Local & State Politics

March 6, 2018

Sen. Fred Harris: The Last Surviving Member of the 1968 Kerner Commission

March 6, 2018 - The Kerner Commission  - On July 28, 1967, President Lyndon B. Johnson created the Kerner Commission to investigate the causes of race-related uprisings that had taken place in Detroit and dozens of other cities, and to provide recommendations for the future. We talk with former Oklahoma Senator Fred Harris, the last surviving member of the Kerner Commission.
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.
February 13, 2018

Reverend William Barber & Rev. Liz Theoharis: The New Poor People’s Campaign

February 13, 2017 - The Poor People's Campaign in its 21st Century form is surging back as a national movement founded by Rev. Dr. William Barber, who created the Moral Mondays Movement and is chair of the chair of the NAACP's Legislative Political Action Committee, and Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis, founder and co-director of the Kairos Center for Religions, Rights, and Social Justice, and coordinator of the Poverty Initiative at Union Theological Seminary.
January 22, 2018

Baltimore City Public Schools: Underfunding and Neglect

January 22, 2017 - Baltimore City Public Schools - Baltimore City Public Schools need attention and support -- from lack of heat, to underfunding, construction dilemmas, returned funds, school closings, understaffing, and more. Listen in as our panelists wrestle with these issues and look to the future.
January 11, 2018

The 15th Annual Annapolis Summit: Part 2

January 10, 2018 – The 15th Annual Annapolis Summit – The 15th Annual Annapolis Summit convened on January 10, 2018, on the Opening Day of the Maryland General Assembly. The Marc Steiner Show partnered with The Daily Record, as we have for the past 5 years. Before an audience of over 160 participants, I interviewed Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, Senate President Mike Miller, and Speaker of the House Michael Busch.
January 10, 2018

The 15th Annual Annapolis Summit: Part 1

January 10, 2018 - The 15th Annual Annapolis Summit - The 15th Annual Annapolis Summit convened on January 10, 2018, on the Opening Day of the Maryland General Assembly.  The Marc Steiner Show partnered with The Daily Record, as we have for the past 5 years. Before an audience of over 160 participants, I interviewed Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, Senate President Mike Miller, and Speaker of the House Michael Busch.
January 5, 2018

Countdown to the Annapolis Summit: Bail Reform

January 5, 2017 - Bail Reform - In our Countdown to the Annapolis Summit we are examining issues that will be discussed and debated in the 2018 Maryland General Assembly. In this podcast we look at a critical issue that reached a crescendo last session and will prove to be major debate in the coming Legislative Session: Bail Reform.
December 25, 2017

Countdown to the Annapolis Summit: The Budget

December 25, 2017 - The Battle over Budgets - In our newest Countdown to the Annapolis Summit podcast, we look at the issue of the Budget, which will be debated in the 2018 Maryland General Assembly. oining us are two State Senators, both of whom sit on the Budget and Taxation Committee: Washington County Republican Andrew A. Serafini, and Baltimore City Democrat Bill Ferguson.
December 22, 2017

Countdown to the Annapolis Summit: Health Care

December 22, 2017 - Health Care in Maryland  - In our lead up to the Annapolis Summit, we are examining the hot button issue of Healthcare, which will be debated front and center once again We are joined by Vincent DeMarco, President of the Maryland Citizens’ Health Initiative; and Baltimore County Republican Delegate Chris West. 
December 18, 2017

Countdown to the Annapolis Summit: Beer Wars

December 18, 2017 - The Beer Wars - As we countdown to the Annapolis Summit we are covering issues that will be debated in the 2018 Maryland Legislative Session. One of those issues has been dubbed the "Beer Wars." I talk with Maryland Sate Comptroller Peter Franchot, and then President of the Maryland Public Health Association Raimee Eck.
December 7, 2017

Learning From Lexington: A UMBC Social History Project and Event

December 6, 2017 - Learning From Lexington - Learning from Lexington is an American Studies course taught at UMBC's new downtown classroom in the Lion Brothers buildings. This semester, students researched the history, cultures, and stories of the iconic Lexington Market, a public market located in the westside of downtown Baltimore.
December 6, 2017

