Prisons & Prisoners

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 11, 2018
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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
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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.
December 4, 2017
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Countdown to the Annapolis Summit: Violence in Baltimore

December 4, 2017 - Violence in Baltimore - We host our first podcast leading up to the 2018 Annapolis Summit! We are joined by: Republican State Senator H. Wayne Norman, Jr., representing Cecil & Harford Counties; Democratic State Senator. Wiilliam C Smith, Jr., representing Montgomery County; and Democratic Delegate Cory McCray from Baltimore City. 
September 7, 2017
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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 15, 2017
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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
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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

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
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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 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 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 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
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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 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 7, 2017
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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
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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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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
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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 24, 2017
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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 21, 2017
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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
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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
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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 20, 2017
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The Wire: Interview with Detective Lester Freamon

June 20, 2017 - Segment 1 - We hosted two special archived interviews I conducted around the popular television series The Wire. We listened back to my interview with Clarke Peters, who played Detective Lester Freamon on the show and then to a conversation I had with Ed Burns, a writer and co-producer of The Wire. 
June 19, 2017
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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 19, 2017
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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 15, 2017
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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
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Baltimore City Council Roundtable: City Funding and Violence

June 14, 2017 - Segment 1 - We hosted a show with a Baltimore City Council Roundtable. With: Councilman Zeke Cohen (District 1); Councilman Brandon Scott (District 2); and Councilman John Bullock (District 9).  
June 12, 2017
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Local Roundtable: Violence and Homicide in Baltimore

June 12, 2017 - Segment 2 - We hosted a Local Roundtable where we discussed the continuing crisis of violence and homicide in Baltimore. With: longtime citizen activist Kim Trueheart, Lawrence Grandpre, and Carl Stokes.
June 7, 2017
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City Paper This Week: Finding Turner Station

June 7, 2017 - Segment 4 - We hosted our regular feature City Paper This Week. Steiner Show Producer Imani Spence talked with Lisa Snowden McCray, Associate Editor and writer for City Paper, about her piece on Turner Station, where Henrietta Lacks grew up.
June 7, 2017
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The Six Day War: Dr. Ali Zaghab and Time in Palestine

June 7, 2017 - Segment 3 - We hosted a conversation with our guests about the 50th Anniversary of the Six-Day War. Our second guest was a Palestinian American businessman and political commentator, Dr. Ali Zaghab who offered us an updated perspective on the war and his time in Palestine.
June 7, 2017
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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
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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
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Voices from the Holy Land: Perspectives on Israel and Palestine

June 6, 2017 - Segment 1 - We hosted a special archive edition of our series Voices from the Holy Land, which features voices from Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza - from people of many religions, political opinions, and backgrounds.
June 5, 2017
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Local News Roundtable: Baltimore Murder Rates

June 5, 2017 - Segment 2 - We hosted a Local News Roundtable, about Baltimore's murder rate and ways to combat violence in the city. With: Luke Broadwater, David Troy, Joshua Harris, and Maurice Vann.
May 30, 2017

Shared Weight: Visions of War, Dreams of Peace

May 29, 2017 - Segment 1 - We hosted an episodes from our series Shared Weight, featuring the voices of those who served in the Viet Nam War. We listened in to the segment M*A*S*H 1969 - Visions of War, Dreams of Peace and heard the compelling stories of poet George Evans and the late author and nurse Lynda Van Devanter.
May 24, 2017
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City Paper This Week: What Happened to Tyree Woodson?

May 24, 2017 - Segment 3 - We hosted the newest episode of our regular feature City Paper This Week. I talked with City Paper Editor-at-Large Baynard Woods about his article this week on the Baltimore City Police Southwestern District, where the police claim a man named Tyree Woodson shot himself while in a holding cell in 2014.
May 24, 2017
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Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention

May 23, 2017 - Segment 1 - We hosted a very special Marc Steiner Show archive edition: A panel discussion we recorded at the Enoch Pratt Free Library in May 2011 about Manning Marable, the scholar who died just days before his groundbreaking - but controversial - biography, Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention, was published.
May 22, 2017
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Local News Roundtable: Civilian Review Boards and Baltimore Schools

May 22, 2017 - Segment 2 - We hosted a Local News Roundtable, where we discussed topics that such as: who makes development decisions, the future of Baltimore's schools, and the promise of a Civilian Review Board. With: Dana Peterson Moore, Ray Kelly, Kim Trueheart.
May 22, 2017
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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 9, 2017
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Local News Roundtable: Housing and Rent Court

May 9, 2017 - Segment 1 - We hosted a local news roundtable, focusing on housing and rent court. With: Doug Donovan, and Jeff Singer.
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 26, 2017
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Violence In Baltimore: Moving Forward

April 26, 2017 - Segment 1 - For the first time in over 20 years, Baltimore's murder rate has risen above 100 before the end of the month of April. We hosted a show that took a look at this heartbreaking reality. With: Bobby Marvin Holmes,
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 19, 2017
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Reflection: Two Years Since the Killing of Freddie Gray

April 19, 2017 - Segment 1 - We hosted a reflection on the past two years since the killing of Freddie Gray. With: Ralikh Hayes, and Bobby Marvin Holmes.
April 19, 2017
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The Tubman House: Commemorating the Uprising

April 18, 2017 - Segment 2 - We hosted a conversation on the Tubman House in West Baltimore. With: Dominique Stevenson, and Ausar-Mesh Amen. There will be an event on Wednesday April 19, 2017 at 4pm at the Tubman House.
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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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.