Community Events

January 10, 2018

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.
December 18, 2017

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.
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 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

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 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 6, 2017

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 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: 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 26, 2017

Mandatory Minimum Roundup: Councilman John Bullock

July 26, 2017 - Segment 3 - We hosted an update on proposed "mandatory minimum" legislation for gun possession in Baltimore, following last night's contentious six and a half hour city council hearing on the topic. With 9th District City Councilman John Bullock.
July 26, 2017

Arts & Culture Roundtable: Cherry Chill Festival

July 26, 2017 - Segment 1 - We hosted an Arts & Culture Roundtable! Our guests included: Fanon Hill, Navasha Daya, and Kalima Young.
July 25, 2017

Health & Wellness: The Druid Hill Community Walk

July 25, 2017 - Segment 3 - We hosted our monthly Health & Wellness segment! We're joined in-studio by fitness activist and trainer Chauncey Whitehead, President of CDW Health and Wellness; and Rhonda Silva, Division Administrator of the Baltimore City Cancer Program at the University of Maryland's Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center. 
July 25, 2017

Baltimore CeaseFire: Vision For The Future

July 25, 2017 - Segment 1 - We took a look at Baltimore Ceasefire, a local group of Baltimore community members who are calling for a murder-free weekend in Baltimore, Friday August 4th through Sunday August 6th. With: Erricka Bridgeford, and PFK Boom.
July 17, 2017

Baltimore Faith Based Development Certificate Program

July 17, 2017 - Segment 2 - I talked with three individuals involved the Baltimore Faith Based Development Certificate Program, which provides training and technical assistance to houses of worship in Baltimore that are seeking to develop affordable housing and community facilities in the city.
July 14, 2017

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 7, 2017

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.
July 5, 2017

Community Walk: Health and Fitness with Chauncey Whitehead

January 30, 2017 - Segment 2 - We hosted our monthly segment on Health and Fitness, with: Fitness activist and trainer Chauncey Whitehead, President of CDW Health and Wellness; and Rhonda Silva, Division Administrator of the Baltimore City Cancer Program at the University of Maryland's Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center. 
June 16, 2017

The Creative Alliance: J Pope and the HearNow Record Release Party

June 16, 2017 - Segment 4 - Guest host Brooks Long, Robert W. Deutsch Foundation Community Arts and Programming Fellow, hosted a conversation with J Pope and the HearNow about their Record Release Party, Friday night at Creative Alliance.
June 15, 2017

Beyond Video Collective: Bringing the Video Rental Store Back To Baltimore

June 15, 2017 - Segment 1 - We hosted a conversation on an important initiative happening in Baltimore, organized by the Beyond Video Collective, whose members include: filmmaker Joe Troppea; Dave Barresi; and artist and educator Liz Donadio.
June 10, 2017

Artists for Truth: Fake News and a Post-Truth Society

June 9, 2017 - Segment 4 - We hosted a conversation about the event Artists for Truth who will host two panel discussions on June 17: The Rise of Fake News and Ramifications of a "Post-Truth Society." I talked with: Rob Ferrell, Lillian Bayley Hoover, and Emily Soontornsaratool.
June 10, 2017

Lost and Found Puppets: Beaver Dreams

June 9, 2017 - Segment 3 - We hosted a preview for a performance that took place at the Creative Alliance this past Sunday, June 11: Lost and Found Puppets Presents: Beaver Dreams. I talked with Maggie Winston, member of Lost & Found Puppet Company.
June 10, 2017

World of the Play: Noises Off

June 9, 2017 - Segment 2 - We hosted the latest segment from the Everyman Theatre's series World of the Play. Last Saturday I moderated a very joyful and spirited conversation around the themes of the hilarious current production  Noises Off, in a discussion called Comedy as a Cure.
June 7, 2017

Talking About Race: Harm Reduction In Communities of Color

June 7, 2017 - Segment 1 - We hosted a preview of an important community event taking place this Thursday evening at 6:30 at University of Baltimore Law School's Moot Court Room, part of Open Society Institute-Baltimore's Talking About Race Series: Harm Reduction and Communities of Color.
May 26, 2017

Noises Off: Everyman Theater Company Member Conversation

May 26, 2017 - Segment 2 - I recently went and to see Noises Off, the new play at Everyman Theatre, and it was hilarious! We hosted a conversation between myself and Everyman resident company member Bruce Nelson, and Lewis Shaw.
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 18, 2017

Turning Protest to Policy

May 18, 2017- Segment 1 - Adar Ayira speaks with Marc about an upcoming event from the Associated Black Charities on moving from protest to policy.
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

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!!
April 29, 2017

I Am The Change: Youth Empowerment

April 28, 2017 - Segment 5 - We hosted a preview event happening this weekend: I am the Change, Youth Empowerment Conference. With: Knicole Taylor, and Derek Chase.
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

Temperature Rising: Climate March Awareness

April 25, 2017 - Segment 3 - We hosted a preview of a special event taking place Wednesday night at the Motor House: Temperature Rising, a Climate March Awareness Showcase! We heard from artists commissioned by MICA to produce works that would engage participation in the upcoming People's Climate March, with support from the Town Creek Foundation.
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 21, 2017

Soundbites: The People’s Climate March

April 20, 2017 - Segment 2 - We hosted the newest episode of Sound Bites, our series about our food and our world. We listened in to a panel that took place Wednesday, April 19, at 2640 Space in Baltimore, "Fired Up & Ready To Go," leading up to the People's Climate March on April 29th in Washington, D.C.
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 19, 2017

The Tubman House: Commemorating the Uprising

April 18, 2017 - Segment 2 - We hosted a conversation on the Tubman House in West Baltimore. With: Dominique Stevenson, and Ausar-Mesh Amen. There will be an event on Wednesday April 19, 2017 at 4pm at the Tubman House.
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

Soundbites: The Peoples Climate March & Renewable Energy In Maryland

April 13, 2017 - Segment 2 - We hosted the newest edition of our series on our food and our world, Sound Bites. We continued our countdown to the Peoples Climate March, taking place in DC on April 29. We talked about what renewable energy means for the country under Trump as well as for Maryland, specifically.
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

Money Power Day: Financial Fitness for Baltimore Families

March 24, 2017 - Segment 6 - We hosted a conversation on the annual Money Power Day, happening Saturday April 1 from 9am to 3pm at Poly-Western High School. With: Sara Johnson, and Dorothea Stierhoff.
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 15, 2017

Baltimore’s Polytechnic Institutes Boys Basketball Team: Victory

March 15, 2017 - Segment 1 - Baltimore's own Polytechnic Institute's boys basketball team won the Class 3A state championship. We hosted a special feature on the victorious Poly team, in conjunction with the Baltimore City Paper. With: Sam Brand, and Anthony Fitzgerald.
March 8, 2017

Chris Crass: Collective Liberation in the Era of Trump

March 8, 2017 - Segment 1 - I sat down for an interview with Chris Crass a longtime organizer, educator, and writer working to build working class-based, feminist, multiracial movements for collective liberation.
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 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.