Philosophers’ Roundtable

July 23, 2014
violence

Role of Masculinity, Media & Culture in Youth Violence

July 22, 2014 - Segment 2 - We turn to the topic of violence, its representation in the media and culture, masculinity’s role in violence, and violence’s effects on our youth. Our panel of guests includes: Dr. Lawrence Brown, activist, public health consultant, and Assistant Professor of Public Health at Morgan State University; Meshelle, The Indie Mom Of Comedy, former OSI Baltimore Community Fellow and Founder of Goaldiggers, The Sankofa Project; and the Rev. Heber Brown, community activist and Pastor at Pleasant Hope Baptist Church.
June 2, 2014
The September 1966 Cicero protest against housing discrimination was one of the first nonviolent civil-rights campaigns launched near a major city. (Associated Press)

Debating Reparations: Exploring the Politics & Economics

June 2, 2014 - Segment 3 - Our distinguished panel of guests will discuss and debate the issues raised in essayist Ta-Nehisi Coates' "The Case for Reparations," while exploring the politics and economics of reparations.
June 2, 2014
The Case for Reparations

Ta-Nehisi Coates: The Case for Reparations

June 2, 2014 - Segment 2 - In the cover story for the June issue of The Atlantic, essayist Ta-Nehisi Coates makes "The Case for Reparations." Coates argues that Black Americans as a group - because of slavery, segregation, and Federal housing policy - have been prevented from building inter-generational wealth.
May 30, 2014
Sojourner Truth

Sojourner Truth’s “Ain’t I A Woman?”: African American Women & Feminism

May 30, 2014 - Segment 3 - May 29 marked the 163rd anniversary of Sojourner Truth's "Ain't I a Woman?" speech. Center for Emerging Media cultural correspondent Lea Gilmore joins us for a reading of that speech. Then, we discuss African American women and feminism.
May 30, 2014
Move That Dope

Is Hip-Hop Killing Black Youth?

May 30, 2014 - Segment 2 - Our panel of guests discusses an article by author, filmmaker and Coppin State University teacher D. Watkins, How Glamorizing Drugs Is Killing Black Kids, which considers a connection between youth, Hip Hop, and drug dealing.
May 15, 2014
White Male Privilege

What’s White Male Privilege and Why Is It So Difficult To Talk About?

May 15, 2014 - Segment 3 - We ask the questions: What Is White Male Privilege? And Why Is It So Hard To Talk About? Inspired by the discussion around Princeton Freshman Tal Fortgang's controversial essay on the topic of privilege, reprinted in Time last week, we talk with our panel.
April 26, 2014
The Coates' and Marc

The Coates: A Father & Son Discuss the Road to Manhood

April 25, 2014 - Segment 5 - Ta-Nehisi Coates is an author whose new book is called The Beautiful Struggle: A Father, Two Sons, and an Unlikely Road to Manhood. He and his father, Paul Coates, joined us to discuss the complexities of coming of age and raising a family in black, urban America. Their real-life story takes place in Baltimore, but could translate easily to many cities around the United States.
April 10, 2014
The Pursuit of Happiness

The Pursuit of Happiness: The Founders v. All of Us

April 10, 2014 - Hour 2 - What does "happiness" mean to you? Keeping in theme with WEAA's "Happiness Spring Membership Drive," join us for a discussion about the pursuit of happiness! We will examine what that phrase meant to the founders of the United States, what it means to us today, and how we can create a world where everyone has the right to happiness.
March 3, 2014
African American flood victims lined up to get food & clothing fr. Red Cross relief station in front of billboard extolling WORLD'S HIGHEST STANDARD OF LIVING/ THERE'S NO WAY LIKE THE AMERICAN WAY. City: LOUISVILLE State: KY Country: US Photographer: MARGARET BOURKE-WHITE/TimePix

Philosopher’s Roundtable: Defining & Exploring Institutional Racism

March 3, 2014 - Segment 3 - Institutional racism is something we hear a lot about, but something that is not often enough defined. We look at its definition and historical roots, especially as they relate to today.
February 6, 2014
Silvia Federici

Autonomous Marxists Silvia Federici & George Caffentzis

February 6, 2014 - Segment 2 - Autonomous Marxists Silvia Federici & George Caffentzis stopped by when they were in town. Federici's latest book is 'Revolution at Point Zero' and Caffentzis' new work is 'In Letters of Blood and Fire: Work, Machines, and Value.'
January 31, 2014
violencebaltimore

Violence, Youth, Masculinity, And Culture

January 30, 2014 - Segment 3 - We turn to the topic of violence, its representation in the media and culture, masculinity's role in violence, and violence's effects on our youth.
November 12, 2013
Shootings in USA

Violence In American Society: What Does It Say About Us?

