Women’s Issues

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

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.
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 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.
January 10, 2018

The 15th Annual Annapolis Summit: Part 1

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.
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.
July 25, 2017

Akata: Unity is Key – Iyore Odighizuwa

July 25, 2017 - Segment 2 - We hosted a conversation with First Edition Associate Producer Iyore Odighizuwa who is producing a participatory documentary entitled Akata: Bridging the Gap; Unity is Key. 
July 13, 2017

Rape Culture: How We Define It

July 13, 2017 - Segment 2 - We hosted a rebroadcast of a powerful show from 2016 on rape culture. Our guests defined rape culture and talked about the connections between masculinity and rape culture. With: Kalima Young, and Dr. Desiree Melton.
July 10, 2017

Bell Hooks: Bone Black, Memories of Girlhood

July 10, 2017 - Segment 2 - We hosted a special 1997 archive edition of The Marc Steiner Show, when I interviewed cultural critic, feminist theorist, activist, and author Bell Hooks on her memoir Bone Black: Memories of Girlhood.
July 7, 2017

Las Cafeteras: Chicano Identity and Music

July 7, 2017 - Segment 4 - We hosted a musical treat, where we heard a 2015 archive edition of the show in which we talked with members of Las Cafeteras, who were in town at the Creative Alliance.The interview also featured a cameo from Dominic "Shodekeh" Talifero, groundbreaking beatboxer & vocal percussionist.
July 7, 2017

Lom Nava Love: Black Families in Inner-City Baltimore

July 7, 2017 - Segment 3 - We listened in to a rebroadcast of a show from last year in which we previewed a powerful documentary, Lom Nava Love. Lom Nava Love is the story of Black families in inner city Baltimore harnessing their strengths to challenge the systems and institutions that threaten to dictate their realities.
June 20, 2017

Michael Eric Dyson: Hurricane Katrina and the Color of Disaster

June 20, 2017 - Segment 3 - We took a step back into 2006 to listen to my conversation with scholar, best-selling author, and radio host Michael Eric Dyson. We discussed his book published that year called Come Hell or High Water: Hurricane Katrina and the Color of Disaster, which tells the story of those who were left behind during relief efforts.
June 16, 2017

Baltimore Teacher Union President Marietta English: Bringing Children Back To School

June 16, 2017 - Segment 3 - I hosted a conversation with Baltimore Teachers' Union President Marietta English on the Bringing Back Baltimore One Child at a Time initiative.
June 15, 2017

Sound Bites: Sandtown–Building a Model for Food and Jobs

June 15, 2017 - Segment 2 - We hosed a special archive edition of Sound Bites, our series on our food and our world. We traveled to the Sandtown Winchester neighborhood of Baltimore for a town hall meeting on food sovereignty, held in partnership with Johns Hopkins' Baltimore Food and Faith Project,
June 2, 2017

Parenting Black Children

June 1, 2017 - Segment 1 - We hosted a panel discussion on Parenting Black Children. With: Dr. Kimberly Moffitt, Dr. Lester Spence, and Dr. Karsonya "Kaye" Wise Whitehead.
May 22, 2017

Local News Roundtable: Civilian Review Boards and Baltimore Schools

May 22, 2017 - Segment 2 - We hosted a Local News Roundtable, where we discussed topics that such as: who makes development decisions, the future of Baltimore's schools, and the promise of a Civilian Review Board. With: Dana Peterson Moore, Ray Kelly, Kim Trueheart.
May 22, 2017

National News Roundtable: Trump and Suadi Arabia

May 22, 2017 - Segment 1 - We hosted a National News Roundtable, and discussed Donald Trump's trip to Saudi Arabia and much more. With: Dana Peterson Moore, Bill Fletcher Jr., and Dr. Ray Winbush.
May 17, 2017

Democracy In Crisis: Russian Secrets and Chelsea Manning

May 17, 2017 - Segment 1 On this week's episode, the Democracy in Crisis team talk first about the secrets Trump shared with Russian diplomats
May 11, 2017

Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence in Baltimore and Beyond

May 11, 2017 - Segment 4 - We discussed sexual assault and domestic violence in Baltimore and beyond. With: Kiara James, and Rebbeca Nagle.
May 11, 2017

Dani McClain on LARCs and Teen Pregnancy

May 11, 2017 - Segment 3 - We re-broadcast an episode from 2015 where we discuss long-acting contraception and teen pregnancy with Dani McClain, freelance reporter and Fellow at the Nation Institute.
May 8, 2017

Black Panther and The Crew #1

May 8, 2017 - Segment 3 - We hosted my conversation with Denzel Mitchell and Kalima Young on Black people and Black superheroes in the Marvel Universe, in light of Ta-Nehisi Coates' new comic book release Black Panther and the Crew.
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.
May 3, 2017

Black Panther and the Crew #1: Black Superheroes in Marvel

May 3, 2017 - Segment 1 - We had a conversation about the new comic book Black Panther and the Crew #1, written by Ta-Nehisi Coates. I talked with Denzel Mitchell and Kalima Young, who discussed Black people and Black superheroes in the Marvel Universe.
April 21, 2017

Queen of Katwe: The People Behind The Story

April 20, 2017 - Segment 1 - I had a moving interview with two individuals who are the actual people behind the inspirational story depicted in the book and movie "Queen of Katwe." I talked with Phiona Mutesi and Robert Katende, and Jackie Copeland.
April 4, 2017


April 4, 2017 - Segment 1 - #BlackWomenAtWork which is a hashtag that focused on the microaggressions that Black women face in the workplace took the internet by storm, we discuss its implications with guest host Kalima Young.
April 3, 2017

