Economics

March 6, 2018

Sen. Fred Harris: The Last Surviving Member of the 1968 Kerner Commission

March 6, 2018 - The Kerner Commission  - On July 28, 1967, President Lyndon B. Johnson created the Kerner Commission to investigate the causes of race-related uprisings that had taken place in Detroit and dozens of other cities, and to provide recommendations for the future. We talk with former Oklahoma Senator Fred Harris, the last surviving member of the Kerner Commission.
February 14, 2018

Rebecca Kobrin and the American Capitalism Series at Johns Hopkins

February 14, 2018 - American Capitalism - As part of our continuing series of conversations with the John Hopkins Seminar on American Capitalism, we talked with Columbia University's Dr.Rebecca Kobrin and Hopkins History Professor Dr. Nathan Connolly, one of the Seminar's conveners, to explore Dr. Kobrin's work on Jewish immigrant bankers, immigration, and world capitalism. 
February 13, 2018

Reverend William Barber & Rev. Liz Theoharis: The New Poor People’s Campaign

February 13, 2017 - The Poor People's Campaign in its 21st Century form is surging back as a national movement founded by Rev. Dr. William Barber, who created the Moral Mondays Movement and is chair of the chair of the NAACP's Legislative Political Action Committee, and Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis, founder and co-director of the Kairos Center for Religions, Rights, and Social Justice, and coordinator of the Poverty Initiative at Union Theological Seminary.
February 1, 2018

Kathryn Schulz: The Lost Giant of American Literature

January 31, 2018 - The Lost Giant of American Literature - William Melvin Kelley was one of the most important writers of fiction who most people never heard of. His 1962 novel A Different Drummer portrays the world of race relations in the American South through a unique and powerful voice. Kelley was "rediscovered" by our guest Kathryn Schulz, author and Pulitzer Prize-winning feature writer for The New Yorker.
January 22, 2018

Baltimore City Public Schools: Underfunding and Neglect

January 22, 2017 - Baltimore City Public Schools - Baltimore City Public Schools need attention and support -- from lack of heat, to underfunding, construction dilemmas, returned funds, school closings, understaffing, and more. Listen in as our panelists wrestle with these issues and look to the future.
January 11, 2018
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The 15th Annual Annapolis Summit: Part 2

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.
January 10, 2018
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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 25, 2017
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Countdown to the Annapolis Summit: The Budget

December 25, 2017 - The Battle over Budgets - In our newest Countdown to the Annapolis Summit podcast, we look at the issue of the Budget, which will be debated in the 2018 Maryland General Assembly. oining us are two State Senators, both of whom sit on the Budget and Taxation Committee: Washington County Republican Andrew A. Serafini, and Baltimore City Democrat Bill Ferguson.
December 22, 2017
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Countdown to the Annapolis Summit: Health Care

December 22, 2017 - Health Care in Maryland  - In our lead up to the Annapolis Summit, we are examining the hot button issue of Healthcare, which will be debated front and center once again We are joined by Vincent DeMarco, President of the Maryland Citizens’ Health Initiative; and Baltimore County Republican Delegate Chris West. 
December 19, 2017

Dr. Caley Horan: Insurance and Neoliberalism in the Post WWII United States

December 19, 2017 - Insurance and Neoliberalism in America - As part of our ongoing conversation series with the Johns Hopkins Seminar in American Capitalism, we talk with MIT History Professor Dr. Caley Horan about her book project, Actuarial Age: Insurance and the Emergence of Neoliberalism in the Post WWII United States.
December 18, 2017
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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 6, 2017

Ben Jealous & Susan Turnbull: The Maryland Gubernatorial Race

December 5, 2017 - The Maryland Gubernatorial Race - Former NAACP President Ben Jealous, who is now running for Governor of Maryland in the Democratic Primary, joined us in-studio with his pick for Lieutenant Governor, Susan Turnbull.  Our conversation ranged from the popularity of Governor Hogan to crime and poverty in Baltimore, health care, education and more.
December 4, 2017
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Countdown to the Annapolis Summit: Violence in Baltimore

December 4, 2017 - Violence in Baltimore - We host our first podcast leading up to the 2018 Annapolis Summit! We are joined by: Republican State Senator H. Wayne Norman, Jr., representing Cecil & Harford Counties; Democratic State Senator. Wiilliam C Smith, Jr., representing Montgomery County; and Democratic Delegate Cory McCray from Baltimore City. 
October 24, 2017

Forward Magazine: Jewish Identity In A Changing World

October 23, 2017 - Forward Magazine - The Forward started out 120 years ago as a Socialist daily paper written in Yiddish that appealed to the Jewish immigrant workers for decades. Now it has morphed into a monthly magazine and daily news site with a 21st century twist appealing to young and old, from all corners of the Jewish world. Its CEO and Publisher Rachel Fishman Feddersen stopped by our studios for a conversation last week when she was in town.
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,
September 29, 2017

