Baltimore

March 8, 2018

The Black Panther: Academic and Visceral Readings Cont’d

March 8, 2018 - The Black Panther Cont'd - Listen in to the second episode of our series examining the world brought to us by -- and cultural shift created by -- The Black Panther movie.With: Johns Hopkins History Professor Dr. Nathan Connolly; UMBC American Studies Professor Dr. Kimberly Moffitt; and Kalima Young, Lecturer in Electronic Media and Film at Towson University.
March 6, 2018

Sen. Fred Harris: The Last Surviving Member of the 1968 Kerner Commission

March 6, 2018 - The Kerner Commission  - On July 28, 1967, President Lyndon B. Johnson created the Kerner Commission to investigate the causes of race-related uprisings that had taken place in Detroit and dozens of other cities, and to provide recommendations for the future. We talk with former Oklahoma Senator Fred Harris, the last surviving member of the Kerner Commission.
March 1, 2018

Confronting Violence in Baltimore: Artivism Day

March 1, 2018 - Artivism Day - Baltimore's creative community is coming together to support CeaseFire Baltimore, which has already demonstrated its effectiveness in stopping the shootings and killings in our streets. The event is called Artivism Day, and it will take place this Sunday, March 4, 5-8pm at Baltimore's Impact Hub. We are joined in-studio by its conveners: Sheila Gaskins, founder of Artparthied, and Kenneth Morrison, Executive Director of Dew More Baltimore. 
February 26, 2018

Different Takes: Russia and the Election – Russia In Baltimore

February 26, 2018 - Russian Meddling in Baltimore - We begin a new series, "Different Takes: Russia and the New Election." Our conversation starts right here in Baltimore with the Rev. Dr. Heber Brown, Pastor of Pleasant Hope Baptist Church, who talks about his encounter with Russian interference during the Freddie Gray uprising, through discovering the Russian-created Facebook page called The Blacktivist.
December 25, 2017
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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.
December 22, 2017
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Countdown to the Annapolis Summit: Sports Betting

December 22, 2017 - Sports Betting in Maryland  - As part of our lead up to the Annapolis Summit, we are continuing to bring you issues that will be discussed and debated in the 2018 Maryland Legislative Session. Today we examine the many questions associated with Sports Betting. We are joined by Delegate Frank Turner, Democrat representing Howard County, and Del. Jason Buckel, Republican representing Allegany County. 
December 14, 2017

Celebrating the Life of Jimi Hendrix at the Baltimore Creative Alliance

December 13, 2017 - A Tribute to Jimi Hendrix - Jimi Hendrix was a musical giant and genius who left this life much too early. To celebrate the life and work of Jimi Hendrix, Baltimore's own Navasha Daya, Fanon Hill, Matt Chase, and Lafayette Gilchrest produced a musical tribute to Hendrix for a performance at the Baltimore Creative Alliance.
November 6, 2017

The Creative Alliance: Ru-Jac Records & The Legacy of Baltimore Soul

November 6, 2017 - The Legacy of Baltimore Soul - Baltimore boasts a rich musical history, from Billie Holliday to Tupac Shakur to today's thriving music scene. Musician and producer Brooks Long who is the  Deutsch Fellow at the Creative Alliance, stopped by our studio along with  Kevin Coombe (www.DCsoulrecordings.com), who wrote the liner notes for all the re-issued Ru-Jac recordings.
October 27, 2017

Democracy In Crisis: Hy Thurman & The Young Patriots

October 27, 2017 - Hy Thurman & The Young Patriots - The Young Patriots were the Appalachian version of the Black Panther Party.  One of its leading members was Hy Thurman, who was also part of the original Rainbow Coalition in Chicago between the Patriots, Panthers and the Young Lords. Thurman joined Baynard Woods and me for our Democracy in Crisis podcast that springs from Baynard's alt-weekly column of the same name.
October 24, 2017

