Health & Wellness

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

December 8, 2015

Gun Violence In America: Exploring Practical Policy Solutions

December 3, 2015 - Segment 1 - Yesterday was a tumultuous day with the mass shooting in San Bernardino, California. At this time, there have been more mass shootings this year than there have been days in the year, approximately five per day.
November 22, 2015

Sound Bites: Brassica Fest 2015 | Eating Wildly: Foraging for Life, Love , and the Perfect Meal by Ava Chin

November 19, 2015 - Segment 2 - Brassica fest is here, and for our newest episode of Sound Bites, Marc and his guest's preview the celebration of this beneficial plant. We also revisit Marc's discussion with writer and forager Ava Chin.
November 12, 2015

Sound Bites: Future of Food in Baltimore, Part 2 | Fast Food Chains Move To Antibiotic-Free Meat

November 12, 2015 - Segment 3 - This week on Sound Bites, we look at the community work being done in Baltimore to rebuild the food system and discuss recent announcements by fast food chains to stop serving meat from animals raised with antibiotics.
November 4, 2015

A Conversation With Artist Dr. Lilian Nabulime, Sculptor & HIV/AIDS Educator

November 3, 2015 - Segment 3 - Our show closes with a conversation with Dr. Lilian Nabulime, Ugandan sculptor-in-residence at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA).
October 30, 2015

Sound Bites: You Aren’t Dangerous Until You Can Speak Powerfully | Perdue Farms Buys Niman Ranch

October 29, 2015 - Segment 2 - We begin with a conversation Marc moderated earlier this week at the University of Maryland, called "You Aren't Dangerous Until You Can Speak Powerfully." Then we discuss the announcement last month that Perdue Farms bought Niman Ranch.
October 29, 2015

Baltimore Health Commissioner: The Future Of The City

October 28, 2015 - Segment 2 - We're joined in-studio by Baltimore Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen for her thoughts about the future of the city.
October 29, 2015

Addressing Domestic And Intimate Partner Violence

October 28, 2015 - Segment 1 - October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and we take a look at this important issue with a panel of guests.
October 26, 2015

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Mammograms & Screening Changes

October 26, 2015 - Segment 3 - October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and a number of new debates in the medical community have arisen recently over how often mammograms are needed and whether to forego the more aggressive treatments for certain types of breast cancer. Our panel of guests will consider these and other issues.
October 26, 2015

Local News Roundtable: The Freddie Gray Trial, Public Housing & The Race For Mayor

October 26, 2015 - Segment 2 - We host a Local News Roundtable discussing topics including: local elections, the Freddie Gray trial, and public housing issues.
October 19, 2015

Health and Fitness: Finding Motivation for Movement

October 15, 2015 - Segment 3 - With the 15th annual Baltimore Marathon fast approaching we pick up on a conversation Dr. Kaye started last week on discussing practical advice for cultivating health and wellness in your life.
October 13, 2015

6,000 Inmates To Be Released: Discussing Prisons & Drug Law Reform

October 12, 2015 - Segment 3 - At the end of this month, October 2015, the Justice Department will release some 6,000 inmates from federal prisons as part of new sentencing guidelines for drug crimes. We will discuss the potential effects of this action, and whether it goes far enough.
October 12, 2015

Sound Bites: A Game of Chicken? (Part 3) | Centro Ashé Herbs & Education

October 8, 2015 - Segment 3 - We begin with the final segment of a recent town hall on the Eastern Shore: A Game of Chicken? And we learn about Centro Ashé, a community rooted herbal education program in Southern Maryland.
October 12, 2015

Health and Wellness: Breast Cancer Month

October 8, 2015 - Segment 2 - During today's monthly feature on health and fitness, we discuss Breast Cancer with fitness trainer and activist Chauncey Whitehead and Ernestine Shepherd.
September 28, 2015

Tengella’s Take: I Can’t Understand Why We Have Such A Prejudice

September 25, 2015 - Segment 1 - In our latest installment of Tengella's Take, Koli Tengella can't understand why we have such a prejudice. Koli Tengella is the President of Tengella Edutainment.
September 18, 2015