Ben Jealous & Susan Turnbull: The Maryland Gubernatorial Race

December 5, 2017 - The Maryland Gubernatorial Race - Former NAACP President Ben Jealous, who is now running for Governor of Maryland in the Democratic Primary, joined us in-studio with his pick for Lieutenant Governor, Susan Turnbull.  Our conversation ranged from the popularity of Governor Hogan to crime and poverty in Baltimore, health care, education and more.
September 29, 2017

After the Confederate Monuments Come Down

September 29, 2017 - After Confederate Monuments - The Confederate monuments in Baltimore are gone, so now what? We talk with a group of artists and activists exploring their ideas about what should replace them. We are joined by Sheila Gaskins, Pablo Machioli, Owen Silverman Andrews, Carl Stokes, and Bilal Johnson-Bey.
September 28, 2017

Baltimore’s Future: David Warnock’s ‘Pugh Plan’

September 27, 2017 - Warnock's 'Pugh' Plan - We are launching a series of conversations about the future of Baltimore. David Warnock, former Mayoral candidate and founder of Camden Partners, wrote an interesting op-ed on what he thinks should be "Pugh's Plan" to revitalize the economy of Baltimore. We sat down in CEM's studio to explore his ideas.
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.
September 7, 2017

Aviva Chomsky: Fighting For DACA

September 7, 2017 - Avi Chomsky - For our latest podcast we interviewed Avivia Chomsky, Professor of History and Coordinator of Latin American Studies at Salem State University. We discussed the history of DACA and the effect that rescinding this policy will have on 800,000 DACA holders, and 10 million undocumented immigrants.
September 6, 2017

Tent City & Baltimore’s Renewed Civil Rights Campaign

September 6, 2017 - Tent City - For our latest podcast we interviewed some of the organizers and participants from the Tent City who camped out in front of Baltimore’s City Hall.  Many were homeless, some were housing insecure and some were supporters demanding housing for the homeless.
August 22, 2017

Dr. Nathan Connolly: Charlottesville & The Removal of Confederate Monuments

August 22, 2017 -  Charlottesville & The Removal of Confederate Monuments - Johns Hopkins scholar and activist Dr. Nathan Connolly wrote a reflection and analysis in the Washington Post about Charlottesville and the removal of Confederate monuments. He joined us for an illuminating and interesting conversation
August 15, 2017

Jelani Cobb – The Battle of Charlottesville

August 15, 2017 - The Battle For Charlottesville - We talk with scholar, activist and writer Jelani Cobb about his New Yorker article "Battle of Charlottesville." Cobb offers his analysis and observations on the movement of neo-nazis and racists confronted in Charlottesville.
August 10, 2017

Baltimore Ceasefire: What Success Means & Where We Go From Here

August 10, 2017 - Baltimore Ceasefire  - This first podcast delves into the cities ceasefire last weekend as we talk with Erricka Bridgeford who inspired and created Baltimore Ceasefire and community theater activist and Steiner Show commentator Koli Tengella who was not part of the planning but was one of thousands to spontaneously and creatively participate respond to the call of  Baltimore Ceasefire.
July 27, 2017

Local News Roundtable: Mandatory Minimum Update

July 27, 2017 - Segment 1 - We hosted a roundtable conversation on  local topics, which included the proposed mandatory minimum legislation for gun possession, with former Steiner Show producer Bobby Marvin Holmes, Councilman Zeke Cohen, and Dr. Kimberly Moffit.
July 27, 2017

Baltimore Public Housing: Douglass Homes

July 26, 2017 - Segment 2 - We hosted a conversation on Baltimore Public Housing, looking at the situation at Douglass Homes. With: Reverend Annie Chambers, Ian Schlakman, and Brandon Walker.
July 26, 2017

Mandatory Minimum Roundup: Councilman John Bullock

July 26, 2017 - Segment 3 - We hosted an update on proposed "mandatory minimum" legislation for gun possession in Baltimore, following last night's contentious six and a half hour city council hearing on the topic. With 9th District City Councilman John Bullock.
July 25, 2017

Baltimore CeaseFire: Vision For The Future

July 25, 2017 - Segment 1 - We took a look at Baltimore Ceasefire, a local group of Baltimore community members who are calling for a murder-free weekend in Baltimore, Friday August 4th through Sunday August 6th. With: Erricka Bridgeford, and PFK Boom.
July 24, 2017

Local Roundtable: Effect of Violent Crime In Communities in Baltimore

July 24, 2017 - Segment 2 - We hosted a Local News Roundtable where we discussed the effects that violent crime has on the community in Baltimore. With: Melody Simmons, Kim Trueheart, Dr. Karsonya "Kaye" Wise Whitehead, and Odette Ramos.
July 20, 2017

