Women’s Issues

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

May 29, 2015

Cultural Roundtable: Women, Feminism & Race In ‘Mad Max ‘ & HBO’s ‘Bessie’ | Baltimore’s Baker Artist Awards

May 26, 2015 - Segment 3 - We turn to issues of women in our culture, including discussions on feminism, race, Mad Max, the new Bessie Smith biopic Bessie, and Baltimore's Baker artist awards.
May 15, 2015

Preview: ‘Out In The Night’ Screening At The Charm City LGBTQA Film Festival

May 13, 2015 - Segment 5 - We offer a sneak preview of Saturday night's special screening of Out in the Night at the Baltimore Creative Alliance, part of the 4th Annual Charm City LGBTQA Film Festival. I talk with the film's Director, blair dorosh-walther.
April 24, 2015

Breaking The Silence: A National Town Hall On Women & Girls Of Color

April 24, 2015 - Segment 2 - Listen as we look at an important event coming up this weekend at Morgan State University (MSU): a National Town Hall on Women and Girls of Color. With Dr. Anika Simpson, Dr. Jared Ball, and Rachel Gilmer.
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 10, 2015

Annapolis Update: Legislation To License Maryland’s Midwives

April 10, 2015 - Segment 4 - We discuss legislation to license midwives in Maryland, with: Alexis Richardson and Shiopei Low.
March 30, 2015

The SNCC Organizing Model

March 30, 2015 - Segment 2 - We look back at the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, or SNCC, and reflect upon that organization's organizing model and how it translates to community organizing efforts today.
March 30, 2015

Black Women in Academia

March 26, 2015 - Segment 5 - We close out the show with a discussion of Black Women in Academia with Dr. Bonnie Thornton Dill, Dr. Pamela Scott Johnson and Dr. Tara Bynum.
March 26, 2015

An Indigenous People’s History of the United States

March 25, 2015 - Segment 1 - Marc speaks with Native American author, historian, feminist, and self-described revolutionary Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz on her fascinating and informative book An Indigenous People’s History of the United States.
March 11, 2015

Everyman Theatre World of the Play: Ruined — You Will Not Fight Your Battles On My Body Anymore

March 10, 2015 - Segment 2 - We hear last Saturday's World of the Play discussion at Everyman Theatre, based on themes arising from Everyman's production of Lynn Nottage's Pulitzer Prize-winning play Ruined.
March 10, 2015

Being A Black Woman In Academia

March 6, 2015 - Segment 4 - We close out the show with a discussion of Black Women in Academia with Dr. Bonnie Thornton Dill, Dr. Pamela Scott Johnson and Dr. Tara Bynum.
March 9, 2015

Women’s History Month Literary Festival At Enoch Pratt

March 5, 2015 - Segment 4 - We hear a preview of the Women's History Month Literary Festival with authors Lalita Tademy and LaShonda Katrice Barnett.
March 4, 2015

Marc and Lea Are Starting A Book Club! Octavia Butler’s ‘Kindred’ Is First Up

March 4, 2015 - Segment 5 - Blues and Gospel singer Lea Gilmore, Center for Emerging Media's Culture Editor, joins us to introduce the Lea & Marc Book Club. Our first selection is Kindred by Octavia Butler.
March 4, 2015

Masculinities — Intersections: Sexuality, Gender, Race, and Ethnicity

March 4, 2015 - Segment 4 - We offer a preview of Morgan State University's academic symposium "Intersections: Sexuality, Gender, Race, and Ethnicity." The theme of this year's symposium is "Masculinities."
March 3, 2015

With Senator Barbara Mikulski Retiring, What’s Next For Maryland?