Forward Magazine: Jewish Identity In A Changing World

October 23, 2017 - Forward Magazine - The Forward started out 120 years ago as a Socialist daily paper written in Yiddish that appealed to the Jewish immigrant workers for decades. Now it has morphed into a monthly magazine and daily news site with a 21st century twist appealing to young and old, from all corners of the Jewish world. Its CEO and Publisher Rachel Fishman Feddersen stopped by our studios for a conversation last week when she was in town.
October 20, 2017

Me Too: Confronting Misogyny and Sexism in Our World

October 20, 2017 - Misogyny and Sexism in Our World - In the wake of the explosive Me Too campaign on social media, we begin a series of podcasts dealing with the pervasiveness of misogyny in our world. We open our series today with: Brittany Oliver, Maura Callahan, and Rebekah Kirkman.
October 16, 2017

The Fight For Representation: The Cherokee Freedman

October 16, 2017 - The Cherokee Freedman - One of the little explored parts of our history is the enslavement of African-descended people by the Native American nations known as the Five Civilized Tribes. In August 2017, after years of legal battles, a lawsuit was won by the descendants of some of these slaves, called the Cherokee Freedman, which allows them full citizenship in the Cherokee nation. We talk with Jenni Monet, Marilynn Vann, Jon Velie, and Perline Boyattia.
September 28, 2017
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Baltimore’s Future: David Warnock’s ‘Pugh Plan’

September 27, 2017 - Warnock's 'Pugh' Plan - We are launching a series of conversations about the future of Baltimore. David Warnock, former Mayoral candidate and founder of Camden Partners, wrote an interesting op-ed on what he thinks should be "Pugh's Plan" to revitalize the economy of Baltimore. We sat down in CEM's studio to explore his ideas.
September 19, 2017

DACA’s Effect on Baltimore and its Citizens

September 19, 2017 - DACA's Effect on Community - While the plight of the young people registered through DACA  has left the headlines, we share with you a panel discussion that looks at the depth of the issue. We hear from a DACA registrant about loving this country while living under threat of being deported from the only country she knows.
August 29, 2017
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Baltimore Creatives: A Family of Artists

August 29, 2017 - The Baltimore Artistic Family - Our latest podcast features an amazing Baltimore family of artists, writers and musicians.Guy Curtis is a professional drummer who formerly played with George Clinton. Curtis' daughter, Victoria Kennedy, is a Baltimore-based writer. Her son, Lawrence Burney, who has been a guest on my show before, writes for VICE and publishes his own Zine "True Laurels".
August 22, 2017
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Dr. Nathan Connolly: Charlottesville & The Removal of Confederate Monuments

August 22, 2017 -  Charlottesville & The Removal of Confederate Monuments - Johns Hopkins scholar and activist Dr. Nathan Connolly wrote a reflection and analysis in the Washington Post about Charlottesville and the removal of Confederate monuments. He joined us for an illuminating and interesting conversation
August 10, 2017

Baltimore Ceasefire: What Success Means & Where We Go From Here

August 10, 2017 - Baltimore Ceasefire  - This first podcast delves into the cities ceasefire last weekend as we talk with Erricka Bridgeford who inspired and created Baltimore Ceasefire and community theater activist and Steiner Show commentator Koli Tengella who was not part of the planning but was one of thousands to spontaneously and creatively participate respond to the call of  Baltimore Ceasefire.
June 12, 2017
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Local Roundtable: Violence and Homicide in Baltimore

June 12, 2017 - Segment 2 - We hosted a Local Roundtable where we discussed the continuing crisis of violence and homicide in Baltimore. With: longtime citizen activist Kim Trueheart, Lawrence Grandpre, and Carl Stokes.
February 20, 2017
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Local Roundtable: ICE Raids and Education

February 20, 2017 - Segment 1 - We hosted a Local News Roundtable discussing topics such as local ICE Raids and Education in Baltimore. With: Attorney and community activist Dana Moore, Edgar Reyes, Luis Larin.
December 16, 2016
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Interview With Palestinian Musician Kareem Samara

December 16, 2016 - Segment 4 - I host an interview with Kareem Samara, British Palestinian musician and founding member of Artists For Palestine UK and London Palestine Action.
April 5, 2016

