Prisons & Prisoners

April 14, 2017
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Tengella’s Take: State Execution In Arkansas

April 14, 2017 - Segment 1 - We hosted the newest edition of our weekly segment, Tengella's Take with Center for Emerging Media Satirical Commentator Koli Tengella.
April 10, 2017
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Tengella’s Take: Violence and Mental Illness

April 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.
April 10, 2017
Blood In The Water (Credit: Amazon)

Attica: The Prison Uprising of 1971

April 6, 2017 - Segment 1 - We hosted a re-broadcast of my interview with Dr. Heather Ann Thompson about her fascinating book Blood in the Water: the Attica Prison uprising of 1971 and its Legacy.
April 3, 2017
Bail Bond (Credit: Public Broadcasting)

Bail Reform: The Fight In The Maryland Legislature

April 3, 2017 - Segment 2 - Our guest host Dr. Kimberly Moffitt hosted an update on the status of bail reform before the Maryland Legislature, with Caryn York.
March 22, 2017
Bail Bond (Credit: Public Broadcasting)

Bail Reform In Maryland

March 22, 2017 - Segment 1 - Our panel of guests took a look at Bail Reform, in light of legislation currently before the Maryland General Assembly. With: Caryn York, Dayvon Love, and Doug Colbert.
March 20, 2017
Pugh State of the City (Credit: Baltimore Brew - Photographer Fern Shen)

Local News Roundtable: State Of The City

March 20, 2017 - Segment 2 - We hosted a Local News Roundtable, where our panel of guests reflected upon the "State of the City" address that Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh delivered last Thursday, March 16. With: Denzel Mitchell, Melody Simmons, Michael Scott, and Dr. Kimberly Moffitt.
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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City Council Roundtable: State of the City

March 16, 2017 - Segment 1 - We hosted a City Council Roundtable, discussing Mayor Pugh's State of the City address, the Baltimore Police Department budget, and more. With: Councilman Ryan Dorsey, Councilman Zeke Cohen, Councilman Bill Henry.
March 13, 2017
Black Caucus (Credit: Patch)

Bail Reform: The Future of Cash Bail

March 13, 2017 - Segment 3 - We had a conversation on Bail Reform. With: Caryn York, and Dayvon Love.
March 8, 2017
Chris Crass (Credit: Facebook Event Page)

Chris Crass: Collective Liberation in the Era of Trump

March 8, 2017 - Segment 1 - I sat down for an interview with Chris Crass a longtime organizer, educator, and writer working to build working class-based, feminist, multiracial movements for collective liberation.
March 6, 2017
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Local News Roundtable: Baltimore Police Indictments

March 6, 2017 - Segment 2 - We hosted a Local News Roundtable, discussing topics such as the indictment of 7 Baltimore Police officers on federal racketeering charges. With: David Troy, Dr. Karsonya "Kaye" Whitehead, Carl Stokes, and Luke Broadwater.
March 1, 2017
Trump State of Union (Credit: Chicago Tribune)

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
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Local Roundtable: Education / Policing

February 28, 2017 - Segment 2 - We hosted a Local News Roundtable. With: Kim Trueheart, Lawrence Grandpre, and Luke Broadwater
February 20, 2017
Never Caught (Credit: Amazon)

Never Caught: Conversation With Author Dr. Erica Dunbar

February 20, 2017 - Segment 3 - I talked with author Dr. Erica Armstrong Dunbar about her new book Never Caught: The Washingtons' Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge. Dr. Armstrong Dunbar is the Blue and Gold Professor of Black Studies and History at the University of Delaware.
February 17, 2017
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This Day In History: Brownie McGhee & Aretha Franklin Day

February 16, 2017 - Segment 2 - We hosted our newest edition of This Day In History, our segment where we take a step back in time to highlight important events and people from this day.
February 17, 2017
Guadalupe García de Rayos (Credit: Teen Vogue - Rob Schumacher)

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.
February 15, 2017
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Baltimore Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion Program: Implementation and Benefits

February 15, 2017 - Segment 2 - With our panel of guests we discussesed Baltimore's Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) program, created to divert low-level drug offenders away from arrest, to treatment and other support services.
February 13, 2017
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Immigration Roundtable: ICE Raids

February 13, 2017 - Segment 2 - We hosted an Immigration Roundtable with four immigration attorneys. With: Maureen Sweeney, Nadine Wettstein, Sirine Shebaya, and Reena Shah.
February 8, 2017
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Maryland General Assembly: Parole Reform For Life Sentences

February 8, 2017 - Segment 4 - We discussed the issue of parole reform for inmates facing life sentences in Maryland, currently before the Maryland General Assembly. With: Sonia Kumar, and Walter Lomax.
February 8, 2017
Bail Bond (Credit: Public Broadcasting)

The Maryland General Assembly: Issues of Bail Reform

February 8, 2017 - Segment 3 - We took a look at issues of bail reform facing the Maryland General Assembly. With: Doug Colbert, and Dayvon Love.
February 7, 2017
Baltimore Police Scene (Credit: Baltimore Sun)

