning book The Underground Railroad.
March 31, 2017

Interview With Joyce Scott: 2016 MacArthur Fellow

March 31, 2017 - Segment 4 - We hosted a rebroadcast of a very special interview with one of Baltimore's treasures, visual and performing artist and MacArthur Award-winner Joyce Scott.
March 31, 2017

Marc Steiner: Listening Back to 24 Years on the Air

March 31, 2017 - Segment 1 - The Marc Steiner Show celebrates 24 years on the air this month, and we're taking a very special listen back. Aaron Henkin sits in as host to interview Marc Steiner about his life and his time on the radio.
March 30, 2017

City Paper This Week: Self Care Issue

March 29, 2017 - Segment 3 - The City Paper this week focuses on self care, what it means for different people and their stories of choosing self care.
March 28, 2017

The Wiz at Morgan State

March 28, 2017 - Segment 3 - A sneak preview of The Wiz, which premieres Thursday at The Murphy Fine Arts Center's Gilliam Auditorium at Morgan State University
March 24, 2017

Finding our Ancestors’ Voices: A Slaves Narrative

March 24, 2017 - Segment 3 - We hosted a conversation on an upcoming lecture at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum entitled "Finding Our Ancestors Voices." With: Dr. Iyelli Ichile.
March 23, 2017

Los Otros: New Everyman Theatre Production

March 23, 2017 - Segment 1 - We begin our show with a conversation with the people who wrote the words and music for a musical called Los Otros, which is opening Friday at Everyman Theatre.
March 22, 2017

The Late, Great Irish Poet: Seamus Heaney

March 22, 2017 - Segment 3 - We hosted a very special archive edition of The Marc Steiner Show, my October 2002 interview with the late great Irish poet Seamus Heaney.
March 22, 2017

Get Out: Racism and Film

March 22, 2017 - Segment 2 - Have you seen the movie Get Out yet? We hosted a lively discussion on the movie and its implications. With: Kalima Young.
March 17, 2017

SoundBites: The Future of Environmental Activism, and the Chicken Box

March 16, 2017 - Segment 2 - We hosted our newest episode of Sound Bites, our series on our food and our world. we examined what environmental protection and activism will look like under the Trump administration. We also took a special look at a Baltimore staple - the Chicken Box!
March 15, 2017

The Get Down: Guest Host Denzel Mitchell

March 15, 2017 - Segment 4 - We hosted a rebroadcast of a fascinating show from last September, when our guest host Denzel Mitchell led a discussion of The Get Down. With: D Watkins, and Dr. LaMarr Darnell Shields
March 15, 2017

The Crooked Branch: Discussion With Author Jeanine Cummins

March 14, 2017 - Segment 3 - In honor of the St. Patrick's Day coming up on March 17, we hosted a 2013 archive, my conversation with Irish-American author Jeanine Cummins about her novel The Crooked Branch.
March 15, 2017

From The Archives: A Different World

March 14, 2017 - Segment 2 - We hosted a special archive edition of The Marc Steiner Show, our 2013 commemoration of the 20th anniversary of "A Different World," a groundbreaking television show that challenged stereotypes about race. With: Eric Deggans, Carla Wills, and Bobby Marvin Holmes.
March 3, 2017

Buena Vista Social Club: Conversation With Eliades Ochoa

March 3, 2017 - Segment 3 - We hosted a special archive edition of the Marc Steiner Show, my 2000 interview with Cuban musician Eliades Ochoa, known for his work with the Buena Vista Social Club.
March 2, 2017

X: Or Betty Shabazz v The Nation

March 2, 2017 - Segment 2 - For our second segment another exciting new artistic project, produced and performed by The Acting Company: X: Or Betty Shabazz v. The Nation and Julius Caesar.
March 2, 2017

What’s Going On: Marvin Gaye Dance Ensemble

March 2, 2017 - Segment 1 - We begin the show with a preview of a fascinating production taking place at Baltimore's Theatre Project this weekend, What's Going On.
March 1, 2017

City Paper This Week: Eats Issue

March 1, 2017 - Segment 3 - We hosted our regular feature City Paper This Week. Steiner Show Producer Imani Spence interviewed Baltimore City Paper Interim Editor in Chief Brandon Soderberg about this week's Eats Issue!
February 27, 2017

Movie Awards: From the Golden Globes to the Oscars

February 27, 2017 - Segment 2 - We had a panel of guests discuss Movie Awards: From the Golden Globes to the Oscars. With: Ann Hornaday; Dr. Kimberly Moffitt, and Brittany Parker.
February 24, 2017

Archive: Jose Feliciano

February 24, 2017 - Segment 3 - We speak with the legendary singer and guitarist, Grammy Award-winner José Feliciano.
February 24, 2017

World of the Play: Great Expectations

February 24, 2017 - Segment 2 - Stay tuned for a compelling discussion on "Social Stigmas & Benefactors: The Power of Mentorship Today," taped last Saturday at Everyman's World of the Play.