National 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 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 14, 2018

Rebecca Kobrin and the American Capitalism Series at Johns Hopkins

February 14, 2018 - American Capitalism - As part of our continuing series of conversations with the John Hopkins Seminar on American Capitalism, we talked with Columbia University's Dr.Rebecca Kobrin and Hopkins History Professor Dr. Nathan Connolly, one of the Seminar's conveners, to explore Dr. Kobrin's work on Jewish immigrant bankers, immigration, and world capitalism. 
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.
December 19, 2017

Dr. Caley Horan: Insurance and Neoliberalism in the Post WWII United States

December 19, 2017 - Insurance and Neoliberalism in America - As part of our ongoing conversation series with the Johns Hopkins Seminar in American Capitalism, we talk with MIT History Professor Dr. Caley Horan about her book project, Actuarial Age: Insurance and the Emergence of Neoliberalism in the Post WWII United States.
October 24, 2017

Forward Magazine: Jewish Identity In A Changing World

October 23, 2017 - Forward Magazine - The Forward started out 120 years ago as a Socialist daily paper written in Yiddish that appealed to the Jewish immigrant workers for decades. Now it has morphed into a monthly magazine and daily news site with a 21st century twist appealing to young and old, from all corners of the Jewish world. Its CEO and Publisher Rachel Fishman Feddersen stopped by our studios for a conversation last week when she was in town.
October 16, 2017

The Fight For Representation: The Cherokee Freedman

October 16, 2017 - The Cherokee Freedman - One of the little explored parts of our history is the enslavement of African-descended people by the Native American nations known as the Five Civilized Tribes. In August 2017, after years of legal battles, a lawsuit was won by the descendants of some of these slaves, called the Cherokee Freedman, which allows them full citizenship in the Cherokee nation. We talk with Jenni Monet, Marilynn Vann, Jon Velie, and Perline Boyattia.
October 6, 2017

American Capitalism, Black Banking, and Political Power

October 6, 2017 - Black Banking in the United States - Listen in to this engaging and illuminating conversation on Black banks and the nature of wealth and political power, inspired by a year-long seminar on American Capitalism currently taking place at Johns Hopkins University. October 6, 2017 - Black Banking in the United States. You will hear from: Dr. Nathan Connolly, Dr. Jared Ball,
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.
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 14, 2017

Report Back From Charlottesville: Resistance to Fascism

August 14, 2017 - Report Back From Charlottesville - A compelling  first-hand account from two journalists who were in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend, covering the Nazi/Klan/White Nationalist rally.
August 10, 2017

Democracy in Crises: The Fire and The Fury

August 10, 2017 - Democracy In Crises - We hosted the newest edition of Democracy in Crisis! I talked with co-host Baynard Woods about the the now present specter of nuclear war and Trumps latest comments on the situation with North Korea. Democracy in Crisis is produced by Calvin Perry. 
July 26, 2017

Edward Wyckoff Williams: The Latest on Trump

July 26, 2017 - Segment 2 - We hosted a conversation on the latest headlines on President Trump with Edward Wyckoff Williams.
July 24, 2017

National News Roundtable: Police Involved Shooting in Minneapolis & Trump

July 24, 2017 - Segment 1 - We hosted a National News Roundtable where we discussed the recent police involved shooting in Minneapolis and updates on Trumps latests actions. Our guests will be: Bill Fletcher, Jr., Jeff Singer, and Dr. Karsonya "Kaye" Wise Whitehead.
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 17, 2017

National News Roundtable: The American Health Care Act

July 17, 2017 - Segment 1 - We hosted a a National News Roundtable, where my guests and I reflected on the latest headlines including the Republican health care bill. With: Eugene Craig III, Dr. Richard Vatz, and Bill Fletcher Jr.
July 10, 2017

National News Roundtable: Putin and Trump

July 10, 2017 - Segment 1 - Our guest host Dr. Kimberly Moffit hosted a National News Roundtable focusing on the latest headlines from around the country. Our panel of guests included: Dr. Anne McCarthy, Bill Fletcher Jr., and ER Shipp.
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 5, 2017

National Roundtable: Trump’s Tweeting and Presidential Influence

July 5, 2017 - Segment 2 - We hosted a National News Roundtable, examining the latest headlines. With: Dr. Matthew Crenson, and Dr. Karsonya "Kaye" Wise Whitehead.
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.
June 27, 2017

Gyasi Ross: Being Native American, Life and Politics of America and Racism

June 27, 2017 - Segment 3 - We hosted a special archive edition of the show when I talked with Gyasi Ross, father, writer, artist, attorney, member of the Blackfeet Tribe, and author of How To Say I Love You In Indian. We talk about the life and politics of America and racism, from the perspective of a Native American artist and activist.
June 27, 2017

Zenobia Jeffries: The Philando Castile Acquittal Should Make You Mad as Hell

June 27, 2017 - Segment 2 - I hosted a conversation with Zenobia Jeffries, Racial Justice Associate Editor at YES! Magazine on her work at YES and what it means in this current climate. Her most recent article is called "White People, the Philando Castile Acquittal Should Make You Mad as Hell."
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 20, 2017

