Science

January 11, 2018

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.
July 10, 2017

National News Roundtable: Putin and Trump

July 10, 2017 - Segment 1 - Our guest host Dr. Kimberly Moffit hosted a National News Roundtable focusing on the latest headlines from around the country. Our panel of guests included: Dr. Anne McCarthy, Bill Fletcher Jr., and ER Shipp.
July 5, 2017

Space Chronicles: Conversations with Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson

January 29, 2017 - Segment 3 - We hosted my 2012 interview with astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, about his fascinating book Space Chronicles: Facing the Ultimate Frontier.
June 27, 2017

Janet Sarbanes: The Protester has Been Released

June 27, 2017 - Segment 1 - We hosted a conversation with author Janet Sarbanes on her new book of short stories The Protester has Been Released. Populated by wise animals and hapless humans, The Protester Has Been Released evokes an end-of-the-world feeling that is equal parts dread and hilarity.
June 26, 2017

National Roundtable: Senate Health Care Bill & Policy Brutality

June 26, 2017 - Segment 1 - We hosted a National News Roundtable, topics to include the Senate's Health Care Bill. With: Denzel Mitchell, Eugene Craig III, and ER Shipp.
June 7, 2017

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 2, 2017

4chan: The Skeleton Key to the Rise of Trump

June 2, 2017 - Segment 3 - We hosted a re-broadcast of a show from earlier this year when I talked with Dale Beran, Professor in the SWAN (Screen Writing and Animation) Department at Morgan State University, about the imageboard website 4chan, based on his article, "4chan: The Skeleton Key to the Rise of Trump."
June 2, 2017

Mario Livio: Colossal Mistakes That Changed Our Understanding the Universe

May 1, 2017 - Segment 4 - We hosted an archive segment of Cosmic topics, when astrophysicist Mario Livio talks about his new book Brilliant Blunders: From Darwin to Einstein – Colossal Mistakes by Great Scientists That Changed Our Understanding of Life and the Universe.
May 9, 2017

Dr. Daniel J. Siegel: On The Mind and Being Human

May 9, 2017 - Segment 2 - I had a fascinating interview with Daniel J. Siegel, MD, about his book Mind: A Journey to the Heart of Being Human. Siegel is a clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine
May 8, 2017

National News Roundtable: The AHCA and The French Election

May 8, 2017 - Segment 1 - We hosted a National News Roundtable, where we discussed the passage of the American Health Care Act by the U.S. House of Representatives, the French Election results, and much more. With: Dr. Jack Fruchtman, Jr., Sarah Posner, and Dr. Anne McCarthy.
April 26, 2017

Temperature Rising: Climate March Awareness

April 25, 2017 - Segment 3 - We hosted a preview of a special event taking place Wednesday night at the Motor House: Temperature Rising, a Climate March Awareness Showcase! We heard from artists commissioned by MICA to produce works that would engage participation in the upcoming People's Climate March, with support from the Town Creek Foundation.
April 21, 2017

Soundbites: The People’s Climate March

April 20, 2017 - Segment 2 - We hosted the newest episode of Sound Bites, our series about our food and our world. We listened in to a panel that took place Wednesday, April 19, at 2640 Space in Baltimore, "Fired Up & Ready To Go," leading up to the People's Climate March on April 29th in Washington, D.C.
April 17, 2017

National News Roundtable: North Korea, Syria, and the Trump Administration

April 17, 2017 - Segment 2 - We hosted a National News Roundtable where we discussed the issues surrounding Syria and North Korea, as well as numerous other issues.
April 14, 2017

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 14, 2017

Soundbites: The Peoples Climate March & Renewable Energy In Maryland

April 13, 2017 - Segment 2 - We hosted the newest edition of our series on our food and our world, Sound Bites. We continued our countdown to the Peoples Climate March, taking place in DC on April 29. We talked about what renewable energy means for the country under Trump as well as for Maryland, specifically.
April 13, 2017

Dr. Charles Limb and Dr. Mariale Hardiman: Neuro-Education and Arts In Education

April 12, 2017 - Segment 1 - We hosted an archive from 2014 where I spoke with Dr. Charles Limb and Dr. Mariale Hardiman who are pioneers in the field of neuro-education. We spoke about whether putting more arts in the classroom helps kids learn.
April 10, 2017

Sound Bites: Climate Change and The Future

April 6, 2017 - Segment 3 - We hosted the latest edition of Sound Bites, our series on our food and our world. We examined the historical context of the climate change debate, and then hosted a diverse panel of guests who considered the reality of climate change and how to effectively talk about it.
March 20, 2017

National News Roundtable: Russia Interference & The Supreme Court

March 20, 2017 - Segment 1 - We hosted a National News Roundtable, discussing topics related to the controversy around Russia and the upcoming hearings for Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch. With: Mark Trahant, Dr. Richard Vatz, and Dr. Kimberly Moffitt.
March 17, 2017

