Prisons & Prisoners

Archives of the show until 2018. For recent archives, go to: The Marc Steiner Show at the Real News Network

July 8, 2016

Tengella’s Take: Out in Brown, Policing in America

July 8, 2016 - Segment 1 - We host our regular weekly feature Tengella's Take with Center for Emerging Media Satirical Commentator Koli Tengella. Koli is President of Tengella Edutainment, an instructor and creator of the Positive Social Change Performing Arts Program at Augusta Fells Savage Institute of Visual Arts High School, and he was a 2010 Open Society Institute Fellow.
June 24, 2016

Letter from Baltimore: The City That Bleeds: Freddie Gray and the Makings of an American Uprising

June 24, 2016 - Segment 3 - We talk with Baltimore native Lawrence Jackson, who is a contributor toHarper's Magazine. His most recent writing is, "Letter from Baltimore: The City That Bleeds: Freddie Gray and the Makings of an American Uprising."
June 24, 2016

Exploring The Legal & Social Consequences Of Officer Goodson Not Guilty Verdict In Death Of Freddie Gray

June 24, 2016 - Segment 2 - We host a Legal Roundtable on today's not guilty verdict for Officer Caesar Goodson in the death of Freddie Gray. Then, we continue our discussion on the Officer Goodson verdict, with a community roundtable of panelists.
June 24, 2016

Tengella’s Take: A Message To Our Police

June 24, 2016 - Segment 1 - We begin the show with the newest edition of Tengella's Take with Koli Tengella. Koli is President of Tengella Edutainment, an instructor and creator of the Positive Social Change Performing Arts Program at Augusta Fells Savage Institute.
June 23, 2016

Officer Caesar Goodson Found Not Guilty In The Death Of Freddie Gray

June 23, 2016 - Segment 3 - The verdict in the Officer Caesar Goodson trial, in the death of Freddie Gray, is scheduled for this morning. Our panel of guests will discuss and analyze the decision.
June 22, 2016

What The Utah V. Strieff SCOTUS Decision Means For Illegal Police Stops

June 22, 2016 - Segment 2 - We turn to the U.S. Supreme Court, as we examine the decision that was handed down on Monday in Utah v. Strieff, in which SCOTUS ruled that evidence found by police officers after illegal stops may be used in court if the officers conducted their searches after learning that the defendants had outstanding arrest warrants.
June 10, 2016

Trial of Officer Caesar Goodson: Updates & Commentary

June 10, 2016 - Segment 2 - We check in with the trial of Officer Caesar Goodson in the death of Freddie Gray. Goodson was the driver of the van in which Gray allegedly sustained his fatal injuries. With Doug Colbert, Professor of Law at the University of Maryland Carey School of Law.
June 9, 2016

Fight Or Flight: Anthony Harris Has Two Weeks To Turn Himself In Before Spending The Next 15 Years In Prison

June 9, 2016 - Segment 1 - We begin the show with the cover story in this week's Baltimore City Paper: Anthony Harris has two weeks to turn himself in before spending the next 15 years in prison.
June 9, 2016

City Paper This Week: Fight Or Flight

June 8, 2016 - Segment 4 - We close the show with our regular feature City Paper This Week with Editor-in-Chief Karen Houppert. This week's feature story is "Fight or Flight: Anthony Harris has two weeks to turn himself in before spending the next 15 years in prison."
June 3, 2016

It Takes a Hood: Discussion With Author Norwood Johnson

June 3, 2016 - Segment 3 - We host an interview with Morgan State University alumnus Norwood Johnson about his book It Takes a Hood: Two Young African Americans Take Responsibility for Ending Baltimore Crime. Johnson is a retired technical writing expert analyst for the federal government.
May 25, 2016

Reflection & Discussion: Officer Edward Nero Verdict

May 25, 2016 - Segment 3 - We continue our reflection and discussion on the Officer Edward Nero "not guilty" verdict in the death of Freddie Gray. With: Dominque Stevenson, Program Director for the American Friends Service Committee and co-author with Eddie Conway of Marshall Law: The Life and Times of a Baltimore Black Panther; Michaela Duchess Brown, head of communications for Bmore Bloc; and JC Faulk, organizational development consultant and activist.
May 13, 2016