March 3, 2015 - Segment 2 - We host a Maryland Roundtable as we ask the question: With Senator Barbara Mikulski retiring, what's next for Maryland? With: Anthony McCarthy, Dr. Antonio Campbell, Odette Ramos and Jolene Ivey.
March 2, 2015

What The Prison Uprising In South Texas Says About Immigration & For-Profit Prisons In The United States

March 2, 2015 - Segment 4 - We look at the inmate uprising that happened last week at Willacy County Correctional Center in Raymondville, Texas, known as "Ritmo," over inadequate medical conditions at this overcrowded for-profit facility.
March 2, 2015

Annapolis Update: Bills That Impact Women, People With Different Gender Identities

March 2, 2015 - Segment 3 - We take a look at issues in the Maryland Legislature that would have impacts on women and on persons with different gender identities, with: Jacqueline Robarge, Mothyna James-Brightful and Lisae C. Jordan.
March 2, 2015

Theatre Baltimore: Talking To The Actors Of ‘Ruined’ At Everyman Theatre

February 27, 2015 - Segment 2 - We get a sneak peek at the current production at Everyman Theatre in Baltimore, the Pulitzer Prize-winning play Ruined by Lynn Nottage. We talk to the cast of this moving play, which portrays the plight of women in the war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo.
February 24, 2015

Film By Fida Qishta: Where Should the Birds Fly

February 20, 2015 - Segment 4 - We speak with Palestinian filmmaker Fida Qishta about her compelling new film Where Should the Birds Fly.
February 18, 2015

Remembering Audre Lorde On Her Birthday

February 18, 2015 - Segment 2 - We celebrate the birthday of Audre Lorde, who described herself as a "Black lesbian mother warrior poet."
February 18, 2015

Creating Brave Spaces: UMBC’s Critical Social Justice Intensive

February 17, 2015 - Segment 2 - Marc Steiner Show Producer Stefanie Mavronis talks to UMBC staff and students about UMBC Critical Social Justice Week, a week-long series of events focused on learning social justice, teaching social justice and "Creating Brave Spaces," this year's theme.
February 13, 2015

Dr. Kaye Whitehead Op-Ed Series In The Baltimore Sun

February 13, 2015 - Segment 4 - Dr. Karsonya "Kaye" Wise Whitehead joins us to talk about her op-ed series in the Baltimore Sun this month.
January 23, 2015

Sister’s Soul: Celebrating the Resiliency of Women in the Performing Arts

January 22, 2015 - Segment 4 - We preview the upcoming event "Sister's Soul: Celebrating the Resiliency of Women in the Performing Arts", part of the Iwa Pele Music Series.
January 19, 2015

Sisters Saving the City: Town Hall Meeting To Save Our Youth

January 15, 2015 - Segment 2 - Marc is joined by Kathryn Cooper Nicholas, founder and CEO of youth empowerment organization, Sisters Save Our City, to discuss their upcoming town hall meeting.
January 5, 2015

From The Archives: The White Women Of The Harlem Renaissance

January 2, 2015 - Segment 1 - We talk with author Carla Kaplan, Davis Distinguished Professor of American Literature at Northeastern University, about her book Miss Anne in Harlem: The White Women of the Black Renaissance, which focuses on a small group of white women who crossed the color line and played controversial yet significant roles in the Harlem Renaissance.
December 14, 2014

Frida Berrigan’s ‘It Runs in the Family: On Being Raised by Radicals and Growing into Rebellious Motherhood’

December 11, 2014 - Segment 4 - We speak with author and activist Frida Berrigan, daughter of Phil Berrigan and Elizabeth McAlister, about her book It Runs in the Family: On Being Raised by Radicals and Growing into Rebellious Motherhood.
December 9, 2014

State Of Women’s Rights In America: Peggy Young v. UPS, Police Violence & More

December 8, 2014 - Segment 3 - We turn to the issue of women's rights, especially in light of the case currently being heard before the U.S. Supreme Court, Peggy Young v. United Parcel Service (UPS). In 2006 Peggy Young, then a worker for UPS, became pregnant and asked for a reassignment that would not require heavy lifting. The company refused and put her on unpaid leave.
December 1, 2014

