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December 25, 2017

Countdown to the Annapolis Summit: The Budget

December 25, 2017 - The Battle over Budgets - In our newest Countdown to the Annapolis Summit podcast, we look at the issue of the Budget, which will be debated in the 2018 Maryland General Assembly. oining us are two State Senators, both of whom sit on the Budget and Taxation Committee: Washington County Republican Andrew A. Serafini, and Baltimore City Democrat Bill Ferguson.
June 20, 2017

The Wire: Interview with Detective Lester Freamon

June 20, 2017 - Segment 1 - We hosted two special archived interviews I conducted around the popular television series The Wire. We listened back to my interview with Clarke Peters, who played Detective Lester Freamon on the show and then to a conversation I had with Ed Burns, a writer and co-producer of The Wire. 
February 4, 2016

Sound Bites: “If There Are No New Farmers, Who Will Grow Our Food?”

February 4, 2016 - Segment 2 - Today on Sound Bites we discuss an article called "If There Are No New Farmers, Who Will Grow Our Food?" and speak with a panel of young farmers.
January 13, 2016

Raising Strong Leaders: A Community Discussion For Parents & Young Readers

January 12, 2016 - Segment 3 - Today we preview an important community event happening this weekend in Baltimore, hosted by the Center for Urban Families: Raising Strong Readers, a community discussion for parents and young readers.
January 7, 2016

City Paper: This Week and Reading of the Names of 2015 Homicide Victims

January 6, 2016 - Segment 4 - During our regular feature, City Paper This Week, we check-in on this week's issue with Karen Houppert, Editor-in-Chief of City Paper. We close the show with a reading of the names of Baltimore's victims of homicide in 2015.
January 7, 2016

Baltimore City Circuit Court Candidate: Todd Oppenheim

January 6, 2016 - Segment 3 - Today we talk with Todd Oppenheim, is a criminal defense attorney with the Office of Public Defender and is assigned to the Baltimore City Felony Trial Unit. Mr. Oppenheim has had many articles published on policy reform within the Baltimore City judicial system; he is also a candidate for judge in the Baltimore City Circuit Court.
December 21, 2015

Sound Bites: Fairfield Incinerator Protest Ends In Arrests | Environmental Justice In Maryland

December 17, 2015 - Segment 2 - On our newest edition of Sound Bites, we check in on a protest against the proposed Fairfield trash incinerator in South Baltimore. And we hear from the Maryland Environmental Law Clinic about their recent report on environmental justice in Maryland.
December 11, 2015

Baltimore Traces: Communities in Transition – Part 4: Tensions

December 10, 2015, Segment 1 - We begin the day with the fourth segment of a series of productions by students in the American Studies Program at University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), called Baltimore Traces: Communities in Transition. Today's segment is called Tension
December 9, 2015

Bernie Sanders Coming to Baltimore

December 8, 2015 - Segment 4 - Today we talk with former Ohio State Senator, Nina Turner, who withdrew her support of Hillary Clinton last month to endorse Senator Bernie Sanders. The Democratic Presidential candidate is visiting the communities of Baltimore city today.
December 9, 2015

Social, Racial, Historical and Economic Context of Freddie Gray’s Life and Death

December 8, 2015 - Segment 2 - Today we examine the conditions of our society that placed Freddie Gray in his social and economic position when he died in police custody last April.
December 8, 2015

Baltimore Traces: Communities in Transition – Part 2: Lexington Market

December 8, 2015 - Segment 1 - Today we begin by talking with patrons of Lexington Market, an institution of Baltimore since 1782, during our second segment in a series of productions by students in the American Studies Program at University of Maryland Baltimore County, (UMBC), called Baltimore Traces: Communities in Transition.
November 28, 2015

Oak Hill Center For Education And Culture: Building Social & Economic Justice In Baltimore

November 24, 2015 - Segment 3 - Today we meet with collective members of the Oak Hill Center for Education and Culture is a school that explores creative strategies for movement-building around social and economic justice in Baltimore and beyond.
January 20, 2015

Morgan State University Students Weigh In On Baltimore’s New Curfew Law

January 20, 2015 - Segment 2 - We feature an investigative report by Morgan State University (MSU) students on Baltimore's new curfew law, featured in the current issue of City Paper with Morgan State University students and faculty.
January 15, 2015

If You Were Mayor: New Year’s Resolutions for Baltimore City

January 14, 2015 - Segment 4 - In the latest installment of our feature "If You Mayor of Baltimore", we're talking New Year's resolutions. Our panel of influential Baltimoreans discuss their hopes and aspirations for our city in 2015.
January 5, 2015

Downtown Stories: UMBC Students Explore Forgotten Baltimore History

January 5, 2015 - Segment 2 - We have a special treat today. We’re going to hear Downtown Stories, radio pieces produced by UMBC students taking a course called “Place and Public History in Baltimore” led by UMBC’s Dr. Nicole King and Dr. Kate Drabinski. The question students sought to answer was: What should the public remember about Baltimore history and why?
December 19, 2014