The World That Brought Us Freddie Gray: Episode 1 – The Law

May 9, 2016 - Segment 1 - We begin the show with Episode 1 of The World That Brought Us Freddie Gray, a 5-part radio documentary produced by students at UMBC. The first episode analyzes the role of the law and legal system.
May 11, 2016

Trial Of Officer Nero, Charged In Death Of Freddie Gray, Scheduled To Begin Thursday

May 10, 2016 - Segment 3 - We close the show with a discussion on the upcoming trial of Baltimore police Officer Edward Nero in the death of Freddie Gray. With Doug Colbert and A. Dwight Pettit.
May 4, 2016

Reflections On The Unger Decision: Life After Imprisonment

May 3, 2016 - Segment 2 - Our panel of guests reflects upon the decision in Merle Unger v. State of Maryland (the Unger Decision), which led to the release of over 130 prisoners in Maryland, convicted prior to 1981, who were serving life prison terms. We examine how these former prisoners are faring since their release.
April 29, 2016

Against All Odds: Voices of Popular Struggle In Iraq

April 29, 2016 - Segment 3 - We have a conversation with Ali Issa, national field organizer for War Resisters League, about his book "Against All Odds: Voices of Popular Struggle in Iraq."
April 29, 2016

Baltimore Uprising One Year Later

April 27, 2016 - Segment 3 - We host the most recent episode of Baltimore Uprising, One Year Later. With: Malaika Aminata Clements, Ericka Alston, Dr. Karsonya "Kaye" Whitehead.
April 22, 2016

Baltimore Mayoral Candidates Forum For Ex-Offenders, Part 1

April 22, 2016 - Segment 3 - We host the first part of a broadcast of the Baltimore Mayoral Forum for Ex-Offenders, which took place Wednesday, April 14, at Douglas Memorial Community Church. Candidates who participated included: Sheila Dixon, Elizabeth Embry, Joshua Harris, DeRay McKesson, State Senator Catherine Pugh, Councilman Carl Stokes, and David Warnock.
April 7, 2016

Free Young Blood: Combating the Mass Incarceration of Black Males

April 5, 2016 - Segment 4 - We feature a sneak peek at a compelling new documentary on mass incarceration of Black men called Free Young Blood.
March 30, 2016

Legalize It All: How To Win The War On Drugs

March 28, 2016 - Segment 1 - We host a conversation with with author Dan Baum, about his current front page article in Harper's magazine, Legalize It All: How to win the war on drugs, which discusses how the Nixon administration's "War on Drugs" was started to attack Black people and the anti-war left.
March 17, 2016

Damien Echols: Life After Death

March 16, 2016 - Segment 4 - Marc speaks with Damien Echols about his book, Life After Death. Echols was one of the West Memphis Three, a group of three young men who were falsely accused of the murders of three boys in Arkansas.
February 24, 2016

Police Reform & The War on Drugs: Baltimore’s Shifting Focus

February 23, 2016 - Segment 2 - We host a panel which talks about police reform and the war on drugs, with news that the Baltimore Police Department has shifted its focus away from persons committing lesser drug-related crimes and more toward large-scale players in the drug trade.
February 8, 2016

Adnan Syed Hearing Continues In Baltimore

February 8, 2016 - Segment 3 - We cover the hearing in the case of Adnan Syed, which began last week in Baltimore. Syed is serving a life sentence for the 1999 murder of his ex-girlfriend, Hae Min Lee, and the purpose of the hearing is to determine whether Syed deserves a new trial. His case is the basis of the Serial podcast series.
February 2, 2016

Baltimore Mayoral Candidate: Councilman Nick Mosby

February 2. 2016 - Segment 2 -We're joined by Democratic Mayoral candidate and City Councilman Nick Mosby, who shares his vision for the city.
January 22, 2016