National Roundtable: BPD Controversy, and Trump’s Plans For The Middle East

July 20, 2017 - Segment 1 - We hosted a National News Roundtable, where our guests reflected on the latest headlines. With: Dr. Lester Spence, Dr. Ray Winbush, and Dr. Roni Ellington.
July 19, 2017

Freedom To Thrive: Criminalization, Policing, and Mass-Incarceration

July 19, 2017 - Segment 2 - We hosted a discussion that jumped off from the Center for Public Democracy's paper "Freedom to Thrive: Reimagining Safety & Security in Our Communities." Our panel of guests includes: Nabeehah Arifah Azeez, Elizabeth Alex, and Jennifer Epps-Addison.
July 19, 2017

The End of City Paper?

July 19, 2017 - Segment 1 - With the news last week that the Baltimore Sun Media Group plans to stop publishing the City Paper this year, we held a roundtable to talk about the legacy of the alt-weekly and the future of journalism in Baltimore. With: Baynard Woods, Brandon Soderberg, and Lisa Snowden-McCray.
July 18, 2017

Baltimore City Council Roundtable: Two Hour Special

July 18, 2017 - Segment 1 - We hosted a special 2 hour city council roundtable. Baltimore City Council members came on to discuss topics that included: the proposal supported by Mayor Pugh and City Council members to create mandatory minimum sentences for anyone caught with a gun; and more.
July 17, 2017

Baltimore Faith Based Development Certificate Program

July 17, 2017 - Segment 2 - I talked with three individuals involved the Baltimore Faith Based Development Certificate Program, which provides training and technical assistance to houses of worship in Baltimore that are seeking to develop affordable housing and community facilities in the city.
July 13, 2017

Dr. Lawrence Brown: BRACE & The Racial Dynamics of Development

Jult 13, 2017 - Segment 1 - I had a fascinating conversation with Dr. Lawrence Brown, Professor of Public Health at Morgan State University and founder of BRACE: The Baltimore Redevelopment Action Coalition for Empowerment, about his scholarship on housing, lead poisoning and the racial dynamics of development. 
July 11, 2017

Bail Reform Roundtable: New Bail Use Laws

July 11, 2017 - Segment 1 - We hosted a roundtable on Bail Reform. New court rules governing the use of bail went into effect on July 1, and our panel of guests joined us to explain the rules and answer any questions. With: Lawrence Grandpre, and Doug Colbert.
July 7, 2017

Democracy In Crises: J20 Protestors & Their Trials

July 7, 2017 - Segment 2 - We hosted the newest edition of Democracy in Crisis! I talk with co-host Baynard Woods about the J20 protesters and new information that is coming to light in the trial. Democracy in Crisis is produced by Imani Spence.
July 7, 2017

Baltimore Rapper Son of Nun: It’s Like That

July 6, 2017 - Segment 2 - We hosted a rebroadcast of a program from earlier this year, when Baltimore rapper Son of Nun joined us to talk about his video, "It's Like That," a mini-documentary featuring local Baltimore activists. Bashi Rose, who directed the video, was also in-studio.
July 5, 2017

Transportation Roundtable: CityLink, The Red Line, and Biking in Baltimore

June 5, 2017 - Segment 1 - We hosted a roundtable on Transportation in Baltimore. With: Sam Jordan, Shaivaughn Crawley, Danielle Sweeney, and Ryan Artes.
July 5, 2017

Democracy in Crises: Protests of the Alt-Right

June 29, 2017 - Segment 1 - We hosted the newest episode of Democracy in Crisis! With Steiner Show Producer Imani Spence, journalist and host Baynard Woods, and City Paper Editor in Chief Brandon Soderberg. This week's topic is an Alt-Right protest that took place this past Tuesday in Washington, DC.
July 5, 2017

City Paper This Week: Long Ride

June 28, 2017 - Segment 3 - We hosted our regular feature, City Paper This Week! Steiner Show Producer Imani Spence talks with City Paper Editor-in-Chief Brandon Soderberg as well as Kenneth Stone Breckenridge, researcher and reporter for City Paper, about Breckenridge's story this week on driving someone to Myrtle Beach to go through rehab.
July 5, 2017

