January 27, 2015

Do Baltimore Teens Face Worse Conditions Than Their Nigerian Counterparts?

January 27, 2015 - Segment 2 - Do poor teens in Baltimore face worse conditions than their counterparts in Nigeria, as a recent study suggests? We look at the study, published in December's Journal of Adolescent Health, with: Dr. Kristin Mmari, Dr. Lawrence Brown, and Dr. Roni Ellington.
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.
December 17, 2014

Baltimore Town Hall: City Funding, Bond Issues & Which Institutions Are Supported Financially

December 15, 2014 - Segment 2 - We discuss an important community event that's taking place Tuesday, hosted by the Baltimore Community & Business Alliance: a Town Hall Meeting on City Funding, School Funding, Body Cameras and Police Accountability, and other issues.
December 4, 2014

Baltimore’s New Deal: WPA-Level Spending Has Power To Remake City, But Much Of It Might Be Going Away

December 3, 2014 - Segment 4 - We do an extended version of our regular feature, City Paper This Week, to include "Baltimore's New Deal," which was featured in the paper last week, with City Paper's Ed Ericson, Jr., Towson University's Dr. John Bullock, and UMBC's Dr. Dennis Coates.
November 21, 2014

Baltimore News Roundup: Plastic Bags Banned, Council Passes Body Cameras, State of Baltimore City Schools

November 19, 2014 - Segment 3 - We host a Baltimore News Roundtable discussion on the plastic bag ban, body cameras, and school closings with Dr. John Bullock, Adam Jackson, and Catalina Byrd.
November 17, 2014

Baltimore News Roundup: Bag Tax Becomes Ban, City School Closings, Body Cameras & More

November 13, 2014 - Segment 2 - On today's Baltimore news roundup, we talk about city school closings, education funding, body cameras, and the plastic bag ban with Ralph Moore, Anthony McCarthy, Kim Truehart and Tyrone Keys.
November 14, 2014

If You Were Mayor of Baltimore: New Class of OSI-Baltimore Community Fellows

November 11, 2014 - Segment 2 - We again ask the question, "What would you do if you were Mayor of Baltimore?" Joining us to offer their own answers are three members of the new class of Open Society Institute-Baltimore Fellows.
November 10, 2014

Sound Bites: Dangers of Methane | “Bee-Friendly” Plants Actually Harmful To Bees | Baltimore’s Park Heights Farmers Market

November 4, 2014 – Segment 4 – In the newest edition of Sound Bites, we hear a commentary on the dangers of methane being released from the earth, we learn about a recent report on how supposedly “bee-friendly” plants actually contain neonicotinoid pesticides, and look at Baltimore’s Park Heights Farmers Market.
November 4, 2014

Del. Shawn Tarrant’s Write-In Campaign Against Del. Frank Conaway Jr.

November 3, 2014 - Segment 3 - Maryland State Delegate Shawn Tarrant (D-40th) talks about his write-in campaign against Del. Frank Conaway, Jr. Also joining us are Marvin L. "Doc" Cheatham, Rob Lapin, Bill Marker, and Clerk Frank Conaway, Sr.
October 27, 2014

Can Homeless People Move into Baltimore’s Abandoned Houses?

October 24, 2014 - Segment 3 - We ask the question, based on an article in this week's Atlantic magazine: "Can Homeless People Move into Baltimore's Abandoned Houses?" With Jeff Singer, Tony Simmons and Rachel Kutler.
October 26, 2014

Afro-Veganism & Baltimore’s Vegan SoulFest

October 22, 2014 - Segment 2 - Listen to our conversation on Afro-Veganism and hear a sneak preview of an exciting and delicious festival taking place this weekend in Baltimore: Vegan SoulFest! The free event features vegan food, nutrition experts, vegan cooking demonstrations and more.
October 20, 2014

Racial Divides in Baltimore’s Art World

October 20, 2013 - Segment 3 - We host a panel on the racial divides in the artistic world in Baltimore, inspired by articles in last week's Baltimore City Paper's 2014 Fall Arts Guide. With Kalima Young, Baynard Woods, Deana Haggag and Mia Loving.
October 15, 2014

D. Watkins on Representations of Baltimore, Telling Its Stories & Where We Need To Go

October 15, 2014 - Segment 3 - Marc and educator Koli Tengella talk to author, filmmaker and Coppin State University professor D. Watkins about his recent writings, the Baltimore media landscape, different representations of Baltimore in writing and film, and the things that hold young people in Baltimore back from reaching their potential.
October 14, 2014

