September 28, 2015

From The Archives: Immigrants, Refugees & Asylum Seekers Share Art and Recipes In ‘Kitchen Stories’

September 24, 2015 - Segment 2 - We're joined by Baltimore artist Julie Lin, who tells us about her project, "Kitchen Stories," which has brought together groups of immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers, to create art, share recipes, and cook.
September 7, 2014

Islamic State Update

September 3, 2014 - Segment 4 - We return to our analysis of the Islamic State, which just released a video apparently depicting the beheading of another American journalist with: Dr. Steven David, Professor in the Department of Political Science at Johns Hopkins University and Dr. Vijay Prashad, George and Martha Kellner Chair in South Asian History and Professor of International Studies at Trinity College.
July 10, 2014

Katrina Vanden Heuvel on National and International Politics

July 10, 2014 - Segment 2 - Katrina Vanden Heuvel, Editor and Publisher of The Nation, offers her political analysis on current national and international news events.
June 18, 2014

Update On Iraq

June 17, 2014 - Segment 2 - Dr. Thabit A.J. Abdullah, Associate Professor of Middle East History and Associate Dean for External Relations at York University, Toronto, offers his insightful analysis of the current situation in Iraq.
March 19, 2014

A Sliver of Light: Three Americans Imprisoned in Iran

March 19, 2014 - Segment 4 - We meet Shane Bauer, Sarah Shourd, and Josh Fattal. They were arrested along the border between Iraq and Iran in 2009. They were accused by the Iranian authorities of being spies, though no evidence was ever presented to support that claim. Sarah Shourd was released 14 months later, and Bauer and Fattal were released in September 2011.
January 7, 2014

Political Complexity in the Middle East: Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, Israel and Egypt

January 7, 2014 - Segment 3 - We begin the day with a roundtable on the Middle East, including Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, Israel and Egypt. Dr. Thabit Abdullah, Dr. Adil Shamoo, Dr. Steven David and Phyllis Bennis join us.
December 30, 2013

Peace Activist Kathy Kelly

December 30, 2013 - Segment 2 - We're joined for a special conversation with peace activist Kathy Kelly. She is a co-coordinator of Voices for Creative Nonviolence and a co-founder of Voices in the Wilderness, a campaign to end economic sanctions against Iraq.
May 30, 2013

U.S. Army Soldier Bradley Manning’s Trial Starts Monday

May 30, 2013 - Segment 2 - Jesselyn Radack and Kevin Zeese update us on the trial starting next week for US Army soldier Bradley Manning, who was arrested in 2010 on suspicion of handing over classified Army documents to whistle blower Wikileaks.
March 19, 2013

10-Year Anniversary Of The Iraq War

March 19, 2013 - Hour 2 - We reflect on the Iraq War on the 10th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of the country with Dr. Shibley Telhami, Dr. Adil Shamoo, Dr. Richard Vatz, and Dr. Thabit Abdullah - some of the guests on our show who have weighed in on the conflict over the past decade and beyond.
February 7, 2013

Shane Bauer On Solitary Confinement

February 7, 2013 - Segment 1 - Shane Bauer, an independent journalist based in Oakland who wrote an article about solitary confinement for Mother Jones titled "Solitary in Iran Nearly Broke Me. Then I Went Inside American Prisons."
November 12, 2012

Veterans Day: Shawna Foster and Emily Yates

In honor of Veterans Day, we speak with US National Guard veteran Shawna Foster and US Army veteran Emily Yates.They are part of Iraq Veterans Against the War, which, along with the Civilian Soldier Alliance, recently held its annual convention in Baltimore. We spoke to them about their experiences in the service, the challenges that women face in the military, and the Right to Heal campaign, which seeks to keep traumatized service members from deploying.
September 11, 2012

September 11, 2012 – Segment 2

We turn to a reflection on the events and after-effects of 9/11. Where have the consequences of that day taken the U.S. and the rest of the world in the past 11 years?

August 29, 2012

August 29, 2012 – Hour 2

A recent report showed that suicides among our active duty troops doubled in one month, with 12 suicides in June and 26 in July. Every 36 hours a veteran from Iraq or Afganistan kills themselves. Eighteen veterans from all wars commit suicide each day.