Local Roundtable: Police pilot / Budget Cuts

February 7, 2017 - Segment 1 - We talk about issues facing Baltimore residents, including a police pilot that focuses on treatment instead of incarceration and the budget cuts in the school system.
January 30, 2017
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Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz: Vision for the Country

January 30, 2017 - Segment 2 - Marc hosted a conversation with Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz in-studio about what his vision for the County is.
January 25, 2017
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National News Roundtable: Donald Trump’s Executive Orders

January 25, 2017 - Segment 1 - We host a National News Roundtable, topics to include Donald Trump's Executive Orders and why Democrats are so readily approving his cabinet nominees. With: Bhaskar Sunkara, Rose Aguilar, and Charles Ellison.
January 16, 2017

Local News Roundtable: Baltimore Consent Decree

January 16, 2017 - Segment 2 - We host a Local News Roundtable on the consent decree that was signed last week by Baltimore City and the U.S. Department of Justice. With: Tara Huffman, Michael A. Wood, Jr., and Ralikh Hayes.
January 10, 2017
Thumbnail image Police Criminal Justice Crime Handcuffs Law Enforcement | ANNAPOLIS, MD -- 12/6/08 -- MD GANGS 07 HAIRSTON --Capt. Kevin King, of the Maryland Division of Corrections, Eastern Correctional Institution in Somerset County, holds handcuffs as he listens to his collegue Capt. Walter Holmes, also from Eastern, make his presentation. The two men are founders of a program called "CHOICES...Part of the Solution" and bring the program to young people at the Eastport Community Center. Their talk centers on keeping kids out of gangs and the criminal justice system. KIM HAIRSTON [Sun Photographer] #9085 MANDATORY CREDIT: Baltimore Examiner and Washington Examiner OUT

Failure To Appear Warrant

January 10, 2017 - Segment 1 - We begin the show with a look at the Failure to Appear Second Chance Warrant program in Baltimore, an effort to address over the next two weeks some of the 6,800 outstanding warrants
January 9, 2017
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Chicago Assault: Violence, Empathy, & Social Media

January 9, 2017 - Segment 3 - In response to the filmed attack of a young mentally disabled man by 4 youth in Chicago, we host a roundtable discussion on young people, violence, empathy and social media. With: Dr. Kimberly Moffitt, Dr. Natasha Pratt-Harris, D Watkins, and Koli Tengella.
December 20, 2016
Nonviolence Ain't What it Used To Be (Credit: Amazon)

Nonviolence Ain’t What It Used To Be: Interview with Shon Meckfessel

December 20, 2016 - Segment 3 - We speak with Dr. Shon Meckfessel about his book Nonviolence Ain't What It Used To Be: Unarmed Insurrection and the Rhetoric of Resistance.
December 13, 2016
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The Friendliest Town on the Eastern Shore: Community Policing

December 13, 2016 - Segment 3 - We take a look at an important documentary in the works, The Friendliest Town on the Eastern Shore, about a Baltimore City police officer bringing community policing to a small town. With: Stephen Janis, and Taya Graham.
December 13, 2016
Baltimore Police Scene (Credit: Baltimore Sun)

Violence In Baltimore: Socio-Economic Perspective

December 13, 2016 - Segment 2 - We host a panel discussion about violence in Baltimore examining the issue through development, employment, and public safety policies, and how the history of economic and racial segregation in this city informs the conversation. With: David Miller, Marshall "Eddie" Conway, the Rev. Dr. Heber Brown, and Sharayna A. Christmas.
December 9, 2016
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Countdown to the Annapolis Summit: Bail Reform with Doug Colbert & Mark Adams

December 9, 2016 - Segment 5 - It’s time to start our Countdown to the Annapolis Summit. In this segment we will be focusing on Bail Reform which will be a major issue in the 2017 Maryland General Assembly. I talk with Doug Colbert, and Mark Adams.
December 9, 2016
Annapolis Summit (Credit: Maryland Daily Record)

Countdown to the Annapolis Summit: Issues of Bail Reform

December 9th, 2016 - Segment 4 - It's time to start our Countdown to the Annapolis Summit. In this segment we will be focusing on Bail Reform which will be a major issue in the 2017 Maryland General Assembly. We begin the discussion with my interview with Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh.
November 17, 2016

23/7: Pelican Bay Prison and the Rise of Long Term Solitary Confinement

November 17, 2016 - Segment 1 - We begin the show with my interview with Keramet Reiter, Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminology, Law & Society and School of Law at the University of California (Irvine).
October 31, 2016

Mascots and Native Americans

October 31, 2016 - Segment 2 - We turn to Native American issues, including the name of the Cleveland team and current events at Standing Rock Reservation.
September 28, 2016

Chelsea Manning Update

September 28, 2016 - Segment 4 - We have an update on whistleblower Chelsea Manning, who has been sentenced to two weeks in solitary confinement following her suicide attempt at Fort Leavenworth Prison in Kansas
September 25, 2016
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Proposals for Policing Reform in Baltimore

