March 8 2010 – hour 1

The Oscars were last night, and a bit of Hollywood
comes to the Marc Steiner Show on the first hour of today’s show as we
discuss this year’s awards.  After a night of so many firsts – first
woman awarded Best Director, first African American awarded Best Screenplay – our guests take on questions like what Precious means for the African American community, how Hurt Locker portrays the Iraq war, and more.
Ann Hornaday is the film critic for the Washington Post
Ishmael Reed is an author, poet, and jazz pianist. His new book, "Barack Obama and the Jim Crow
Media" will be published next month.  He’s the co-producer with Steve Cannon of the cult movie classic, "Personal Problems."