Racial Biases of Police & Police/ Community Relationships

April 4, 2016 - Segment 1 Our guests discuss racial biases and police/community relationships with: Tiffany Welch and Ray Kelly.
March 21, 2016

Mayoral Candidate Cindy Walsh

March 21, 2016 - Segment 2 - Marc speaks with Cindy Walsh, who is seeking the Democratic nomination for Mayor of Baltimore.
March 21, 2016

Farai Chideya: The Episodic Career

March 21, 2016 - Segment 1 - Marc speaks with Farai Chideya, who will join us to discuss her new book The Episodic Career: How to Thrive at Work in the Age of Disruption.
March 7, 2016

Baltimore Mayoral Candidate: David Warnock

March 7, 2016 - Segment 3 - Marc interviews David Warnock, candidate for the Democratic nomination for Mayor of Baltimore.
March 7, 2016

Update on Keith Davis Jr., Shot By Police Last Summer

March 7, 2016 - Segment 1 - We discuss the ongoing case of Keith Davis, Jr., with Baynard Woods and Kelly Holsey.
March 1, 2016

Controversy Over The Northwood Plaza Development

March 1 , 2016 - Segment 2 - We turn to a controversy happening in Northeast Baltimore with: Richard Skolasky, and Stacy Ridgeway.
February 22, 2016

Baltimore Mayoral Race: Community Organizer Joshua Harris

February 22, 2016 - Segment 2 - We speak to Joshua Harris, who is a Green Party candidate for mayor of Baltimore. Harris is a community organizer and co-founder of Hollins Creative Placemaking.
February 15, 2016

State Politics Roundtable: Criminal Justice Issues in the General Assembly

February 15, 2016 - Segment 1 - We begin the show with a look at criminal justice policy issues that are facing the Maryland General Assembly. With: Dayvon Love, Caryn York, Curt Anderson; and Neil Parrott.
February 8, 2016

Baltimore Mayoral Race: Councilman Carl Stokes

February 8, 2016 Segment 1 - We begin the show with an interview with Baltimore Democratic Mayoral candidate Councilman Carl Stokes. Stokes represents the 12th District on the Baltimore City Council, where he is Chair of the Taxation, Finance and Economic Development Committee.
February 1, 2016

From Flint to Baltimore: Clean Water, Environmental Racism & Infrastructure In Our Cities

February 1, 2016 - Segment 2 - We discuss our cities from Flint to Baltimore, looking at clean water, environmental racism & infrastructure. With: Dr. Lawrence Brown, Mijin Cha, Henry Louis Taylor, Jr. and Jacqui Patterson.
November 12, 2015
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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.
October 26, 2015

Wrestling With The Wire

October 23, 2015 - Segment 2 - Our show concludes with a listen back to a segment we recorded earlier this year about The Wire, as our guests talk about the series and its representation of our city.
October 26, 2015

The Wind in the Reeds: A Storm, A Play, and the City that Would Not be Broken, the latest offering from author Wendell Pierce

October 23, 2015 - Segment 1 - We start todays show by revisiting Marc's recent interview with author and Tony Award Winning Producer, Wendell Pierce, who joined us to talk about his new book (written with Rod Dreher) on New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.
October 26, 2015

The Baltimore Uprising & Food Sovereignty

October 22, 2015 - Segment 3 - Our show concludes with a ruminative glance at the correlation between food insecurity in Baltimore and what has come to be known as the Baltimore Uprising, the demonstrations and violence that occurred after the death of Freddie Gray.
October 26, 2015

The Black Church Food Security Network

October 22, 2015 - Segment 2 - Next, we revisit our July discussion about the launch of the Black Church Food Security Network.
October 21, 2015

Interview with 2015 MacArthur “Genius” Award Winner, Ta-Nehisi Coates

October 20, 2015 - Segment 2 - We listen to an encore presentation with Marc's interview with 2015 MacArthur "Genius" Award Winner Ta-Nehisi Coates.
October 21, 2015
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Local News Roundtable: Confirmation of Kevin Davis as Baltimore Police Commissioner

October 20th, 2015 - Segment 1 - Marc begins the show with a local news roundtable centering around the controversial anticipated appointment of Kevin Davis as Baltimore Police Commissioner.
September 2, 2015
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Kane Mayfield: On Baltimore and His New Music

September 2, 2015 - Segment 3 - We talk with rapper Kane Mayfield, who will be performing Friday September 4th, at the Metro Gallery in Baltimore.
July 10, 2015
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Is Baltimore City Planning To Redevelop Perkins Homes?

