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

September 28, 2016

Tonya Bolden on NMAAHC

September 28, 2016 - Segment 2 We check in on the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture, which opened this weekend.
September 27, 2016

From the Archives: Studs Terkel–And They All Sang: Adventures of an Eclectic Disc Jockey

September 22, 2016 - Segment 2 - We listen back to a special archive edition of our show: Marc's interview with Studs Terkel on his book And They All Sang: Adventures of an Eclectic Disc Jockey.
September 27, 2016

Studs Terkel: Politics, Culture, but Mostly Conversation

September 22, 2016 - Segment 1 - We speak with author and oral historian Alan Wieder, about his new book Studs Terkel: Politics, Culture, but Mostly Conversation.
September 9, 2016

The Slave’s Cause: A History of Abolition

September 9, 2016 - Segment 4 - Marc interviews Dr. Manisha Sinha, Professor and Graduate Program Director of Afro-American Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She is author of the new book The Slave’s Cause: A History of Abolition.
September 2, 2016

Dr. Nancy Isenberg: White Trash & Class In America

September 2, 2016 - Segment 2 - I host an interview with historian and author Dr. Nancy Isenberg about her new book White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America. Dr. Isenberg is the T. Harry Williams Professor of History at Louisiana State University.
July 24, 2016

Event Preview: Fades and Fellowship

July 22, 2016 - Segment 3 - On the show we preview an upcoming event at Baltimore's Reginald F. Lewis Museum: Fades and Fellowship.
July 21, 2016

Philosopher’s Roundtable: Policing & The Attack On #BlackLivesMatter

July 21, 2016 - Segment 2 - It's a Philosopher's Roundtable on topics to include policing and the current attack on #BlackLivesMatter, with: Dr. Robert Birt, Navasha Daya, and Denzel Mitchell.
July 15, 2016

From The Archives — Charles Johnson On The Anniversary Of ‘Middle Passage’

July 15, 2016 - Segment 4 - Scholar and author Charles Johnson talks about the 25th anniversary of his National Book-award winning novel Middle Passage.
July 15, 2016

White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America

July 15, 2016 - Segment 2 - I interview historian and author Dr. Nancy Isenberg on her new book White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America. Dr. Isenberg is the T. Harry Williams Professor of History at Louisiana State University.
June 16, 2016

The Slave’s Cause: A History of Abolition

June 15, 2016 - Segment 1 - I interview Dr. Manisha Sinha, Professor and Graduate Program Director of Afro-American Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She is author of the amazing new bookThe Slave’s Cause: A History of Abolition.
June 10, 2016

Tengella’s Take: Remembering Muhammad Ali

June 10, 2016 - Segment 1 - We host the newest edition of our weekly segment Tengella's Take with Koli Tengella. Koli is President of Tengella Edutainment, an instructor and creator of the Positive Social Change Performing Arts Program at Augusta Fells Savage Institute of Visual Arts High School, and he was a 2010 Open Society Institute Fellow.
June 9, 2016

Tension City: Inside The Presidential Debates From Kennedy-Nixon To McCain-Obama

June 9, 2016 - Segment 2 - We close the first hour with an archive edition of our show that is very relevant in light of today's electoral climate: My 2012 interview with Jim Lehrer about his book Tension City: Inside the Presidential Debates from Kennedy-Nixon to McCain-Obama.
June 3, 2016

From The Archives: The Nazi Séance — The Strange Story of the Jewish Psychic in Hitler’s Circle

June 3, 2016 - Segment 4 - We host a special archive edition of The Marc Steiner Show, my interview with Baltimore author Arthur Magida about his book The Nazi Séance: The Strange Story of the Jewish Psychic in Hitler's Circle.
June 1, 2016

Roots: The Remake & The Impact Of The Original Series

May 31, 2016 - Segment 3 - Will you watch the premiere of the new Roots series tonight? We discuss the remake of the groundbreaking series with: Dr. Lester Spence, David Zurawik, and Carla Wills.
May 25, 2016

Reels From the Attic: Preview With Joe Tropea

May 25, 2016 - Segment 2 - We host an interview with Joe Tropea, Digital Projects Coordinator for the Maryland Historical Society, offers a preview of an event happening Wednesday evening (May 25, 2016) at Red Emma's 2640 Space.
May 23, 2016

The Slave’s Cause: A History Of Abolition

May 20, 2016 - Segment 1 - I interview Dr. Manisha Sinha, who is the author of the amazing new book The Slave's Cause: A History of Abolition.
May 19, 2016

From The Archives: The Role Of Black Nationalism In Today’s Political & Cultural Landscape

May 19, 2016 - Segment 2 - We turn to a conversation about Black nationalism and its role in the political and cultural landscape today. Our guests include: Dr. Lester Spence, John Wesley, and Dr. Jeff Menzise.
May 19, 2016

