October 5, 2017

Native American Music Awards: Local Baltimore “JAR” Nomination

October 5, 2017 - Native American Music Awards: Baltimore Nomination - The 17th Annual Native American Music Awards -- Nammy's -- are coming, and for the first time a Baltimore recording artist has been nominated. Jean Albert Renaud, or "JAR" as he is now known, is nominated as Best New Artist of the Year and his song "I Ride Horses" is nominated as  Best Country Song of the year.
September 16, 2015

Eubie Blake Center Celebrates the 100th Anniversary of the Birth of Billie Holiday

September 15.2015 - Segment 2 - The Eubie Blake Cultural National Jazz Institute and Cultural Center celebrates the 100th anniversary of the birth of Billie Holiday with an exhibit curated by Stuart Hudgins.
January 28, 2015

Jewish Music Special: The Shondes

January 28, 2015 - Segment 3 - In the second part of a two part series on Jewish music, producer Mark Gunnery speaks to the Shondes about their music, the ethics of political engagement as musicians and Jews, and their support of the cultural boycott of Israel.
January 28, 2015

Jewish Music Special: The Klezmatics

January 28, 2015 - Segment 2 - Producer Mark Gunnery presents a two part special on Jewish music. In this first installment, he speaks with members of the Klezmatics about Yiddish culture and music, Jewish spirituality and politics, and the cultural boycott of Israel.
December 19, 2014

Celebrating The Solstice With The Music Of Helicon

December 18, 2014 - Segment 3 - Stay tuned for a very magical musical treat: our annual visit by Helicon! The Celtic-inspired group will hold their 29th Annual Winter Solstice Reunion Concerts at Goucher College's Kraushaar Auditorium on Saturday, December 20, 3:30 and 7:30 p.m.
October 13, 2014

Cultural Crossroads: Afrofuturism

October 10, 2014 - Segment 4 - We rebroadcast of our show on Afrofuturism, with world-renowned Gospel and Blues singer Lea Gilmore! Lea and Marc talk with: Baltimore-based producer, DJ, and singer Blaqstarr; poet, MC, singer and producer Camae Defstar, aka Moor Mother Goddess; and author, filmmaker, dancer, and futurist Ytasha L. Womack. Womack's latest book, Afrofuturism: The World of Black Sci Fi and Fantasy explores black sci fi culture, black comix, and the legacy of Afrofuturism.
September 8, 2014

Rene Marie Sings Eartha Kitt

September 4, 2014 - Segment 4 - We talk to the talented vocalist, actress, and writer Rene Marie. After starting her vocal career at the age of 40, Marie experienced a whirlwind of success rarely seen in the jazz world: winning over critics, receiving awards like the Best International Jazz Vocal CD by France's Academie Du Jazz, gracing the Billboard charts multiple times, and becoming a headliner at major international festivals.
April 4, 2014

A Musical Benefit To Combat Human Trafficking

April 4, 2014 - Segment 6 - We close out the show with a preview of a musical event benefiting TurnAround, Inc., on April 11. We're joined by Pierre Bensusan, acoustic guitarist composer and bilingual improvisational vocalist, and Amelia Rubenstein, LGSW, Team Leader of the Anti-Trafficking Program at TurnAround, Inc.
January 16, 2014

Cultural Crossroads: Opera And Cuba

January 15, 2014 - Segment 3 - It's our latest Cultural Crossroads conversation with Center for Emerging Media Cultural Editor and chanteuse extraordinaire Lea Gilmore! We start our conversation with a report back from Baltimore-based professors and musicians who visited Cuba to speak about Afro-Cuban music and opera.
December 20, 2013

Celebrating the Solstice with the Music of Helicon

December 19, 2013 - Segment 3 - We celebrate the upcoming solstice with the music of Helicon, as they join us for their annual visit to our studios. Helicon will play for two performances this Saturday at Goucher's Kraushaar Auditorium.
December 3, 2013

The Racial Politics Of Hip Hop

December 2, 2013 - Segment 4 - Center for Emerging Media's Cultural Editor, Blues & Gospel singer Lea Gilmore joins us for a conversation on the racial politics of Hip Hop, Soul and Rock & Roll, in light of last week's controversial American Music Awards. Baltimore-based rapper DDm also joins us.
December 3, 2013

Remembering Ruby Glover

December 2, 2013 - Segment 3 - We turn to Arts and Culture with Center for Emerging Media's Cultural Editor, Blues & Gospel singer Lea Gilmore! We begin the hour talking about an upcoming tribute concert to the late Baltimore Jazz legend Ruby Glover, to be held Saturday, December 7, at Baltimore's Creative Alliance. Joining Lea in-studio will be visual and performing artist Joyce Scott; and poet and performing artist Margaret Locklear.
November 25, 2013

The Doc & The Dug: Music Legends Share Tunes

November 21, 2013 - Segment 4 - Stay tuned for a special treat when Baltimore music legend Milton Dugger, founder of Gumption Records, joins us to celebrate his 50th anniversary as the Baron of Soul, and is joined by another musical treasure: Dr. Doo Wop!
November 12, 2013

New Muslim Cool: Hip Hop & Social Change

November 8, 2013 - Segment 2 - Marc speaks with hip hop artist and Muslim-American Hamza Perez, subject of the documentary New Muslim Cool. He speaks about the growing population of Latino Muslims and what it means to make music for social change.
October 31, 2013

Ethel Ennis and Cyrus Chestnut at An Die Musik

October 31, 2013 - Segment 2 - We bring you a special musical treat – Baltimore’s First Lady of Jazz Ethel Ennis will be in-studio along with her husband, writer and former Baltimore Sun reporter Earl Arnett, and pianist, songwriter, producer, and Baltimore native Cyrus Chestnut.
September 3, 2013

Happy Labor Day! The State Of Labor In 2013 Featuring Our Favorite Labor Songs

September 2, 2013 - Hours 1 & 2 - Happy Labor Day! We celebrate with a 2-hour special of interviews and music. You will hear local activists, union members, and workers talk about what Labor Day means in 2013 and what major challenges workers face across the country, interspersed with songs by Woody Guthrie, Bo Diddley, Tracy Chapman, Joan Baez, and others.
August 29, 2013

Vibrant Opera Community At Morgan State University

August 29, 2013 - Segment 1 - Blues & Gospel singer, Center for Emerging Media Cultural Editor, and Director of Network Operations for the Moving MD Forward Network Lea Gilmore is in the house! Lea co-hosts a conversation about the Baltimore Summer Opera Workshop at Morgan State University.
August 14, 2013

Lea Gilmore On The Best Film, Books, And Movies

August 14, 2013 - Segment 3 We are joined by Lea Gilmore - songstress, activist, and Center for Emerging Media Cultural Editor - for a discussion with Marc about the music they've been listening to, movies they've been watching, theater they've been attending and books they've been reading. Callers join us to share their favorites as well.
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."
May 9, 2013

By And By: New Orleans Gospel At The Crossroads

May 8, 2013 - Segment 5 - We're joined by filmmaker Joe Compton to talk about his documentary By and By: New Orleans Gospel at the Crossroads. The film focuses on The Electrifying Crown Seekers, a gospel group, and band members James Williams and Keith Williams join us as well.