Reflecting Upon Racist “Watermelon” Remarks At The National Book Awards

November 26, 2014 - Segment 3 - We reflect upon last week's National Book Award ceremonies, where Daniel Handler, author of the Lemony Snicket books, made racist remarks when introducing Jackie Woodson, who won the award for Young People's Literature for her book Brown Girl.
November 20, 2014

Bill Cosby Rape Allegations

November 18, 2014 - Segment 3 - We turn our attention to the recent rape allegations against Bill Cosby. We're joined by Andrea Plaid, Dr. Karsonya "Kaye" Whitehead, and Dr. Jennifer Williams.
November 14, 2014

Sexual Assault, Reporting and African Americans

November 12, 2014 - Segment 3 - We discuss a controversial speech by the president of Lincoln University. Speaking to students, he said women should not report rape in order to keep Black men out of prison.
November 4, 2014

Everyman Theatre World of the Play: A New Top Gun, A New War

October 31, 2014 - Segment 4 - We close out the show with a panel discussion I moderated last weekend at Everyman Theatre in Baltimore, part of the World of the Play series, called "A New Top Gun, A New War."
October 27, 2014

Piper Kerman, Author of ‘Orange Is The New Black’

October 24, 2014 - Segment 2 - Listen to my live interview with Piper Kerman, whose best-selling memoir of her time in prison, Orange is the New Black, is the basis for the popular television series of the same name. Kerman will be speaking at Center Stage in Baltimore on Monday as part of the Open Society Institute-Baltimore's Big Change event.
October 26, 2014

From The Archives: Poet, Activist and Author Dr. Sonia Sanchez

October 22, 2014 - Segment 4 - We close out the show with a very special archive edition of The Marc Steiner Show. Listen in to my 2010 interview with poet, activist and author Dr. Sonia Sanchez. The author of over 16 books, Sanchez is an expert on Black culture and literature, women's liberation, and racial justice.
October 20, 2014

Notes from a Colored Girl: The Civil War Pocket Diaries of Emilie Frances Davis

October 17, 2014 - Segment 2 - Dr. Karsonya "Kaye" Whitehead, Assistant Professor of Communication and Affiliate Assistant Professor of African and African American Studies at Loyola University Maryland, talks about her book Notes from a Colored Girl: The Civil War Pocket Diaries of Emilie Frances Davis, which recently received the Letitia Woods Brown Book Award for the Best Edited Book in African American History from the Association of Black Women Historians.
October 20, 2014

Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz: An Indigenous People’s History of the United States

October 17, 2014 - Segment 1 - Listen to Marc's interview with Native American author, historian, feminist, and self-described revolutionary Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz on her fascinating and informative book An Indigenous People’s History of the United States.
October 1, 2014

Black Women In Media and On TV: Shonda Rhimes, How To Get Away With Murder, and the “Angry Black Women” Stereotype

September 30, 2014 - Segment 2 - In light of the controversial article by Allesandra Stanley in the September 18 issue of the New York Times, in which Stanley suggests that Shonda Rhimes -- producer of TV shows Scandal, Grey's Anatomy, and How to Get Away With Murder-- and her characters are "angry black women," we take a look at portrayals of black women in the media and on TV.
September 12, 2014

Analyzing Domestic Violence In Light of Ray Rice

September 10, 2014 - Segment 2 - We examine the issue of domestic violence, in the wake of the events surrounding the video released of Ravens player Ray Rice assaulting his then-fiance Janay Palmer and Rice's subsequent indefinite suspension from the team. We will talk about the NFL response, Keith Olbermann's call for Ravens leadership to resign, Janay Palmer Rice's statement, and other pieces of this complex story.
September 8, 2014

Enemy of the Reich: The Noor Inayat Khan Story

September 8, 2014 - Segment 4 - We preview of an important documentary premiering on PBS Tuesday, September 9: Enemy of the Reich: The Noor Inayat Khan Story. We discuss this fascinating story of how a Sorbonne-educated woman became a spy in Nazi-occupied France.
September 8, 2014

