Community Events

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

January 18, 2017

National News Roundtable: Moving Forward

January 18, 2017 - Segment 1 - We host a National News Roundtable, focusing on the state of our nation and moving forward. With: Arun Gupta, and Dr. Lester Spence.
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 5, 2017

Sound Bites: Future Harvest Conference / Governor Hogan Environmental Plan

January 5, 2017 - Segment 2 - We begin with a preview of an upcoming event: Future Harvest CASA's 18th Annual Conference, Cultivate the Chesapeake Foodshed. Then, a look at Governor Larry Hogan's 2017 Environmental Legislative Agenda.
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 23, 2016

Tengella’s Take: The Holiday Season

December 23, 2016 - Segment 1 - We have our newest edition of our weekly segment, Tengella's Take with Center for Emerging Media Satirical Commentator Koli Tengella.
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

Homeless Remembrance Day

December 21, 2016 - Segment 4 - Every year on the Winter Solstice - which this year is Wednesday December 21 - we honor those who died while homeless in our city as part of Homeless Persons' Memorial Day.
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 21, 2016

Chauncey Whitehead

December 21, 2016 - Segment 2 - Stay tuned for our monthly segment on Health and Fitness with fitness trainer and activist Chauncey Whitehead
December 16, 2016

Countdown To The Annapolis Summit: Transportation Policy

December 16, 2016 - Segment 2 - We host the newest segment of our Countdown to the Annapolis Summit. Our topic is Maryland Transportation Policy. You will hear from: Bryan Sears, Government Reporter for The Daily Record.
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

Countdown to the Annapolis Summit: Bail Reform with Doug Colbert & Mark Adams

December 9, 2016 - Segment 5 - It’s time to start our Countdown to the Annapolis Summit. In this segment we will be focusing on Bail Reform which will be a major issue in the 2017 Maryland General Assembly. I talk with Doug Colbert, and Mark Adams.
December 9, 2016

Countdown to the Annapolis Summit: Issues of Bail Reform

December 9th, 2016 - Segment 4 - It's time to start our Countdown to the Annapolis Summit. In this segment we will be focusing on Bail Reform which will be a major issue in the 2017 Maryland General Assembly. We begin the discussion with my interview with Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh.
December 9, 2016

OSI-Baltimore: Bringing Elected Officials and Residents Together

December 9, 2016 - Segment 2 - We have a preview for you of an important event happening this Saturday, December 10th, the OSI (Open Society Institute-Baltimore) Solutions Summit. With: Tara Huffman, and Diana Morris. The OSI Solutions Summit is a free (registration required), full-day event, open to the community, which will bring together community leaders, elected officials, issue-area experts, on-the-ground activists, and concerned residents in order to come up with practical solutions to some of Baltimore's most intractable issues.
December 5, 2016


December 2, 2016 - Segment 5 - A special event Friday night in Washington, DC, Justice4Garvey, which gathers participants to write letters asking President Obama to posthumously pardon Marcus Garvey.
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 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.
November 17, 2016

Trans Day of Remembrance

November 16, 2016 - Segment 3 - Our guests will talk about Trans Day of Remembrance, which memorializes transgender persons who have been murdered and brings attention to the continued violence endured by the transgender community
November 15, 2016

Baltimore Rising: Art in Revolution

November 15, 2016 - Segment 2 - Our guests talk about Baltimore Rising, a new exhibition that brings together a broad survey artists with significant ties to Baltimore, who address the social, economic, political and racial issues.
November 14, 2016

Last House Standing

November 11, 2016 - Segment 4 - A sneak preview of another compelling local production, Last House Standing with playwright Sheila Gaskins and members of the cast.
November 11, 2016

Sound Bites: YUMM! at the AVAM / Carbon Neutral Fertilizer

November 10, 2016 - Segment 2 - We begin with a visit to the AVAM for their exhibit YUMMM! Then I talk to two scientists about an advancement in fertilizer science
November 8, 2016

Milton Dugger

November 8, 2016 - Segment 2 - We check in with Baltimore music legend Milton Dugger, the Baron of Soul, who will tell us about an upcoming musical event on November 26 at St. Mary's Church Hall on York Road in Baltimore.
November 8, 2016

Chauncey Whitehead and Miss Ernestine Shephard

November 8, 2016 - Segment 1 - Our monthly update from Chauncey Whitehead and Ernestine Shepherd about their walk in Druid Hill Park. This month they're joined by Dr. Shana Ntiri.
November 4, 2016

Kahlon: The Cut Up Series

November 4, 2016 - Segment 3 - It's a preview of a musical event happening this Saturday night at the Crown, 1910 N. Charles Street in Baltimore.
November 2, 2016

Rise Up Singing

November 2, 2016 - Segment 4 - Rise up Singing is a sing-along concert using the songbook Rise Up Singing. It takes place November 6 at 7pm at the 2640 Space. For more information click here.
November 2, 2016

Progressive Education Summit

November 2, 2016 - Segment 2 - We bring you a special preview of an important upcoming event, the 6th Annual Progressive Education Summit
October 31, 2016

Continuing the Tradition of Black Message Music

October 31, 2016 - Segment 3 - We have a preview of a musical event to be held this Thursday, November 3 at the University of Baltimore (UB) - "Continuing the Tradition of Black Message Music."
October 31, 2016