Police Accountability and Criminal Justice Issues in the Maryland General Assembly

January 20, 2016 - Segment 1 - We take a look at issues of police accountability and criminal justice facing the 2016 Maryland General Assembly, with Dayvon Love.
January 19, 2016

Struggles With Violence in Waverly, Baltimore & Other Communities

January 14, 2015 - Segment 2 - We host a Local News Roundtable about violence in our communities.
January 7, 2016

The Fight For Ex-Offender Voting Rights in Maryland

January 5, 2016 - Segment 1 - We discuss one of the topics that will be covered in the Maryland General Assembly during the 2016 Legislative Session: Ex-Offender Voting Rights in Maryland.
December 21, 2015

Countdown To Annapolis Summit: Police Accountability & Drug Laws

December 21, 2015 - Segment 1 - We continue our Countdown to the Annapolis Summit series by focusing on criminal justice issues, including police accountability measures, drug laws, and alternatives to incarceration.
December 16, 2015

Police Practices in Baltimore and Beyond

December 16, 2015 - Segment 1 - We take a look at the trial of Officer William Porter and the issue of police practices. We speak with Neill Franklin, former Baltimore and Maryland State Police officer and Executive Director of LEAP (Law Enforcement Against Prohibition).
December 16, 2015

The Trial On The Death Of Freddie Gray: Officer William Porter

December 14, 2015 - Segment 1 - We discuss a report on the trial of Officer Porter in the death of Freddie Gray. The Defense rested on Friday, December 11, 2015.
December 8, 2015

Updates From The Trial of Officer William Porter

December 4, 2015 - Segment 3 - We hear from Doug Colbert, who will give us an update on the Officer William Porter trial. Colbert is a Professor of Law at University of Maryland Carey School of Law and co-Chair of the Society of American Law Teachers' (SALT) Access to Justice Curriculum Project.
December 8, 2015

Theatre Baltimore: Center Stage Presents ‘Doing Time In Education, The Baltimore Chapter’

December 2, 2015 - Segment 3 - We host a preview of a special series of events to occur this weekend at Baltimore's Centre Stage Theatre: Anna Deavere Smith presents Notes from the Field: Doing Time in Education, The Baltimore Chapter.
October 13, 2015

6,000 Inmates To Be Released: Discussing Prisons & Drug Law Reform

October 12, 2015 - Segment 3 - At the end of this month, October 2015, the Justice Department will release some 6,000 inmates from federal prisons as part of new sentencing guidelines for drug crimes. We will discuss the potential effects of this action, and whether it goes far enough.
October 6, 2015

Special West Wednesday Rally Outside Of Baltimore Central Booking & Intake Center

October 6, 2015 - Segment 3 - We check in on a special West Wednesday rally this Wednesday October 7th, 6:30pm, taking place outside of the Baltimore Central Booking and Intake Center at 300 E. Madison Street. The focus of the rally will be he death of Darrell Murray in prison and the police shooting of Keith Davis Jr.
September 30, 2015

The First Maryland Expungement/Shielding Clinic

September 30, 2015 - Segment 1 - We hold a discussion on expungement of criminal records, as a new law goes into effect on October 1 that allows for expungement and/or shielding in certain cases.
September 16, 2015

Reactions To ‘The Black Family in the Age of Mass Incarceration’

September 16, 2015 - Segment 2 - In our second segment our guests offer their review and analysis of Ta-Nehisi Coates' article.
September 16, 2015

Ta-Nehisi Coates: The Black Family in the Age of Mass Incarceration

September 16, 2015 - Segment 1 - In our first segment we host a live interview with Ta-Nehisi Coates, national correspondent for The Atlantic and author of Between the World and Me and The Beautiful Struggle.
August 18, 2015

Upsurge In Violence In Baltimore With 208 Homicides & Governor Hogan’s Closing Of Baltimore City Detention Center

August 18, 2015 - Segment 2 - We address the upsurge in violence in Baltimore and Governor Hogan's closing of the Baltimore City Detention Center with a roundtable of guests.
August 12, 2015