September 21, 2016 - Segment 1 - We have a discussion about policing in the nation. In the wake of more police shootings involving Black victims we discuss what effective police reform can look like.
September 15, 2016
California Prison Hunger Strike

Prison Strikes Across Nation

September 14, 2016 - Segment 2 - We continue our discussion on prison uprisings and bring it into the present as the topic turns to prison protests and strikes currently happening around the country.
September 15, 2016

Blood In The Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and its Legacy

September 14, 2016 - Segment 1 - We begin the show with an interview with Dr. Heather Ann Thompson about her book Blood in the Water: the Attica Prison uprising of 1971.
September 7, 2016

War on Drugs

September 6, 2016 - Segment 3 - A special repeat broadcast of our show earlier this year on the War on Drugs with Dan Baum, writer of "Legalize It All" and Neill Franklin form BPD and Maryland state officer.
September 2, 2016
My Four Months as a Private Prison Guard

My Four Months As A Private Prison Guard: Interview With Shane Bauer

September 2, 2016 - Segment 3 - I talk with Shane Bauer about his recent piece for Mother Jones, "My four months as a private prison guard." Bauer is a senior reporter at Mother Jonesand recipient of numerous awards, including the Hillman Prize for Magazine Journalism, and co-author of A Sliver of Light, a memoir of his two years as a prisoner in Iran.
September 2, 2016

DOJ Report and People with Disabilities

August 31, 2016 - Segment 5 - We take a look at the DOJ report on Baltimore policing, specifically how the report addresses police interactions with persons with disabilities. With: Virginia Knowlton Marcus, Executive Director of Disability Rights Maryland.
August 25, 2016

Mindfulness and Criminal Justice

August 23, 2016 - Segment 3 - We have a fascinating discussion on Mindfulness and Criminal Justice.
August 23, 2016

National Roundtable: Baton Rouge, DOJ and Private Prisons

August 22, 2016 - Segment 1 - We focus on the lack of media coverage surrounding the historic flooding in Baton Rouge and the Department of Justice's choice to stop utilizing private prisons.
August 22, 2016
Baltimore Homicide Rate (Credit: Time)

Race and Class and Policing in Baltimore

August 17. 2016 - Segment 1 - We speak about the DOJ Report on Baltimore Policing, focusing on considerations of both race and class, jumping off from an article that guest host Dr. Lester Spence wrote for Jacobin, "Policing Class: In Baltimore and elsewhere, repressive policing isn't just about racism - it's also about class."
August 12, 2016
DOJ Investigation into the Baltimore City Police Department

Special 2-Hour Documentary: Voices of the DOJ Report & The Intersections Of Race, Gender, Sexuality and Policing

August 12, 2016 - Two-Hour Special - We bring you a special 2-hour production, Voices of the DOJ Report: Yesterday the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. DOJ released a scathing report detailing racial and gender bias by the Baltimore Police Department in its interactions with Baltimore's African American community.
July 29, 2016
Mosby (Credit: NY Times)

Remaining Charges Against Officers Dropped in Trial in Death of Freddie Gray

July 28, 2016 - Segment 1 - We host a discussion of today's news that State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby dropped all charges against the remaining officers who were to stand trial in the death of Freddie Gray. With: Doug Colbert, Ericka Blount Danois; Ralikh Hayes, and Baynard Woods.
July 20, 2016

Dominique Stevenson On The Death Of Founding Friend Of A Friend Member

July 20, 2016 - Segment 2 - We speak to Dominique Stevenson about the death of James Hopkins aka Bear who died at the Jessup Correction Institution.
July 19, 2016
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Lt. Brian Rice Acquitted On All Counts In Death Of Freddie Gray

July 19, 2016 - Segment 2 - Our panel examines and reflects upon today's acquittal of Lt. Brian Rice on all counts in the death of Freddie Gray. With: Dayvon Love, Doug Colbert, and Rev. Kevin Slayton.
July 12, 2016
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Police-Involved Killings & Police Reform

July 12, 2016 - Segment 1 - We begin the show with a discussion on the most recent police-involved killings across the country, as well as considering the issue of police reform.
July 8, 2016
My Four Months as a prison guard (Credit: Mother Jones)

Shane Bauer: Four Months as a Private Prison Guard

July 8, 2016 - Segment 4 - We talk with Shane Bauer about his recent piece for Mother Jones, My four months as a private prison guard. Bauer is a senior reporter at Mother Jones and recipient of numerous awards, including the Hillman Prize for Magazine Journalism, and co-author of A Sliver of Light, a memoir of his two years as a prisoner in Iran.
July 8, 2016
Police Lieutenant Brian Rice (Credit: Baltimore Sun)

Update: Trial of Police Lieutenant Brian Rice In Death Of Freddie Gray

July 8, 2016 - Segment 2 - We host an update on the trial of Police Lieutenant Brian Rice in the death of Freddie Gray. With: Baynard Woods, reporter with The Guardianand Editor at Large for City Paper; and Doug Colbert, Professor of Law at the University of Maryland Carey School of Law.