International Politics

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

June 17, 2015

Haitian Migrant Workers In The Dominican Republic Facing Deportation

June 17, 2015 - Segment 4 - We turn to the Dominican Republic, where hundreds of thousands of migrant workers, 90% of whom are Haitian, are facing deportation.
June 11, 2015

International Roundtable: G7, Climate Change, and More

June 9, 2015 - Segment 3 - We host an International News Roundup, with topics including the G7 Summit on climate change, fossil fuels, Greece and the Islamic State.
June 11, 2015

From The Archives: Rebel Music — Race, Empire, and the New Muslim Youth Culture

June 5, 2015 - Segment 4 - In a special archive edition of The Marc Steiner Show, you will hear my interview with Dr. Hisham Aidi about his book Rebel Music: Race, Empire, and the New Muslim Youth Culture.
June 9, 2015

Kavitha Davidson On FIFA, The World Cup, The Olympics & Their Politics

June 2, 2015 - Segment 3 - Kavitha Davidson, Bloomberg View Sports Columnist joins us for a commentary on the controversy over FIFA, the world soccer governing body, and the Olympics.
May 28, 2015

Shared Weight: Unpredictable Journey

May 25, 2015 - Segment 2 - Take a journey through Vietnam with a group of eight people who went there to produce the radio documentary series Shared Weight.
May 28, 2015

Shared Weight: Artists Born of War

May 25, 2015 - Segment 1 - We listen to another episode of our documentary series about the Vietnam War, Shared Weight. We hear Artists Born of War, where artists and writers from all sides of the Vietnam War reveal how that conflict influenced – and maybe even birthed – their work.
May 21, 2015

Breaking It Down: What Is The Trans-Pacific Partnership?

May 19, 2015 - Segment 4 - We host an important discussion about an international agreement currently being hotly debated between Congress and the President - one that will affect all of us, but about which most of us know very little - the TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership).
May 21, 2015

International News Roundup: How Yemen, ISIS & Arctic Drilling All Relate

May 19, 2015 - Segment 2 - Our panel of guests joins in an International News Roundtable, as we discuss the situation in Yemen, ISIS, Arctic drilling, and more. With: James Phillips, Dr. Faheem Younus and Stephen Miles.
May 15, 2015

Visit From The Monks Of The Drepung Gomang Monastery

May 13, 2015 - Segment 4 - Monks from the Drupung Gomang Monastery in South India have been in Baltimore for the past week, leading discussions and meditations and creating a sand mandala at the Baltimore Yoga Village in Mount Washington.
May 15, 2015

Yemen: Breaking Down The Complexities

May 13, 2015 - Segment 2 - We look at the hidden story and complexities around the current situation in Yeman, where a Saudi-led bombing campaign against Yemen's Houthi rebels began in March and was scheduled to cease today.
May 11, 2015

Tom Hayden: Listen Yankee! Why Cuba Matters

May 8, 2015 - Segment 3 - Listen to my conversation from last Sunday with long-time activist, former politician, and author Tom Hayden, about his new book Listen Yankee! Why Cuba Matters.
May 11, 2015

Protests Against Police Brutality in Tel Aviv

May 8, 2015 - Segment 1 - We take a look at Israel, where thousands of people took to the streets of Tel Aviv on May 3 to protest police harassment of and brutality targeting Israelis of Ethiopian descent.
April 24, 2015

Report Back From The International Black Reparations Summit

April 22, 2015 - Segment 2 - Our guests report back on an important event that took place in New York, April 9-12: Institute of the Black World 21st Century International Black Reparations Summit. The three-day meeting honored pioneers in the fight for reparations for Black Americans.
April 8, 2015

Marc Steiner Show Travels To Cuba: Recap & US-Cuba Relations

April 8, 2015 - Segment 3 - Marc Steiner Show Producer Stefanie Mavronis and I just returned from a 12-day trip to Cuba, and we recap our trip as well as discuss Cuba in the wake of the December 17th announcement that the U.S. would restore full relations with that country.
March 30, 2015

Do Baltimore Teens Face Worse Conditions Than Their Nigerian Counterparts?