The Latino Community and the Justice System

August 12, 2015 - Segment 1 - We begin the show with a special archive edition from 2009, part of our Urbanite Radio Stories series in partnership with the Urbanite magazine.
August 3, 2015

Public Health Roundtable: Heroin, Addiction, and Society

July 29, 2015 - Segment 3 - We hold a public health and society roundtable as we examine how the increase in youth HIV rates and heroin-related deaths are connected to other societal issues.
July 10, 2015

Update From The Freddie Gray Protest Legal Team

July 8, 2015 - Segment 2 - We get an update from the Freddie Gray protest legal team, with Iman Freeman, volunteer with the Baltimore Legal Action Committee.
June 26, 2015

An Interview With Robert King Of The Angola 3

June 24, 2015 - Segment 3 - In the wake of the news Monday that the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals decided to continue the stay and block the release of Albert Woodfox, a member of the Angola 3 who has been in solitary confinement for over four decades, we interview Robert King, the only surviving member of the Angola 3 who is out of prison.
June 12, 2015

Roundtable on Prisons, Policing, and Community Responses

June 10, 2015 - Segment 2 - We host a roundtable discussion on recent headlines involving violence, prison, policing, and community solutions, including: the suicide last Saturday of Kalief Browder; the freeing of Angola 3 member Albert Woodfox after 43 years in solitary confinement; violence in Baltimore; and initiatives in Sandtown.
June 1, 2015

Rev. Jamal Bryant on the Protest Against the Youth Jail

May 27, 2015 - Segment 6 - Rev. Jamal Bryant, Senior Pastor of Empowerment Temple AME, joins us to talk about the protest he organized against the construction of the new youth jail in Baltimore.
May 29, 2015

News Roundup: 26 Shootings In Baltimore This Weekend | Gov. Hogan Vetoes Ex-Felons Right To Vote | Summer & Baltimore’s Children | Top Criminal Justice Officials Leave Mayor’s Office

May 26, 2015 - Segment 2 - We discuss the 26 shootings in Baltimore over the weekend; Governor Hogan's veto of a bill that would have given voting rights to former felons; summer is coming and where will Baltimore's children go; and the departure of Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's top criminal justice official last week.
May 22, 2015

Community Conferencing and Restorative Justice

May 20, 2015 - Segment 2 - We check in with the important work of the Community Conferencing Center, one of the longest-standing restorative justice programs in the country, internationally recognized for its work of providing meaningful alternatives to arrest and incarceration for youth of color.
May 20, 2015

Local News Roundup: Public Safety, Policing In Baltimore & Funding Approved For New Youth Jail

May 18, 2015 - Segment 2 - On our local news roundtable, we discuss public safety, policing in Baltimore, and state funding approved for the new youth jail.
May 15, 2015

Preview: ‘Out In The Night’ Screening At The Charm City LGBTQA Film Festival

May 13, 2015 - Segment 5 - We offer a sneak preview of Saturday night's special screening of Out in the Night at the Baltimore Creative Alliance, part of the 4th Annual Charm City LGBTQA Film Festival. I talk with the film's Director, blair dorosh-walther.
May 15, 2015

CIA Whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling Sentenced To Three And A Half Years

May 12, 2015 - Segment 4 - We discuss the sentencing of CIA whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling with retired NSA employee J. Kirk Wiebe and the Institute for Public Accuracy's Norman Solomon.
May 15, 2015

Responding To The Controversy Around Marilyn Mosby & Conflicts Of Interest

May 12, 2015 - Segment 2 - We look at the motion filed last week by the attorneys representing the six police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray, demanding Baltimore State's Attorney Maryland Mosby recuse herself because of alleged conflicts of interest.
May 8, 2015

How Baltimore Public Defenders Are Responding In The Aftermath Of The Baltimore Uprising

May 7, 2015 - Segment 2 - The discussion turns to legal issues surrounding the arrests in Baltimore during the protests around the death of Freddie Gray with the Baltimore Office of the Public Defender.