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July 27, 2017
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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
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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 26, 2017
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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 26, 2017
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Arts & Culture Roundtable: Cherry Chill Festival

July 26, 2017 - Segment 1 - We hosted an Arts & Culture Roundtable! Our guests included: Fanon Hill, Navasha Daya, and Kalima Young.
July 25, 2017

Health & Wellness: The Druid Hill Community Walk

July 25, 2017 - Segment 3 - We hosted our monthly Health & Wellness segment! We're joined in-studio by fitness activist and trainer Chauncey Whitehead, President of CDW Health and Wellness; and Rhonda Silva, Division Administrator of the Baltimore City Cancer Program at the University of Maryland's Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center. 
July 25, 2017
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Akata: Unity is Key – Iyore Odighizuwa

July 25, 2017 - Segment 2 - We hosted a conversation with First Edition Associate Producer Iyore Odighizuwa who is producing a participatory documentary entitled Akata: Bridging the Gap; Unity is Key. 
July 25, 2017
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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
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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 24, 2017
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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 21, 2017
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Studs Terkel Life & Legacy: A Special Premire

July 21, 2017 - Segment 2 - We hosted a very  a special collage of my interviews (over a 10-year period) with the great author, historian, actor, and broadcaster Studs Terkel. Studs was my radio hero. He wrote and created until he breathed his last breath in 2008 at the age of 96.
July 21, 2017
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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.
July 20, 2017
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Black Owned Restaurants in Baltimore

July 20, 2017 - Segment 2 - We took a look at Black-owned restaurants in Baltimore. With: Heru Meritef of the GruB Factory; Aisha Pew of Dovecote Café; and Greg Brown of Land of Kush. 
July 20, 2017
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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
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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
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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
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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 17, 2017
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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 14, 2017
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Chimamanda Adiche

July 14, 2017 - Segment 2 - We hear a special archive edition of The Marc Steiner Show from 2009; an interview with Nigerian-born award-winning author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, about her collection of short stories titled That Thing Around Your Neck
July 14, 2017
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Victor Lavalle on His Novel, The Changeling

July 14, 2017 - Segment 1 - We bring you an interview with author Victor LaValle about his newest book The Changeling
July 13, 2017
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Rape Culture: How We Define It

July 13, 2017 - Segment 2 - We hosted a rebroadcast of a powerful show from 2016 on rape culture. Our guests defined rape culture and talked about the connections between masculinity and rape culture. With: Kalima Young, and Dr. Desiree Melton.
July 13, 2017
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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
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Voices of the Holy Land: Christians in the Holy Land

July 11, 2017 - Segment 2 - We listened in to a powerful 2002 archive edition of our show, part of a series called Voices of the Holy Land. We heard the feature: Christian voices of the Holy Land.
July 11, 2017
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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 10, 2017
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Bell Hooks: Bone Black, Memories of Girlhood

July 10, 2017 - Segment 2 - We hosted a special 1997 archive edition of The Marc Steiner Show, when I interviewed cultural critic, feminist theorist, activist, and author Bell Hooks on her memoir Bone Black: Memories of Girlhood.
July 10, 2017
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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
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Las Cafeteras: Chicano Identity and Music

July 7, 2017 - Segment 4 - We hosted a musical treat, where we heard a 2015 archive edition of the show in which we talked with members of Las Cafeteras, who were in town at the Creative Alliance.The interview also featured a cameo from Dominic "Shodekeh" Talifero, groundbreaking beatboxer & vocal percussionist.
July 7, 2017

Lom Nava Love: Black Families in Inner-City Baltimore

July 7, 2017 - Segment 3 - We listened in to a rebroadcast of a show from last year in which we previewed a powerful documentary, Lom Nava Love. Lom Nava Love is the story of Black families in inner city Baltimore harnessing their strengths to challenge the systems and institutions that threaten to dictate their realities.
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

Tengella’s Take: Beating Your Own Children

July 7, 2017 - Segment 1 - We hosted the newest edition of our weekly segment, Tengella's Take with Center for Emerging Media Satirical Commentator Koli Tengella.
July 7, 2017
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New York Times Bestselling Author Terry McMillan: A Day Late and a Dollar Short

