Arts and Culture

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

February 22, 2017

Author Walter Mosley: Folding the Red Into the Black

February 22, 2017 - Segment 3 - We hosted a special rebroadcast of my October 2016 interview with author Walter Mosley about his book Folding the Red Into the Black: Developing a Viable UNtopia for Human Survival in the 21st Century.
February 22, 2017

Dale Beran: 4Chan and The Rise Of Trump

February 22, 2017 - Segment 2 - I talked with Dale Beran, Professor in the SWAN (Screen Writing and Animation) Department at Morgan State University, about the imageboard website 4chan, based on his recent article, "4chan: The Skeleton Key to the Rise of Trump."
February 17, 2017

From the Archives: Eartha Kitt Interview

February 17, 2017 - Segment 4 - A special archive edition of The Marc Steiner Show, my 2000 interview with the late great Eartha Kitt.
February 14, 2017

2017 Grammy Roundtable Reflects on Winners & Losers

February 14, 2017 - Segment 3 - Marc Steiner Show Producer Imani Spence and Marc Steiner Show Senior Producer Mark Gunnery discuss the Grammys.
February 9, 2017

Ain’t I A Woman

February 9, 2017 - Segment 2 - Steiner Show Producer Imani Spence takes us on a walkthrough of Shannon (SHAN) Wallace's photographic exhibit at the Platform Gallery, "Ain't I a Woman."
February 8, 2017

City Paper This Week: The Sex Issue

February 8, 2017 - Segment 5 - We hosted our regular feature City Paper This Week! Steiner Show Senior Producer Mark Gunnery talks with City Paper's Interim Editor in Chief Brandon Soderberg about City Paper's Sex Issue!
February 8, 2017

Life and Legacy: Bob Marley

February 8, 2017 - Segment 2 - Bob Marley would have turned 72 on February 6, so in remembrance we hosted a celebration of his life and legacy. Our guests included: Fanon Hill, and Navasha Daya
February 3, 2017

Politics and Prose: The Revolution Where You Live

February 3, 2017 - Segment 3 - We hosted a interview Marc moderated with Yes! Magazine co-Founder and Editor at Large Sarah van Gelder, conducted this week at Politics and Prose Bookstore in Washington.
January 27, 2017

John B. Judis: Ascendance of Donald Trump & The Populist Explosion

January 27, 2017 - Segment 2 - We hosted a conversation Marc had last week at the Ivy Bookshop in Baltimore with author and journalist John B. Judis. We discussed the ramifications of the 2016 election, exploring the ascendance of Donald Trump in relation to Judis' recent work The Populist Explosion
January 25, 2017

City Paper This Week: Inauguration Issue

January 25, 2017 - Segment 4 - We host our regular segment City Paper This Week! With: Karen Houppert, outgoing Editor-in-Chief of City Paper; and Brandon Soderberg, Deputy Editor and Arts Editor for City Paper.
January 25, 2017

Booth Stories: Scotty P & Jah Works

January 25, 2017 - Segment 3 - We host our regular feature Booth Stories, co-hosted by indie spoken word artist and musician Michelle Antoinette AKA LOVE the Poet, author of Black Marks on White Paper. This month we are joined by Scotty P, founding member and original front man of Jah Works.
January 25, 2017

Oscar Nominations Roundtable: Hidden Figures & Fences

January 25, 2017 - Segment 2 - My guests and I reflect upon the Oscar Nominations, which were announced earlier today. With: Kalima Young, and Joe Tropea.
January 25, 2017

Son of Nun and Bashi Rose: It’s Like That

January 24, 2017 - Segment 1 - Baltimore rapper Son of Nun joins us to talk about his new video, "It's Like That," a mini-documentary featuring local Baltimore activists.
January 18, 2017

August Wilson: Impact Of His Voice Today

January 18, 2017 - Segment 3 - We focus on the topic of the late playwright August Wilson and the relevance of his voice for today, noting the now-playing film version of Fences, and the opening of a new production of Jitney on Broadway. With: Shirley Basfield Dunlap.
January 17, 2017

China Martens: The Future Generation

January 17, 2017 - Segment 2 - Baltimore writer and zinestress extraordinaire China Martens joins us to talk about the re-release of her popular book, published by Atomic Books in 2007
January 14, 2017

Maryland Traditions: Junious Brickhouse and Phil Wiggins

January 13, 2017 - Segment 4 - I talk with Piedmont Blues harmonica master Phil Wiggins and Junious Brickhouse, Montgomery County-based dancer, choreographer, community leader and cultural preservationist.
January 14, 2017

Radio Play: Pray for the Dead

January 13, 2017 - Segment 3 - We broadcast Gene Bruskin's radio play about workers and unions called Pray for the Dead - A Musical Tale of Morgues, Moguls and Mutiny.
January 14, 2017

