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February 27, 2018

Different Takes: Russia and the Election – The Long History of Election Interference

February 26, 2018 -  The Long History of Election Interference - In the second conversation of our "Different Takes: Russia and the New Election" series, we talk with New York Times National Security Reporter Scott Shane, who wrote an article in the Times' Sunday Review, titled "Russia isn't the only one meddling in elections. We do it too."
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
December 20, 2016
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Nonviolence Ain’t What It Used To Be: Interview with Shon Meckfessel

December 20, 2016 - Segment 3 - We speak with Dr. Shon Meckfessel about his book Nonviolence Ain't What It Used To Be: Unarmed Insurrection and the Rhetoric of Resistance.
May 25, 2016
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Reels From the Attic: Preview With Joe Tropea

May 25, 2016 - Segment 2 - We host an interview with Joe Tropea, Digital Projects Coordinator for the Maryland Historical Society, offers a preview of an event happening Wednesday evening (May 25, 2016) at Red Emma's 2640 Space.
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.
April 2, 2015
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Lawrence Hill on The Book of Negroes

April 1, 2015 - Segment 4 - Marc speaks with author Lawrence Hill, who has written nine books including the acclaimed The Book of Negroes, which was made into a television miniseries on BET.
March 30, 2015
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Maryland Historical Society: Coffins and Poe

March 26, 2015 - Segment 2 - We look at two current offerings at the Maryland Historical Society: the exhibit A Tale of Three Coffins: Living and Dying in 17th Century St. Mary's County and an interactive production, Mesmeric Revelations! Of Edgar Allan Poe.
March 13, 2015
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Selma In 1965 And 2015: Remembering Our History & Looking At Voting Rights Today

March 12, 2015 - Segment 2 - We reflect upon the 50th anniversary of the 1965 events in Selma with three panelists who were in Selma for the events of the past week.
February 25, 2015
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Remembering Malcolm X On The 50th Anniversary Of His Assassination

February 23, 2015 - Segment 3 - We commemorate the life and legacy of Malcolm X, who was assassinated on February 21, 1965.
February 24, 2015
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Teaching Black History Outside of Schools

February 20, 2015 - Segment 2 - We take a look at Black History Month and how to teach children Black history outside the context of schools.
January 29, 2015
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The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family

January 28, 2015 - Segment 4 - Scholar Annette Gordon-Reed joins Marc to discuss her book called The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family, which follows the family of Sally Hemings, who was enslaved by Thomas Jefferson and bore his children.
November 14, 2014
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African Americans and the War of 1812

November 12, 2014 - Segment 2 - Vince Leggett, historian, founder of Blacks of the Chesapeake, and author of “The Chesapeake Bay Through Ebony Eyes” joins us to talk about African Americans during the War of 1812. Vince Leggett will speak this weekend at the Creative Alliance.
October 30, 2014
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Maryland Emancipation Day

October 29, 2014 - Segment 2 - We celebrate the 150th anniversary of a very special day in history, Maryland Emancipation Day, which commemorates the day Maryland became the first slave state to free its slaves by popular vote, when the Maryland Legislature adopted a new state constitution that emancipated them.
October 20, 2014
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Notes from a Colored Girl: The Civil War Pocket Diaries of Emilie Frances Davis

October 17, 2014 - Segment 2 - Dr. Karsonya "Kaye" Whitehead, Assistant Professor of Communication and Affiliate Assistant Professor of African and African American Studies at Loyola University Maryland, talks about her book Notes from a Colored Girl: The Civil War Pocket Diaries of Emilie Frances Davis, which recently received the Letitia Woods Brown Book Award for the Best Edited Book in African American History from the Association of Black Women Historians.
September 7, 2014
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Moment in Maryland Black History: Frederick Douglass Escapes To Freedom

September 3, 2014 - Segment 2 - Lisa Crawley, Resource Center Manager of the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of African American History and Culture, shares a moment in Maryland Black History with us.
August 7, 2014
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Sugar Changed the World: A Story of Magic, Spice, Slavery, Freedom, and Science

August 6, 2014 - Segment 2 - What does the sweet stuff you put in your coffee have to do with the French Revolution? Or the history of slavery in the Caribbean and United States? We find out in this conversation with Marc Aronson and Marina Budhos, authors of Sugar Changed the World: A Story of Magic, Spice, Slavery, Freedom, and Science.
July 6, 2014
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The Meaning of July Fourth

July 3, 2014 - Segment 4 - We commemorate the upcoming 4th of July weekend with a discussion on what American Independence Day means to different people in this country.
April 18, 2014
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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.
March 11, 2014
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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.
February 19, 2014
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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.
February 5, 2014
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Black History Month? Black History 365 Days A Year?