National News Roundtable: Planned Parenthood & Mike Flynn

April 3, 2017 - Segment 1 - Our guest host, Dr. Kimberly Moffitt,hosted a National News Roundtable, including topics such as the defunding Planned Parenthood and former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn's offer to testify before Congress in exchange for immunity. With: Bill Fletcher Jr., Charles Ellison, and Dana Peterson Moore.
March 28, 2017

Violence Against Trans Women

March 28, 2017 - Segment 2 - Last week 38-year-old Alphonza Watson was murdered in Baltimore, becoming at least the 8th transgender woman of color killed in the U.S. this year.
March 27, 2017

Local News Roundtable: $15 Minimum Wage

March 27, 2017 - Segment 4 - We hosted a Local News Roundtable, discussing topics including Mayor Catherine Pugh's veto of the $15/hour minimum wage bill. With: Dr. Karsonya "Kaye" Wise Whitehead, Luke Broadwater, and Jessica Lewis.
March 17, 2017

Tengella’s Take: Transgender People & African American’s

March 17, 2017 - Segment 1 - We hosted the newest edition of our weekly segment, Tengella's Take with Center for Emerging Media Satirical Commentator Koli Tengella.
March 15, 2017

Health Care In Maryland: The ACA

March 15, 2017 - Segment 3 - We had a conversation about heath care in Maryland, reflecting on how the Affordable Care Act might affect the state, as well as a series of bills before the state legislature.
March 8, 2017

Chris Crass: Collective Liberation in the Era of Trump

March 8, 2017 - Segment 1 - I sat down for an interview with Chris Crass a longtime organizer, educator, and writer working to build working class-based, feminist, multiracial movements for collective liberation.
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 17, 2017

This Day In History: Brownie McGhee & Aretha Franklin Day

February 16, 2017 - Segment 2 - We hosted our newest edition of This Day In History, our segment where we take a step back in time to highlight important events and people from this day.
January 17, 2017

China Martens: The Future Generation

January 17, 2017 - Segment 2 - Baltimore writer and zinestress extraordinaire China Martens joins us to talk about the re-release of her popular book, published by Atomic Books in 2007
January 6, 2017

Sherrilyn Ifill: Future of the Supreme Court & Voting Rights

January 6, 2017 - Segment 2 - I host an interview with Sherrilyn Ifill, President and Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. We discussed Senator Jeff Sessions as the potential next Attorney General, her thoughts on the future of the Supreme Court, Civil and Voting Rights in the Trump era, and strategies going forward.
November 17, 2016

Trans Day of Remembrance

November 16, 2016 - Segment 3 - Our guests will talk about Trans Day of Remembrance, which memorializes transgender persons who have been murdered and brings attention to the continued violence endured by the transgender community
November 4, 2016

Tengella’s Take

November 4, 2016 - Segment 1 - We begin the show with our regular weekly feature Tengella's Take with Center for Emerging Media Satirical Commentator Koli Tengella
November 2, 2016

Rape Culture Series: Misogyny and the Election

November 1, 2016 - Segment 1 As part of our continuing series of discussions on Rape Culture, our discussion will focus on Misogyny and the Election.
October 11, 2016

Rape Culture: In the Context of Donald Trump

October 11, 2016 - Segment 1 We begin the show with a discussion on Rape Culture & Sexual Assault, in light of the tape released last Friday of Donald Trump boasting about his sexual advances toward women.
October 11, 2016

Debate Roundtable: Second Presidential Debate

October 10, 2016 - Segment 1 We will begin the show with a panel discussion and analysis of the second presidential debate in light of the recent Trump Tapes.
October 7, 2016

Pharaoh: A One Woman Play

October 7, 2016 - Segment 3 - I speak to the star and director and star as well as the playwright of a new one-woman show coming to the Motorhouse on TONIGHT, October 7th at 8pm.
October 7, 2016

Angela Davis and Hillary Clinton

October 6, 2016 - Segment 1 - Our guests discuss and debate for which Presidential candidate (if any) progressives should cast their vote.
October 3, 2016

Intersectionality in America

October 3, 2016 - Segment 2 - We have a discussion on Intersectionality - discrimination experienced by people belonging to more than one minority group - jumping off from the Baltimore Sun article featuring Dr. Kaye, "Intersectionality concerns transcend straight, white feminism."
September 7, 2016

Associated Black Charities Event

September 7, 2016 - Segment 2 - We discuss an important upcoming event: Associated Black Charities'Women on the Move 2016.
September 1, 2016

Rape Culture and Initiatives to Combat It

August 30, 2016 - Segment 3 - In the newest segment of our Rape Culture Series, which will focus on rape culture and current initiatives to combat it.
August 12, 2016

Special 2-Hour Documentary: Voices of the DOJ Report & The Intersections Of Race, Gender, Sexuality and Policing

August 12, 2016 - Two-Hour Special - We bring you a special 2-hour production, Voices of the DOJ Report: Yesterday the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. DOJ released a scathing report detailing racial and gender bias by the Baltimore Police Department in its interactions with Baltimore's African American community.
July 19, 2016

Rape Culture: How We Define It

July 19, 2016 - Segment 4 - We launch our new series on Rape Culture. We discuss the origin of the series, define rape culture, talk about the connections between masculinity and rape culture, and preview upcoming series topics.
July 6, 2016

What The SCOTUS Ruling On Abortion Means

July 5, 2016 - Segment 3 - What do Supreme Court rulings mean for both those who support a woman's right to choose and those who are anti-abortion. Dani McClain, contributing writer for The Nation and Fellow at the Nation Institute speaks with us.