March 27, 2015 - Segment 2>/b> - Do poor teens in Baltimore face worse conditions than their counterparts in Nigeria, as a recent study suggests? We look at the study, published in December's Journal of Adolescent Health, with: Dr. Kristin Mmari, Dr. Lawrence Brown, and Dr. Roni Ellington.
March 25, 2015

Israeli Election Results and US Politics

March 23, 2015 - Segment 3 - We look at last week's Israeli election results and their implications for U.S. politics, with: Bill Fletcher, Senior Scholar at Institute for Policy Studies.
March 16, 2015

News Roundup: Shootings In Ferguson, Situation In Iran, Hillary Clinton & U.S. Attorney General

March 16, 2015 - Segment 3 - We host a national and international news roundtable, and discuss last week's shooting in Ferguson, Iran, Hillary Clinton, and the nomination of Loretta Lynch for U.S. Attorney General.
March 13, 2015

Debate: Nuclear Negotiations with Iran

March 12, 2015 - Segment 3 - We take a look at the United States' nuclear negotiations with Iran with James Phillips and Ali Gharib.
March 11, 2015

Everyman Theatre World of the Play: Ruined — You Will Not Fight Your Battles On My Body Anymore

March 10, 2015 - Segment 2 - We hear last Saturday's World of the Play discussion at Everyman Theatre, based on themes arising from Everyman's production of Lynn Nottage's Pulitzer Prize-winning play Ruined.
March 9, 2015

Remembering Hugo Chavez On The Anniversary Of His Death

March 5, 2015 - Segment 3 - We hear a special archive edition of the Steiner Show. On the second anniversary of the death of former Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, we consider this powerful and controversial figure's life and legacy.
March 4, 2015

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s Speech to Congress

March 4, 2015 - Segment 2 - Our guests reflect upon Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech yesterday before Congress, as well as U.S. policy with Israel.
March 2, 2015

What The Prison Uprising In South Texas Says About Immigration & For-Profit Prisons In The United States

March 2, 2015 - Segment 4 - We look at the inmate uprising that happened last week at Willacy County Correctional Center in Raymondville, Texas, known as "Ritmo," over inadequate medical conditions at this overcrowded for-profit facility.
March 2, 2015

From The Archives: Talking Autonomous Marxism And More With Silvia Federici & George Caffentzis

February 27, 2015 - Segment 3 - We bring you a special archive edition of The Marc Steiner Show, my conversation with Autonomous Marxists Silvia Federici and George Caffentzis, who stopped by the studio when then were in town last year.
February 24, 2015

Film By Fida Qishta: Where Should the Birds Fly

February 20, 2015 - Segment 4 - We speak with Palestinian filmmaker Fida Qishta about her compelling new film Where Should the Birds Fly.
February 19, 2015

Hope and Crisis in Greece: An Update on the Current Situation

February 19, 2015 - Segment 5 - We close out the show with a preview of a talk to be held tonight at Red Emma's Bookstore and Café, Hope and Crisis in Greece: An Update on the Current Situation. With Kostis Papadantonakis.
February 10, 2015

Addressing The Islamic State With Dr. Steven David & Phyllis Bennis

February 9, 2015 - Segment 3 - We continue our coverage and analysis of the Islamic State with Dr. Steven David and Phyllis Bennis.
January 29, 2015

What Does The Greek Election Mean For The Economy?

January 29, 2015 - Segment 3 - We examine the economic situation in Greece with Bhaskar Sunkara, Kostis Papadantonakis, and Mark Weisbrot.
January 29, 2015

Bhopal Activists In Baltimore To Discuss Biggest Man-Made Industrial Disaster In History

January 29, 2015 - Segment 2 - We hear a special preview of the Baltimore premiere of "Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain." This powerful documentary exposes the shocking events that led to the biggest man-made industrial disaster in history, when as many as 10,000 people were killed in one night.
January 26, 2015

International News Roundup: Middle East, Saudi Arabia & Yemen

January 26, 2015 - Segment 4 - We close out the show with a look at events in the Middle East, including Saudi Arabia and Yemen.
January 20, 2015

Sound Bites: Governor-Elect Hogan’s Environmental Agenda | How Will Phosphorus Management Fare This Session? | 2015 Global Food Trends Related To Systematic Change

January 20, 2015 - Segment 3 - On our newest episode of Sound Bites, our series about our food and our world, we look to Annapolis to examine the environmental agenda of Governor-elect Larry Hogan and the fate of the Phosphorus Management Tool. We also talk to Dr. Wayne Roberts about his predictions for the global food trends of 2015, which may surprise you.
January 20, 2015

Dr. Stephen Cohen On Turmoil In Ukraine

January 16, 2015 - Segment 4 - We look at the turmoil in Ukraine, with Stephen F. Cohen, Contributing Editor for The Nation. Cohen is Professor Emeritus at New York University and Princeton University and author of Soviet Fates and Lost Alternatives: From Stalinism to the New Cold War and The Victims Return: Survivors of the Gulag After Stalin.
January 13, 2015

Boko Haram: Baga Massacre, Latest in Campaign of Terror That Has Claimed Thousands of Lives

January 13, 2015 - Segment 3 - We discuss the Baga massacre, the latest in Boko Haram's deadly campaign in northern Nigeria. Since 2009 the people of Nigeria have called for their government, military and the international community to protect the people from Boko Haram.
January 12, 2015

