May 31, 2017
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City Paper This Week: Anniversary Issue

May 31, 2017 - Segment 3 - We hosted our regular feature City Paper This Week. Steiner Show Producer Imani Spence talked with City Paper Editor-in-Chief Brandon Soderberg about this week's Anniversary issue.
May 30, 2017

Local Advocates Roundtable: Youth Homelessness in Baltimore

May 30, 2017 - Segment - We hosted a conversation with local advocates who are leading efforts to end youth homelessness in Baltimore. With: Helany Sinkler, Ciera Dunlap, Malcolm Williams, and Ingrid M. Löfgren.
May 30, 2017
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Baltimore Public Education: Cuts to After-School Funding

May 30, 2017 - Segment 1 - We hosted a discussion on public education and cuts to after-school funding. With: Melissa Schoeber, Kellie Brown, Tashawn Brown.
May 26, 2017
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Lenny McAllister: The State of The Republican Party and Trump

May 26, 2017 - Segment 3 - I talked with regular Steiner Show guest Lenny McAllister about the state of the Republican party and his thoughts on why Trump was accepted by the GOP. McAllister is Director of Entrepreneur Engagement, Western Pennsylvania, for the Commonwealth Foundation.
May 24, 2017
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Remembrance of Richard Collins III

May 24, 2017 - Segment 2 - We hosted a panel discussion on the tragic story straight from the headlines: the murder of Richard Collins III at the University of Maryland (College Park) over this past weekend. Police charged a 22-year old white University of Maryland Student, allegedly a member of a racist Facebook group, with the murder.
May 24, 2017
Malcolm X

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 22, 2017
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Local News Roundtable: Civilian Review Boards and Baltimore Schools

May 22, 2017 - Segment 2 - We hosted a Local News Roundtable, where we discussed topics that such as: who makes development decisions, the future of Baltimore's schools, and the promise of a Civilian Review Board. With: Dana Peterson Moore, Ray Kelly, Kim Trueheart.
May 19, 2017
American civil rights leader Malcolm X (1925 - 1965) laughs as he relaxes on a couch in a wood-panelled room, March 1964. (Photo by Truman Moore/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)

Martin and Malcolm

May 19, 2017 - Segment 2 - We bring you a special 2-hour archive edition of The Marc Steiner Show from 2007, Martin and Malcolm: One Vision - Two Voices
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
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Sean Gallagher: WannaCry Ransomeware Attack

May 17, 2017 - Segment 2 - Sean Gallagher, IT Editor at Ars Technica, joined us to talk about the WannaCry ransomware virus that attacked companies and and governments in 150 countries on Friday, May 12, 2017.
May 15, 2017

National News Roundtable: James Comey and Trump

May 15, 2017 - Segment 1 - We begin the week with a National News Roundtable, topics to include the latest on Donald Trump and James Comey.
May 12, 2017

Tengella’s Take: White Supremacy and Being African

May 12, 2017 - Segment 1 - We host the newest edition of our weekly segment, Tengella's Take with Center for Emerging Media Satirical Commentator Koli Tengella.
May 11, 2017

Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence in Baltimore and Beyond

May 11, 2017 - Segment 4 - We discussed sexual assault and domestic violence in Baltimore and beyond. With: Kiara James, and Rebbeca Nagle.
May 11, 2017

Dani McClain on LARCs and Teen Pregnancy

May 11, 2017 - Segment 3 - We re-broadcast an episode from 2015 where we discuss long-acting contraception and teen pregnancy with Dani McClain, freelance reporter and Fellow at the Nation Institute.
May 10, 2017
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John Waters: Directors Cut

May 10, 2017 - Segment 3 - We hosted a special archive edition of The Marc Steiner Show: My hilarious 1998 interview with the one and only John Waters! We talked about his book Director's Cut.
May 10, 2017
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Automation, NAFTA, and the Loss of US Jobs