Michael Eric Dyson: Hurricane Katrina and the Color of Disaster

June 20, 2017 - Segment 3 - We took a step back into 2006 to listen to my conversation with scholar, best-selling author, and radio host Michael Eric Dyson. We discussed his book published that year called Come Hell or High Water: Hurricane Katrina and the Color of Disaster, which tells the story of those who were left behind during relief efforts.
June 19, 2017

National News Roundtable: The Philando Castile Verdict & Political Polarization

June 19, 2017 - Segment 1- We hosted a National Roundtable conversation where we discussed the Bill Cosby trial and the verdict in the trial surrounding the death of Philando Castile. With: Imara Jones, Dr. Karsonya "Kaye" Wise Whitehead, and Mark Trahant.
June 16, 2017

Imam Earl El-Amin: Celebration of Ramadan and Being Muslim in America

June 16, 2017 - Segment 2 - We hosted a segment in celebration with our Muslim brothers and sister for Ramadan with Imam Earl El-Amin, resident Imam of the Muslim Community Cultural Center of Baltimore.  
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.
June 14, 2017

The Emoluments Clause: Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh

June 14, 2017 - Segment 2 - We hosted a conversation with Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh who talked about his suit (filed along with Washington, DC, Attorney General Karl Racine) against Donald Trump alleging that he violated anti-corruption clauses in the Constitution.
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 10, 2017

Artists for Truth: Fake News and a Post-Truth Society

June 9, 2017 - Segment 4 - We hosted a conversation about the event Artists for Truth who will host two panel discussions on June 17: The Rise of Fake News and Ramifications of a "Post-Truth Society." I talked with: Rob Ferrell, Lillian Bayley Hoover, and Emily Soontornsaratool.
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 7, 2017

Talking About Race: Harm Reduction In Communities of Color

June 7, 2017 - Segment 1 - We hosted a preview of an important community event taking place this Thursday evening at 6:30 at University of Baltimore Law School's Moot Court Room, part of Open Society Institute-Baltimore's Talking About Race Series: Harm Reduction and Communities of Color.
June 6, 2017

Wild Mustangs in America: The End of Federal Protection

June 6, 2017 - Segment 2 - We hosted a conversation turns on the wild Mustang horse in the United States. We listened in to our 2011 interview with Jean Albert Renaud, who runs a program that brings together two of what he calls our endangered national treasures: Mustangs and at-risk youth.
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.
June 2, 2017

4chan: The Skeleton Key to the Rise of Trump

June 2, 2017 - Segment 3 - We hosted a re-broadcast of a show from earlier this year when I talked with Dale Beran, Professor in the SWAN (Screen Writing and Animation) Department at Morgan State University, about the imageboard website 4chan, based on his article, "4chan: The Skeleton Key to the Rise of Trump."
June 2, 2017

Marc’s Minutes: Solutions For Confederate Monuments in Baltimore

June 1, 2017 - Segment 4 - I took a few minutes to explore my opinions on ways that we can address the issues that are presented by Confederate Monuments which honor one of the most despicable moments in American history.
May 31, 2017

Howard Zinn: The Outsider in American Politics

May 31, 2017 - Segment 2 - We reached back into our archives for a 2004 archive edition of the Steiner Show with another one of my personal heroes: historian, playwright, and activist Howard Zinn. We discussed The Outsider in American Politics as well as his text A People's History of the United States.
May 26, 2017

Lenny McAllister: The State of The Republican Party and Trump

May 26, 2017 - Segment 3 - I talked with regular Steiner Show guest Lenny McAllister about the state of the Republican party and his thoughts on why Trump was accepted by the GOP. McAllister is Director of Entrepreneur Engagement, Western Pennsylvania, for the Commonwealth Foundation.
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 19, 2017

Martin and Malcolm

May 19, 2017 - Segment 2 - We bring you a special 2-hour archive edition of The Marc Steiner Show from 2007, Martin and Malcolm: One Vision - Two Voices
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 17, 2017

Democracy In Crisis: Russian Secrets and Chelsea Manning

May 17, 2017 - Segment 1 On this week's episode, the Democracy in Crisis team talk first about the secrets Trump shared with Russian diplomats
May 15, 2017

National News Roundtable: James Comey and Trump

May 15, 2017 - Segment 1 - We begin the week with a National News Roundtable, topics to include the latest on Donald Trump and James Comey.
May 12, 2017

Tavis Smiley: Donald Trump and The Resistance

May 12, 2017 - Segment 2 - Author, political commentator, entrepreneur, and advocate Tavis Smiley joined me and talked about two recent articles he wrote: one about Donald Trump and the resistance, and one about James Comey.
May 11, 2017

Democracy in Crisis: Firing of James Comey

May 11, 2017 - Segment 1 - We begin the show with the newest episode of Democracy in Crisis. Co-host Baynard Woods and I talk with independent print and media journalist Mark Trahant about Donald Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey.