National Politics

May 10, 2017
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Democracy in Crises: The Latest on Trump

May 10, 2017 - Segment 2 - We hosted our latest episode of Democracy in Crisis. Baynard Woods and I talked about the latest news around Donald Trump. Woods is reporter for The Guardian and Editor at Large for City Paper.
May 10, 2017
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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 1, 2017
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Walter Mosley: An UNtopia Future For Society

May 1, 2017 - Segment 1 - We hosted an interview from last fall with Walter Mosley about his newly published book, Folding the Red Into the Black: Developing a Viable UNtopia for Human Survival in the 21st Century.
April 28, 2017
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Democracy In Crisis: Baltimore Uprising, Two Years Later

April 28, 2017 - Segment 4 - We hosted the newest episode of Democracy in Crisis. Baynard Woods and I talked with D. Watkins about the 2-year anniversary of the Baltimore Uprising.
April 28, 2017
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Dr. Benjamine Barber: If Mayors Ruled The World

April 27, 2017 - Segment 2 - We honored Dr. Benjamin Barber, who died this past Sunday, by replaying my 2014 conversation with him in which he talked about this book If Mayors Ruled the World: Dysfunctional Nations, Rising Cities.
April 28, 2017
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Democracy In Crisis: Dissaray at 100 Days

April 27, 2017 - Segment 1 - We hosted the latest episode of Democracy in Crisis. Baynard Woods and I talked with Imara Jones about the new direction of the Democratic Party and the state of the Trump administration 100 days in.
April 26, 2017
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Temperature Rising: Climate March Awareness

April 25, 2017 - Segment 3 - We hosted a preview of a special event taking place Wednesday night at the Motor House: Temperature Rising, a Climate March Awareness Showcase! We heard from artists commissioned by MICA to produce works that would engage participation in the upcoming People's Climate March, with support from the Town Creek Foundation.
April 26, 2017
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Will Ex-Presidents Check Donald Trump? – Arthur Magida

April 25, 2017 - Segment 1 - We hosted an interview with author ad educator Arthur Magida about his recent article in The Washington Spectator, "Will Ex-Presidents Check Donald Trump?"
April 24, 2017
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National News Roundtable: The French Election, and Establishment Politics

April 24, 2017 - Segment 1 - We hosted a National News Roundtable where we discussed the French Election, Establishment Politics in America, and methods of progress for the future. With: Dr. Baruti Kopano, and Dr. Jared Ball.
April 21, 2017
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Soundbites: The People’s Climate March

April 20, 2017 - Segment 2 - We hosted the newest episode of Sound Bites, our series about our food and our world. We listened in to a panel that took place Wednesday, April 19, at 2640 Space in Baltimore, "Fired Up & Ready To Go," leading up to the People's Climate March on April 29th in Washington, D.C.
April 19, 2017
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State of the DOJ Consent Decree in Baltimore

April 19, 2017 - Segment 1 - We hosted a conversation on the state of the DOJ Consent Decree in Baltimore. With: Tara Huffman, Dr. Kenneth O. Morgan, and Brittany Oliver.
April 17, 2017
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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
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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 17, 2017
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James Forman Jr: Crime and Punishment in Black America

April 17, 2017 - Segment 1- I hosted a discussion with James Forman, Jr., about this important new book, Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America.
April 14, 2017
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Soundbites: The Peoples Climate March & Renewable Energy In Maryland

April 13, 2017 - Segment 2 - We hosted the newest edition of our series on our food and our world, Sound Bites. We continued our countdown to the Peoples Climate March, taking place in DC on April 29. We talked about what renewable energy means for the country under Trump as well as for Maryland, specifically.
April 13, 2017
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City Paper This Week: Taxes Issue

April 12, 2017 - Segment 3 - We hosted our weekly look at the City Paper. This week producer Imani Spence spoke with Baynard Woods about tax resistance and some interesting facts about the Hutzler building.
April 13, 2017
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Philosopher’s Roundtable: Guns In Our Society

April 11, 2017 - Segment 1 - We hosted an archive from 2015. In light of the San Bernadino school shooting, have a philosopher's roundtable on guns in our society. With: Firmin DeBrabander, Charlie Cobb, and Dante Barry.
April 12, 2017
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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
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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.
April 5, 2017
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DOJ Roundtable: Consent Decree Reviews

April 5, 2017 - Segment 2 - Our guest host is Dr. Karsonya "Kaye" Wise Whitehead, who hosted a DOJ Roundtable, focused on Attorney General Jeff Sessions' order of a review of federal agreements and consent decrees across the country. With: Monique Dixon, Ray Kelly, Jacqueline Robarge, and Darlene Cain.
April 4, 2017

Taylor Branch and Tavis Smiley on Beyond Vietnam

April 4, 2017 - Segment 3 - We hear reflections on the Riverside Speech from Pulitzer Prize winning author Taylor Branch, and talk show host Tavis Smiley.
April 3, 2017
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National News Roundtable: Planned Parenthood & Mike Flynn

April 3, 2017 - Segment 1 - Our guest host, Dr. Kimberly Moffitt,hosted a National News Roundtable, including topics such as the defunding Planned Parenthood and former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn's offer to testify before Congress in exchange for immunity. With: Bill Fletcher Jr., Charles Ellison, and Dana Peterson Moore.
March 31, 2017
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Democracy in Crisis: Healthcare and Russia

March 31, 2017 - Segment 3 - We hosted the newest episode of Democracy in Crisis. Baynard Woods and I talked with writer and analyst Imara Jones about what's next for healthcare and investigations into Russian involvement in the presidential election.
March 31, 2017
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National News Roundtable: EPA, Trump, and Bill O’Reilly

March 30, 2017 - Segment 1 - Dr. Kaye moderated a National News Roundtable, topics including the EPA and Donald Trump, and Bill O'Reilly's comments (and the response) about Congresswoman Maxine Waters. With: Charles Robinson, and Eugene Craig III.
March 28, 2017
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Violence Against Trans Women

March 28, 2017 - Segment 2 - Last week 38-year-old Alphonza Watson was murdered in Baltimore, becoming at least the 8th transgender woman of color killed in the U.S. this year.
March 27, 2017
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National News Roundtable: Trump-Care & Internet Privacy

March 27, 2017 - Segment 1 - We hosted a National News roundtable, discussing topics such as the defeat of the Republican healthcare to internet privacy. With: Dr. Karsonya "Kaye" Wise Whitehead, and Carla Wills.
March 24, 2017
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Democracy In Crises: Russian Involvement in 2016

March 24, 2017 - Segment 4 - Democracy in Crisis co-host Baynard Woods joined me in-studio to discuss the developing story regarding Russian interference and the Trump Administration. Woods is a writer for The Guardian and Editor-At-Large for City Paper.
March 24, 2017
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Sherrilyn Ifill: American Politics and The LDF

March 24, 2017 - Segment 2 - We hosted a conversation with Sherrilyn Ifill, the seventh President and Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, regarding the hearings of the Neil Gorsuch nomination the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.
March 23, 2017

Sound Bites: Mustafa Ali

March 23, 2017 - Segment 2 - Listen in to a brand new episode of Sound Bites, our series about our food and our world, when we talk with Mustafa Ali, speaker, trainer and facilitator on social justice and environmental justice issues
March 22, 2017
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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 21, 2017

Supreme Court Confirmation

March 21, 2017 - Segment 1 - Our panel of guests discusses and analyzes today's confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch.
March 20, 2017
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National News Roundtable: Russia Interference & The Supreme Court

March 20, 2017 - Segment 1 - We hosted a National News Roundtable, discussing topics related to the controversy around Russia and the upcoming hearings for Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch. With: Mark Trahant, Dr. Richard Vatz, and Dr. Kimberly Moffitt.
March 17, 2017
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Democracy in Crisis: Steve Bannon and The “Deconstruction of The Administrative State”

March 17, 2017 - Segment 4 - We hosted the newest episode of Democracy in Crisis, a weekly podcast hosted by Baynard Woods and yours truly and produced by Mark Gunnery for The Center for Emerging Media. Baynard and I discussed what Steve Bannon means by the "deconstruction of the administrative state."
March 17, 2017
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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 17, 2017
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Calvin Baker: Black Like Who?

March 17, 2017 - Segment 2 - I had a conversation with Calvin Baker about his article in the March 2017 issue of Harper's Magazine, "Black Like Who? How Obama negotiated America's racial tightrope."
March 17, 2017
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SoundBites: The Future of Environmental Activism, and the Chicken Box

March 16, 2017 - Segment 2 - We hosted our newest episode of Sound Bites, our series on our food and our world. we examined what environmental protection and activism will look like under the Trump administration. We also took a special look at a Baltimore staple - the Chicken Box!
March 15, 2017
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Democracy In Crises: Updates On The Trump Administration

March 14, 2017 - Segment 1 - Democracy in Crisis co-host Baynard Woods joined me in-studio to discuss some of the latest news about the Trump administration. Woods is a writer for The Guardian and Editor-At-Large for City Paper.
March 13, 2017
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Affordable Care Act: Implementation & Repeal

March 13, 2017 - Segment 1 - We hosted a debate on the effectiveness of the Affordable Care Act, the Republicans' plan to repeal and replace it, and the possibility of a single payer plan. With: Rachel Bovard, Dr. Jonathan Weiner, and Dr. James Burdick.
March 8, 2017
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Democracy in Crisis: Department of Justification

March 9, 2017 - Segment 1 - We begin the show with the newest episode of Democracy in Crisis, a weekly podcast hosted by Baynard Woods and Marc Steiner and produced by Mark Gunnery for Center for Emerging Media
March 8, 2017
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The Future Of National Education: Lily Eskelsen García

March 8, 2017 - Segment 3 - I had a conversation on the topic of Education from a national perspective, as Lily Eskelsen García, President of the National Education Association (NEA), talks about the future of education under Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.
March 7, 2017
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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
March 3, 2017
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Democracy In Crises: CPAC and Shane Bauer

March 3, 2017 - Segment 2 - We host the newest episode of Democracy in Crisis, a weekly podcast hosted by Baynard Woods and yours truly and produced by Mark Gunnery for The Center for Emerging Media. We talk with Mother Jones senior reporter Shane Bauer CPAC.
March 1, 2017
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Roundtable Conversation: Trump’s Speech Before Congress

March 1, 2017 - Segment 1 - We hosted a panel discussion on Donald Trump's speech before the joint session of Congress, that took place on February 28, 2017. With: Dr. Desiree Melton, and Bill Fletcher, Jr.
February 28, 2017

National Roundtable: Hate Crimes / Standing Rock

February 28, 2017 - Segment 1 - We begin the show with a National News Roundtable to talk about Standing Rock and the increase of hate crimes under President Trump.
February 23, 2017

National Roundtable: Immigration, Trump and More

February 23, 2017 - Segment 1 - We begin the show with a National News Roundtable on Trump, immigration and his attacks on the media.
February 22, 2017
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Dale Beran: 4Chan and The Rise Of Trump

February 22, 2017 - Segment 2 - 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 recent article, "4chan: The Skeleton Key to the Rise of Trump."
February 17, 2017

Imara Jones on Trump’s Latest News Conference

February 17, 2017 - Segment 2 - An update on national news with writer and on-air analyst Imara Jones, focusing on Donald Trump's latest news conference.
February 17, 2017
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Soundbites: Environmental Bills, Fermentation, & Immigration

February 16, 2017 - Segment 3 - We hosted our newest episode of Sound Bites, our series on our food and our world. We began the segment with a couple environmental bills currently before the Maryland Legislature, then discussing fermentation and Immigration and the Food Industry.
February 17, 2017
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Democracy in Crisis: The Deportation of Guadalupe García de Rayos

February 16, 2017 - Segment 1 - We hosted the newest episode of Democracy in Crisis, a weekly podcast hosted by Baynard Woods and Marc Steiner and produced by Mark Gunnery for The Center for Emerging Media. We talked with reporter Aura Bogado about a powerful profile she wrote in Teen Vogue.