June 28, 2016 - Segment 3 - Center for Emerging Media Cultural Editor, activist, and world-renowned Blues and Gospel singer Lea Gilmore joins us to talk about her GoFundMe campaign to produce her next album, Bluesivism.
June 8, 2016 - Segment 3 - We look at two disturbing legal cases in sharp contrast, both out of California: the sentencing of Black Lives Matter activist Jasmine Richards and the sentencing of a Stanford University male athlete convicted of raping an unconscious woman on Stanford's campus.
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 - 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?
April 1, 2016 - Segment 3 - We play a rebroadcast of a compeling discussion from December 2015 on "The Burqa Issue" of the online magazine OF NOTE, one of the first online magazines focused on global artists using the arts as catalysts for activism and social change. The special issue examined the complicated experiences of women who wear the burqa.
March 30, 2016 - Segment 3 - We take a peek into an important new anthology, Revolutionary Mothering: Love on the Front Lines. Joining us in-studio will be the book's editors: Alexis Pauline Gumbs, China Martens and Mai'a Williams.
March 4, 2016 - Segment 3 - We host our monthly segment on Health & Wellness with fitness trainer and activist Chauncey Whitehead and Rhonda Silva, Division Administrator of the Baltimore City Cancer Program at the University of Maryland's Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center.
January 27, 2016 - Segment 2 - We look at a global initiative that began in 2013 as a motivational hashtag: Brown and Healthy. With Michelle Antoinette Nelson, fitness professional and Founder of Brown and Healthy.
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.
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.
November 10, 2015 - Segment 3 - We preview the new movie Profiled, which highlights women's voices and concerns as part of the national dialogue on racial profiling and police brutality, and tells their powerful stories that bear witness to the institutional racism that drives such violence.
November 2, 2015 - 2-Hour Special - Listen to a special two-hour broadcast of "Baltimore in Action: Always Rising," a keynote panel discussion held at UMBC and hosted by The Women's Center and Student Life's Mosaic Center, as part of Critical Social Justice: Baltimore 365.
October 26, 2015 - Segment 3 - October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and a number of new debates in the medical community have arisen recently over how often mammograms are needed and whether to forego the more aggressive treatments for certain types of breast cancer. Our panel of guests will consider these and other issues.
October 14, 2015 - Segment 3 - We turn to the plight of domestic workers with Open Society Institute-Baltimore as part of their Talking About Race series: Rights for Domestic Workers. We are joined by Ai-jen Poo, Director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance; Rachel Micah-Jones and Gustavo Torres.
October 6, 2015 - Segment 1 - Activist, civil rights pioneer, writer, and public intellectual Grace Lee Boggs passed yesterday morning at the age of 100, at her home in Detroit. We begin our show with a remembrance and tribute to this remarkable woman.
September 28, 2015 - Segment 2 - We host a National News Roundtable, with topics to include the resignation of Speaker of the House John Boehner, Planned Parenthood, and the possibility of a government shutdown.
September 24, 2015 - Segment 2 - We're joined by Baltimore artist Julie Lin, who tells us about her project, "Kitchen Stories," which has brought together groups of immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers, to create art, share recipes, and cook.
September 22, 2015 - Segment 1 - We convene a cultural roundtable to discuss Black women in media, culture and history in light of President Obama's speech on Black women in the Civil Rights Movement and actress Viola Davis' historic Emmy's win.ste
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.
August 21, 2015 - Segment 3 - I talk with Native American author, historian, feminist, and self-described revolutionary Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, whose seminal book An Indigenous People's History of the United States was just released in paperback.
August 17, 2015 - Segment 1 - We begin the show with a National News Roundtable on Election 2016, topics including: the Republican Debate; Donald Trump's comments on money and women; racial justice, O'Malley and Sanders; and Hillary Clinton and Black women.
August 13, 2015 - Segment 2 - We travel back to 2010 when I interviewed author Terry McMillan about her sequel to 1992's Waiting to Exhale, called Getting to Happy. The novel picks up 15 years after the exploits of friends Bernadine, Savannah, Robin and Gloria first appeared in print.
August 13, 2015 - Segment 1 - Do you run your hands happily through your lover's hair, but cringe when you find one of their hairs on your pillow or in a dish they have prepared for you? We begin the show with my 2009 interview with textile artist Sonya Clark, who had an exhibit at the Walters Art Museum featuring sculptures made of human hair.
August 6, 2015 - Hour 1 - The blogosphere can be a very hostile environment for female bloggers, readers and commenters. Our panel of guests talked about why so many women are experiencing harassment online, and what can be done to create safe spaces on the net.
July 22, 2015 - Segment 4 - We talk about the #BaltimoreTRANSuprising rally and march happening this Friday at 5:00pm at Charles and North. The rally and march are meant to lift up voices of transgender people in Baltimore.
June 26, 2015 - Segment 5 - We rebroadcast of a powerful show with guest host Dr. Karsonya "Kaye" Whitehead: A Cultural Roundup on Black Girls Matter, McKinney, Texas and More. Our panel of guests discusses the Black Girls Matter movement, Caitlyn Jenner and representations of trans women in the media.
June 19, 2015 - Segment 3 - Listen to one of our new regular features in partnership with Yes! Magazine, based on their Make It Right issue. We begin with Sarah Van Gelder, co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief of YES! Magazine and YesMagazine.org.
June 15, 2015 - Segment 3 - We look at #BlackWomenandGirlsLivesMatter, with: Kalima Young, Adar Ayira, and organizers of the #BlackWomenandGirlsLiveMatter Rekia's Rally March / Protest that is happening this Saturday and Sunday in Baltimore.
June 15, 2015 - Segment 2 - We begin the show with a roundtable discussion on analyses of a number of top news stories, including the Spokane NAACP's Rachel Dolezal scandal and the rough handling of Black teens at a pool party by police in McKinney, Texas.