Education

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 23, 2018

The Black Panther: Academic and Visceral Readings

February 22, 2018 - The Black Panther - Today we begin a series of conversations on The Black Panther movie in all its beauty and complexity. We are joined by Johns Hopkins History Professor Dr. Nathan Connolly; UMBC American Studies Professor Dr. Kimberly Moffitt ;and Kalima Young, Lecturer in Electronic Media and Film at Towson University. Enjoy our journey to Wakanda.
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. 
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
Annapolis Summit (Credit: Maryland Daily Record)

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 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.
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 20, 2017

Me Too: Confronting Misogyny and Sexism in Our World

October 20, 2017 - Misogyny and Sexism in Our World - In the wake of the explosive Me Too campaign on social media, we begin a series of podcasts dealing with the pervasiveness of misogyny in our world. We open our series today with: Brittany Oliver, Maura Callahan, and Rebekah Kirkman.
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 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 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"
August 29, 2017
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Baltimore Creatives: A Family of Artists

August 29, 2017 - The Baltimore Artistic Family - Our latest podcast features an amazing Baltimore family of artists, writers and musicians.Guy Curtis is a professional drummer who formerly played with George Clinton. Curtis' daughter, Victoria Kennedy, is a Baltimore-based writer. Her son, Lawrence Burney, who has been a guest on my show before, writes for VICE and publishes his own Zine "True Laurels".
August 22, 2017
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Dr. Nathan Connolly: Charlottesville & The Removal of Confederate Monuments

August 22, 2017 -  Charlottesville & The Removal of Confederate Monuments - Johns Hopkins scholar and activist Dr. Nathan Connolly wrote a reflection and analysis in the Washington Post about Charlottesville and the removal of Confederate monuments. He joined us for an illuminating and interesting conversation
August 15, 2017
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Jelani Cobb – The Battle of Charlottesville

August 15, 2017 - The Battle For Charlottesville - We talk with scholar, activist and writer Jelani Cobb about his New Yorker article "Battle of Charlottesville." Cobb offers his analysis and observations on the movement of neo-nazis and racists confronted in Charlottesville.
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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Children’s Books: Lack of Diversity and Representation

July 27, 2017 - Segment 2 - We took a look at the lack of diversity in children's books. With: David Miller, Mark Booker, and Dr. Kimberly Moffit.
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 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 21, 2017
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Center Stage Artistic Director Kwame Kwei-Armah: The African Dispora & Work in Baltimore

July 21, 2017 - Segment 1 - I hosted a conversation with Center Stage Artistic Director and world-renowned playwright Kwame Kwei-Armah. We talked about his artistic work, the world of the African Diaspora, his six years at Center Stage, and his recent announcement that he will be leaving Center Stage after the upcoming season.
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 14, 2017
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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 14, 2017
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Victor Lavalle on His Novel, The Changeling

July 14, 2017 - Segment 1 - We bring you an interview with author Victor LaValle about his newest book The Changeling
July 13, 2017
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Rape Culture: How We Define It

July 13, 2017 - Segment 2 - We hosted a rebroadcast of a powerful show from 2016 on rape culture. Our guests defined rape culture and talked about the connections between masculinity and rape culture. With: Kalima Young, and Dr. Desiree Melton.
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 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

Lom Nava Love: Black Families in Inner-City Baltimore

July 7, 2017 - Segment 3 - We listened in to a rebroadcast of a show from last year in which we previewed a powerful documentary, 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.
July 7, 2017
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Tengella’s Take: Beating Your Own Children

July 7, 2017 - Segment 1 - We hosted the newest edition of our weekly segment, Tengella's Take with Center for Emerging Media Satirical Commentator Koli Tengella.
July 7, 2017
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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
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Dr. Alan Gilbert: Black Patriots and Loyalists

July 4, 2017 - Segment 2 - We hosted an archive episode of the Marc Steiner Show when Dr. Alan Gilbert joined us to talk about his compelling book Black Patriots and Loyalists: Fighting for Emancipation in the War for Independence.
July 5, 2017
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What to the Slave is the 4th of July?

July 4, 2017 - Segment 1 - We commemorated the 4th of July with a discussion on what American Independence Day means to different people in this country. We heared a passage from Frederick Douglass' July 5, 1852 speech, " What to the Slave is the 4th of July" and a roundtable discussion.
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

Space Chronicles: Conversations with Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson

January 29, 2017 - Segment 3 - We hosted my 2012 interview with astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, about his fascinating book Space Chronicles: Facing the Ultimate Frontier.
July 5, 2017
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The 1877 Railroad Strike in Baltimore: The First National Strike in the U.S.

January 29, 2017 - Segment 2 - We hosted a rebroadcast of my 2013 interview with Bill Barry, retired Director of Labor Studies at the Community College of Baltimore County, who joined me to talk about his important book The 1877 Railroad Strike in Baltimore. The 1877 railroad strike was the first national strike in the United States. 
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 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 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.
June 15, 2017
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Sound Bites: Sandtown–Building a Model for Food and Jobs

June 15, 2017 - Segment 2 - We hosed a special archive edition of Sound Bites, our series on our food and our world. We traveled to the Sandtown Winchester neighborhood of Baltimore for a town hall meeting on food sovereignty, held in partnership with Johns Hopkins' Baltimore Food and Faith Project,
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 9, 2017
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Tengella’s Take

June 9, 2017 - Segment 1 - The newest edition of our weekly segment, Tengella's Take with Center for Emerging Media Satirical Commentator Koli Tengella
June 8, 2017
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Mustafa Ali and Mitch Jones on Paris Climate Accord

June 8, 2017 - Segment 3 - In light of Donald Trump's withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord and the strong response both nationally and internationally, we hold a special conversation about what these developments mean for the future of the movement
June 8, 2017
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ARCHIVE: Baltimore Youth in Organizing

June 8, 2017 - Segment 2 - A piece from our archives in 2015 about the role of Baltimore Youth in organizing in light of the Uprising.
June 7, 2017
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City Paper This Week: Finding Turner Station

June 7, 2017 - Segment 4 - We hosted our regular feature City Paper This Week. Steiner Show Producer Imani Spence talked with Lisa Snowden McCray, Associate Editor and writer for City Paper, about her piece on Turner Station, where Henrietta Lacks grew up.
June 7, 2017
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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.
June 6, 2017
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Wild Mustangs in America: The End of Federal Protection

June 6, 2017 - Segment 2 - We hosted a conversation turns on the wild Mustang horse in the United States. We listened in to our 2011 interview with Jean Albert Renaud, who runs a program that brings together two of what he calls our endangered national treasures: Mustangs and at-risk youth.
June 2, 2017
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Why Does Baltimore Have So Many Confederate Monuments?

June 1, 2017 - Segment 3 - We hosted a special historical piece produced by Marc Steiner Show Senior Producer Emeritus Stefanie Mavronis which examined the multitude of Confederate Monuments in Baltimore.
June 2, 2017
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Parenting Black Children

June 1, 2017 - Segment 1 - We hosted a panel discussion on Parenting Black Children. With: Dr. Kimberly Moffitt, Dr. Lester Spence, and Dr. Karsonya "Kaye" Wise Whitehead.