July 17, 2012

July 17, 2012 – Segment 3

Join us for an Urbanite Radio story with Dario DiBattista, an Iraq War Veteran and author of the memoir Go Now, You Are Forgiven.

May 25, 2012

May 28, 2012 – Hour 2

In honor of Memorial Day, we're rebroadcasting a conversation between Marc and Woody Curry from last October.  It was shortly after President Obama announced that the US was withdrawing its soldiers from Iraq, and the conversation ranged from the problems facing veterans on their return home, to the culture of the military, to the place of war in our society.

May 22, 2012

May 22, 2012 – Segment 4

Iraq Veteran Against the War member Maggie Martin joins us to speak about her participation in a protest outside the NATO summit in which she and other veterans threw their medals away.

May 17, 2012

May 17, 2012 – Hour 2

Captain Paul K. Chappell is a West Point graduate and a veteran of the Iraq War. He is also a soldier turned peace leader. Paul Chappell joins us to talk about his book Peaceful Revolution: How We Can Create the Future Needed for Humanity's Survival.

May 15, 2012

May 15, 2012 – Segment 3

Join us for an Urbanite Radio story with Dario DiBattista, an Iraq War Veteran and author of the memoir Go Now, You Are Forgiven.

May 10, 2012

May 10, 2012 – Hour 2

Captain Paul K. Chappell is a West Point graduate and a veteran of the Iraq War. He is also a soldier turned peace leader. Paul Chappell joins us to talk about his book Peaceful Revolution: How We Can Create the Future Needed for Humanity's Survival.

May 3, 2012

May 3, 2012 – Hour 1

We're joined by Captain Paul Chappell, a 2002 graduate of West Point who served in the army for 7 years, including active duty in Iraq.  He is the author of the recently published book Peaceful Revolution: How We Can Create the Future Needed for Humanity’s Survival, and he joins us
March 20, 2012

March 20, 2012 – Hour 1

We discuss the tragic civilian massacre of March 11th, in which at least 16 Afghan civilians, including women and children, were killed. US Army staff sergeant Robert Bales is suspected of carrying out the killing spree. Three military veterans and one journalist join us this hour.

December 22, 2011

December 22, 2011 – Hour 1

The past decade has seen great change throughout the Arab world, and the United States has played a large role throughout.  From 9/11, to the wars in Aghanistan and Iraq, to the political upheaval in the Middle East and beyond over the past year, we'll take a look at this recent history and where it leaves us today, four days after the last US troops left Iraq.

November 8, 2011

November 8, 2011 – Segment 2

As the United States prepares to withdraw troops from Iraq, we discuss the legacy of US involvement there.  Joining us are:
October 26, 2011

October 26, 2011 – Hour 1

Followinig President Obama's announcement that the US will withdraw its soldiers from Iraq by the end of the year, we look at issues that face veterans, including substance abuse and mental health problems stemming from the trauma of war, as they return home. Our guest is Woody Curry, Vietnam veteran and Clinical and Associate Executive Director of the Baltimore Station.

September 21, 2011

September 21, 2011 – Segment 2

Join us for a discussion with local activists who are working to stop funding the wars and start funding our communities.  They are organizing a town hall next Monday, September 26, from 7 - 9 pm at the Cathedral of the Incarnation on Charles Street and Uni
August 27, 2011

August 29, 2011 – Hour 2

Ryan Conklin, former Real World Brooklyn cast member and Army Veteran that was twice deployed to Iraq, joins us today to discuss his new book An Angel From Hell: Real Life on the Front Lines.

This show is a rebroadcast.  Click here to listen to the rebroadcast.

June 28, 2011

June 28, 2011 – Segment 3

James Risen is a New York Times national security reporter who uncovered some of the biggest stories during the years of the Bush Administration, including the waterboarding of detainees in Iraq and the secret NSA spying program.