The State of Race, Gender, Sexuality and Sports

September 8, 2014 - Segment 3 - In light of recent news stories concerning NFL players, we turn to the topic of racial and gender issues in the NFL with Dave Zirin, Sports Editor for The Nation magazine.
August 14, 2014

Masculinity and Violence

August 14, 2014 - Segment 2 - Guest host Dr. Lawrence Brown, Assistant Professor of Public Health at Morgan State University, sits in for Marc. We turn to the topic of Masculinity and Violence. Our guests are: Michael Eugene Johnson, Executive Director of the Paul Robeson Institute for Social Change, and Bobby Marvin Holmes, youth development professional, filmmaker and co-producer Of Live Young Blood, Producer of the Anthony Mccarthy Show on WEAA.
August 12, 2014

A Strange Stirring: The Feminine Mystique and American Women at the Dawn of the 1960s

August 8, 2014 - Segment 3 - We look at the life and legacy of Betty Friedan, with: Stephanie Coontz, whose book, A Strange Stirring: The Feminine Mystique and American Women at the Dawn of the 1960s, traces the impact of Friedan's seminal 1963 work, The Feminine Mystique.
July 23, 2014

Role of Masculinity, Media & Culture in Youth Violence

July 22, 2014 - Segment 2 - We turn to the topic of violence, its representation in the media and culture, masculinity’s role in violence, and violence’s effects on our youth. Our panel of guests includes: Dr. Lawrence Brown, activist, public health consultant, and Assistant Professor of Public Health at Morgan State University; Meshelle, The Indie Mom Of Comedy, former OSI Baltimore Community Fellow and Founder of Goaldiggers, The Sankofa Project; and the Rev. Heber Brown, community activist and Pastor at Pleasant Hope Baptist Church.
July 9, 2014

Celebrating Poet June Jordan’s Birthday

July 9, 2014 - Segment 4 We celebrate the anniversary of the birth of Caribbean-American poet and activist June Jordan with poet and retired librarian Pamela Johnson; and Michelle Antoinette aka LOVE the Poet, spoken word artist and musician.
July 1, 2014

SCOTUS Update: Hobby Lobby Decision

July 1, 2014 - Segment 2 - We turn to a debate over today's U.S. Supreme Court "Hobby Lobby" decision, which ruled that some companies with religious objections may avoid the contraceptives requirement in the Affordable Care Act. This decision marks the first time the high court has declared that businesses can hold religious views under federal law.
June 6, 2014

The Journalistic Ethics of Covering Child Sexual Assault

June 5, 2014 - Segment 3 - We examine the topic of journalistic ethics when the media covers child sexual assault in light of a controversial City Paper article.
May 30, 2014

Sojourner Truth’s “Ain’t I A Woman?”: African American Women & Feminism

May 30, 2014 - Segment 3 - May 29 marked the 163rd anniversary of Sojourner Truth's "Ain't I a Woman?" speech. Center for Emerging Media cultural correspondent Lea Gilmore joins us for a reading of that speech. Then, we discuss African American women and feminism.
May 30, 2014

Reflecting on the Life of Maya Angelou (1928-2014)

May 29, 2014 - Segment 3 - We reflect on the life of Maya Angelou with talk show host Tavis Smiley, poet and Baltimore native Afaa Michael Weaver, and Loyola Assistant Professor Dr. Karsonya Wise Whitehead.
May 28, 2014

Elliot Rodger, Male Entitlement, Misogyny and Violence

May 28, 2014 - Segment 2 - We look at the tragic killing rampage last week in California by 22-year old Elliot Rodger. The latest reports indicate that he acted in part out of an intense frustration over rejection by women. We discuss male entitlement, misogyny and violence against women.
May 12, 2014

Sexual Assaults On College Campuses

May 12, 2014 - Segment 4 - We look at a report just released by the White House about widespread sexual assault on college campuses. We look at the contents of the report, recommendations made in the report, and the underlying issues