International Politics

February 27, 2018

Different Takes: Russia and the Election – The Long History of Election Interference

February 26, 2018 -  The Long History of Election Interference - In the second conversation of our "Different Takes: Russia and the New Election" series, we talk with New York Times National Security Reporter Scott Shane, who wrote an article in the Times' Sunday Review, titled "Russia isn't the only one meddling in elections. We do it too."
February 26, 2018

Different Takes: Russia and the Election – Russia In Baltimore

February 26, 2018 - Russian Meddling in Baltimore - We begin a new series, "Different Takes: Russia and the New Election." Our conversation starts right here in Baltimore with the Rev. Dr. Heber Brown, Pastor of Pleasant Hope Baptist Church, who talks about his encounter with Russian interference during the Freddie Gray uprising, through discovering the Russian-created Facebook page called The Blacktivist.
September 19, 2017

DACA’s Effect on Baltimore and its Citizens

September 19, 2017 - DACA's Effect on Community - While the plight of the young people registered through DACA  has left the headlines, we share with you a panel discussion that looks at the depth of the issue. We hear from a DACA registrant about loving this country while living under threat of being deported from the only country she knows.
July 21, 2017

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.
June 12, 2017

National Roundtable: James Comey & Media’s Role

June 12, 2017 - Segment 1 - We hosted a National News Roundtable where we discussed the James Comey hearing as well as medias role in regards to Trump. With: Carla Wills, Ralph Moore, and Dr. Richard Vatz.
June 7, 2017

The Six Day War: Dr. Ali Zaghab and Time in Palestine

June 7, 2017 - Segment 3 - We hosted a conversation with our guests about the 50th Anniversary of the Six-Day War. Our second guest was a Palestinian American businessman and political commentator, Dr. Ali Zaghab who offered us an updated perspective on the war and his time in Palestine.
June 7, 2017

The Six Day War: A Historic Perspective with Lia Tarachansky

June 7, 2017 - Segment 2 - We hosted a conversation with our guests about the 50th Anniversary of the Six-Day War. Our first guest was Lia Tarachansky and she offered a historic perspective on why the soldiers were fighting and what the War meant for the world.
June 6, 2017

Voices from the Holy Land: Perspectives on Israel and Palestine

June 6, 2017 - Segment 1 - We hosted a special archive edition of our series Voices from the Holy Land, which features voices from Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza - from people of many religions, political opinions, and backgrounds.
June 5, 2017

National & International News Roundtable: London Attacks & Trump

June 5, 2017 - Segment 1 - We hosted a National / International News Roundtable where we discussed the attacks in London over the weekend, Trump's tweets, and the Paris Climate Accord. With: Bill Fletcher, Jr., Quincy Gamble, and Dr. Kimberly Moffit.
May 26, 2017

International Perspectives on Donald Trump

May 26, 2017 - Segment 1 - We hosted my conversation with teacher and freelance writer Robynn Colwell -- an American living in Brussels, Belgium -- about international opinions on Donald Trump and what life is like as an expatriate during his presidency.
May 25, 2017

Trita Parsi on the Middle East

May 25, 2017 - Segment 1 - We begin the show with my conversation with Dr. Trita Parsi about the current situation in Iran and Trump in the Middle East.
May 22, 2017

National News Roundtable: Trump and Suadi Arabia

May 22, 2017 - Segment 1 - We hosted a National News Roundtable, and discussed Donald Trump's trip to Saudi Arabia and much more. With: Dana Peterson Moore, Bill Fletcher Jr., and Dr. Ray Winbush.
May 17, 2017

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 11, 2017

Shibley Telhami: Public Opinion on Israel and Palestine

May 11, 2017 - Segment 2 - We talk with Dr. Shibley Telhami, The Anwar Sadat Chair for Peace and Development at the University of Maryland, about a poll he co-commissioned with Stella Rouse by Nielsen Scarborough about foreign policy.
May 10, 2017

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 8, 2017

National News Roundtable: The AHCA and The French Election

May 8, 2017 - Segment 1 - We hosted a National News Roundtable, where we discussed the passage of the American Health Care Act by the U.S. House of Representatives, the French Election results, and much more. With: Dr. Jack Fruchtman, Jr., Sarah Posner, and Dr. Anne McCarthy.
April 17, 2017

Dr. Thabit Abdullah: Discussion and Updates on Syria

April 17, 2017 - Segment 3 - I hosted a discussion and update on Syria, with Dr. Thabit Abdullah, Professor of Middle East History at York University, Toronto.
April 17, 2017