July 7, 2015 - Segment 2 - Our panel of guests discusses the controversy around the plans for redevelopment of Perkins Homes housing project.
May 11, 2015

Continuing the Momentum of the Baltimore Uprising

May 11, 2015 - Segment 3 - We continue our discussion on the Baltimore Uprising, and ask how the momentum and unity of the past few weeks can be continued.
May 11, 2015
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Bias in Baltimore Bail Hearings?

May 11, 2015 - Segment 2 - We talk with Todd H. Oppenheim, felony trial attorney in the Office of the Public Defender, about his recent op-ed for the Baltimore Brew titled, "The bias in Baltimore bail hearings: a presumption of guilt."
May 7, 2015
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Baltimore Protests and Police Brutality in Historical Context

May 6, 2015 - Segment 3 - We take a look at Baltimore's history and put the events of the past several weeks into that context with Dr. Lawrence Brown and Antero Pietila.
May 5, 2015
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Where Does Baltimore Go From Here?

May 5, 2015 - Segment 2 - We continue our discussion of "Where does Baltimore go from here?" as the city begins to heal and move forward, with a focus on issues of poverty and upward mobility. We also ask if "Black culture" is a problem.
April 24, 2015
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#FreddieGray: Community Activists On Protests In Baltimore

April 23, 2015 - Segment 2 - We take a look at the Baltimore story that is reverberating across the nation: What happened to Freddie Gray, the 25-year old man who died of a spinal injury on Sunday, a week after being chased and tackled by police officers in Baltimore.
March 17, 2015
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Baltimore’s Race Problems: Part 1

March 17, 2015 - Segment 2 - Do you think Baltimore has a race problem? An article in the Baltimore Sun this past weekend indicates that Baltimore leaders agree: City has a race problem. We discuss it with our panel.
March 4, 2015
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Local Action Against Wrongful Arrests of Young People

March 4, 2015 - Segment 3 - We are joined by Charnell D. Cobb-El who tells us about an action on Thursday, March 5th on the wrongful arrests by Baltimore City Police against young people of color as well as the school funding crisis.
February 19, 2015
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Roland Park: One Of America’s First Garden Suburbs, And Built For Whites Only

February 19, 2015 - Segment 3 - We look at a piece of Baltimore's history as a segregated city as we examine the Roland Park neighborhood. Our guest is Elizabeth Evitts Dickinson, who wrote an article in the Fall 2014 issue of Johns Hopkins Magazine, Roland Park: one of America's first garden suburbs, and built for whites only.
February 11, 2015
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Sound Bites: Baltimore’s Food System Vision

February 10, 2015 - Segment 3 - In our latest edition of Sound Bites, we listen in to a panel discussion Marc moderated on Baltimore's food-system planning, policy and partnership efforts and how people are shaping and implementing visions for a sustainable local food system.
February 4, 2015
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Kurt Schmoke: On The Future Of Baltimore & Being UB President

February 4, 2015 - Segment 2 - We're joined for a conversation with Kurt Schmoke, President of University of Baltimore and former mayor of Baltimore.
January 29, 2015
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Art-Part’heid: Bridging the Gap of Disparities in the Baltimore Art Scene

January 29, 2015 - Segment 4 - We discuss an important event this Sunday at the 2640 Space: Art-Part'heid: Bridging the Gap of Disparities in the Baltimore Art Scene, a panel discussion and community dialogue on race, power, privilege, exclusion and shared wealth.