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

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

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.

November 15, 2012

November 15, 2012 – Segment 1

Tonight we talk race and politics. We'll be thinking about the coalitions formed in the 2012 election and how this point in time might be a crossroads for the United States' political future. Our guests are:

November 9, 2012

Beyond the Spin: 2012 Election Results

November 8, 2012 - Hour 1 - It's time for another episode of Beyond the Spin. On Beyond the Spin today, we take a look at the results of Tuesday's election, covering not just the Presidential election but also significant state and local races and referendums around the country.
November 7, 2012

November 7, 2012 – Hour 1

The 2012 general election is over and our roundtable will weigh-in on the missteps, highlights, and critical moments. Joining us will be: DeWayne Wickham, Marta Mossburg and Seth Freed Wessler.
November 5, 2012

November 5, 2012 – Segment 2

We turn to the 2012 Presidential election, as we head into the final day of a tight race between President Obama and Governor Romney.

Our panelists include:

October 23, 2012

October 23, 2012 – Hour 2

Tonight Dr. Ray Winbush, Director of the Institute for Urban Research at Morgan State University, joins us for both hours of our show, to help wrestle with today's topics.


We spend time analyzing last night's Presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney. We are joined in-studio by:

October 23, 2012

October 23, 2012 – Hour 1

Tonight Dr. Ray Winbush, Director of the Institute for Urban Research at Morgan State University, joins us for both hours of our show, to help wrestle with today's topics.


October 22, 2012

October 22, 2012 -Segment 4

New York Times reporter and author Rachel Swarns joins us to talk about her latest book American Tapestry: The Story of the Black, White and Multiracial Ancestors of Michelle Obama.


October 8, 2012

October 8, 2012 – Segment 2

Colorlines writer Imara Jones and Crystal Wright, publisher of conservativeblackchick.com join us for a roundtable discussion on national election politics.

October 4, 2012

Beyond the Spin: Analyze the First Presidential Debate of 2012

October 4, 2012 - Hour 1 - On this episode of Beyond The Spin, we analyze the first presidential debate that took place last night in Colorado. We are joined by Michael Chmielewski, Arnold Prehn, Heather Niday, Karen Brown and Elizabeth DiNovella.
September 26, 2012

Beyond the Spin: Romney’s 47%, Honesty in Politics & More

September 26, 2012 - Hour 2 - They all will join us for a discussion on the meaning of Romney's 47% commentaries, honesty in politics, and why folks of color are behind Obama.
September 25, 2012

September 25, 2012 – Segment 2

We turn to international politics, as we host a roundtable discussion on President Obama's speech today to the United Nations. Our panel of guests includes:

September 24, 2012

September 24, 2012 – Segment 1

We will discuss national politics, including the presidential election, with:

September 19, 2012

September 19, 2012 – Segment 4

This Friday at 3:00pm, First Lady Michelle Obama is visiting Morgan State University in the Murphy Fine Arts Center as part of the Obama Victory Fund. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.ObamaVictoryFundraiser.com.


To discuss the event, we are joined in studio by:

September 17, 2012

September 17, 2012 – Hour 2

We are joined by President of University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), Dr. Freeman Hrabowski!


September 12, 2012

Beyond the Spin: Local Perspectives

September 13, 2012 - Hour 1 - Beyond the Spin this week will include a range of local perspectives from around the country on different issues relating to the 2012 elections.  Our guests give us a sense of how the United States is constantly changing through the lens of political and social shifts in their communities.  We'll hear about a Congressional swing district in a diverse region of west Texas, the economic reality in poor communities from the deep south to California, growing conservatism in Minnesota, and more.
September 11, 2012

September 11, 2012 – Segment 1

The Chicago teachers' strike is in its second day, with almost 30,000 teachers and support staff walking out over reforms proposed by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, President Obama's former chief of staff. We discuss what the strike means for not just unions but teachers' work lives and the future direction of education in America. Our guests are:


September 6, 2012

Beyond the Spin: Democratic National Convention

September 6, 2012 - Hour 1 - If you're interested in finding out what regular people from across the country are saying about the Democratic National Convention, tune in for our latest segment of Beyond the Spin!
August 28, 2012

August 28, 2012 – Segment 3

DeWayne Wickham, USA Today columnist and Morgan State University Chair of the Department of Communication Studies, joins us for a discussion on the RNC, the Obama administration and the 2012 General Election.