May 10, 2017 - Segment 1 - I had an insightful interview with John R. "Rick" MacArthur, President and Publisher of Harper's Magazine, about his recent article for The Spectator, "The Democrats Divided: How the bickering US left could gift Donald Trump a second term as president."
May 9, 2017
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Dr. Daniel J. Siegel: On The Mind and Being Human

May 9, 2017 - Segment 2 - I had a fascinating interview with Daniel J. Siegel, MD, about his book Mind: A Journey to the Heart of Being Human. Siegel is a clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine
May 8, 2017
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Black Panther and The Crew #1

May 8, 2017 - Segment 3 - We hosted my conversation with Denzel Mitchell and Kalima Young on Black people and Black superheroes in the Marvel Universe, in light of Ta-Nehisi Coates' new comic book release Black Panther and the Crew.
May 8, 2017
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The Ballad of Black Tom: Tribute and Criticism of H.P. Lovecraft

May 8, 2017 - Segment 2 - I had a wonderful interview with author Victor LaValle about his fascinating and powerful book The Ballad of Black Tom, which is both a tribute to and a criticism of the writing of science fiction writer H.P. Lovecraft.
April 28, 2017
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Dr. Benjamine Barber: If Mayors Ruled The World

April 27, 2017 - Segment 2 - We honored Dr. Benjamin Barber, who died this past Sunday, by replaying my 2014 conversation with him in which he talked about this book If Mayors Ruled the World: Dysfunctional Nations, Rising Cities.
April 26, 2017
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Violence In Baltimore: Moving Forward

April 26, 2017 - Segment 1 - For the first time in over 20 years, Baltimore's murder rate has risen above 100 before the end of the month of April. We hosted a show that took a look at this heartbreaking reality. With: Bobby Marvin Holmes,
April 26, 2017
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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
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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 24, 2017

Local News Roundtable: Baltimore County Schooling and Dr. Dallas Dance

April 24, Segment 2 - We hosted a Local News Roundtable, with topics that include the resignation last week of Baltimore County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Dallas Dance and much more. With: Cheryl Bost, Luke Broadwater, and Dr. Roni Ellington.
April 21, 2017
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Dr. Ira Berlin: Free At Last

April 21, 2017 - Segment 2 - We hosted a conversation I had with Dr. Ira Berlin, Distinguished Professor of History at the University of Maryland, College Park, and Founder of the Freedmen and Southern Society Project.
April 21, 2017
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Free At Last: Slavery, Freedom, and America’s Civil War

April 21, 2017 - Segment 1 - We hosted a very special theatrical presentation. We reached back to 1995, when I produced a dramatic reading of Free At Last, the stories and thoughts of those who lived through and fought in America's Civil War.
April 19, 2017
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Remembering Woody Curry: Dear Friend and Community Member

April 19, 2017 - Segment 2 - We had a special commemoration of an individual who was a dear friend of the Steiner Show, as well as an important member of the Baltimore community, Woody Curry, who died early Easter morning. We listen to a 2013 archive of Woody talking about addiction, the brain, and more.
April 19, 2017
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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
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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 13, 2017
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The Smothers Brothers: Comedy and Music In A Changing World

April 11, 2017 - Segment 2 - We brought a conversation from our archives about the Smothers Brothers. Marc spoke with the Smothers Brothers in 2000 about working together, what comedy means to them and how to continue making music in a changing world.
April 13, 2017

Dr. Charles Limb and Dr. Mariale Hardiman: Neuro-Education and Arts In Education

April 12, 2017 - Segment 1 - We hosted an archive from 2014 where I spoke with Dr. Charles Limb and Dr. Mariale Hardiman who are pioneers in the field of neuro-education. We spoke about whether putting more arts in the classroom helps kids learn.
April 5, 2017
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City Council Roundtable: $15 An Hour & The Baltimore Consent Decree

