Religion

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.
July 17, 2017
Faith-Based Development Certificate Program Participants (Credit: Enterprise Community)

Baltimore Faith Based Development Certificate Program

July 17, 2017 - Segment 2 - I talked with three individuals involved the Baltimore Faith Based Development Certificate Program, which provides training and technical assistance to houses of worship in Baltimore that are seeking to develop affordable housing and community facilities in the city.
July 11, 2017
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Voices of the Holy Land: Christians in the Holy Land

July 11, 2017 - Segment 2 - We listened in to a powerful 2002 archive edition of our show, part of a series called Voices of the Holy Land. We heard the feature: Christian voices of the Holy Land.
June 16, 2017
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Imam Earl El-Amin: Celebration of Ramadan and Being Muslim in America

June 16, 2017 - Segment 2 - We hosted a segment in celebration with our Muslim brothers and sister for Ramadan with Imam Earl El-Amin, resident Imam of the Muslim Community Cultural Center of Baltimore.  
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 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.
May 19, 2017
American civil rights leader Malcolm X (1925 - 1965) laughs as he relaxes on a couch in a wood-panelled room, March 1964. (Photo by Truman Moore/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)

Martin and Malcolm

May 19, 2017 - Segment 2 - We bring you a special 2-hour archive edition of The Marc Steiner Show from 2007, Martin and Malcolm: One Vision - Two Voices
May 12, 2017
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The Legend John Coltrane: A Love Supreme

May 12, 2017 - Segment 3 - In light of the fact that a new documentary about the life of John Coltrane, Chasing Trane, opened in Baltimore, we listened back to the Steiner Show archives about the life and legacy of this jazz great. We examined John Coltrane's A Love Supreme. Coltrane recorded this classic album in 1964.
April 21, 2017
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Dr. Ira Berlin: Free At Last

April 21, 2017 - Segment 2 - We hosted a conversation I had with Dr. Ira Berlin, Distinguished Professor of History at the University of Maryland, College Park, and Founder of the Freedmen and Southern Society Project.
April 17, 2017
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Dr. Thabit Abdullah: Discussion and Updates on Syria

April 17, 2017 - Segment 3 - I hosted a discussion and update on Syria, with Dr. Thabit Abdullah, Professor of Middle East History at York University, Toronto.
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.
December 16, 2016
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Tengella’s Take: Dealing With The Holidays

December 16, 2016 - Segment 1 - We host the newest edition of our weekly segment, Tengella's Take with Center for Emerging Media Satirical Commentator Koli Tengella.
December 1, 2016
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National Roundtable: Dylan Roof / Trump and the First Amedment

November 30, 2016 - Segment 1 - We begin the show with a National News Roundtable, on topics to include the Dylan Roof trial, the Ohio State attack, and Donald Trump's statements about burning the flag.
November 15, 2016

National Election Roundtable

November 14, 2016 - Segment 1 - We begin the show with a National Roundtable talking about what it means to resist in Trump's America and how we can move forward.
November 2, 2016

Working Class White People and the Election

November 2, 2016 - Segment 1 - We begin the show with a look at the National Election from the perspective of poor and working class white people.
September 20, 2016

Attacks in New York, New Jersey, and Minnesota

September 20, 2016 - Segment 1 - Our panel of guests discuss the attacks in Minnesota, New York and New Jersey, and the response of the Afghan, Somali, and Muslim communities.
June 21, 2016
Against the New Islamophobia

Talking About Race: Confronting The New Islamophobia

June 21, 2016 - Segment 3 - We preview an upcoming event hosted by Open Society Institute-Baltimore, "Talking About Race: Confronting the New Islamophobia." With: Deepa Iyer and Amardeep Singh.
March 25, 2016
Baltimore Harbor (Photo Credit: Forsaken Fotos via Flickr)

Sound Bites: Impact Of Sewage Pollution In Baltimore’s Harbor | Detroit Black Community Food Security Network | Recipe: Palestinian Easter Kaik With Dates

March 24, 2016 - Hour 2 - On Sound Bites, we get an update on the state of sewage pollution in the Baltimore Harbor. Then, we talk with Malik Yakini, Executive Director of the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network, and get a Palestinian Easter recipe from Laila El-Haddad.
February 8, 2016
Obama's visit to Islamic Society of Baltimore (Photo Credit: New York Times)

President Obama’s Visit To The Islamic Society Of Baltimore

February 8, 2016 - Segment 2 - Last week President Barack Obama visited The Islamic Society of Baltimore, his first visit to an American mosque after 7 years in office. We talk with two people who were present during President Obama's visit.
January 13, 2016