Commemorating The 25th Anniversary Of The Americans With Disabilities Act

September 18, 2015 - Segment 1 - We look at the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), with Virginia Knowlton Marcus, Executive Director of the Maryland Disability Law Center.
September 18, 2015

Sound Bites: Fermentation With Sandor Ellix Katz | EPA Cannot Approve Pesticide Linked To Honeybee Death | Spotlight On Farm To Chef

September 17, 2015 - Segment 2 - On the newest edition of Sound Bites, we begin with a segment on fermentation with Sandor Ellix Katz, examine a recent Federal Court decision, ruling that the EPA cannot approve a pesticide that has been documented in the deaths of honey bees, and look at Farm to Chef, a local culinary competition that benefits Days of Taste.
September 8, 2015

Rising Violence in Baltimore: What Is the Social & Psychological Impact On Communities Living In The Middle Of It?

September 8, 2015 - Segment 2 - We discuss the rise in violence in Baltimore with an interdisciplinary panel of guests and specifically look at the social and psychological impact on the communities in the middle of this violence.
August 28, 2015

Sound Bites: GMOs, Herbicides & Public Health | The State Of Oyster Farming & The Challenges Facing Oyster Farmers

August 27, 2015 - Segment 2 - On the newest episode of our series about our food and our world, Sound Bites, we begin the hour with a report on the potential public health consequences of GMOs (genetically-modified organisms). Then, we turn to the state of oyster farming in our region as we discuss the challenges facing oyster farmers.
August 13, 2015

Sound Bites: The Launch Of The Black Church Food Security Network

August 13, 2015 - Segment 3 - We listen back to a recent episode of Sound Bites, our series on our food and our world, about an exciting and important new initiative that was launched this summer in Baltimore: The Black Church Food Security Network.
August 9, 2015

Is Consumerism Bad For Us?

August 5, 2015 - Segment 1 - We hear a special 2009 archive edition of The Marc Steiner Show, where we asked the question: Is Consumerism Bad For Us?
July 28, 2015

Report: 1 In 7 Maryland Children Live In Poverty, More Than During Recession

July 27, 2015 - Segment 4 - Last week, The Annie E. Casey Foundation released a report indicating that one in seven Maryland children live in poverty, more than at the depth of the Great Recession.
July 27, 2015

Sound Bites: Is The Safe And Accurate Food Labeling Act Denying Americans The Right To Know? | YES! Magazine: Meet the Scientist Breeding More Resilient Bees

July 23, 2015 - Segment 3 - We begin Sound Bites this week with a debate around a controversial bill making its way through Congress right now called The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act. Then, we talk about Yes! Magazine, "Meet the Scientist Breeding More Resilient Bees."
July 23, 2015

Anti-Black Racism, Trauma and Mental Health

July 21, 2015 - Segment 4 - We turn to the topic of the psychological impact of anti-Black racism, trauma and more by talking about the Black Mental Health Alliance.
July 17, 2015

Public Health: The Environment, Mental Health, and More

July 16, 2015 - Segment 2 - We examine the topic of Public Health, through the lens of environmental factors, mental health, and healing in our communities.
July 10, 2015

Sound Bites: The Native & Black Roots Of American Barbecue | Whole Foods In The Spotlight For Massive Overcharging & Organic Rating System

July 9, 2015 - Segment 3 - On the newest episode of our series on our food and our world, Sound Bites, we begin with a fascinating look at the history of barbecue with Michael Twitty. Then, we look of Whole Foods, in light of recent allegations of their massive overcharging and complaints from organic farmers about their rating system.
June 26, 2015

Sound Bites: Building a Model for Food and Jobs in Sandtown-Winchester

June 25, 2015 - Segment 4 - On this week's Sound Bites, we bring you the first part of our Good Food Gathering town hall meeting, titled Sandtown: Building a Model for Food and Jobs. The town hall took place at Jubilee Arts, located in the Sandtown Winchester neighborhood of Baltimore, which was at the center of the Baltimore Uprising
June 22, 2015

