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

December 8, 2015

From The Archives: The Rebellious Life Of Mrs. Rosa Parks

December 4, 2015 - Segment 6 - We host a special archive edition of The Marc Steiner Show where we listen back to my interview with Dr. Jeanne Theoharis, author of 'The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks."
December 8, 2015

150th Anniversary Of The Ratification Of The 13th Amendment Ending Slavery

December 3, 2015 - Segment 2 - On December 6, 1865 the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, officially ending the institution of slavery, was ratified. With these words, the single greatest change bought about from the Civil War was officially noted in the Constitution. The ratification came eight months after the end of the war, but it represented the culmination of a long struggle against slavery.
November 25, 2015

Dispatches From Africa and the Diaspora

November 20, 2015 - Segment 3 - We present our newest Center for Emerging Media production, Dispatches from Africa and the Diaspora.
November 19, 2015

Not About A Riot: Stories of Hope, Resilience, and Community

November 18, 2015 - Segment 3 - We take a look at an exciting new film premiering this Sunday, November 22, 2015, at 7:00pm at the EMP Collective. Not About a Riot tells the stories of the Baltimore Uprising that media didn't cover - stories of hope, resilience, and community.
November 4, 2015

Hartford County, Maryland Cross Burnings

November 3, 2015 - Segment 2 - Next we turn our focus on recent reports of cross burnings in Harford County, Maryland. With Gina Pierleoni, concerned resident of Bel Air, Maryland, and adjunct Painting and Drawing Professor at Harford Community College.
October 30, 2015

What Fanon Said: A Philosophical Introduction To His Life And Thought

October 30, 2015 - Segment 3 - We close the show with a conversation with internationally renowned interpreter of Franz Fanon's works, Lewis R. Gordon about his latest book What Fanon Said: A Philosophical Introduction To His Life And Thought.
October 29, 2015

Guns in Society: Gun Control, Self Defense and Civil Rights

October 27, 2015 - Segment 2 - We conclude today's show by revisiting a Philosopher's Roundtable from earlier this year, which focused on the debate taking place around gun control, calls for self defense and the role of guns in the civil rights movement.
October 21, 2015

Interview with 2015 MacArthur “Genius” Award Winner, Ta-Nehisi Coates

October 20, 2015 - Segment 2 - We listen to an encore presentation with Marc's interview with 2015 MacArthur "Genius" Award Winner Ta-Nehisi Coates.
October 19, 2015

The Cold Cases Of The Jim Crow Era

October 16, 2015 - Segment 2 - Marc speaks with Margaret Russell, Law Professor at Santa Clara University, about her opinion piece "The Cold Cases of the Jim Crow Era" which ran in the New York Times last August
October 13, 2015

Justice or Else: Reflections on the 20th Anniversary of the Million Man March

October 13, 2015 - Segment 3 - Did you attend the rally last weekend? Our panel reflects on the Million Man March 20 years on.
October 13, 2015

Gyasi Ross On The Movement To Rename Columbus Day

October 12, 2015 - Segment 2 - Since Monday, October 12th is the federal holiday named for Christopher Columbus, we acknowledge the effort to rename the day Indigenous People's Day.
October 12, 2015

Everyman Theatre’s World of the Play: The Inspector’s Role

October 9, 2015 - Segment 3 - In the latest installment of the our World of the Play series, Marc discusses J.B. Priestley's psychological thriller, An Inspector Calls.
October 6, 2015

Remembering Activist & Civil Rights Pioneer Grace Lee Boggs (1915-2015)

October 6, 2015 - Segment 1 - Activist, civil rights pioneer, writer, and public intellectual Grace Lee Boggs passed yesterday morning at the age of 100, at her home in Detroit. We begin our show with a remembrance and tribute to this remarkable woman.
October 5, 2015

Black Patriots and Loyalists: Fighting for Emancipation in the War for Independence

October 2, 2015 - Segment 4 - Alan Gilbert joins us to talk about his fascinating book Black Patriots and Loyalists: Fighting for Emancipation in the War for Independence. The book details the struggle of African Americans to gain freedom during the Revolutionary War.
September 28, 2015

Sir Hilary Beckles, CARICOM Reparations Chairman, On Slavery & Britain’s Black Debt

September 24, 2015 - Segment 1 - We start with a conversation about slavery, reparations, and the Caribbean with Sir Hilary Beckles, Vice-Chancellor of the University of the West Indies.
September 16, 2015

The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution

September 16, 2015 - Segment 3 - We talk with filmmaker Stanley Nelson about his important new documentary 'The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution.'
September 16, 2015