Dia De Los Muertes

October 28, 2016 - Segment 3 - We turn to a preview of the Creative Alliance Baltimore's 17th Great Halloween Lantern Parade & Festival in the tradition of Dia de los Muertos!
October 28, 2016

Sound Bites: Diversifying the Basket / Maple Syrup / Sour Beef

October 27, 2016 - Segment 2 - On this episode of Sound Bites we speak with members of Fair Farms Maryland, take a moment to talk about Folk Life with a story on Maple Syrup and a story on Sour Beef and Dumplings.
October 28, 2016

OSI Baltimore Solutions Summit: Jobs Forum

October 26, 2016 - Segment 3 - In this part of the show we have a preview of Open Society Institute-Baltimore's Solutions Summit: Jobs Forum.
October 28, 2016

TRNN Town Hall: What Does Real Police Reform Look Like?

October 26, 2016 - Segment 2 - As part of our continuing conversation on police reform, we ask the question, What does Real Police Reform Look Like?
October 25, 2016

The Obama Effect

October 25, 2016 - Segment 2 Our panel of guests discusses The Obama Effect 2.0, a conference taking place October 27-29 at University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) Commons.
October 21, 2016

Changa Onyango

October 21, 2016 - Segment 4 We bring you a preview of a special event, when Changa Onyango, community activist and Executive Director of Community Meditation in Baltimore, joins us.
October 14, 2016

Town Hall Panel: Racial Justice in Urban Education

October 12, 2016 - Segment 4 - Listen in to an important and compelling panel discussion I moderated last week called "Racial Justice in Urban Education: Celebrating 5 Years of Transformational Practice in Urban Schools."The panel featured: Karen Webber, Taylor Branch; and Dr. Edward Fergus.
October 12, 2016

USS Zumwalt

October 12, 2016 - Segment 2 - We bring you a preview of a Baltimore Fleet Week event: the commissioning of the Guided Missile Destroyer DDG 1000, on Saturday, October 15.
October 11, 2016

Lom Nava Love: Documentary

October 10, 2016 - Segment 2 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.
October 7, 2016

Walter Mosley: Folding the Red Into Black

October 7, 2016 - Segment 4 - I talk with the one and only Walter Mosley about his newly published book, Folding the Red Into the Black: Developing a Viable UNtopia for Human Survival in the 21st Century.
October 7, 2016

Pharaoh: A One Woman Play

October 7, 2016 - Segment 3 - I speak to the star and director and star as well as the playwright of a new one-woman show coming to the Motorhouse on TONIGHT, October 7th at 8pm.
October 7, 2016

Chauncey Whitehead and Ernestine Shepherd

October 7, 2016 - Segment 2 - We check in with fitness trainer and activist Chauncey Whiteheadand Ernestine Shepherd, the world's oldest competitive female bodybuilder, for our monthly Health & Fitness segment.
October 7, 2016

Sound Bites: MD Solar Congress / End-Dependence Day

October 6, 2016 - Segment 2 - We have two event previews on this week's Sound Bites. One is for the MD Solar Congress in Annapolis, another is the End-Dependence Day at #WorldFoodDay2016 at Pleasant Hope Baptist Church in Baltimore.
October 6, 2016

City Paper This Week: The Beer Issue

October 5, 2016 - Segment 3 - We have our weekly segment with City Paper talking about their weekly issue This week the issue is focused on beer, because Baltimore Beer Week starts Friday.
October 4, 2016

Author Talk: Aviva Chomsky

October 4, 2016 - Segment 2 - 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
October 3, 2016

Intersectionality in America

October 3, 2016 - Segment 2 - We have a discussion on Intersectionality - discrimination experienced by people belonging to more than one minority group - jumping off from the Baltimore Sun article featuring Dr. Kaye, "Intersectionality concerns transcend straight, white feminism."
September 30, 2016

Malcolm Peacock: Let the Sun Set On You

September 30, 2016 - Segment 5 - We close the show with a conversation with show producer Imani Spence and local Baltimore artist Malcolm Peacock
September 30, 2016

NEA Fellowship Winner: Bill McComiskey

September 30, 2016 - Segment 4 - I talk with NEA National Heritage Fellowship winner Billy McComiskey, a composer of Irish music who was born in Brookyln, NY, but has lived in Baltimore since 1980.
September 30, 2016

NEA Fellowship Winner: Michael Vlahovich

September 30, 2016 - Segment 3 - I talk with Michael "Mike" Vlahovich, founder of Coastal Heritage Alliance, an organization that safeguards and promotes maritime cultural heritage in Maryland and Washington State.
September 29, 2016

Sound Bites: Changes to Perdue’s Chicken Treatment Policies | Fracking & Radioactive Waste | Food Justice in Baltimore

September 29, 2016 - Segment 2 For Sound Bits we focus on Perdue's new humane practices, the radioactive waste from fracking and a special piece about a food justice event at Lexington Market.
September 28, 2016

One Maryland One Book: All American Boys

September 28, 2016 - Segment 1 - We begin the show with the authors Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely who wrote this year's One Maryland One Book: All American Boys.