National News Roundtable: North Korea, Syria, and the Trump Administration

April 17, 2017 - Segment 2 - We hosted a National News Roundtable where we discussed the issues surrounding Syria and North Korea, as well as numerous other issues.
April 12, 2017

Syria: The Fall Of Aleppo

April 10, 2017 - Segment 2 - We hosted a re-broadcast a conversation on Syria from December. We hope that this conversation will serve as a great primer for anyone who is unfamiliar with the situation. With Dr. Thabit Abdullah, Dr. Adil Shamoo, and Dr. Shon Meckfessel.
April 10, 2017

Sound Bites: Climate Change and The Future

April 6, 2017 - Segment 3 - We hosted the latest edition of Sound Bites, our series on our food and our world. We examined the historical context of the climate change debate, and then hosted a diverse panel of guests who considered the reality of climate change and how to effectively talk about it.
March 22, 2017

14th Anniversary of the Iraq War

March 21, 2017 - Segment 2 - We hosted a panel that reflected upon the fact that this week marks the 14th anniversary of the Iraq War. With: Dr. Thabit Abdullah, Dr. Adil Shamoo, and Dr. Steven David.
March 17, 2017

Wikileaks: Spy Tactics of The CIA and MI5

March 17, 2017 - Segment 3 - We hosted a discussion on the significance of the Wikileaks revelations about the spy tactics of the CIA and MI5, and what it means about our privacy. With: Jenna McLaughlin, and Sean Gallagher.
March 7, 2017

Immigration Roundtable

March 7, 2017 - Segment 2 - For the second part of our show we have a roundtable discussion on the newest Executive Order on Immigration
March 7, 2017

Rania Khalek on Geopolitical Immigration

March 7, 2017 - Segment 1 - Today, we begin the show with a Geopolitical Overview of Trump's latest Executive Order on Immigration
February 14, 2017

The Latest on Israel-US Relationship & The Maryland Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions Movement

February 14, 2017 - Segment 2 - We turn to the topic of the current Israel-US relationship and the Maryland BDS (Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions) movement. With: Jodie Zisow McClean, Howard Libit, Dr. Bob Freedman, and Dr. Ali Zaghab.
February 1, 2017

Immigration Roundtable: Trump’s Travel Ban & What’s Next

January 31, 2017 - Segment 3 - Experts Sanho Tree, Zainab Chaudry, and Elizabeth Alex discuss the implications of Trump's travel ban in our Immigration Roundtable.
January 30, 2017

National News Roundtable: Donald Trumps Executive Order & Protests Against It

January 30, 2017 - Segment 1 - We hosted a National News Roundtable, topics to include this weekend's protests against Donald Trump's Executive Order to ban people from seven predominantly Muslim nations from entering the United States.
January 16, 2017

MLK Remembrance: Legacy and Looking Towards the Trump Administration

January 16, 2017 - Segment 1 - We celebrate the Martin Luther King, Jr., Holiday with a panel of guests who met with us last year to discuss the legacy of Dr. King in the context of the Obama Presidency. Now, as we look to the incoming Trump administration, these same three guests will talk about Dr. King's legacy for this moment in time. With: Dedrick Muhammad, Dorcas Gilmore, and Charly Carter.
January 9, 2017

Democratic National Committee: Russian Hacking

January 9, 2017 - Segment 1 - We host an analysis of the news that Russia was behind last year's hacking of internal emails of top officials at the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton.
January 4, 2017

International News Roundtable: Russia, Iasrael, & NATO

January 4, 2017 - Segment 1 - We host an International News Roundtable, discussing topics such as the new UN Israel Policy, Russia, and NATO. With Guests: Rania Khalek, John Feffer, and Charles "Sam" Faddis.
December 20, 2016

Updates On Syria: Present and Past

December 20, 2016 - Segment 2 - With our guests, we check in with the current situation in Syria. With: Dr. Thabit Abdullah, Dr. Adil Shamoo, and Dr. Shon Meckfessel.
December 9, 2016

Dr. Aviva Chomsky: How Immigration Became Illegal

December 9, 2016 - Segment 3 - I talk with author and activist Dr. Aviva Chomsky, professor of History and the Coordinator of Latin American, Latino and Caribbean Studies at the Salem State University in Massachusetts. Dr. Chomsky is author of the book UNDOCUMENTED: How Immigration Became Illegal.
December 6, 2016