Best of Sound Bites: Small Farmers Talk About Why They Farm

October 14, 2014 - Segment 2 - We have a roundtable with small farmers, including: Denzel Mitchell, Founder and Farm Manager, Five Seeds Family Farm and Apiary; Cheryl Carmona, Co-founder of Boone Street Farm in East Baltimore; Ted Wycall third generation farmer at Greenbranch Farm in Salisbury, MD; and Carole Morrison of Bird's Eye View Farm in Pocomoke City.
October 14, 2014

Marshall “Eddie” Conway: Life After Prison & The Future of Baltimore

October 14, 2014 - Segment 1 - We have a conversation with former Black Panther Marshall "Eddie" Conway, who was released from prison earlier this year after being incarcerated for 44 years. We talk about his time in prison, his work with young men inside and outside prison, and Friend of a Friend, a mentoring project he started with American Friends Service Committee.
October 8, 2014

Baltimore City: Breaking Your Heart?

October 6, 2014 - Segment 3 - We listen back to an archive edition of the Marc Steiner Show from last year where we discussed the article, "Baltimore City, You're Breaking My Heart" and the many responses to it. That article recently took the title for Baltimore City Paper's "Best White Whine" of 2014.
September 30, 2014

Violence in Baltimore

September 26, 2014 - Segment 4 - We look at the continuing violence in Baltimore, including the tragic death of 25-year old shock trauma worker and father Brandon Finney, who was used as a human shield in a gang shooting while he was waiting at a bus stop on Sunday. Our guests include: Michael Johnson, Creative Director of the Paul Robeson Performing Arts Center; Imhotep Fatiu, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Urban Youth Initiative Project; and Bobby Marvin Holmes, local activist, filmmaker, and producer of the documentary Live Young Blood.
September 18, 2014

What Would You Do If You Were Mayor Of Baltimore?

September 17, 2014 - Segment 2 - A group of bright young Baltimoreans answer the question: What Would You Do If You Were Mayor Of Baltimore? Our in-studio panel includes: Megan Sherman, Dayvon Love, and Zeke Berzoff-Cohen.
September 16, 2014

Young Candidates for the Maryland Legislature

September 15, 2014 - Segment 2 - We hear from three new young candidates who won Maryland Democratic primaries and will run for Legislative seats in the November general elections: Brooke Lierman, Democratic candidate running in Baltimore's 46th District; Antonio Hayes, Democratic candidate running in Baltimore's 40th District; and Cory McCray, Democratic candidate running in Baltimore's 45th District.
September 12, 2014

Report Back From #NowWhatBmore Town Hall Meeting on Ferguson

September 11, 2014 - Segment 3 - On Tuesday night an important town hall meeting took place in Baltimore, addressing police brutality and the events in Ferguson, Missouri, following last month's fatal shooting of teenager Michael Brown by a police officer. We hear a reporting back from that meeting.
September 8, 2014

Positive Youth Programming in Baltimore: Why It Matters

September 4, 2014 - Segment 3 - We take a look at positive youth programming in Baltimore with representatives from three youth organizations: Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle, Youth Empowered Society, and 901 Arts.
August 29, 2014

Is Baltimore Really The Heroin Capital of America?

August 26, 2014 - Segment 2 - On Wednesday night National Geographic Channel will premiere a feature titled "Drugs, Inc.: The High Wire," which names Baltimore as the "heroin capital of America." We take a close look at heroin abuse in Baltimore, with: Bern McBride, President and CEO of Behavioral Health System Baltimore; Woody Curry, therapist in private practice; and Dr. Scott Nolan, Director of the Drug Addiction Treatment Program at the Open Society Institute-Baltimore.
August 12, 2014

Economic Mobility: What Determines A Child’s Success in Baltimore?

August 11, 2014 - Segment 2 - We talk about a 30-year study in which Alexander and his team tracked 800 children in Baltimore from first grade until their late 20's to discover what factors determine success. The study found that a child's fate is often determined by family strength and the parents' financial status.
July 17, 2014

City Paper This Week: Artscape, Ratscape, Baltimore Festivals & More

July 16, 2014 - Segment 5 - We close out the show with our weekly feature City Paper This Week, with Senior Editor Baynard Woods. This week's issue focuses on Baltimore's many upcoming festivals, among other topics.
June 23, 2014

Baltimore City Sheriff’s Race

June 20, 2014 - Segment 2 - We look at the Baltimore City Sheriff's race, with challengers: Donoven Brooks, Baltimore City Schools Police Patrol supervisor; and Richard Parker, businessman, community leader, and former U.S. Army Legal Specialist. Baltimore City's current sheriff, Sheriff John W. Anderson, was also invited to join the discussion.
June 4, 2014

