civil rights

September 6, 2017

Tent City & Baltimore’s Renewed Civil Rights Campaign

September 6, 2017 - Tent City - For our latest podcast we interviewed some of the organizers and participants from the Tent City who camped out in front of Baltimore’s City Hall.  Many were homeless, some were housing insecure and some were supporters demanding housing for the homeless.
March 24, 2017

Sherrilyn Ifill: American Politics and The LDF

March 24, 2017 - Segment 2 - We hosted a conversation with Sherrilyn Ifill, the seventh President and Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, regarding the hearings of the Neil Gorsuch nomination the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.
October 19, 2015

Dozens of Activists Occupy Baltimore City Hall Overnight

October 15, 2015 - Segment 1 - Our show begins with an update of the events that unfolded last night when local activists occupied Baltimore's City Hall.
October 13, 2015

Justice or Else: Reflections on the 20th Anniversary of the Million Man March

October 13, 2015 - Segment 3 - Did you attend the rally last weekend? Our panel reflects on the Million Man March 20 years on.
January 5, 2015

From The Archives: The Forgotten Struggle for Civil Rights in the North

January 2, 2015 - Segment 2 - Marc talks with historian Thomas Sugrue, whose latest book is an examination of the struggle for equal rights in the North. So much of the history of the movement has focused on the work in the South and on the work of Southern groups like the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. But in America’s northern cities, all was not equal and calm.
September 3, 2014

Remembering Fannie Lou Hamer

August 28, 2014 - Segment 3 - We look back 50 years and remember Fannie Lou Hamer's heartrending and inspirational speech given at the 1964 Democratic National Convention in Atlantic City. With: author and songwriter John Wesley, who was Fannie Lou Hamer's godson; and Dr. Peniel Joseph, Professor of History at Tufts University and author of the award-winning Waiting 'Til the Midnight Hour: A Narrative History of Black Power in America and Dark Days, Bright Nights: From Black Power to Barack Obama.
February 19, 2014

Baltimore’s Druid Hill Park: History and Integration

February 19, 2014 - Segment 2 - Marc interviews Anne Draddy, the head of the TreeBaltimore Program about her work and the history of Druid Hill Park. The interview is followed by a rebroadcast of a segment we did in 2008 about the integration of the Druid Hill Park tennis courts when 62 years ago, eight white, black and Jewish tennis players integrated the tennis courts at Druid Hill Park.
January 6, 2014

Forget Duck Dynasty: There Are Important Civil Rights Battles To Fight

January 6, 2014 - Segment 3 - Sherrilyn Ifill, President and Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, joins us to talk about how media hype around bigoted comments made by public figures can distract us from focusing on important civil rights struggles. Last week Ifill wrote an article for The Root: "Forget Duck Dynasty: There Are Important Civil Rights Battles To Fight."
November 12, 2013

Bill Grimmette Performs Carl Murphy’s Editorials

November 8, 2013 - Segment 3 - Enjoy these three editorials, written by Carl Murphy and read by master storyteller Bill Grimmette. The editorials deal with the Republican Party's campaign in the South, the Brown v. Board of Education Ruling, and the 1963 March on Washington.
August 28, 2013

Remembering The March On Washington And Emmett Till

August 28, 2013 - Segment 1 - We start our show commemorating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and remembering Emmett Till, who was murdered 58 years ago today.
August 12, 2013

The March on Washington: Jobs, Freedom and the Forgotten History of Civil Rights

August 9, 2013 - Segment 2 - As we look to the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, we talk with author William P. Jones about his book The March on Washington: Jobs, Freedom, and the Forgotten History of Civil Rights.
June 26, 2013

Supreme Court Decision On Voting Rights

June 26, 2013 - Segment 1 - We discuss this week's Supreme Court decision striking down provisions of the Voting Rights Act with Ari Berman, Aderson Francois, and Michael Higginbotham.
June 14, 2013

1963: The Music and The Movement

June 14, 2013 - Segment 2 - Hear from Robert Shahid, co-host of WEAA's Baltimore Blend, who will tell us about the event that WEAA will host next Wednesday, June 19, in partnership with the Creative Alliance: "1963: The Music and The Movement."
June 12, 2013

A Conversation With The Goon Squad

June 12, 2013 - Segment 4 - we commemorate the passing of Dr. Homer Favor as we listen back to a very special conversation with original members of the Goon Squad, legendary civil rights activists from Baltimore.
June 12, 2013

Remembering Medgar Evers

June 12, 2013 - Segment 1 - We mark the 50th anniversary of civil rights leader Medgar Evers' assassination. We're joined by Ray Winbush and John Wesley.
June 4, 2013

Race and the Civil Rights Movement in Music and Media

June 5, 2013 - Hour 2 - We bring you a panel discussion we recorded this past semester at UMBC, titled "Race and the Civil Rights Movement in Music and Media."