Downtown Voices: Episode 4 — The Uprising

May 19, 2016 - Segment 1 - This semester's radio series, Downtown Voices, features UMBC students talking to city dwellers about their thoughts on the past, present, and future of Baltimore. Today you will hear "The Uprising," a snapshot of the movement that developed in the wake of Freddie Gray's death, and the effect it has had on our city.
May 19, 2016

Politics: Bernie Sanders, Race & Black Folks

May 18, 2016 - Segment 3 - We turn to politics with a discussion on Bernie Sanders, Race and Black Folks. With: Kalima Young and Marshall "Eddie" Conway.
May 19, 2016

Minister Carlos Muhammad: Community Policing In Baltimore & The Nation Of Islam

May 17, 2016 - Segment 3 - We talk with Minister Carlos Muhammad about Community Policing in Baltimore. Minister Carlos Muhammad is the Baltimore representative for Minister Louis Farrakhan and Student Minister for Muhammad Mosque Number 6 in Baltimore.
May 13, 2016

Remembering Father Dan Berrigan

May 13, 2016 - Segment 4 - We host a special remembrance of Father Daniel Berrigan who died last week. With: Brendan Walsh, co-founder of Viva House; and Liz McAlister, co-founder of Jonah House.
May 13, 2016

The World That Brought Us Freddie Gray: Episode 2 – Policing & Police-Community Relations

May 10, 2016 - Segment 1 - We begin the show with Episode 2 of The World That Brought Us Freddie Gray, a 5-part radio documentary produced by students at the UMBC. Episode 2 looks at how policing and police-community relations are part of the story.
May 13, 2016

The World That Brought Us Freddie Gray: Part 4 – Housing

May 12, 2016 - Segment 1 - We host Part 4 of The World That Brought Us Freddie Gray, a 5-part radio documentary produced by students at UMBC. Episode 4 focuses on issues connected to housing.
May 6, 2016

Rebroadcast: Voices From the Freddie Gray Protests

May 6, 2016 - Segment 3 - We continue with Baltimore Uprising, One Year Later, with a rebroadcast of a piece we produced a year ago, featuring the voices of people at protests during the Uprising.
May 6, 2016

Jean Albert Renaud on the Lead Up to the 1968 Riots

May 5, 2016 - Segment 2 - We continue our feature Baltimore Uprising: One Year Later, as Steiner Show producer Mark Gunnery interviews Jean Albert Renaud in a conversation about the 1968 riots. Renaud is a former Motown artist, horseman, wild Mustang rancher, and founder of Protect Yourself 1 and Project Arrowhead, two programs for at-risk youth.
May 2, 2016

Remembering Fr. Daniel Berrigan

May 2, 2016 - Segment 1 - We begin the show with a brief reflection on the life of poet and activist Fr. Daniel J. Berrigan, who died on Saturday at the age of 94. Berrigan was one of the "Catonsville Nine" and a leader of the anti-Vietnam War movement.
April 29, 2016

Against All Odds: Voices of Popular Struggle In Iraq

April 29, 2016 - Segment 3 - We have a conversation with Ali Issa, national field organizer for War Resisters League, about his book "Against All Odds: Voices of Popular Struggle in Iraq."
April 29, 2016

A Tale of Two Cities: Examining West Baltimore Then & Now In The Context Of Last April’s Uprising

April 29, 2016 - Segment 2 - We talk with Ron Cassie, Senior Editor of Baltimore Magazine, about his in-depth and thought-provoking article "A Tale of Two Cities: For half a century, West Baltimore was a vital center of black culture, mixed-income neighborhoods, and groundbreaking civil rights activism. After Freddie Gray, can it be again?"
April 29, 2016

Baltimore Uprising One Year Later

April 27, 2016 - Segment 3 - We host the most recent episode of Baltimore Uprising, One Year Later. With: Malaika Aminata Clements, Ericka Alston, Dr. Karsonya "Kaye" Whitehead.
April 29, 2016

Remembering Prince

April 26, 2016 - Segment 1 - We host a special hour-long tribute to Prince, who died last week at the age of 57. With: Carla Wills, Kalima Young, Dr. Lester Spence, and Steve Parke.
April 14, 2016

Rebroadcast: Symbols Of The Confederacy

April 13, 2016 - Segment 2 - We host a rebroadcast of "Symbols of the Confederacy," about Baltimore's statuary honoring the Confederacy. Our panel of guests includes: Zoë Carpenter, Yoni Appelbaum, Chris Roberts, Dr. Tara Bynum, and Evan Serpick.
April 14, 2016

Understanding Jim Crow: Using Racist Memorabilia to Teach Tolerance and Promote Social Justice.