Talk with Gene Bruskin: Pray for the Dead Playwright

January 13, 2017 - Segment 2 - I talk with playwright and labor activist Gene Bruskin, and then we broadcast his radio play about workers and unions called Pray for the Dead - A Musical Tale of Morgues, Moguls and Mutiny
January 12, 2017

Alash Singers and Shodekeh

January 12, 2017 - Segment 2 - We have a special musical treat, as Tuvan throat singers Alash join us in-studio along with Baltimore beat-box artist Shodekeh.
January 11, 2017

City Paper This Week: Odyssey Works

January 11, 2017 - Segment 4 - This week, City Paper's cover story is written by Art Editor Maura Callahan who wrote about a special theater company Odyssey Works.
January 6, 2017

Kevin Shird: Uprising In The City

January 6, 2017 - Segment 5 - We host a rebroadcast of a recent conversation I had with author Kevin Shird, about his book Uprising in the City: Made in America.
January 6, 2017

E. Ethelbert Miller: Art In The Time Of Trump

January 6, 2017 - Segment 3 - I talk with E. Ethelbert Miller, poet, literary activist, and Board Chairperson of the Institute for Policy Studies. He and I talk about art in the time of Trump, jumping off from a poem he wrote recently about the rise of Donald Trump.
January 4, 2017

City Paper This Week: Top Ten Issue

January 4, 2016 - Segment 2 - We host our regular feature, City Paper This Week, with Karen Houppert, Editor-in-Chief of City Paper. We look at the Top Ten City Paper Issue.
January 2, 2017

Staff Music Picks of 2016 (Clean Version)

January 2, 2017 - Segment 1 - Happy 2017! The Marc Steiner Show staff shares their favorite music of 2016. With: Senior Producer Mark Gunnery, Producer Imani Spence, Research Producer Calvin Perry, Production Assistant Nadia Ramlagan, and Senior Producer Emeritus Stefanie Mavronis.
January 2, 2017

Staff Music Picks of 2016 (Explicit Version)

January 2, 2017 - Segment 1 - Happy 2017! The Marc Steiner Show staff shares their favorite music of 2016. With: Senior Producer Mark Gunnery, Producer Imani Spence, Research Producer Calvin Perry, Production Assistant Nadia Ramlagan, and Senior Producer Emeritus Stefanie Mavronis.
January 2, 2017

Holiday Music Special: Tom Hall

December 29, 2016 - Segment 1 - We continue our holiday music series with Tom Hall, Music Director of the Baltimore Choral Arts Society, who shares some great seasonal choral music.
January 2, 2017

Holiday Music Special: Lea Gilmore & Edward Polochick

December 28, 2016 - Segment 2 - We are joined by singer Lea Gilmore and conducted Edward Polochick for an hour of holiday music, cooking, stories, and more!
January 2, 2017

Holiday Music Special: Helicon

December 28, 2016 - Segment 1 - We host our annual musical show with the magical tones of Helicon! You will hear Ken Kolodner, Robin Bullock, and Chris Norman. They will be joined by members of Charm City Junction: Brad Kolodner, Patrick McAvinue, and Alex Lacquement .
December 27, 2016

Holiday Music Special: Carla Wills & Dharna Noor

December 27, 2016 - Segment 1 - We continue our week of holiday music as Carla Wills and Dharna Noor join us to share some of their favorite seasonal melodies.
December 26, 2016

Holiday Music Special: Florida

December 23, 2016 - Segment 2 - The artist Florida, who used to be a host at WEAA on Strictly Hip Hop, joins us to share some of her favorite music this holiday season.
December 26, 2016

Holiday Music Special: Milton Dugger

December 26, 2016 - Segment 1 - We have a special musical segment for you with Milton Dugger, founder of Gumption Records. He joins us to share some of his favorite Christmas music
December 23, 2016

World Of The Play: Themes & Exploration of Dot

December 23, 2016 - Segment 3 - We play a fascinating panel discussion held last Saturday evening, December 17, at Everyman's World of the Play. The discussion was based on the themes of the current production, Dot, and was titled Mining the Magic of Memory. The panelists were: Temple Crocker, the Reverend Barry Kennard Hargrove, and Ursula Populoh.
December 22, 2016

Booth Stories: Performance & Interview With Reina Williams

December 22, 2016 - Segment 2 - We host our regular feature Booth Stories, co-hosted by Michelle Antoinette AKA LOVE the Poet, indie spoken word artist and musician, and author of Black Marks on White Paper. We will talk with singer/songwriter Reina Williams, who was originally from Baltimore.
December 22, 2016

Locations, Dislocations, & Relocations: Interview With Maria-Theresa Fernandes

December 22, 2016 - Segment 1 - I go to conduct an interview with fiber artist Maria-Theresa Fernandes about her exhibit that was recently on display at the Morgan State University's James E. Lewis Museum of Art.
December 21, 2016