Remembering Those We Lost To Homelessness In 2014

December 18, 2014 - Segment 2 - December 21 is National Homeless Persons' Memorial Day, when we remember our brothers and sisters who died homeless in the past year. This year, as we do every year, The Marc Steiner Show will hold a discussion and read the name of every person who died homeless in Baltimore in the past 12 months.
November 17, 2014

Take A Walk In My Shoes: Homelessness in Baltimore

November 14, 2014 - Segment 2 - We discuss homelessness in Baltimore with James Crawford Jr. and Damien Haussling of the Homeless Speakers' Bureau. The Homeless Speakers' bureau is hosting a night of monologues next Wednesday night.
October 28, 2014

Sound Bites: Doctors Concerned About Antibiotic Use On Healthy Animals | Maryland Poultry Farms Fined Over Pollution | Visit To Hidden Harvest Farm in Baltimore

October 28, 2014 - Segment 4 - It's the newest episode of Sound Bites, our weekly show on our food, our world, and our future! We begin the hour with a poll released last week indicating that 93% of all doctors are concerned about the routine use of antibiotics on healthy farm animals, and discuss poultry farms being fined over Chesapeake Bay pollution. We also visit Hidden Harvest Farm in Baltimore City.
October 26, 2014

This Week in City Paper: Baltimore City Schools CEO Dr. Gregory Thornton

October 22, 2014 - Segment 3 - We talk with Baltimore City Paper Senior Editor Baynard Woods for our weekly check-in. This week's City Paper features an interview with new Baltimore City Schools CEO Dr. Gregory Thornton.
March 7, 2014

Baltimore Education Coalition Forum: MD Gubernatorial Candidates on Education

March 6, 2014 - Segment 2 - We listen back to the Non-Partisan Gubernatorial Forum on Education in Baltimore City, organized by the Baltimore Education Coalition, which I co-moderated. Democratic Gubernatorial candidates Lieutenant Governor Anthony Brown, Attorney General Doug Gansler, and Delegate Heather Mizeur share their visions for education in Maryland.
January 9, 2014

Conversation with Baltimore City Schools Interim CEO Tisha Edwards

January 9, 2014 - Segment 4 - Baltimore City Schools Interim CEO Tisha Edwards joins us to talk about the year ahead for Baltimore schools. She discusses her philosophy, her priorities, and responds to reporting on the school system.
December 23, 2013

Family, Witnesses, Lawyers and Advocates React To State’s Attorney’s Ruling In Tyrone West Case

December 23, 2013 - Segment 2 - We begin the week with a follow-up to our coverage of the Tyrone West case. West died while in police custody in July, of undetermined causes, and the Baltimore City State's Attorney announced last Thursday that none of the officers involved will face charges.
November 19, 2013

Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts

November 19, 2013 - Segment 2 - Hear our interview with Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts. We discuss issues facing Baltimore, including murders in the city, gang violence, police training, and officer-involved shootings.
October 31, 2013

The Family Of Tyrone West Still Searching For Answers

October 30, 2013 - Segment 3 - Family members of Tyrone West, a man killed by the police on July 18th, join us again to talk about their search for answers from the Medical Examiners Office and the Baltimore Police Department.
September 16, 2013

Baltimore City Councilman Proposes Curfew For Youth

September 16, 2013 - Segment 1 - Last week Baltimore City Councilman Brandon Scott made headlines for proposing a curfew for youth, calling for young people under the age of 14 to be indoors by 9:00pm and young people aged 14-16 to be off the streets by 10pm on school nights.
September 12, 2013

Baltimore City Red Line Moving Forward: Future Of Transportation In Baltimore

September 10, 2013 - Hour 1 - Now that we know the Baltimore City Red Line transit project is moving forward, we bring you a conversation we recorded last month about the current state of transportation in the City of Baltimore and proposed alternatives, including the Red Line and a streetcar system.
June 25, 2013

Baltimore City State’s Attorney Gregg Bernstein Talks ACLU Marijuana Report & Homicide Rate In Baltimore

June 25, 2013 - Hour 1 - Baltimore City State's Attorney Gregg Bernstein is in-studio to discuss the challenges facing Baltimore - including a high number of marijuana-related arrests - and solutions for the future.
May 21, 2013

Young Women From Baltimore Citywide Youth Poetry Team Represent City On International Stage

May 21, 2013 - Segment 5 - We close out the show with the energetic voices of the Baltimore Citywide Youth Poetry Team - this year comprised completely of young talented women - who will be representing Baltimore at the 16th Annual Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry Slam in August in Chicago.
March 8, 2013

Camp 83: Voices Of The Eviction

March 8, 2013 - Web Exclusive - We have been covering the homeless encampment of people living under the Jones Falls Expressway near Madison and Fallsway right by the prison complex for the last several weeks. What was left of Camp 83 the City bulldozed today. The City was met by advocates and the homeless to bear witness and to make sure belongings were not destroyed.