International News Roundtable

December 6, 2016 - Segment 2 - An International News Roundtable focusing on the elections in Italy and Austria, the implications for the EU and the refugee crisis, and an update on Aleppo.
December 5, 2016

Andres Alonso on Fidel Castro

December 2, 2016 - Segment 4 - I talk with former Baltimore City School CEO Dr. Andres Alonso about growing up in Cuba and how his Cuban education has made him the educator he is today.
December 1, 2016

Reflections on Castro: James Counts Early

November 30, 2016 - Segment 3 - We bring you another reflection on the life and legacy of Fidel Castro. With: James Counts Early, former Director of the Cultural Heritage Policy Smithsonian Institution Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage.
November 30, 2016

Aviva Chomsky: Reflection on Fidel Castro

November 29, 2016 - Segment 3 - A reflection on the life and legacy of Fidel Castro, with Dr. Aviva Chomsky. Dr. Chomsky is a professor of History and the coordinator of Latin American, Latino and Caribbean Studies at the Salem State University.
November 16, 2016

Immigration and the Election

November 16, 2016 - Segment 1 - We begin the show with a discussion on Immigrant Communities and the Election focusing on Muslim populations and the affect on young people.
October 25, 2016

International Roundtable: Yemen, Aleppo and Mosul

October 24, 2016 - Segment 2 - International News Roundtable on Yemen, Mosul and Aleppo and United States foreign policies.
October 11, 2016

Haiti in the Wake of Hurricane Matthew

October 11, 2016 - Segment 3 With the death toll of Hurricane Matthew growing, we have an update from Haiti about Hurricane Matthew and what the country needs in order to recovery.
October 4, 2016

Author Talk: Aviva Chomsky

October 4, 2016 - Segment 2 - I talk with author and activist Dr. Aviva Chomsky, professor of History and the Coordinator of Latin American, Latino and Caribbean Studies at the Salem State University in Massachusetts
September 20, 2016

Attacks in New York, New Jersey, and Minnesota

September 20, 2016 - Segment 1 - Our panel of guests discuss the attacks in Minnesota, New York and New Jersey, and the response of the Afghan, Somali, and Muslim communities.
September 13, 2016

National Security Roundtable: 9/11

September 12, 2016 - Segment 1 - Monday morning at 10:00 we begin the week by looking back and reflecting upon national security in the fifteen years since 9/11.
September 7, 2016

What Should US Foreign Policy Be Regarding ISIS

September 7, 2016 - Segment 3 - We host a discussion and debate on U.S. foreign policy regarding ISIS.
August 25, 2016

Ethelbert Miller on Ryan Lochte

August 23, 2016 - Segment 1 - We begin the show with a commentary by poet and activist E. Ethelbert Miller on Ryan Lochte, an Olympian who lied about being robbed.
August 10, 2016

Brittany Oliver on Her Trip to Palestine/Israel

August 10, 2016 - Segment 3 - We talk with Baltimore community activist, educator and emerging artist Brittany Oliver about her trip to Palestine/Israel in July with a delegation from the Interfaith-Peace Builders.
August 3, 2016

Sports Commentary: The Olympics

August 3, 2016 - Segment 5 - The Olympics begin this week, so we check in with Dave Zirin for a sports commentary on the Olympics in Rio and Basketball Players in the Movement for Black Lives.
August 3, 2016

International Roundtable: Russia, the DNC, Syria and More

August 2, 2016 - Segment 1 - We host an International Roundtable looking at Russia, the DNC email leaks, and the Russian helicopter shot down in Syria.
August 2, 2016

Dispatches from Africa and the Diaspora: #BlackLivesMatter Everywhere

July 29, 2016 - Segment 3 - We discuss the future of the UK post-Brexit, and what Black Lives Matter has meant in the European context with members of the activist community in the UK.
July 20, 2016

International Roundtable: Attacks in Germany and France & The Turkish Military Coup

July 20, 2016 - Segment 3 - International News Roundtable speaking about the terrorist attacks in Europe and the Turkish military coup.
July 15, 2016

From The Archives — Objective Troy: A Terrorist, A President, and the Rise of the Drone

July 15, 2016 - Segment 3 - We listen in to a special archive edition of the Steiner Show, my discussion with Scott Shane about his book Objective Troy: A Terrorist, A President, and the Rise of the Drone, about the killing of Anwar Al-Awlaki and President Obama's use of drones.