City Paper This Week

December 21, 2016 - Segment 3 - We close the first hour with our weekly feature City Paper This Week talking about the City Paper Year in Photos story.
December 20, 2016

Cultural Year in Review

December 20, 2016 - Segment 1 - We host our annual Cultural Year in Review Round Table! We discuss and examine this year's music, movies, television, and more.
December 16, 2016

Interview With Palestinian Musician Kareem Samara

December 16, 2016 - Segment 4 - I host an interview with Kareem Samara, British Palestinian musician and founding member of Artists For Palestine UK and London Palestine Action.
December 15, 2016

Annual Musical Show: Helicon Performance

December 15, 2016 - Segment 1 - We host our annual musical show with the magical tones of Helicon! You will hear Ken Kolodner on hammered dulcimer and fiddle, Robin Bullock on guitar, cittern, piano and mandolin, and Chris Norman on wooden flutes, penny whistle, and bagpipes. They will be joined by members of Charm City Junction: Brad Kolodner on banjo, fiddle, and vocals; Patrick McAvinue on fiddle and mandolin; and Alex Lacquement on bass.
December 9, 2016

Dr. Aviva Chomsky: How Immigration Became Illegal

December 9, 2016 - Segment 3 - I talk with author and activist Dr. Aviva Chomsky, professor of History and the Coordinator of Latin American, Latino and Caribbean Studies at the Salem State University in Massachusetts. Dr. Chomsky is author of the book UNDOCUMENTED: How Immigration Became Illegal.
December 9, 2016

Tengella’s Take: Class Division in the Black Community

December 9, 2016 - Segment 1 - We host our regular weekly feature 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.
December 8, 2016

Interview With Krista Tippett: An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living

December 8, 2016 - Segment 1 - We host a conversation that I had with Peabody Award-winning journalist, author and entrepreneur Krista Tippett a couple weeks ago at the Aspen Institute in Easton, Maryland. Tippett created and hosts the highly acclaimed public radio show and podcast On Being. She was awarded the 2013 National Humanities Medal by President Barack Obama. I spoke with her about her new book Becoming Wise: An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living.
December 8, 2016

Grammy Nominations

December 7, 2016 - Segment 1 - The Grammy nominations were announced and we begin our show with a very special segment with Steiner Show Producers.
December 6, 2016

Ghost Ship Fire, The Bell Foundry, and DIY Spaces

December 6, 2016 - Segment 1 - We begin the show with a look at the deadly "Ghost Ship" warehouse fire in Oakland over the weekend, discuss the sudden closing of The Bell Foundry in Baltimore, the importance of DIY spaces, and the safety concerns of underground spaces.
December 6, 2016

National Roundtable: Oakland Fire, Keith Ellison and the DNC

December 5, 2016 - Segment 2 - National News Roundtable, topics to include the Oakland warehouse fire, the Trump-Taiwan controversy, Keith Ellison, and the Jill Stein-led recount effort.
December 5, 2016

Newtown Film

December 1, 2016 - Segment 1 - We begin the show with a look at an important new documentary that explores the aftermath of the Sandy Hook shooting, Newtown.
December 1, 2016

City Paper This Week

November 30, 2016 - Segment 4 - This week there is a special holiday event guide focusing on fun things to do around the city this holiday season.
November 30, 2016

Moonlight Movie

November 29, 2016 - Segment 2 - We turn to a conversation on the highly acclaimed and powerful new film Moonlight. A film that deals with Black masculinity, sexuality and coming-of-age.
November 21, 2016

Gyasi Ross: Perspectives Of A Native American Activist

November 21, 2016 - Segment 2 - We bring you from the archives a conversation I had with Gyasi Ross, father, writer, artist, attorney, member of the Blackfeet Tribe, and author of How To Say I Love You In Indian. We talk about the life and politics of America and racism, from the perspective of a Native American artist and activist.
November 21, 2016

Baltimore American Indian Center: “Kill The Indian, Save the Man” Exhibit

November 21, 2016 - Segment 1 - We play a segment from my visit to the Baltimore American Indian Center to see their exhibit “Kill the Indian, Save the Man: The Indian Industrial School Movement,” which is on display until next year. I walked through the exhibit with Dr. Dennis Seymour and Ashley Minner.
November 21, 2016

Everyman Theater Panel: The Roommate & Journeys of Transformation

November 18, 2016 - Segment 2 - We play segment from a panel discussion I moderated for Everyman’s World of the Play series. We discuss themes that are in the play The Roommate. We speak with: Johanna Gruenhut, Caprece Jackson-Garrett, and The Rev. Merrick Moses. Everyman Theatre brought together a panel of dynamic people across generations who reflect and share personal journeys of transformation.