Sound Bites: Baltimore Food Environment Map | Veganism and Animal Sentience

June 18, 2015 - Segment 3 - On the newest edition of our series on our food and our world, Sound Bites, we talk about the 2015 Baltimore Food Environment Map Report and continue our conversation on veganism and animal sentience.
June 12, 2015

Sound Bites: Update On 21-Mile Gas Pipeline | Complex Plight Of Chicken Growers Organizing To Change The System | Recipe: Vegan, Gluten-Free Alfredo

June 11, 2015 - Segment 3 - On our newest edition of Sound Bites, our series about our food and our world, we take a trip to Washington, DC, for a conversation on a number of issues around the poultry industry, focusing on the complex plight of contract chicken growers. We also hear a recipe for vegan, gluten-free alfredo.
June 12, 2015

Health & Wellness with Chauncey Whitehead: Summer Fun & Fitness

June 10, 2015 - Segment 3 - It's our monthly Health and Fitness segment with fitness activist and trainer Chauncey Whitehead. Chauncey will be joined by Dr. Shana Ntiri, Medical Director for the Baltimore City Cancer Program (BCCP).
June 2, 2015

Sound Bites: President Obama’s Pollinator Health Task Force, Does It Go Too Far? | How Our Local Beekeepers Are Faring

May 28, 2015 - Segment 3 - On the newest edition of Sound Bites, our series on our food and our world, we return to the important topic of bees. First we look into the history and work of President Obama's White House Pollinator Health Task Force and hear how our local beekeepers are faring in our region.
May 21, 2015

Activists & Baltimore City Public Works Talk Water Shutoffs To Baltimore Residents

May 19, 2015 - Segment 3 - We examine the issue of water shutoffs here in Baltimore, with the Baltimore Department of Public Works, Baltimore activists and activists in Detroit who have dealt with water shutoffs in their city.
May 11, 2015

Community Walk To Benefit Destroyed Southern Baptist Church Senior Citizen Center

May 8, 2015 - Segment 2 - Listen to our monthly Health & Wellness segment with fitness activist and trainer Chauncey Whitehead. This month's community walk will benefit the Southern Baptist Church senior citizen center that was burned down last week.
May 8, 2015

Sound Bites: Good Food Gathering — Keeping The Tradition Of African American Farming Alive

May 7, 2015 - Segment 3 - On a new episode of Sound Bites, we broadcast of a very lively town hall meeting held on March 23 - one of our "Good Food Gatherings" in partnership with Baltimore Food & Faith Project - in which our panel of guests and the audience engaged in a discussion following a screening of the movie Homecoming, about the history of Black farmers in the U.S.
April 24, 2015

Breaking The Silence: A National Town Hall On Women & Girls Of Color

April 24, 2015 - Segment 2 - Listen as we look at an important event coming up this weekend at Morgan State University (MSU): a National Town Hall on Women and Girls of Color. With Dr. Anika Simpson, Dr. Jared Ball, and Rachel Gilmer.
April 10, 2015

Annapolis Update: Legislation To License Maryland’s Midwives

April 10, 2015 - Segment 4 - We discuss legislation to license midwives in Maryland, with: Alexis Richardson and Shiopei Low.
April 10, 2015

Health and Fitness with Chauncey Whitehead

April 9, 2015 - Segment 5 - In our monthly segment on health fitness, we speak about organ and tissue donation.
March 22, 2015

Chauncey Whitehead on Health and Fitness

March 19, 2015 - Segment 5 - We close out the show with our regular segment on Health & Fitness with Chauncey Whitehead, fitness trainer and activist.
March 13, 2015

“Try Love” In Baltimore’s Park Heights Community

March 13, 2015 - Segment 4 - We close the show with a rebroadcast of a show about a compelling campaign taking place in the Park Heights neighborhood of our city: "Try Love." With: Willie Flowers, Executive Director of the Park Heights Community Health Alliance, who initiated the "Try Love" campaign.
March 3, 2015