Charlie Hebdo Attacks

January 12, 2015 - Segment 2 - We host a roundtable analysis of last week's fatal shootings in Paris that has left 17 dead, including employees at French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo.
January 9, 2015

KAL On Tragic Charlie Hebdo Magazine Attack In Paris

January 8, 2015 - Segment 3 - We turn to yesterday's tragic shooting at the Paris offices of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, which left 12 people dead. With: Kevin "KAL" Kallaugher, editorial cartoonist for The Economist magazine of London and The Baltimore Sun.
January 3, 2015

Our 2014 Year in Review: The Big News & What You May Have Missed

December 31, 2014 - Segment 1 - We look back at the biggest news stories of 2014 with Lenny McAllister, Sarah van Gelder, and Bob Somerby.
December 22, 2014

US-Cuban Relations: A New Era?

December 22, 2014 - Segment 2 - Last week President Obama surprised the nation by lifting the 54-year embargo on Cuba. We speak about U.S.-Cuba relations: past, present, and future.
December 14, 2014

Disturbing CIA Torture Report Released

December 11, 2014 - Segment 2 - We examine the Senate Intelligence Committee's five-year investigative report, released this week, which details allegations of harsh torture tactics in the CIA.
December 8, 2014

International Politics Roundup: Africa, Boko Haram, Middle East & ISIS

December 8, 2014 - Segment 4 - On today's international roundtable, we discuss topics from Africa to the Middle East: Boko Haram, ISIS and beyond. Our panel of guests includes: Dr. Faheem Younus, Dr. Max Hilaire, and Sam Faddis.
December 5, 2014

On the Side of the Road: Exploring Denial & The Contested History of Israeli-Palestinian Relations

December 4, 2014 - Segment 3 - Israeli journalist and filmmaker Lia Tarachansky joins us to talk about her documentary On the Side of the Road, which is showing in Baltimore on Friday at Johns Hopkins University and Sunday at Space 2640.
November 17, 2014

National & International News Roundup: President Obama’s Immigration Plan, The Islamic State & More

November 17, 2014 - Segment 3 - We look at national and international headlines, including President Obama's comments on immigration and the Islamic State with a roundtable of political analysts.
November 17, 2014

Analyzing the Historic U.S.-China Climate Change Agreement

November 14, 2014 - Segment 3 - We discuss the historic climate change agreement announced today between President Obama and China's President Xi Jinping, in which both countries vowed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions over the next two decades.
November 10, 2014

Voices From The Archives: Author Mark Bowden

November 7, 2014 - Segment 4 - I talk 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.
November 10, 2014

+972 Magazine: Conversation with Palestinian & Israeli Journalists

November 7, 2014 - Segment 3 - We talk with two journalists, one Palestinian and one Israeli: Noam Sheizaf and Samer Badawi.
November 10, 2014

Jenin Freedom Theatre in the Occupied West Bank

November 7, 2014 - Segment 2 - We talk with individuals from the Freedom Theatre in the Jenin Refugee Camp in the Occupied West Bank. The goal of the theatre is to empower the community and to explore the potential of arts as an important catalyst for social change.
November 10, 2014

Journalist Rula Jebreal on Minority Life in Israel and Islamophobia

November 6, 2014 - Segment 2 - We talk with Palestinian journalist, foreign policy analyst and author Rula Jebreal about her recent op-ed piece in the New York Times, "Minority Life in Israel."
November 10, 2014

The Nation On Their Interview With Edward Snowden in Moscow

November 4, 2014 - Segment 2 - The Nation's Editor and Publisher Katrina vanden Heuvel joins me to talk about the nearly four-hour interview that she conducted with Edward Snowden last month in Moscow.
November 4, 2014

Everyman Theatre World of the Play: A New Top Gun, A New War

October 31, 2014 - Segment 4 - We close out the show with a panel discussion I moderated last weekend at Everyman Theatre in Baltimore, part of the World of the Play series, called "A New Top Gun, A New War."
October 30, 2014

Ebola: Quarantines and Transmission

October 29, 2014 - Segment 3 - We discuss some issues around Ebola, including the question of quarantines and how the virus is transmitted.
October 28, 2014

World-Renowned Afro-Cuban Filmmaker Gloria Rolando

October 28, 2014 - Segment 3 - I'm joined by world-renowned Afro-Cuban Filmmaker Gloria Rolando, who is currently visiting and speaking at Morgan State University on telling African diaspora history history through film.
October 26, 2014

From Ferguson to Gaza: Black & Palestinian Communities and Activism

October 23, 2014 - Segment 3 - We discuss the growing synergy between African American and Palestinian activists in the U.S., and discuss the points of unity and tension within Black and Arab communities.