April 5, 2017 - Segment 1 - Our guest host is Dr. Karsonya "Kaye" Wise Whitehead. We hosted a Baltimore City Council Roundtable where issues such as the $15 hour Minimum Wage bill and the BPD Consent Decree were discussed. With: Shannon Sneed (District 13); Robert Stokes (District 12); and Mary Pat Clarke (District 14).
March 29, 2017

Cheryl Bost: Protect Our Schools Act

March 29, 2017 - Segment 1 - We begin the hour with important legislation moving through the Maryland General Assembly, which Governor Hogan has threatened to veto
March 28, 2017
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Segregation in Schools

March 28, 2017 - Segment 1 - We begin the show with a look into current school segregation in Baltimore City and Baltimore County.
March 27, 2017
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Local News Roundtable: $15 Minimum Wage

March 27, 2017 - Segment 4 - We hosted a Local News Roundtable, discussing topics including Mayor Catherine Pugh's veto of the $15/hour minimum wage bill. With: Dr. Karsonya "Kaye" Wise Whitehead, Luke Broadwater, and Jessica Lewis.
March 24, 2017
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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
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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 20, 2017
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Local News Roundtable: State Of The City

March 20, 2017 - Segment 2 - We hosted a Local News Roundtable, where our panel of guests reflected upon the "State of the City" address that Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh delivered last Thursday, March 16. With: Denzel Mitchell, Melody Simmons, Michael Scott, and Dr. Kimberly Moffitt.
March 17, 2017
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Calvin Baker: Black Like Who?

March 17, 2017 - Segment 2 - I had a conversation with Calvin Baker about his article in the March 2017 issue of Harper's Magazine, "Black Like Who? How Obama negotiated America's racial tightrope."
March 17, 2017
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City Council Roundtable: State of the City

March 16, 2017 - Segment 1 - We hosted a City Council Roundtable, discussing Mayor Pugh's State of the City address, the Baltimore Police Department budget, and more. With: Councilman Ryan Dorsey, Councilman Zeke Cohen, Councilman Bill Henry.
March 15, 2017
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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 15, 2017
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The Crooked Branch: Discussion With Author Jeanine Cummins

March 14, 2017 - Segment 3 - In honor of the St. Patrick's Day coming up on March 17, we hosted a 2013 archive, my conversation with Irish-American author Jeanine Cummins about her novel The Crooked Branch.
March 13, 2017
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Bail Reform: The Future of Cash Bail

March 13, 2017 - Segment 3 - We had a conversation on Bail Reform. With: Caryn York, and Dayvon Love.
March 9, 2017

Oak Park Regional Housing Center

March 9, 2017 - Segment 2 - Stay tuned for a special archive edition of the Marc Steiner Show.
March 8, 2017
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The Future Of National Education: Lily Eskelsen García

March 8, 2017 - Segment 3 - I had a conversation on the topic of Education from a national perspective, as Lily Eskelsen García, President of the National Education Association (NEA), talks about the future of education under Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.
March 8, 2017
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Education Roundtable: Baltimore School Budget Deficit

March 8, 2017 - Segment 2 - We hosted an Education Roundtable on the crisis in Baltimore City Public Schools funding and how to address it. With: Sharicca Boldon, Frank Patinella, and Cheryl Bost.
March 8, 2017
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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.
March 1, 2017
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Conversation with Dr. Rob Helfenbein: HR 610 & School Vouchers

March 1, 2017 - Segment 2 - I had a discussion with Dr. Rob Helfenbein, which focused on public schools and in particular a bill pending before Congress, H.R.610.
March 1, 2017
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Roundtable Conversation: Trump’s Speech Before Congress

March 1, 2017 - Segment 1 - We hosted a panel discussion on Donald Trump's speech before the joint session of Congress, that took place on February 28, 2017. With: Dr. Desiree Melton, and Bill Fletcher, Jr.
February 28, 2017
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Local Roundtable: Education / Policing

February 28, 2017 - Segment 2 - We hosted a Local News Roundtable. With: Kim Trueheart, Lawrence Grandpre, and Luke Broadwater