After the Confederate Monuments Come Down

September 29, 2017 - After Confederate Monuments - The Confederate monuments in Baltimore are gone, so now what? We talk with a group of artists and activists exploring their ideas about what should replace them. We are joined by Sheila Gaskins, Pablo Machioli, Owen Silverman Andrews, Carl Stokes, and Bilal Johnson-Bey.
September 28, 2017
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Baltimore’s Future: David Warnock’s ‘Pugh Plan’

September 27, 2017 - Warnock's 'Pugh' Plan - We are launching a series of conversations about the future of Baltimore. David Warnock, former Mayoral candidate and founder of Camden Partners, wrote an interesting op-ed on what he thinks should be "Pugh's Plan" to revitalize the economy of Baltimore. We sat down in CEM's studio to explore his ideas.
September 7, 2017
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Aviva Chomsky: Fighting For DACA

September 7, 2017 - Avi Chomsky - For our latest podcast we interviewed Avivia Chomsky, Professor of History and Coordinator of Latin American Studies at Salem State University. We discussed the history of DACA and the effect that rescinding this policy will have on 800,000 DACA holders, and 10 million undocumented immigrants.
September 6, 2017
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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.
July 27, 2017
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Local News Roundtable: Mandatory Minimum Update

July 27, 2017 - Segment 1 - We hosted a roundtable conversation on  local topics, which included the proposed mandatory minimum legislation for gun possession, with former Steiner Show producer Bobby Marvin Holmes, Councilman Zeke Cohen, and Dr. Kimberly Moffit.
July 27, 2017
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Baltimore Public Housing: Douglass Homes

July 26, 2017 - Segment 2 - We hosted a conversation on Baltimore Public Housing, looking at the situation at Douglass Homes. With: Reverend Annie Chambers, Ian Schlakman, and Brandon Walker.
July 26, 2017
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Edward Wyckoff Williams: The Latest on Trump

July 26, 2017 - Segment 2 - We hosted a conversation on the latest headlines on President Trump with Edward Wyckoff Williams.
July 25, 2017
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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 24, 2017
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Local Roundtable: Effect of Violent Crime In Communities in Baltimore

July 24, 2017 - Segment 2 - We hosted a Local News Roundtable where we discussed the effects that violent crime has on the community in Baltimore. With: Melody Simmons, Kim Trueheart, Dr. Karsonya "Kaye" Wise Whitehead, and Odette Ramos.
July 24, 2017
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National News Roundtable: Police Involved Shooting in Minneapolis & Trump

July 24, 2017 - Segment 1 - We hosted a National News Roundtable where we discussed the recent police involved shooting in Minneapolis and updates on Trumps latests actions. Our guests will be: Bill Fletcher, Jr., Jeff Singer, and Dr. Karsonya "Kaye" Wise Whitehead.
July 20, 2017
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Black Owned Restaurants in Baltimore

July 20, 2017 - Segment 2 - We took a look at Black-owned restaurants in Baltimore. With: Heru Meritef of the GruB Factory; Aisha Pew of Dovecote Café; and Greg Brown of Land of Kush. 
July 20, 2017
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National Roundtable: BPD Controversy, and Trump’s Plans For The Middle East

July 20, 2017 - Segment 1 - We hosted a National News Roundtable, where our guests reflected on the latest headlines. With: Dr. Lester Spence, Dr. Ray Winbush, and Dr. Roni Ellington.
July 19, 2017
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Freedom To Thrive: Criminalization, Policing, and Mass-Incarceration

July 19, 2017 - Segment 2 - We hosted a discussion that jumped off from the Center for Public Democracy's paper "Freedom to Thrive: Reimagining Safety & Security in Our Communities." Our panel of guests includes: Nabeehah Arifah Azeez, Elizabeth Alex, and Jennifer Epps-Addison.
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 18, 2017
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Baltimore City Council Roundtable: Two Hour Special

July 18, 2017 - Segment 1 - We hosted a special 2 hour city council roundtable. Baltimore City Council members came on to discuss topics that included: the proposal supported by Mayor Pugh and City Council members to create mandatory minimum sentences for anyone caught with a gun; and more.
July 17, 2017
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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 17, 2017
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National News Roundtable: The American Health Care Act

July 17, 2017 - Segment 1 - We hosted a a National News Roundtable, where my guests and I reflected on the latest headlines including the Republican health care bill. With: Eugene Craig III, Dr. Richard Vatz, and Bill Fletcher Jr.
July 13, 2017
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Dr. Lawrence Brown: BRACE & The Racial Dynamics of Development

Jult 13, 2017 - Segment 1 - I had a fascinating conversation with Dr. Lawrence Brown, Professor of Public Health at Morgan State University and founder of BRACE: The Baltimore Redevelopment Action Coalition for Empowerment, about his scholarship on housing, lead poisoning and the racial dynamics of development. 
July 11, 2017
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Bail Reform Roundtable: New Bail Use Laws

