Racism

March 6, 2018

Sen. Fred Harris: The Last Surviving Member of the 1968 Kerner Commission

March 6, 2018 - The Kerner Commission  - On July 28, 1967, President Lyndon B. Johnson created the Kerner Commission to investigate the causes of race-related uprisings that had taken place in Detroit and dozens of other cities, and to provide recommendations for the future. We talk with former Oklahoma Senator Fred Harris, the last surviving member of the Kerner Commission.
February 26, 2018

Different Takes: Russia and the Election – Russia In Baltimore

February 26, 2018 - Russian Meddling in Baltimore - We begin a new series, "Different Takes: Russia and the New Election." Our conversation starts right here in Baltimore with the Rev. Dr. Heber Brown, Pastor of Pleasant Hope Baptist Church, who talks about his encounter with Russian interference during the Freddie Gray uprising, through discovering the Russian-created Facebook page called The Blacktivist.
February 23, 2018

The Black Panther: Academic and Visceral Readings

February 22, 2018 - The Black Panther - Today we begin a series of conversations on The Black Panther movie in all its beauty and complexity. We are joined by Johns Hopkins History Professor Dr. Nathan Connolly; UMBC American Studies Professor Dr. Kimberly Moffitt ;and Kalima Young, Lecturer in Electronic Media and Film at Towson University. Enjoy our journey to Wakanda.
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.
February 1, 2018

Kathryn Schulz: The Lost Giant of American Literature

January 31, 2018 - The Lost Giant of American Literature - William Melvin Kelley was one of the most important writers of fiction who most people never heard of. His 1962 novel A Different Drummer portrays the world of race relations in the American South through a unique and powerful voice. Kelley was "rediscovered" by our guest Kathryn Schulz, author and Pulitzer Prize-winning feature writer for The New Yorker.
January 22, 2018

Baltimore City Public Schools: Underfunding and Neglect

January 22, 2017 - Baltimore City Public Schools - Baltimore City Public Schools need attention and support -- from lack of heat, to underfunding, construction dilemmas, returned funds, school closings, understaffing, and more. Listen in as our panelists wrestle with these issues and look to the future.
January 5, 2018

Countdown to the Annapolis Summit: Bail Reform

January 5, 2017 - Bail Reform - In our Countdown to the Annapolis Summit we are examining issues that will be discussed and debated in the 2018 Maryland General Assembly. In this podcast we look at a critical issue that reached a crescendo last session and will prove to be major debate in the coming Legislative Session: Bail Reform.
December 4, 2017
Annapolis Summit (Credit: Maryland Daily Record)

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. 
November 21, 2017

The Complexity of Patriarchy, Race, & Misogyny

November 21, 2017 - Patriarchy, Race, & Misogyny - Two philosophers who are also activists joined us for a fascinating conversation on the complexity and roots of patriarchy, race and misogyny. Dr. Anika Simpson and Dr. Desiree Melton join us.
November 10, 2017

World of the Play: Unraveling the Threads of Labor and Love

November 10, 2017 - Labor and Love - We bring our latest episode of World of the Play, our partnership with Everyman Theatre. This performance conversation is inspired by the latest production at Everyman, Intimate Apparel by MacArthur Genius and Pulitzer Prize  award winning playwright Lynn Nottage. Joining the panel today are fashion designer Stephen Wise, Valeska Populoh, and GG Goba.
October 24, 2017

Forward Magazine: Jewish Identity In A Changing World

October 23, 2017 - Forward Magazine - The Forward started out 120 years ago as a Socialist daily paper written in Yiddish that appealed to the Jewish immigrant workers for decades. Now it has morphed into a monthly magazine and daily news site with a 21st century twist appealing to young and old, from all corners of the Jewish world. Its CEO and Publisher Rachel Fishman Feddersen stopped by our studios for a conversation last week when she was in town.
October 20, 2017

Me Too: Confronting Misogyny and Sexism in Our World

October 20, 2017 - Misogyny and Sexism in Our World - In the wake of the explosive Me Too campaign on social media, we begin a series of podcasts dealing with the pervasiveness of misogyny in our world. We open our series today with: Brittany Oliver, Maura Callahan, and Rebekah Kirkman.