Women’s Issues

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

June 28, 2016

Lea Gilmore On ‘Bluesivism’ & Social Justice

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 9, 2016

Race, Class & Gender: Black Lives Matter Activist Jasmine Richards’ Lynching Sentence

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 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?
April 1, 2016

Rebroadcast: The Burqa Issue, Examining Complicated Experiences Of Women Who Wear The Burqa

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

Revolutionary Mothering: Love on the Front Lines

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

Health & Wellness with Chauncey Whitehead

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

Brown & Healthy: From Motivational Hashtag To Global Wellness Initiative

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 16, 2015

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.
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.
November 12, 2015

Profiled: Women’s Voices in Racial Profiling and Police Brutality

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 3, 2015

UMBC Critical Social Justice Town Hall: “Baltimore in Action: Always Rising”

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

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Mammograms & Screening Changes

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 15, 2015

Talking About Race: Rights for Domestic Workers

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

Remembering Activist & Civil Rights Pioneer Grace Lee Boggs (1915-2015)

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

National News Roundtable: John Boehner’s Resignation, Planned Parenthood & A Possible Government Shutdown

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 28, 2015

From The Archives: Immigrants, Refugees & Asylum Seekers Share Art and Recipes In ‘Kitchen Stories’

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 23, 2015

Cultural Roundtable: Black Women in Media

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 18, 2015

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.
August 21, 2015

Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz: Continuing The Conversation On ‘An Indigenous People’s History Of The US’

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

National News Roundtable: Election 2016

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

Author Terry McMillan Talks ‘Getting To Happy’

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

Textile Artist Sonya Clark: On Sculpting With Human Hair

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 10, 2015

How Women Experience Sexual Harassment Online

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.
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

#BaltimoreTRANSuprising Rally & March To Uplift Voices Of Transgender Baltimoreans

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.
July 21, 2015

Talking Culture With Koli & Meshelle: Who Should Be On The $10 Bill?

July 17, 2015 - Segment 2 - Koli Tengella and Meshelle the Indie Mom of Comedy join Marc for a cultural roundtable, where they discuss who should be on the $10 bill, the Confederate flag and more.
June 26, 2015

From The Archives: Cultural Roundup on Black Girls Matter, McKinney, Texas & More

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 22, 2015

YES! Magazine Podcasts: Make it Right Issue

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

In Baltimore, Black Women And Girls’ Lives Matter

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

Cultural Roundtable: From Spokane To 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.