February 4, 2016

Fracture: Barack Obama, the Clintons, and the Racial Divide

February 4, 2016 - Segment 1 - We speak with Joy-Ann Reid at the Enoch Pratt Free Library, about her book Fracture: Barack Obama, the Clintons, and the Racial Divide. Reid is a national correspondent for MSNBC.
January 7, 2016

President Obama’s Executive Action On Guns

January 6, 2016 - Segment 2 - Today we talk about President Obama's Executive Action today on gun control, with: Firmin DeBrabander, Professor of Philosophy at the Maryland Institute College of Art and author of Do Guns Make us Free: Democracy and the Armed Society.
November 9, 2015
Keystone Pipeline (Credit: AIM Newswire)

President Obama Rejects Keystone Pipeline

November 9, 2015 - Segment 3 - We take a look at President Obama's rejection of construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline last week.
September 30, 2014

Roundtable: Police Brutality, Perception of Black Children, and Obama

September 29, 2014 - Segment 2 - We hear a current events roundtable discussion, and speak about: police brutality; our society's perception of Black children; and the latest attacks from the right on President Obama. With: Marshall Bell, host of Midday Magazine with Marshall Bell on WOLB-AM, managing partner of The Bell Group, LLC, and author of Baltimore Blues: Harm City; Dr. Ray Winbush, Director of the Institute for Urban Research at Morgan State University; and Dr. Kimberly Moffitt, Assistant Professor of American Studies at UMBC and co-editor of Blackberries and Redbones: Critical Articulations of Black Hair/Body Politics in Africana Communities.
July 31, 2013

Zimmerman Verdict Commentary – Mychal Denzel Smith

July 31, 2013, Segment 2 - We begin a series of commentaries on the aftermath of the Zimmerman verdict with Mychal Denzel Smith, who recently wrote a piece for TheNation.com that asked "how long are we supposed to remain calm when the laws we are called on to respect are an open assault on our humanity?"
May 29, 2013

Medea Benjamin On Drones

March 29, 2013 - Segment 1 - Medea Benjamin joins us to talk about her new book "Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control." A prominent anti-war activist and co-founder of Code Pink, Benjamin made headlines last week when she disrupted President Obama's foreign policy speech.
May 24, 2013
Barack Obama

Reflections On Obama’s Foreign Policy Speech

May 24, 2013 - Segment 1 - We host a political roundtable to examine the week's events, including President Obama's speech yesterday outlining his administration's policies on drone warfare and Guantanamo Bay.
February 13, 2013

Roundtable on the State of the Union

February 13, 2013 - Segment 1 - A roundtable of analysts and commentators from across the political spectrum to talk about the speech. The panel includes: DeWayne Wickham, Chair of the Communications Studies Department at Morgan State University and columnist for USA Today; Tony Campbell, professor of Political Science at Towson University; Dr. Margaret Flowers, co-director of It's Our Economy US and co-host of the radio show Clearing the Fog; and Imara Jones, economic justice contributor for Colorlines.com.
February 4, 2013

February 4, 2013 – Segment 3

We have a roundtable discussion and debate on immigration reform, with President Obama's announcement of a new immigration reform plan. We are joined by:

January 22, 2013

January 22, 2013 – Segment 2

We turn to the Presidential Inauguration that took place yesterday and analyze President Obama's rhetoric at the start of his second term. Discussing this are:

January 16, 2013

January 16, 2013 – Segment 2

In light of proposed legislation from Governor O'Malley and President Obama, we host a debate on gun policy. Joining us are:

November 20, 2012

November 20, 2012 – Segment 3

We bring you a new episode of Beyond the Spin. Mark Trahant, an independent print and broadcast journalist, joins us for a discussion of the roles Native Americans played in the 2012 elections.