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

May 16, 2013

Breast Cancer: Treatment Options, Genes, and Controversy

May 16, 2013 - Segment 1 - We talk about both the praise and controversy over actress Angelina Jolie's decision to have a preventative double mastectomy after testing positive for the BRCA1 gene, which indicated she would likely develop breast cancer in her lifetime. We talk about the genes at the center of her decision, genes that are patented and whose expensive diagnostic tests are inaccessible for many ordinary people.
May 15, 2013

Sound Bites: African American Farmers, Dwindling Bee Populations, And Gather Baltimore

May 15, 2013 - Segment 1 - We launch our first live episode of Sound Bites with conversations about African-American farmers in the US, dwindling bee populations, and a program that collects produce donated by farmers and distributes it to people who don't have access to healthy food sources, through local hospitals, meal programs, and faith communities.
May 2, 2013

Sound Bites: Malik Yakini And Labeling Genetically Engineered Foods

May 2, 2013 - Segment 3 - It's the latest episode of Sound Bites, featuring Malik Yakini, Executive Director of the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network, and a debate on whether or not genetically engineered foods should be labeled.
May 1, 2013

University of Maryland Health & Wellness Conference

May 1, 2013-Segment 2-We will talk about University of Maryland School of Medicine's upcoming conference on Integrative Medicine Health and Wellness.
April 10, 2013

Medical Apartheid: The Dark History Of Medical Experimentation On Black Americans

April 10, 2013 - Hour 1 - Author and songwriter John Milton Wesley co-hosts the show with Marc, and Dr. Harriet A. Washington joins us to talk about her book, Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present, about the history of racial disparities in medicine.
April 4, 2013

Sound Bites: Monsanto Rider, Food & Ag News, Alternatives To The GDP

April 4, 2013 - Segment 3 - We debate the Monsanto Rider, which caused a storm when it was anonymously inserted into the Agricultural Appropriations Bill passed by Congress, the latest food and agricultural news, and how we might measure an economy beyond the GDP.
April 4, 2013

Children & ADHD: Are We Over-Diagnosing?

April 4, 2013 - Segment 2 - We turn to mental health in our young people with a conversation on ADHD with new studies showing huge numbers of people being diagnosed with the disorder. We explore what that means for young people and our society.
March 15, 2013

Sound Bites: Shirley Sherrod, a St. Patrick’s Day Recipe and More!

March 14, 2013 - Segment 3 - This week we have a conversation about the poor working conditions in America's restaurant industry, talk to Shirley Sherrod, former US Department of Agriculture official, learn about recent studies on sugar and the Mediterranean diet, and get a traditional Irish recipe in honor of St. Patrick's Day.
March 6, 2013

Sound Bites: Monsanto In The Supreme Court; Plastic In Our Food; Visions For Transforming The Food System

March 6, 2013 - Hour 2 - It's a new episode of Sound Bites. We'll look at the Bowman vs. Monsanto case, recently heard in the Supreme Court, which addresses the question of who owns the rights to Monsanto's genetically engineered RoundUp Ready seeds, plastics in our food, and visions for transforming the food system.
March 4, 2013

Second Biennial Henrietta Lacks Symposium: Remembering Her Legacy

March 4, 2013 - Segment 3 - We speak with participants of the Second Biennial Henrietta Lacks Symposium: The Dignity of Difference, which is happening at the University of Maryland Medical Center on Thursday, March 7th.
February 5, 2013

February 5, 2013 – Segment 3

February 5, 2013 - Segment 3 - It's time for our regular segment with Woody Curry, Vietnam veteran and addiction counselor at The Baltimore Station. Tonight, Marc and Woody talk about the neurological basis for addiction, the brain, and more.
January 14, 2013

January 14, 2013 – Segment 3

We will reflect on the fact that 2012 was the hottest year on record and examine the broader issue of climate change. Joining us for this conversation are:

November 14, 2012

November 14, 2012 – Segment 1

We share an interview with Dr. Katharine Hayhoe, an atmospheric scientist and Evangelical Christian who studies climate change.