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 13, 2017

Affordable Care Act: Implementation & Repeal

March 13, 2017 - Segment 1 - We hosted a debate on the effectiveness of the Affordable Care Act, the Republicans' plan to repeal and replace it, and the possibility of a single payer plan. With: Rachel Bovard, Dr. Jonathan Weiner, and Dr. James Burdick.
March 1, 2017

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 22, 2017

Dr. Mario Livio: Churchill’s Essay On Alien Life

February 22, 2017 - Segment 1 - I hosted a fascinating discussion with internationally known astrophysicist, bestselling author, and popular lecturer Dr. Mario Livio, based on his recent article in Nature magazine, "Winston Churchill's essay on alien life found."
January 27, 2017

SoundBites: Future Harvest & Trump’s EPA

January 26, 2017 - Segment 2 - We hosted our newest episode of Sound Bites, our series about our food and our world. We began the episode with a panel Marc moderated entitled "Cultivate the Chesapeake Foodshed." and then hosted a conversation about Trump's pick to run the EPA, Scott Pruit.
October 7, 2016

Sound Bites: MD Solar Congress / End-Dependence Day

October 6, 2016 - Segment 2 - We have two event previews on this week's Sound Bites. One is for the MD Solar Congress in Annapolis, another is the End-Dependence Day at #WorldFoodDay2016 at Pleasant Hope Baptist Church in Baltimore.
September 27, 2016

Sound Bites: Bayer and Monsanto | Hip Chick Farms

September 22, 2016 - Segment 3 - In our newest episode of our series on our food and our world, Sound Bites, we begin the hour with a look at Bayer's takeover of Monsanto and we close the show at with a look at a special agricultural operation and sustainable artisanal food production company, Hip Chick Farms.
August 3, 2016

Flooding and Climate Change

August 2, 2016 - Segment 2 - We discuss the tragic floods in Ellicott City and other parts of our region, and their relationship to climate change.
July 21, 2016

Sound Bites: Controversy Over GMO Labeling | What A Fish Knows | Recipe: Seasonal Salad By Colette

July 21, 2016 - Segment 3 - On the newest episode of Sound Bites, we look at the controversy over the GMO Labeling bill that passed through Congress, we talk to Dr. Jonathan Balcombe about 'What A Fish Knows,' and get a recipe for seasonal salad.
July 5, 2016

The Latest News From Space

June 30, 2016 - Segment 2 - We have a conversation with Center for Emerging Media Astronomer-in-Residence Dr. Carol Christian and Tony Darnell of Deep Astronomy as they tell us about the latest news from humanity's "eyes" in space.
May 31, 2016

Sound Bites: A Visit To Black Dirt Farm On The Eastern Shore| Carbon-Neutral Fertilizer | Recipe: Mussels With Colette’s Stefano Porcile

May 26, 2016 - Segment 3 - For the newest episode of Sound Bites, we visit Black Dirt Farm in Preston, Maryland; I talk with two scientists about an important scientific advancement that could pave the way for a potential breakthrough in farming; and hear a mouth-watering recipe from mussels.
May 25, 2016

Women’s Health: Birth Control & Menstruation

May 25, 2016 - Segment 1 - We host a discussion regarding Birth Control & Women's Health. The newest birth control pills allow women to have no periods at all, which leads to the question: Is menstruation necessary?
February 18, 2016

Sound Bites: Backlash Against Chicken House Construction | Labor Conditions in Poultry Plants | Recipe: Catalina Byrd

February 18, 2016 - Segment 2 - On our newest episode of Sound Bites we discuss organizing on the Eastern Shore against the construction of chicken houses, a report on labor conditions in poultry processing plants, and hear a recipe from Catalina Byrd.
February 12, 2016

From The Archives: Frances Moore Lappé’s ‘EcoMind’

February 12, 2016 - Segment 3 - We host a special archive edition of The Marc Steiner Show from 2011, when noted environmental author and theorist Frances Moore Lappé joined us to talk about her book EcoMind: Changing the Way We Think, to Create the World We Want.
February 11, 2016

Sound Bites: United Nations Comments On Curtis Bay Incinerator | Salisbury Teacher On Protecting Perdue’s Chickens

February 11, 2016 - Segment 3 - On our newest edition of Sound Bites, we look at the health implications of the proposed Curtis Bay Incinerator and discuss concerns animal rights activists have with Perdue.
January 28, 2016

Sound Bites: Community Impacts of Industrial Poultry Operations On The Eastern Shore

January 28, 2016 - Hour 2 - On our newest edition of Sound Bites, we look at Community Impacts of Industrial Poultry Operations. Last week I took a trip to Exmore, Virginia, a small town south of Chincoteague on Virginia's Eastern Shore, where I moderated a forum for the Citizens for a Better Eastern Shore, exploring community impacts of industrial poultry operations.
January 25, 2016