April 13, 2016 - Segment 2 - We host a conversation with Dr. David Pilgrim. He is a professor, orator, and human rights activist best known as the founder and curator of the Jim Crow Museum. We talk about his book Understanding Jim Crow: Using Racist Memorabilia to Teach Tolerance and Promote Social Justice.
April 8, 2016

Baltimore Uprising, One Year Later: Paul Rucker on History, Art, and the Uprising

April 8th, 2016 - Segment 2 - We play a segment of our project: Baltimore Uprising, One Year Later, we talk with cellist, artist, and Baker Artist Award recipient Paul Rucker about history, art, and the Uprising.
April 7, 2016

Baltimore Uprising, One Year Later: Kim Chase On Growing Up In West Baltimore

April 7, 2016 - Segment 1 - We begin the show with the next installment of our series Baltimore Uprising, One Year Later. We look back at the 1968 unrest in Baltimore following the death of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. With: Kim Chase, Business Manager for WEAA.
April 7, 2016

Baltimore Uprising, One Year Later: 1968 and 2015

April 6, 2016 - Segment 2 - As part of our series this month, Baltimore Uprising, One Year Later, our guests consider both the 1968 riots and the 2015 uprising.
April 7, 2016

Baltimore Uprising, One Year Later: Looking Back at 1968

April 5, 2016 - Segment 5 - It's our latest installment of our month-long series, Baltimore Uprising, One Year Later. Today's installment is called Looking Back at 1968.
April 5, 2016

The Comparison & Contrast of MLK and The Baltimore Uprising

April 4, 2016 - Segment 2 - Marc reflects upon, contrast and compare the 1968 Baltimore riots following the death of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the 2015 Baltimore Uprising. With: Dominique Stevenson and Marshall "Eddie" Conway.
April 1, 2016

The Social Life of DNA: Race, Reparations, and Reconciliation After the Genome

March 31, 2016 - Segment 1 - We rebroadcast a fascinating discussion held earlier this year with Dr. Alondra Nelson, talks about her book The Social Life of DNA: Race, Reparations, and Reconciliation After the Genome.
April 1, 2016

Tengella’s Take: Who Created the Beat in Beatbox?!

April 1, 2016 - Segment 1 - We host our weekly feature Tengella's Take with Koli Tengella. Koli is President of Tengella Edutainment, an instructor and creator of the Positive Social Change Performing Arts Program at Augusta Fells Savage Institute of Visual Arts High School, and he was a 2010 Open Society Institute Fellow.
March 30, 2016

Legalize It All: How To Win The War On Drugs

March 28, 2016 - Segment 1 - We host a conversation with with author Dan Baum, about his current front page article in Harper's magazine, Legalize It All: How to win the war on drugs, which discusses how the Nixon administration's "War on Drugs" was started to attack Black people and the anti-war left.
March 15, 2016

Panther Baby: A Life of Rebellion & Reinvention

March 11, 2016 - Segment 4 - In an archive edition of the Steiner Show, we hear an interview with Jamal Joseph, activist, urban guerrilla, FBI’s most wanted fugitive, poet, and filmmaker, who joined us to discuss his memoir, Panther Baby: A Life of Rebellion & Reinvention.
February 19, 2016

From The Archives: Philipp Meyer’s ‘American Rust’

February 19, 2016 - Segment 3 - We listen back to a special archive edition of The Marc Steiner Show, when I spoke with Baltimore native Philipp Meyer about his novel American Rust, a story set in a small, former steel town in western Pennsylvania.
February 17, 2016

The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution

February 16, 2016 - Segment 3 - We have a preview of the new documentary "Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution."
February 8, 2016

David Pilgrim On Understanding Jim Crow: Using Racist Memorabilia To Teach Tolerance

February 5, 2016 - Segment 2 - We have a conversation with Dr. David Pilgrim where we speak to him about his book Understanding Jim Crow: Using Racist Memorabilia to Teach Tolerance and Promote Social Justice.
January 24, 2016

Charles Johnson & Ethelbert Miller: On Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 21, 2016 - Segment 1 - We begin the show with a conversation with two of our great writers and thinkers, Charles Johnson and E. Ethelbert Miller, about Johnson's powerful and insightful book The Words and Wisdom of Charles Johnson.
January 19, 2016

2-Hour Special: The Relevance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In Today’s World

January 18, 2015 - Segment 1 - In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, we feature a special 2-hour conversation on the Rev. Dr. King's relevancy to this moment: From the 2016 election to community organizing in Baltimore.
January 19, 2016

From The Archives: Symbols of the Confederacy

January 15, 2015 - Segment 3 - We rebroadcast a conversation on symbols of the Confederacy in Baltimore and beyond.
January 8, 2016

Capitol Men: The Epic Story of Reconstruction Through the Lives of the First Black Congressmen

January 8, 2016 - Segment 3 - In a special archive edition of The Marc Steiner Show, we talk with award-winning author Philip Dray about his book Capitol Men: The Epic Story of Reconstruction Through the Lives of the First Black Congressmen.
December 10, 2015

Baltimore Traces: Communities In Transition – Part 3: Changes

December 9, 2015 - Segment 1 - We host the third segment of a series of productions by students in the American Studies Program at University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), called Baltimore Traces: Communities in Transition.
December 8, 2015

Baltimore Traces: Communities in Transition – Part 1: History

December 7, 2015 - Segment 1 - We host a production by students in the American Studies Program at University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), called Baltimore Traces: Communities in Transition. Part 1 looks at Baltimore's history.