July 11, 2017 - Segment 1 - We hosted a roundtable on Bail Reform. New court rules governing the use of bail went into effect on July 1, and our panel of guests joined us to explain the rules and answer any questions. With: Lawrence Grandpre, and Doug Colbert.
July 10, 2017
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National News Roundtable: Putin and Trump

July 10, 2017 - Segment 1 - Our guest host Dr. Kimberly Moffit hosted a National News Roundtable focusing on the latest headlines from around the country. Our panel of guests included: Dr. Anne McCarthy, Bill Fletcher Jr., and ER Shipp.
July 7, 2017
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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 5, 2017
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Transportation Roundtable: CityLink, The Red Line, and Biking in Baltimore

June 5, 2017 - Segment 1 - We hosted a roundtable on Transportation in Baltimore. With: Sam Jordan, Shaivaughn Crawley, Danielle Sweeney, and Ryan Artes.
July 5, 2017
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Dr. Craig Steven Wilder: How Slavery Helped Build America’s Elite Colleges

July 3, 2017 - Segment 3 - We hosted a rebroadcast of an interview I conducted in 2014. I talked with Dr. Craig Steven Wilder, Professor of History at MIT, about his eye-opening book Ebony & Ivy: The Secret History of How Slavery Helped Build America's Elite Colleges.
July 5, 2017
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Baltimore Housing Roundtable: Public Housing in the City

June 28, 2017 - Segment 2 - We hosted a Baltimore Housing Roundtable. With: Jeff Singer, founder of Healthcare for the Homeless; and Ralph Moore, Instructor for BCCC at the Healthy Start Center in East Baltimore.
June 28, 2017
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Transportation Roundtable: The BaltimoreLink Bus Plan

June 28, 2017 - Segment 1 - We hosted a re-broadcast of an important panel discussion on Transportation that aired earlier this year, which focused on the BaltimoreLink bus plan, which launched last week amid controversy. With: Jimmy Rouse, Samuel Jordan, and Denise Griffin Johnson.
June 26, 2017
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Local News Roundtable: Solutions Other Than Policing

June 26, 2017 - Segment 2 - We hosted a Local News Roundtable and discussed ways we can combat the violence in Baltimore City other than through increased policing. With: Denzel Mitchell, Carl Stokes, and Jaisal Noor.
June 26, 2017
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National Roundtable: Senate Health Care Bill & Policy Brutality

June 26, 2017 - Segment 1 - We hosted a National News Roundtable, topics to include the Senate's Health Care Bill. With: Denzel Mitchell, Eugene Craig III, and ER Shipp.
June 23, 2017

Land Justice: Reimagining Land, Food and the Commons in the United States

June 22, 2017 - Segment 2 - We hosted a preview of an event this Friday night at Red Emma's, Land Justice: Reimagining Land, Food, and the Commons in the United States. With Dr. Owusu Bandele.
June 21, 2017
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City Paper This Week: Big Music Issue

June 21, 2017 - Segment 3 - We hosted our regular feature City Paper This Week. Steiner Show producer Imani Spence talks with City Paper Editor in Chief Brandon Soderberg about the Big Music issue and understanding how music can help us deal with Donald Trump. 
June 21, 2017
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City Council Roundtable: Improving Schools and Education in Baltimore

June 21, 2017 - Segment 2 - We hosted a Baltimore City Teachers Roundtable. We will discuss whether teachers feel supported, what BCPSS is doing to improve the lives of students and teachers, and more. With: Samantha Scalise, teacher at Digital Harbor High; and Albert Phillips, teacher at Southwest Baltimore Charter School.
June 21, 2017
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City Council Roundtable: Baltimore City Economic Infrastructure

June 21, 2017 - Segment 1 - We hosted a Baltimore City Council Roundtable. With: Councilwoman Mary Pat Clarke (District 14); Councilwoman Shannon Sneed (District 13); and Councilman Bill Henry (District 4). We discussed the Inner Harbor, a working wage, and ways to improve Baltimore's economic and education infrastructure. 
June 20, 2017
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Michael Eric Dyson: Hurricane Katrina and the Color of Disaster

June 20, 2017 - Segment 3 - We took a step back into 2006 to listen to my conversation with scholar, best-selling author, and radio host Michael Eric Dyson. We discussed his book published that year called Come Hell or High Water: Hurricane Katrina and the Color of Disaster, which tells the story of those who were left behind during relief efforts.
June 19, 2017
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Local News Roundtable: Strengthening Baltimore

June 19, 2017 - Segment 2 - We hosted a Local Roundtable discussion about ways to makes our city stronger more effectively. With: Joshua Harris, and Dr. Karsonya "Kaye" Wise Whitehead.
June 16, 2017
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Baltimore Teacher Union President Marietta English: Bringing Children Back To School

June 16, 2017 - Segment 3 - I hosted a conversation with Baltimore Teachers' Union President Marietta English on the Bringing Back Baltimore One Child at a Time initiative.