October 30, 2012

October 30, 2012 – Segment 1

Tonight we debate over whether climate change has been a factor in creating Hurricane Sandy and other "monster storms." Joining us is:

August 21, 2012

August 21, 2012 – Segment 1

Last month was the hottest July on record, Lauren Morello, a climate reporter for ClimateWire whose work has been featured in the Scientific American Journal, joins us for a discussion on climate change

August 17, 2011

August 17, 2011 – Segment 1

Scientists continue to learn more about how addiction works, which informs how our society views and treats addiction.  The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) has just redefined addiction as a chronic brain disorder.  We'll discuss the implications of this development with Dr.

July 20, 2011

July 21, 2011 – Segment 2

May 18, 2011

May 18, 2011 – Segment 2

April 15, 2011

April 21, 2011 – Hour 2

Scientists predict that sizeable portions of some low-lying areas around the Chesapeake Bay will be underwater in the coming decades.  We're already seeing dramatic changes due to rising water levels on some Bay islands and coastal areas.  Environmental writer Tom Horton joins us with the scoop on climate change and the Chesapeake.

March 15, 2011

March 15, 2011 – Segment 3

We speak with Christopher Mims, News Editor at, about the relationship between climate change and natural disasters.  While the recent earthquake in Japan was a "subduction zone earthquake," caused by movements in tectonic plates and not any human actions, a warming planet could mean more catastrophic events.  You can read

March 2, 2011

March 2, 2011 – Segment 3

Join us for this week's episode of On Delmarva.  Dr.
January 27, 2011

January 27, 2011 – Hour 2

Up first, join Housing Secretary Raymond Skinner for the first Spotlight on Maryland Housing.  Secretary Skinner and Marc take on the questions facing us in this still very uncertain housing market.  Whether you're a homeowner, someone looking to buy a house, or a renter, tune in every Thursday

January 6, 2011

January 6, 2011 – Segment 2

Join us for an Urbanite Radio Story as we speak with inventor Saul Griffith, winner of a MacArthur "Genius" Grant in 2007.  He received the prize for his creative inventions, including a desktop printer that prints out eyeglass lenses.   He's worked on diverse projects like electronic ink (which powers electronic readers like the Ki

December 23, 2010

December 29, 2010 – Segment 2

Independent scientist, author and paleoartist Greg Paul joins us for one of our Urbanite Radio Stories.  He discusses his work as one of the leading illustrators of dinosaurs, his thoughts on God, and his passion for science.

December 8, 2010

December 8, 2010 – Segment 1

Join us for live reports from Cancun, where our guests are attending the UN Climate Change Conference.  They'll tell us what's happening on the ground, why the talks are controversial among environmental advocates, and what the

June 23, 2010

June 23, 2010 – Segment 1

We're in Detroit covering the awe-inspiring gathering of 15,000 progressive activists, organizers, and scholars that is the 2010 U.S. Social Forum.  To give you a taste of the gathering, we start off today's show with highlights from yesterday's opening march.

April 15, 2010

April 15, 2010 – Segment 3

April 14, 2010

April 14, 2010 – Segment 3

July 28, 2009

July 30, 2009 – Hour 2

July 26, 2009

July 27, 2009 – Hour 2

Public awareness on the need for becoming more energy efficient and lessening our environmental impact is at an all time high. However, in an economic crisis where many families are struggling to keep their homes and jobs, "going green" just can't be a top priority--or can it?

July 13, 2009

July 16, 2009 – Hour 1

July 2, 2009

July 2, 2009 – Hour 1

June 25, 2009

June 25, 2009 – Hour 1

June 9, 2009

June 9, 2009 – Hour 2

May 29, 2009

May 26, 2009 – Hour 1

Michael Pollan is the author of best-selling books like The Omnivore's Dilemma and In Defense of Food.  He is to food what Al Gore is to climate change-he has done more than
April 14, 2009

April 14, 2009 – Hour 1

March 10, 2009

March 10, 2009

Public awareness on the need for becoming more energy efficient and lessening our environmental impact is at an all time high. However, in an economic crisis where many families are struggling to keep their homes and jobs, "going green" just can't be a top priority--or can it?

March 2, 2009

March 2, 2009

February 19, 2009

February 19, 2009

January 28, 2009

January 28, 2009

December 16, 2008

December 16, 2008