February 5, 2014 - Segment 3 - We discuss Black History Month, including how Black History is taught, and whether it is constructive to set aside one month instead of highlighting Black History throughout the year. Our guests are: Dr. Karsonya "Kaye" Wise Whitehead, Assistant Professor of Communication and Affiliate Assistant Professor of African and African American Studies at Loyola University Maryland; and Dr. Ray Winbush, Director of the Institute for Urban Research at Morgan State University.
January 27, 2014
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The Kinsey Collection: African American Art And History

January 24, 2014 - Segment 2 - We take a visit to Baltimore's Reginald F. Lewis African American History and Culture Museum to spend some time in their current exhibit, The Kinsey Collection: Shared Treasures of Bernard & Shirley Kinsey - Where Art & History Intersect. It's a treasure trove of art and artifacts - including letters from Zora Neale Hurston and antique photographs - chronicling over 400 years of African American history and culture and telling the often-untold story of African American achievement and contribution to our society.
December 12, 2013
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Remembering Nelson Mandela: Struggle Against Apartheid, Contemporary Politics & Legacy

December 12, 2013 - Two Hour Special - We rebroadcast our special two-hour tribute to Nelson Mandela, who passed away last week at the age of 95. You will hear from a vast array of guests from around the globe - some of whom fought with Mandela in the struggle to end Apartheid - who will discuss the life and legacy of this legendary international leader and fighter for justice.
December 9, 2013
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Remembering Nelson Mandela: Struggle Against Apartheid, Contemporary Politics & Legacy

December 9, 2013 - Two Hour Special - We begin the week with a special two-hour tribute to Nelson Mandela, who passed away last week at the age of 95. You will hear from a vast array of guests from around the globe - some of whom fought with Mandela in the struggle to end Apartheid - who will discuss the life and legacy of this legendary international leader and fighter for justice.
December 3, 2013
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Day In History: December 2

December 2, 2013 - Segment 1 - Marc shares some of what happened on this day in history, including the execution of John Brown, the introduction of both the Monroe Doctrine and Manifest Destiny, and the Jerusalem riots of 1947.
November 4, 2013
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The Legacy Of Harriet Tubman

November 1, 2013 - Segment 3 - Dr. Karsonya Wise Whitehead, Assistant Professor of Communication and Affiliate Assistant Professor of African and African American Studies at Loyola University Maryland, joins us to discuss the legacy of Harriet Tubman.
September 13, 2013
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Reflection: From September 11th To Syria

September 12, 2013 - Segment 1 - We reflect on our history and the present moment with a conversation looking at the US and the world from September 11th to Syria.
August 28, 2013
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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 14, 2013
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Reflections On The Anniversary Of The March On Washington

August 14, 2013 - Segment 1 - We have a conversation on the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, which will be commemorated with an event on August 24th in Washington, DC.
August 12, 2013
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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 12, 2013
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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.
April 24, 2013
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The Story Of The Desegregation Of Gwynn Oak Park

April 24, 2013 - Segment 3 - We turn to an important piece of Baltimore Civil Rights history as we talk with filmmaker Pete O'Neal about his new documentary, All the King's Horses: The Story of Gwynn Oak Park. The film explores the struggle in the 1960s to desegregate Baltimore's Gwynn Oak Park.
April 11, 2013
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The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks

April 11, 2013 - Hour 2 - Jeanne Theoharis joins us to speak about her new book The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks. The book is the first critical biography of Parks, and it is revealing and comprehensive, exploring her activism before, during, and after her famous act of protest in 1955.