Local Roundtable: Gubernatorial Debate, Black Guerilla Family, City and State Politics

June 3, 2014 - Segment 2 - We hear a national news roundtable. The topics include last night's gubernatorial debate, the Black Guerilla Family arrests, and the emerging conflict between African American and Latino youth in Baltimore. Our panel of guests include: Melody Simmons, independent journalist and reporter for the Baltimore Brew with over 35 years of journalism experience; Marshall Bell, Host of Midday Magazine with Marshall Bell on WOLB-AM, managing partner of The Bell Group, LLC, and author of the novel Baltimore Blues: Harm City; and Jason Rodriguez, Technical and Editing Manager for DMV Daily.
April 18, 2014

Citizens Stand: Battle for Baltimore 1814

April 17, 2014 - Segment 2 - We learn about a dramatization of an important part of Baltimore's history. Citizens Stand: Battle for Baltimore 1814, a collaborative effort between the Baltimore School for the Arts, Maryland Historical Society, and National Park Service, is a production of three short plays about the battle that led to the writing of the Star Spangled Banner.
April 1, 2014

U.S. Dept. of Housing & Urban Development on the Future of Public Housing

March 28, 2014 - Segment 2 - We continue our discussion on the privatization of public housing in Baltimore, in particular the Rental Assistance Distribution (RAD) program which is a program of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), with Carol B. Payne, Baltimore Field Office Director for HUD.
March 25, 2014

Privatization of Baltimore’s Public Housing: Residents and Union Workers Speak

March 24, 2014 - Segment 3 - We continue our coverage of the privatization of public housing in Baltimore. We begin this discussion with an update on the Rental Assistance Demonstration program and talk to residents and union workers inside of these buildings about how this will impact them.
March 19, 2014

Update From Family of Tyrone West, Man Who Died While In Police Custody

March 19, 2014 - Segment 2 - We begin with a conversation with members of Tyrone West's family. Tyrone West died while in police custody in July 2013. We're joined by Tawanda Jones, Tyrone's sister; George Peoples, Tyrone's uncle; Jamie Richardson, Tyrone's cousin; and Diana Butler, Tyrone's aunt.
March 17, 2014

Moment in Maryland Black History: Ida Rebecca Cummings

March 17, 2014 - Segment 3 - This day in history marks the birth of Ida Rebecca Cummings, an educator and pioneering clubwoman. Born in Baltimore, Cummings was a school teacher who advocated for improved conditions in housing and health care for the poor.
March 13, 2014

Public Education: Protesting the MSAs & Impact of Chicago Teacher’s Strike

March 13, 2014 - Segment 3 - We turn to the topic of Education, as we hear from students who have written poems to protest the Maryland School Assessment, or MSA, tests. Then, we take a look at the 2012 Chicago Teachers' Strike, with Micah Uetricht, author of Strike for America: Chicago Teachers Against Austerity.
March 13, 2014

This Week In City Paper: Video Americain – The Last Picture Store

March 12, 2014 - Segment 5 - Baltimore City Paper Senior Editor Baynard Woods joins us to talk about what's in this week's issue of the City Paper. To read the articles mentioned in this segment, visit the City Paper website.
March 11, 2014

Sound Bites: Happy Hens / Station North Food Hub / What’s Your Kitchen Literacy?

March 11, 2014 - Segment 3 - This week on Sound Bites, we begin with Joel Salatin, full-time alternative farmer in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley. Then, we visit Baltimore's Liam Flynn's Ale House to talk about Open Plough and their new food menu. We close out the show with Ann Vileisis, author of Kitchen Literacy: How We Lost Knowledge of Where Food Comes from and Why We Need to Get It Back.
March 10, 2014

Today’s Moment in Maryland Black History: Rev. David Smith (Web Exclusive)

March 10, 2014 - Web Exclusive - This day in history marks the life of Rev. David Smith. This early AME pastor was born enslaved in the vicinity of Baltimore County in the late 18th century and later became a minister in the AME Church.
March 10, 2014

Housing Commissioner Graziano on the Future of Public Housing in Baltimore

March 10, 2014 - Segment 3 - Baltimore City Housing Commissioner Paul T. Graziano joins me in-studio to discuss privatization of 40% of the public housing units in Baltimore, and the future of public housing in our city.
March 5, 2014

Baltimore City Privatizing Public Housing?

March 4, 2014 - Segment 3 - Last week the Baltimore Brew broke the story that Baltimore City is negotiating to sell most of its public housing high-rises to private developers. We consider this news with Jeff Singer and Melody Simmons.