November 12, 2013 - Segment 2 - We begin the show with a roundtable on violence in our society and discuss what we can do to change the reality we face as a society today.
October 30, 2013
rastawig

Cultural News Roundtable

October 29, 2013 - Segment 2 We host a cultural roundtable, where the topics will range from racist Halloween costumes to art, film and music.
October 22, 2013
Karl Marx

Could 21st Century Capitalism And Marxist Theory Coexist?

October 21, 2013 - Segment 2 - We reflect on our economic landscape and pose the question: was Marx right? We think about whether or not Marx has a place in today’s world and the future of the economy with a panel of economists and social scientists.
October 22, 2013
drooker

Philosophers’ Roundtable On Violence

October 21, 2013 - Segment 1 - We speak with religious, ethical, and philosophical thinkers about violence in our country. Why is violence so omnipresent in our daily lives? Is the United States an exceptionally violent nation? What does it mean to create a more humane and just society? Can it be done? And how do we do it here?
September 24, 2013
Pope Francis

National News Roundtable

September 23, 2013 - Segment 1 - We kickoff the week Monday morning at 9:00 with a news roundtable on the issues of the day, including: Pope Francis' recent statements on controversial subjects such as Syria, abortion, and the LGBT community; the hostage situation in Nairobi; and racial profiling and the death of Jonathan Ferrell, a former Texas A&M football player who was killed by police in North Carolina on September 14 after crawling from his wrecked car and seeking help at the home of a woman who panicked and called 911.
September 13, 2013
A Place At The Table

Maryland Hunger Solutions, A Place At The Table, & Tackling Food Insecurity In Our Community

September 12, 2013 - Segment 2 - We talk to Maryland Hunger Solutions and someone experiencing food insecurity about a new documentary film "A Place At The Table" and food access, hunger, and poverty in our community.
July 26, 2013
EdwardSaid

Philosophers’ Roundtable on Eurocentric Philosophy

July 25, 2013, Segment 1 - We examine the critique that in the U.S. we focus on Eurocentric philosophies, and feature philosophers who are working to change that reality.
July 25, 2013
tank

Philosophers’ Roundtable On Violence In USA

July 24, 2013 - Segment 1 - We speak with religious, ethical, and philosophical thinkers about violence in our country. Why is violence so omnipresent in our daily lives? Is the United States an exceptionally violent nation? What does it mean to create a more humane and just society?
July 19, 2013
Trayvon

Who We Were At Seventeen

July 19, 2013 - Segment 2 - In light of the Zimmerman verdict, we'll speak with a number of men about who they were at the age of 17, the age that Trayvon Martin was when he was killed by George Zimmerman last year.
July 17, 2013
Sojourner

Ain’t I A Woman? African American Women And Feminism

July 17, 2013 - Hour 2 - This year marks the 162nd anniversary of Sojourner Truth's "Ain't I a Woman?" speech. Lea Gilmore joins us for a reading of that speech. Then, we discuss African American women and feminism with Lea Gilmore, dream hampton, Jodi Kelber-Kaye, and A. Adar Ayira.
June 27, 2013
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Philosophy & Its Relevance Today

June 27, 2013 - Segment 3 - We discuss the philosophy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and his relevance as a thinker-activist today.
June 19, 2013
Black Nationalism

Is Black Nationalism Relevant In Today’s Politics & Culture?

June 19, 2013 - Segment 2 - We turn to a conversation about black nationalism and its role in the political and cultural landscape today with Dr. Lester Spence, John Wesley, and Dr. Jeff Menzise.
May 13, 2013
Missing Women Found

What Makes People Commit The Most Evil Acts?

May 14, 2013 - Segment 1 - We start the show with a discussion of evil in the wake of the Cleveland kidnapping case. What makes seemingly normal people commit the most heinous acts? Are people committing evil acts sociopaths, or is this another instance of the banality of evil? Is evil even the right word to describe this?
April 3, 2013
Martin Luther King Jr's Theological Influences

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Theological Influences

April 3, 2013 - Hour 1 - We honor the 45th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s death (April 4th, 1968) one day early. We discuss two of the major influences on King's theology, Howard Thurman and Abraham Joshua Heschel.
April 2, 2013
Karl Marx

Could 21st Century Capitalism And Marxist Theory Coexist?

April 2, 2013 - Segment 1 - We reflect on our economic landscape and pose the question: was Marx right? We think about whether or not Marx has a place in today's world and the future of the economy with a panel, including Steven Isberg, Samuel Chambers, and Richard Wolff.
February 11, 2013

Philosophers’ Roundtable on Eurocentric Philosophies

February 11, 2013 - Hour 2 - Another Philosophers' Roundtable! Tonight we will examine the critique that in the U.S. we focus on Eurocentric philosophies, and will feature philosophers who are working to change that reality.