August 20, 2012

August 20, 2012 – Hour 1

We host a roundtable discussion on the presidential election. Panelists include:

August 8, 2012

August 8, 2012 – Segment 2

Freeman Hrabowski, president of University of Maryland Baltimore County, joins us to talk about his appointment by President Obama to the newly formed Office of African-American Education.

July 17, 2012

July 17, 2012 – Segment 2

Author Rachel L. Swarns joins us to discuss her latest book, American Tapestry: The Black, White and Multiracial Ancestors of Michelle Obama. Rachel will be speaking at the Enoch Pratt Library in Baltimore tomorrow, July 18th, at 6:30pm.  Click here for more info.

July 10, 2012

July 10, 2012 – Segment 1

Today, we discuss the Obama tax policy with Scott Klinger, Associate Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies, Phil Kerpen, President of American Commitment and columnist for Fox News Opinion and Cynthia Gordy, Senior Political Correspondent for the

July 3, 2012

July 4, 2012 – Hour 2

Our guest this hour is author, innovator, former Obama White House advisor, and activist Van Jones. Jones is an internationally renowned human rights and clean energy advocate, and is co-founder of the Rebuild the Dream campaign, a platform for ways that regular people can help transform the U.S. economy.

June 28, 2012

June 28, 2012 – Segment 1

Today on the Steiner Show, we discuss today's Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act, also known as the Health Care Bill, with Maryland State Director of Americans for Prosperity Dave Schwartz, President of Maryland Healthcare for All

May 31, 2012

May 31, 2012 – Segment 1

Join us as we discuss Obama's secret list of assassination targets.

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 16, 2012

May 16, 2012 – Hour 2

Our guest this hour is author, innovator, former Obama White House advisor, and activist Van Jones. Jones is an internationally renowned human rights and clean energy advocate, and is co-founder of the Rebuild the Dream campaign, a platform for ways that regular people can help transform the U.S. economy.

May 14, 2012

May 14, 2012 – Hour 1

Anthony McCarthy joins Marc, along with Towson University professor Richard Vatz, to discuss national politics, including the role race plays in politics today, and the impact that President Obama's announcement in support of same-sex marriage will have on the election.  Dr.

May 9, 2012

May 9, 2012 – Segment 1

Delegate Heather Mizeur of Montgomery County and the Director of the Maryland Black Family Alliance Elbridge James join us for a conversation on marraige equality, from the vote to ban same-sex marriage in North Carolina to Obama's remarks.

April 17, 2012

April 17, 2012 – Hour 1

A roast of former mayor Sheila Dixon, and a roundup of today's news

March 28, 2012

March 28, 2012 – Segment 1

Today the U.S. Supreme Court is in its third day of hearings around President Obama's healthcare plan. Yesterday the high court heard oral arguments around the constitutionality of the requirement that most Americans obtain insurance or pay a penalty. What do you think? Do you endorse President Obama's healthcare plan, oppose it, or fall somewhere in between?

February 16, 2012

February 16, 2012 – Hour 1

Yesterday the House of Representatives held a controversial hearing about the recent Obama Administration decision that req

February 8, 2012

February 8, 2012 – Segment 4

Join us for the next installment in our series of interviews with the Yes! Magazine Breakthrough 15.  In honor of their 15 years in print, Yes! selected 15 heroes whose work is helping to create a more just society.

January 25, 2012

January 25, 2012 – Hour 2

Join us for a panel discussion on President Obama's State of the Union address last night with Anthony McCarthy, Daily Howler Editor Bob Somerby , and former Maryland Delegate Ellen Sauerbrey.

January 23, 2012

January 23, 2012 – Hour 1

Join Congressman Elijah Cummings and WEAA's Anthony McCarthy for a political roundabout including President Obama's upcoming State of the Union address and the race between the GOP's top picks.

January 8, 2012

January 10, 2012 – Segment 3

Celebrated news anchor and moderator, Jim Lehrer, discusses his new book, "Tension City: Inside the Presidential Debates from Kennedy-Nixon to McCain-Obama."

November 29, 2011

November 29, 2011 – Segment 4

What does history have to tell us today, as Herman Cain reassesses his bid to become the next Republican candidate for US President in the wake of allegations that he cheated on his wife with another woman for 13 years?

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.