May 18, 2011

May 18, 2011 – Segment 3

Happy New Year is a new dramatic film about a veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, who returns home and attempts to heal from mental and physical injuries in a psychiatric ward at a remote Veterans Hospital.  Members of the cast and crew stopped by our studios to discuss the film and the difficulty of reentering civilian life.
Joining us are:
March 28, 2011

March 28, 2011 – Hour 2

The first few months of 2011 have been marked by conflict, revolution, and uprising in the Middle East. Conflicts occuring in Egypt, Libya, Palestine, and Syria have become an increased news focus in America. Marc continues this discussion today with guests:


Ali Zaghab - Palestinian born local businessman

February 14, 2011

February 14, 2011 – Hour 1

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak stepped down from his position over the weekend, causing a victorious uproar in Egypt and around the world. We speak with Maryland residents of Egyptian descent or who lived in Egypt about their take on Mubarak's resignation and the future of Egypt. 

October 18, 2010

October 18, 2010 – Segment 3

Zainab Al-Suwaij is the founder and Executive Director of the American Islamic Congress.  She was one of the few women to join the failed 1991 intifada uprising against Saddam Hussein, and now lives in the United States and promotes inter-faith understanding and women's equality.  She joins us in st

October 18, 2010

October 18, 2010 – Segment 2

We're joined by Haneen Alshujairy, who fled her home in Iraq with her family in 2003, and Justin Sirois, a writer living here in Baltimore.  They are the co-founders of the Understanding Campaign, which seeks to teach everyone in the world one word of Arabic.  Fhm (fuh-hem’), literally means un

October 7, 2010

October 7, 2010 – Hour 2

September 2, 2010

September 2, 2010 – Segment 1

President Obama has announced the formal end of the combat mission in Iraq, but what does that really mean in terms of day-to-day life for Americans and Iraqis?  Phyllis Bennis from the Institute for Policy Studies joins us to discuss her take on the situation in Iraq, and the way forward.
September 1, 2010

September 1, 2010 – Segment 3

Iraqi-American independent journalist Emad Ashour Alkhafaji speaks to us from Baghdad to update us on public sentiment in Iraq after President Obama declared the end of the US combat role in Iraq in his address from the Oval Office last night.
June 24, 2010

June 24, 2010 – Segment 3

Bernardine Dohrn and Bill Ayers, both radical scholars and former members of the Weather Undeground, joined us to discuss activism and the work they do in Chicago.

June 14, 2010

June 14, 2010 – Segment 3

April 26, 2010

April 26, 2010 – Hour 1

We begin the show with another trip to the University of Maryland Hospital to  visit the Center for Advanced Fetal Care.   Dr. Chris Harman talks about how the care care of pregnant women has changed and improved.

April 13, 2010

April 13, 2010- segment 2

During the second segment we continue our discussion of the WikiLeaks video controversy.  The video, which was released last week, shows numerous people, including a Reuters journalist and his driver, being killed by shots from a US Army helicopter in Iraq in July 2007.  Today, we were joi
April 7, 2010

April 7, 2010 – Segment 3

Ryan Conklin, former Real World Brooklyn cast member and Army Veteran that was twice deployed to Iraq, joins us today to discuss his new book An Angel From Hell: Real Life on the Front Lines.
April 7, 2010

April 7, 2010 segment 1

March 8, 2010

March 8 2010 – hour 2

March 8, 2010

March 8 2010 – hour 1

January 28, 2010

January 28, 2010 – Segment 1

January 26, 2010

January 26, 2010 – Hour 2

November 9, 2009

November 9, 2009 – Hour 1

October 19, 2009

October 19, 2009 – Hour 1

Anthony McCarthy co-hosts with Marc today, and Cornel West joins us to discuss his new memoir, Brother West: Living and Loving Out Loud.

September 22, 2009

September 22, 2009 – Hour 2

September 3, 2009

September 3, 2009 – Hour 1

We take a look at current events in Afghanistan, as the recent election continues to be disputed, and the US military approaches the last month of their eighth year of war there.

We're joined by:

Phyllis Bennis - Author of the 2008 book Ending the Iraq War: A Primer

August 17, 2009

August 17, 2009 – Hour 2

We begin our second hour with an in-progress continuation of our conversation with Anthony McCarthy about youth violence and possible solutions for our community.