Sound Bites: Radical Farmers Use Fresh Food to Fight Racial Injustice | Debating The Maryland Farmers’ Rights Act | Tribute To Juanita Ewell Of Cherry Hill Urban Garden

March 3, 2015 - Segment 3 - This week on Sound Bites, we talk about how radical farmers are using fresh food to fight racial injustice, debate the Farmers' Rights Act that's before the Maryland General Assembly, and make a tribute to a local hero, Cherry Hill Urban Garden's Juanita Ewell.
February 26, 2015

The Complexity Around Pain Management For Patients

February 26, 2015 - Segment 4 - We turn to the issue of pain management and discuss treatment options and barriers to treatment.
February 18, 2015

Sound Bites: Fair Treatment For Farmworkers & The Human Cost Of Our Food Supply System

February 17, 2015 - Segment 4 - On our series about our food and our world - Sound Bites - we bring you a tape of a panel discussion from last Thursday at Red Emma's Bookstore and Café, which followed a screening of Food Chains, a documentary about the work of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers to achieve fair treatment for farmworkers.
February 18, 2015

From The Archives: Are We Over-Medicating Our Children?

February 17, 2015 - Segment 3 - Listen in to a special 2012 archive edition of The Marc Steiner Show, on prescription medications and children. I talk with Dr. Alan Sroufe, who at one time believed that Ritalin was as necessary for children. However, his position has changed, and he believes that these drugs are dangerously over-prescribed.
February 18, 2015

Try Love Campaign: Spreading Love Through Park Heights

February 16, 2015 - Segment 4 - Willie Flowers, Executive Director of the Park Heights Community Health Alliance, joins us to talk about his organization's new "Try Love" campaign.
February 13, 2015

Maryland Drug Policy: Addressing The Heroin Problem Through Treatment & Legislation

February 12, 2015 - Segment 4 - We turn our attention to heroin use in Maryland, as well as treatment programs and policy issues facing the Maryland legislature this session.
February 10, 2015

Theatre Baltimore: The Prostate Dialogues and Tales of the Tellywacker At Baltimore Theatre Project

February 6, 2015 - Segment 4 - We close out the show with another theatrical treat, as internationally renowned storyteller Jon Spelman joins us to talk about his one-man show at Baltimore's Theatre Project, The Prostate Dialogues and Tales of the Tellywacker.
February 9, 2015

Health & Wellness: Keeping January’s Fitness Goals

February 5, 2015 - Segment 3 - It's our regular monthly feature on Health and Wellness, with Chauncey Whitehead and Rhonda Silva, Division Administrator of the Baltimore City Cancer Program (BCCP) at the University of Maryland's Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center. Join in the discussion as we talk about keeping January's fitness goals in February.
February 4, 2015

Vaccine, Measles, and Children: Is Worry Over Vaccines Misplaced?

February 4, 2015 - Segment 3 - We turn to the topic of vaccinations, measles, and children, with: Dr. Julia A. McMillan and Dr. Andrea A. Berry.
February 3, 2015

Sound Bites: St. Brigit, Patron Saint Of Sound Bites | Why Did The Chicken Cross The World? | Recipe: Leftover Couscous Salad

February 3, 2015 - Segment 3 - On the newest episode of Sound Bites, our series about our food and our world, we begin the show with a look at St. Brigit's Day, which was celebrated on February 1. We hear about a new book called 'Why Did the Chicken Cross the World?,' and hear a special leftover couscous salad recipe from Michael Twitty
January 9, 2015

Health & Fitness: New Year’s Resolutions & Walking In The Community

January 8, 2015 - Segment 5 - We close out the show with our monthly feature on health and fitness with Chauncey Whitehead and Ernestine Shepherd! Chauncey and Ernestine will talk about New Year's resolutions, and about the second year of their monthly community walks.
January 6, 2015

Sound Bites: Top Food Stories Of 2014 | How Congress Will Impact Our Food & School Lunches

January 6, 2015 - Segment 3 - On our newest episode of Sound Bites, our series on our food and our world, we reflect upon the top food stories of 2014 with our panel of guests, and we discuss food-related issues on Congress' radar this year.