Baltimore Housing Roundtable: Public Housing in the City

June 28, 2017 - Segment 2 - We hosted a Baltimore Housing Roundtable. With: Jeff Singer, founder of Healthcare for the Homeless; and Ralph Moore, Instructor for BCCC at the Healthy Start Center in East Baltimore.
June 28, 2017

Transportation Roundtable: The BaltimoreLink Bus Plan

June 28, 2017 - Segment 1 - We hosted a re-broadcast of an important panel discussion on Transportation that aired earlier this year, which focused on the BaltimoreLink bus plan, which launched last week amid controversy. With: Jimmy Rouse, Samuel Jordan, and Denise Griffin Johnson.
June 26, 2017

Local News Roundtable: Solutions Other Than Policing

June 26, 2017 - Segment 2 - We hosted a Local News Roundtable and discussed ways we can combat the violence in Baltimore City other than through increased policing. With: Denzel Mitchell, Carl Stokes, and Jaisal Noor.
June 26, 2017

National Roundtable: Senate Health Care Bill & Policy Brutality

June 26, 2017 - Segment 1 - We hosted a National News Roundtable, topics to include the Senate's Health Care Bill. With: Denzel Mitchell, Eugene Craig III, and ER Shipp.
June 24, 2017

Democracy In Crises: J20 Protests & Reporting

June 23, 2017 - Segment 3 - We hosted the newest edition of Democracy in Crisis. Host Baynard Woods, City Paper Editor in Chief Brandon Soderberg, and Steiner Show producer Imani Spence discuss the J20 Black Bloc protests and how they might have changed free speech and reporting forever.
June 23, 2017

The Story of Civil Rights: Cambridge, Marylannd

June 22, 2017 - Segment 1 - We begin the day with a special 2013 archive edition of our show, The Story of Civil Rights in Cambridge, Maryland. Our guests commemorate the 50th anniversary of the desegregation of Cambridge
June 21, 2017

City Council Roundtable: Improving Schools and Education in Baltimore

June 21, 2017 - Segment 2 - We hosted a Baltimore City Teachers Roundtable. We will discuss whether teachers feel supported, what BCPSS is doing to improve the lives of students and teachers, and more. With: Samantha Scalise, teacher at Digital Harbor High; and Albert Phillips, teacher at Southwest Baltimore Charter School.
June 21, 2017

City Council Roundtable: Baltimore City Economic Infrastructure

June 21, 2017 - Segment 1 - We hosted a Baltimore City Council Roundtable. With: Councilwoman Mary Pat Clarke (District 14); Councilwoman Shannon Sneed (District 13); and Councilman Bill Henry (District 4). We discussed the Inner Harbor, a working wage, and ways to improve Baltimore's economic and education infrastructure. 
June 20, 2017

The Wire: Interview with Writer & Co-Producer Ed Burns

June 20, 2017 - Segment 2 - We hosted a special interview I conducted around the popular and powerful television series The Wire.We then listened to a conversation I had with Ed Burns, a writer and co-producer of The Wire.  Burns is a former Baltimore City Cop and Baltimore City public school teacher.
June 19, 2017

Local News Roundtable: Strengthening Baltimore

June 19, 2017 - Segment 2 - We hosted a Local Roundtable discussion about ways to makes our city stronger more effectively. With: Joshua Harris, and Dr. Karsonya "Kaye" Wise Whitehead.
June 16, 2017

Baltimore Teacher Union President Marietta English: Bringing Children Back To School

June 16, 2017 - Segment 3 - I hosted a conversation with Baltimore Teachers' Union President Marietta English on the Bringing Back Baltimore One Child at a Time initiative.
June 15, 2017

Sound Bites: Sandtown–Building a Model for Food and Jobs

June 15, 2017 - Segment 2 - We hosed a special archive edition of Sound Bites, our series on our food and our world. We traveled to the Sandtown Winchester neighborhood of Baltimore for a town hall meeting on food sovereignty, held in partnership with Johns Hopkins' Baltimore Food and Faith Project,
June 14, 2017

Democracy In Crises: The Hearing for Jeff Sessions

June 14, 2017 - Segment 3 - We hosted the newest edition of Democracy in Crisis! I talked with co-host Baynard Woods about his trip to Attorney General Jeff Sessions' hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee. Woods is a writer for The Guardian and Editor-At-Large for City Paper.