Reactions To Philadelphia Police Shooting In Name Of Islam

January 12, 2016 - Segment 1 - We begin the show with a look at the shooting last week of a Philadelphia police officer who alleges he performed the shooting in the name of Islam.
January 4, 2016
Black Lives Matter Baltimore Protest (Credit: The Baltimore Sun)

Our 2015 Spiritual and Philosophical Year in Review

January 4, 2016 - Hour 2 - We host a Year in Review with a number of our community's spiritual leaders: Abdul Latif Bennett, the Rev. Dr. Heber Brown, the Rev. Dr. Brad Braxton, and Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas.
December 16, 2015
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OF NOTE: The Burqa Issue, Examining Complicated Experiences Of Women Who Wear The Burqa

December 14, 2015 - Segment 3 - We host a fascinating discussion based on the current issue of OF NOTE, one of the first online magazines focused on global artists using the arts as catalysts for activism and social change.
December 7, 2015
Mosque Dar Al Taqwa (Credit: Huffington Post)

Rise Of Islamophobia & Anti-Arab Racism In America

December 1, 2015 - Segment 2 - We look at the recent upsurge in Islamophobia and anti-Arab racism with Zainab Chaudry, Dr. Adil Shamoo, and Dr. Steven Salaita.
November 18, 2015

Rojava, Kurdish Resistance and ISIS

November 17, 2015 - Segment 2 - We now turn to the international scene and talk with Kurdish and Turkish activists about the uniqueness of the Rojava political movement and the Kurdish war with ISIS.
September 28, 2015
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Pope Francis’ United States Visit: Thoughts & Reflections

September 28, 2015 - Segment 1 - In our first segment we will focus on the visit of Pope Francis to the U.S
September 23, 2015
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ReligionMaker Reverend Frances Murphy Draper On The HistoryMakers Project

September 23, 2015 - Segment 3 - We are joined by Reverend Frances Murphy Draper, who speaks about her role as a ReligionMaker with the HistoryMakers project and her involvement with the Annual Back To School With The HistoryMakers Program coming up this Friday.
September 23, 2015
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Islamophobia in Our Society

September 22. 2015 - Segment 2 - We unpack Islamophobia in light of 14-year-old Muslim student, Ahmed Mohamed, being arrested by police at his school after school officials thought the clock he made was a bomb, and presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson's remarks that Muslims aren't fit to serve as President of the United States.
September 18, 2015
Pope Francis (Photo Credit: Raffaele Esposito on Flickr)

The Significance Of Pope Francis’ Visit To The United States

September 17, 2015 - Segment 1 - We begin the show with a panel of guests who will discuss the upcoming visit of Pope Francis to the East Coast with Ralph Moore, E. Ethelbert Miller, and Patricia Shannon Jones.
September 10, 2015
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National News Roundup: Ben Carson & Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis

September 10, 2015 - Segment 1 - Today we look at the phenomenon of Dr. Ben Carson's popularity in the national polls and recently released Kentucky clerk, Kim Davis.
August 10, 2015

Philosopher’s Roundtable: Do Things Happen For A Reason?

August 10, 2015 - Segment 2 - The show continues with another Philosopher's Roundtable! In this repeat broadcast from last year, we ask the question: Do Things Happen for a Reason?
July 27, 2015
Visionary Experience

American Visionary Art Museum: The Visionary Experience From Saint Francis to Finster

July 24, 2015 - Segment 4 - We continue with more compelling works of art as we take an audio tour of the current exhibition at the American Visionary Art Museum (AVAM): The Visionary Experience: Saint Francis to Finster. Our docent is none other than AVAM Founder and Director Rebecca Hoffberger.
June 25, 2015
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Pope Francis on Climate Change and More

June 23, 2015 - Segment 3 - We take a look at Pope Francis' recent statements on climate change, weapons manufacturing and more.
May 15, 2015
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Visit From The Monks Of The Drepung Gomang Monastery

May 13, 2015 - Segment 4 - Monks from the Drupung Gomang Monastery in South India have been in Baltimore for the past week, leading discussions and meditations and creating a sand mandala at the Baltimore Yoga Village in Mount Washington.
May 7, 2015
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The Role of Baltimore’s Youth in Organizing

May 6, 2015 - Segment 4 - We take a look at the critical role of Baltimore's youth in organizing over the past weeks and the movement toward change.
April 5, 2015
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Black and Jewish: What It Means To Be Both