Ta-Nehisi Coates: The Black Family in the Age of Mass Incarceration

September 16, 2015 - Segment 1 - In our first segment we host a live interview with Ta-Nehisi Coates, national correspondent for The Atlantic and author of Between the World and Me and The Beautiful Struggle.
September 4, 2015

David Simon & Bill Zorzi On ‘Show Me A Hero’

September 4, 2015 - Segment 2 - Did you watch the 6-part HBO miniseries Show Me A Hero? Even if you didn't, you will want to hear my interview with the series' co-writers David Simon and Bill Zorzi.
September 2, 2015

The Black Lives Matter Movement & The Civil Rights Movement

September 2, 2015 - Segment 1 - We begin our show with a discussion about the Black Lives Matter movement and the Civil Rights Movement: differences, tensions, and connections. Our panel of guests will be responding in part to an op-ed in the Washington Post last week, "I was a civil rights activist in the 1960s. But it's hard for me to get behind Black Lives Matter."
August 28, 2015

Reflecting On The 10 Years Since Hurricane Katrina

August 28, 2015 - Segment 2 - Listen to a special Marc Steiner Show / Center for Emerging Media presentation: 10 Years Since Hurricane Katrina. You will hear the diverse voices of a number of individuals from and/or living in the Crescent City, most of whom lived through the storm.
August 21, 2015

From The Archives: Martha Cooper On Documenting The Birth Of Hip-Hop Culture

August 21, 2015 - Segment 4 - We close out the show with a special archive edition of The Marc Steiner Show as we listen back to my 2010 interview with photographer Martha Cooper, best known for documenting the birth of hip hop culture in New York City in the 1970's and early 80's.
August 21, 2015

Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz: Continuing The Conversation On ‘An Indigenous People’s History Of The US’

August 21, 2015 - Segment 3 - I talk with Native American author, historian, feminist, and self-described revolutionary Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, whose seminal book An Indigenous People's History of the United States was just released in paperback.
August 20, 2015

Remembering Longtime Civil Rights Leader Julian Bond & The Critical Years Of The Civil Rights Movement

August 20, 2015 - Segment 1 - With our guest host for the first hour, Dr. Lawrence Brown, we remember longtime Civil Rights leader Julian Bond, who died Sunday, and look back at 1965 and 1966, which were critical years of the movement.
August 11, 2015

Philosopher’s Roundtable: Exploring Institutional Racism

August 11, 2015 - Segment 3 - It's a Philosopher's Roundtable on defining and exploring institutional racism. We look at its definition and historical roots, especially as they relate to today.
August 11, 2015

Taylor Branch’s ‘America In the King Years’

August 11, 2015 - Segment 1 - Marc interviews Pulitzer Prize-winning author and historian Taylor Branch, whose trilogy 'America in the King Years' chronicles the life of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr..
August 10, 2015

The Quilters Of Gee’s Bend, Alabama

August 7, 2015 - Segment 2 - A special 2007 archive edition of The Marc Steiner Show: The Quilters of Gee's Bend, Alabama.
August 9, 2015

Poverty Since the Civil Rights Movement

August 5, 2015 - Segment 2 - In an archive presentation that is relevant for today, we examine why poverty has continued to grow in cities since the Civil Rights Movement.
August 9, 2015

Guests of the Ayatollah: The First Battle in America’s War with Militant Islam

August 4, 2015 - Segment 3 - We hear a special archive edition of the show, as Marc talks with Mark Bowden, author of many books including Black Hawk Down, about his 2006 work Guests of the Ayatollah: The First Battle in America's War with Militant Islam.
August 9, 2015

Mencken: The American Iconoclast

August 3, 2015 - Segment 3 - We have a conversation about Baltimore icon H.L. Mencken. Author Marion Elizabeth Rodgers joins us to talk about her book Mencken: The American Iconoclast.
August 9, 2015

Scarred Justice: The Orangeburg Massacre of 1968

August 3, 2015 - Segment 2 - We feature an archive edition of the Steiner Show, Scarred Justice: The Orangeburg Massacre of 1968. Marc speaks with Judy Richardson, director of a chilling documentary by that same name, about the 1968 massacre of black students at South Carolina State University.
August 9, 2015

Beyond Swastika and Jim Crow: Jewish Refugee Scholars at Black Colleges

July 31, 2015 - Segment 5 - We hear a special archive edition of The Marc Steiner Show, where we explore a surprising alliance, during World War II, when many Jewish professors fled from Nazi Germany and were offered positions at historically black colleges.
August 5, 2015

July 31: This Day in History

July 31, 2015 - Segment 1 - On this day in history, Muslims conquered Iberia and Whitney Young of the Urban League was born.
August 3, 2015