July 6, 2017 - Segment 3 - We hosted a special archive edition of the Show, when New York Times bestselling author Terry McMillan joined us in 2001 to talk about her book A Day Late and a Dollar Short.
July 7, 2017
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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 7, 2017
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Chautauqua 2017: Voices from the Great War

July 6, 2017 - Segment 1 - We hosted a preview of what promised to be powerful performances taking place in locations across Maryland, part of the Maryland Humanities Council's Chautauqua Living History Series, Chautauqua 2017: Voices from the Great War.
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
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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
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Dr. Alan Gilbert: Black Patriots and Loyalists

July 4, 2017 - Segment 2 - We hosted an archive episode of the Marc Steiner Show when Dr. Alan Gilbert joined us to talk about his compelling book Black Patriots and Loyalists: Fighting for Emancipation in the War for Independence.
July 5, 2017
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What to the Slave is the 4th of July?

July 4, 2017 - Segment 1 - We commemorated the 4th of July with a discussion on what American Independence Day means to different people in this country. We heared a passage from Frederick Douglass' July 5, 1852 speech, " What to the Slave is the 4th of July" and a roundtable discussion.
July 5, 2017
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Dr. Craig Steven Wilder: How Slavery Helped Build America’s Elite Colleges

July 3, 2017 - Segment 3 - We hosted a rebroadcast of an interview I conducted in 2014. I talked with Dr. Craig Steven Wilder, Professor of History at MIT, about his eye-opening book Ebony & Ivy: The Secret History of How Slavery Helped Build America's Elite Colleges.
July 5, 2017
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Winona LaDuke: Native American Activist, Environmentalist, Economist, and Writer

July 3, 2017 - Segment 2 - We hosted an archive of my interview with Native American activist, environmentalist, economist, and writer Winona LaDuke, founder and director of Honor the Earth and White Earth Land Recovery Project.
July 5, 2017
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The Black Count: Interview with writer Tom Reiss

July 3, 2017 - Segment 1 - We hosted an archive edition of The Marc Steiner Show, in which writer of The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo Tom Reiss and I talked about General Alex Dumas, hero of the French Revolution who was born to a Black slave mother and a fugitive white French nobleman in Saint-Domingue (present-day Haiti), and was father of the novelist Alexandre Dumas.
July 5, 2017

Anti-Black Racism Roundtable: Trauma, and Mental Health

January 30, 2017 - Segment 4 - We hosted a 2015 archive, a compelling discussion on Anti-Black Racism, Trauma, and Mental Health. With: Dr. Mindy Fullilove, Michael Scott, Jan Desper, and Maurissa Stone Bass.
July 5, 2017

Citizens Stand: Battle for Baltimore 1814

January 30, 2017 - Segment 3 - We hosted a rebroadcast of a segment where we learned about a dramatization of an important part of Baltimore’s history: Citizens Stand: Battle for Baltimore 1814.
July 5, 2017
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Community Walk: Health and Fitness with Chauncey Whitehead

January 30, 2017 - Segment 2 - We hosted our monthly segment on Health and Fitness, with: Fitness activist and trainer Chauncey Whitehead, President of CDW Health and Wellness; and Rhonda Silva, Division Administrator of the Baltimore City Cancer Program at the University of Maryland's Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center. 
July 5, 2017

Tengella’s Take: White Comedians

January 30, 2017 - Segment 1 - We hosted the newest edition of our weekly segment, Tengella's Take with Center for Emerging Media Satirical Commentator Koli Tengella.
July 5, 2017

Space Chronicles: Conversations with Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson

January 29, 2017 - Segment 3 - We hosted my 2012 interview with astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, about his fascinating book Space Chronicles: Facing the Ultimate Frontier.
July 5, 2017
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The 1877 Railroad Strike in Baltimore: The First National Strike in the U.S.

January 29, 2017 - Segment 2 - We hosted a rebroadcast of my 2013 interview with Bill Barry, retired Director of Labor Studies at the Community College of Baltimore County, who joined me to talk about his important book The 1877 Railroad Strike in Baltimore. The 1877 railroad strike was the first national strike in the United States. 
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
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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
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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
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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.