April 3, 2015 - Segment 2 - We delve into the world of Black Jewish traditions and discover what it means to be both Black and Jewish as Marc speaks with MaNishtana, Y-Love and Michael Twitty.
March 30, 2015
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Dr. Charles Johnson: Taming the Ox: Buddhist Stories and Reflections on Politics, Race, Culture, and Spiritual Practice

March 27, 2015 - Segment 1 - Prepare to be inspired as Marc talks with National Book Award-winning novelist and scholar Dr. Charles Johnson about his newest book Taming the Ox: Buddhist Stories and Reflections on Politics, Race, Culture, and Spiritual Practice.
February 13, 2015
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Social Justice Activism in the Church

February 12, 2015 - Segment 3 - We examine the role of social justice activism in the church, with the Rev. Kevin Slayton and the Rev. Dr. Heber Brown.
February 7, 2015
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The Martyrdom Of Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero

February 5, 2015 - Segment 2 - We reflect on the life and legacy of slain Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero, whose 1980 murder was proclaimed martyrdom this week by Pope Francis, thereby setting the stage for his beatification. With: Catholic activist Rosemary Maguire Thompson; and Luis Larin, United Workers Leadership Organizer.
January 20, 2015

The Philosophy and Spirituality of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

January 19, 2015 - Segment 2 - We begin our celebration of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., with a discussion on hist contributions, not only as a civil rights activist, but as a philosopher and spiritual leader.
January 13, 2015

Boko Haram: Baga Massacre, Latest in Campaign of Terror That Has Claimed Thousands of Lives

January 13, 2015 - Segment 3 - We discuss the Baga massacre, the latest in Boko Haram's deadly campaign in northern Nigeria. Since 2009 the people of Nigeria have called for their government, military and the international community to protect the people from Boko Haram.
January 12, 2015
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Black and Jewish: What It Means To Be Both

January 12, 2014 - Segment 3 - We delve into the world of Black Jewish traditions and discover what it means to be both Black and Jewish as Marc speaks with MaNishtana, Y-Love and Michael Twitty.
January 12, 2015

Charlie Hebdo Attacks

January 12, 2015 - Segment 2 - We host a roundtable analysis of last week's fatal shootings in Paris that has left 17 dead, including employees at French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo.
January 12, 2015
Dr. Charles Johnson

Taming the Ox: Buddhist Stories and Reflections on Politics, Race, Culture, and Spiritual Practice

January 9, 2015 - Hour 1 - Prepare to be inspired as I talk with National Book Award-winning novelist and scholar Dr. Charles Johnson about his newest book Taming the Ox: Buddhist Stories and Reflections on Politics, Race, Culture, and Spiritual Practice.
January 9, 2015
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KAL On Tragic Charlie Hebdo Magazine Attack In Paris

January 8, 2015 - Segment 3 - We turn to yesterday's tragic shooting at the Paris offices of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, which left 12 people dead. With: Kevin "KAL" Kallaugher, editorial cartoonist for The Economist magazine of London and The Baltimore Sun.
January 3, 2015
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From The Archives: The Spiritual Side of the Simpsons

January 1, 2015 - Segment 3 - In a special archive edition of the Marc Steiner Show, we listen back to a discussion on the spiritual side of The Simpsons, and talk to starring voice actor on The Simpsons Harry Shearer.
December 17, 2014
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From The Archives: Mario Livio Asks, ‘Is God a Mathematician?’

December 15, 2014 - Segment 3 - Listen in to a special archive edition of The Marc Steiner Show. Internationally known astrophysicist at the Hubble Space Telescope Science Institute Mario Livio talks with me about his book Is God A Mathematician? Topics include Mathematics, the fabric of reality, God, and how it all may be working together.
November 10, 2014
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Voices From The Archives: Author Mark Bowden

November 7, 2014 - Segment 4 - I talk with Mark Bowden, author of many books including Black Hawk Down, about his 2006 work Guests of the Ayatollah: The First Battle in America's War with Militant Islam.
August 18, 2014
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Debating Israel-Palestine: One State or Two States?

August 18, 2014 - Segment 3 - We examine solutions for the Israeli/Palestinian conflict, considering whether a one- or two-state solution is more viable.
July 28, 2014

Gaza Strip Update

July 28, 2014 - Segment 3 - As the situation in Israel/Palestine intensifies, it becomes more and more important to hear reports on the conflict. We discuss the conflict with a panel of experts.