July 30: This Day in History

July 30, 2015 - Segment 1 - Marc talks about what happened on this day in history, including the day the city of Baltimore was founded, the day President Lincoln issued an “eye-for-eye” order to shoot a rebel prisoner for every black prisoner shot, and the day Charles Mingus recorded his solo Piano Album ‘Mingus Plays Piano’.
August 3, 2015

July 29: This Day in History

July 29, 2015 - Segment 1 - On this day in history, radical union leader Mother Jones led a march of mill children to the doorstep of President Theodore Roosevelt to expose conditions that children as young as 4 or 5 experienced working in sweatshops.
July 28, 2015

July 28: This Day in History

July 28, 2015 - Segment 1 - On this day in history, Johann Sebastian Bach died and the 14th Amendment of the US Constitution was ratified today.
July 28, 2015

July 27: This Day In History

July 27, 2015 - Segment 1 - Today in history, Red Summer began in Chicago with whites attacking black people and their communities, the man who escaped John Brown's raid Osborne Perry Anderson was born, and the first permanent telegraph cable was finished from Ireland to Newfoundland.
July 27, 2015

July 24: This Day In History

July 24, 2015 - Segment 1 - Today in history, Ladybug Mecca of Digable Planets was born, Red Summer violence reached Washington DC, and the Scottsboro Boys were convicted of rapes they did not convict.
July 27, 2015

July 23: This Day In History

July 23, 2015 - Segment 1 - Today in history, Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie was born, the Eastern Cherokee Council held a meeting in discuss President Jackson’s proposal to turn their lands into what is now called Oklahoma, and one of the deadliest riots in US history broke out on 12th Street in Detroit.
July 27, 2015

July 22: This Day In History

July 22, 2015 - Segment 1 - Today in history, actor James Earl Jones received the National Medal of Arts, Palestinian cartoonist Naji Salim al-Ali was shot and killed in London, and the great George Clinton was born.
July 23, 2015

July 21: This Day in History

July 21, 2015 - Segment 1 - On this day in history, the National Association of Colored Women’s Clubs was founded and Yusuf Islam, formerly known as Cat Stevens, was born.
July 22, 2015

July 20: This Day in History

July 20, 2015 - Segment 1 - On this day in history, Frantz Fanon was born and Italian anarchist Carlo Giuliani was shot and killed by Italian military police during a protest in 2001.
July 21, 2015

July 17: This Day In History

July 17, 2015 - Segment 1 - Today in history, folk songwriter Bessie Jones passed away, Joan of Arc was burned at the stake, and Port Chicago Mutiny took place in Chicago, California.
July 17, 2015

July 16: This Day in History

July 16, 2015 - Segment 1 - On this day, the city of La Paz declared independence from Spain and Ida B. Wells was born.
July 17, 2015

July 15: This Day In History

July 15, 2015 - Segment 1 - Today in history, an 8-year-old Gladys Knight took first prize on Ted Mack's Amateur Hour television show, Napoleon's armies stumbled upon the Rosetta Stone, and The All Negro Comics were first published.
July 13, 2015

July 13: This Day In History

July 13, 2015 - Segment 1 - Today in history, artist Frida Kahlo passed away, The Northwest Ordinance was signed laying the groundwork for the Westward expansion of the United States, and the New York Draft Riots broke out.
July 10, 2015

From The Archives: Ending Segregation & Fighting For Civil Rights In Cambridge, Maryland

July 10, 2015 - Segment 5 - We present a special archive edition of The Marc Steiner Show, commemorating the 52nd anniversary of the desegregation of Cambridge, Maryland.
July 10, 2015

Tengella’s Take: Think Twice About Celebrating The 4th Of July

July 10, 2015 - Segment 2 - It's a new Tengella's Take, our weekly feature when actor, educator, and activist Koli Tengella offers his thoughts on our world today. This week's segment is on the 4th of July.
July 10, 2015

July 10: This Day in History

July 10, 2015 - Segment 1 - On this day in history, Wilson Pickett released "In the Midnight Hour," the Scopes Monkey Trial began, and London scientists traced human roots back to Africa.
July 10, 2015

July 9: This Day In History

July 9, 2015 - Segment 1 - Today in history, poet and essayist June Jordan was born in Harlem, the founder of the Congress of Racial Equality James Farmer passed away, and the Springhill Massacre occurred in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
July 10, 2015

July 8: This Day In History

July 8, 2015 - Segment 1 - Today in history, songwriter and bandleader Louis Jordan was born, hundreds of white men attacked Hamburg, South Carolina, and mathematician Dr. David Henry Blackwell passed away.