From The Archives: Philosopher & Naturalist Diana Beresford-Kroeger

January 25, 2016 - Hour 2 - We rebroadcast of my interview with philosopher, naturalist, author and scientist Diana Beresford-Kroeger, whose writings combine western scientific knowledge and the traditional concepts of the ancient world.
January 19, 2016

The Social Life of DNA: Race, Reparations, and Reconciliation After the Genome with Dr. Alondra Nelson

January 19, 2015 - Segment 2 - We host a fascinating discussion with Dr. Alondra Nelson, about her new book The Social Life of DNA: Race, Reparations, and Reconciliation After the Genome.
January 19, 2016

Sound Bites: How We Define Organic Food | When Cultural Food Becomes Trendy

January 14, 2015 - Segment 3 - We play the latest episode of our series on our food and our world, Sound Bites, where we discuss definitions of organic food and discuss "how it feels when white people shame your food, then make it trendy."
November 18, 2015

Long-Acting Contraception and Teen Pregnancy

November 17, 2015 - Segment 3 - We discuss long-acting contraception and teen pregnancy with Dani McClain, The Nation magazine contributing writer and Fellow at the Nation Institute, where she focuses on race and reproductive justice.
August 28, 2015

Sound Bites: GMOs, Herbicides & Public Health | The State Of Oyster Farming & The Challenges Facing Oyster Farmers

August 27, 2015 - Segment 2 - On the newest episode of our series about our food and our world, Sound Bites, we begin the hour with a report on the potential public health consequences of GMOs (genetically-modified organisms). Then, we turn to the state of oyster farming in our region as we discuss the challenges facing oyster farmers.
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 27, 2015

Sound Bites: Is The Safe And Accurate Food Labeling Act Denying Americans The Right To Know? | YES! Magazine: Meet the Scientist Breeding More Resilient Bees

July 23, 2015 - Segment 3 - We begin Sound Bites this week with a debate around a controversial bill making its way through Congress right now called The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act. Then, we talk about Yes! Magazine, "Meet the Scientist Breeding More Resilient Bees."
June 11, 2015

Dr. Freeman Hrabowski’s Holding Fast To Dreams: Empowering Youth from the Civil Rights Crusade to STEM Achievement

June 5, 2015 - Segment 3 - Listen to my interview with Dr. Freeman Hrabowski, President of University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), about his important book Holding Fast To Dreams: Empowering Youth from the Civil Rights Crusade to STEM Achievement.
April 17, 2015

Encore Presentation: Octavia’s Brood: Science Fiction Stories From Social Justice Activists

April 14, 2015 - Segment 3 - Our panel discusses Science Fiction and Social Justice. With: adrienne maree brown and Dr. Lester Spence. We discuss the book adrienne maree brown just edited, 'Octavia's Brood: Science Fiction Stories From Social Justice Activists.'
April 17, 2015

From The Archives: Diversity In Science Fiction In Honor Of Octavia Butler

April 14, 2015 - Segment 2 - In honor of Octavia Butler, our guests examine diversity in the realm of Science Fiction, with: Ytasha L. Womack, adrienne maree brown, K. Tempest Bradford and Jason T. Harris.
April 17, 2015

From The Archives: Marc Interviews Octavia Butler

April 14, 2015 - Segment 1 - We listen back to my interview from January 21, 2004, with renowned Science Fiction author Octavia Butler. The recipient of a MacArthur "Genius" Grant and both the Hugo and Nebula awards, Butler passed away in February 2006.
April 4, 2015

Diana Beresford-Kroeger and the Global Forest

April 3, 2015 - Segment 1 - We hear a fascinating and inspirational interview with Diana Beresford-Kroeger, philosopher, naturalist, world-recognized author and scientist whose writings combine western scientific knowledge and the traditional concepts of the ancient world.
March 11, 2015

Sound Bites: Fracking | Phosphorous Management Tool | African Fried Rice

March 10, 2015 - Segment 3 - In our latest installment of Sound Bites, we talk about fracking, the phosphorus management tool, and hear a recipe of for African fried rice from Michael Twitty.
February 18, 2015

From The Archives: Are We Over-Medicating Our Children?

February 17, 2015 - Segment 3 - Listen in to a special 2012 archive edition of The Marc Steiner Show, on prescription medications and children. I talk with Dr. Alan Sroufe, who at one time believed that Ritalin was as necessary for children. However, his position has changed, and he believes that these drugs are dangerously over-prescribed.
February 4, 2015

Vaccine, Measles, and Children: Is Worry Over Vaccines Misplaced?

February 4, 2015 - Segment 3 - We turn to the topic of vaccinations, measles, and children, with: Dr. Julia A. McMillan and Dr. Andrea A. Berry.
December 17, 2014

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.