October 17, 2011

October 17, 2011 – Hour 1

Randall Kennedy is a Professor of Law at Harvard University and is the author, most recently, of The Persistence of the Color Line: Racial Politics and the Obama Presidency. He joins us to discuss the racial identity of President Obama, and how he courted black voters in the 2008 presidential campaign.
September 26, 2011

September 26, 2011 – Hour 1

This hour, we'll discuss the latest news from Washington, as politicians continue to debate the deficit reduction plan proposed by President Obama last week and global economic troubles continue.

September 19, 2011

September 19, 2011 – Segment 3

President Obama called on Congress today to adopt his new plan, including both spending cuts and tax increases, to reduce the federal deficit by over $3 trillion over the next decade.  We'll discuss Obama's plan with Bob Somerby, editor of the Daily Howler, and Marvin 'Doc' Cheatham, past president of the B

September 12, 2011

September 12, 2011 – Segment 2

Today three guests join us to offer their views of the jobs proposal put forward by President Obama in an address last Thursday.  Will the plan jump start our faltering economy, or are different measures necessary?
Joining us are:
August 25, 2011

August 25, 2011 – Segment 2

Join us for the inside story of Michelle Obama's diplomatic trip to South Africa and Botswana, as seen in the new BET special, Michelle Obama on a Mission: Impact Africa.

August 3, 2011

August 3, 2011 – Segment 1

Last week, as debate over the debt ceiling was at its peak on Capitol Hill, a group of protesters were arrested for refusing to leave the Capitol building, as they demanded that Congress and the Obama administration not balance the budget on the backs of the nation's poor.

August 1, 2011

August 1, 2011 – Segment 1

As details from the debt ceiling compromise emerge, pundits and activists from both sides seem unhappy with the deal.  Hammered out over the weekend by President Barack Obama and legislative leaders from both parties, the deal proposes cuts to defense and the general budget, no new revenues, and an automati

July 26, 2011

July 26, 2011 – Segment 2

Yesterday evening, President Obama addressed the nation about the ongoing political stalemate in negotiations to raise the US debt ceiling.  We're joined by two guests to discuss the speech and what's next in the deficit talks.

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 23, 2011

May 23, 2011 – Hour 2

Last Thursday President Obama gave an speech on the Arab Spring and the next steps towards building a lasting peace in the Middle East.  Join us for a discussion about his speech, the White House visit of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Net

May 10, 2011

May 10, 2011 – Segment 3

This afternoon President Obama gave an address about reforming America's immigration system.  We're joined by Elizabeth Alex of CASA de Maryland and Anne Arundel County Executive John Leopold to get their takes on the speech and what we need to do to fix o

May 2, 2011

May 2, 2011 – Hour 2

We continue our discussion about the death of Osama bin Laden.  Joining us are:

April 14, 2011

April 14, 2011 – Hour 2

Today on the show, we feature a discussion of recent current events. Highlights include an analysis of the Barry Bonds verdict in his perjury trial and its after-effects. Other topics include the 2011 budget crises, President Obama's reaction to the situation, and the 2012 elections

Our panel of guests features:

February 18, 2011

February 21, 2011 – Segment 1

Eric Alterman is a writer, historian, college professor, and media critic.  He joins us here to discuss his latest book, Kabuki Democracy: The System vs Barack Obama.  To read more about and by Eric Alterman, click here.


February 15, 2011

February 15, 2011 – Segment 3

Heather E. Harris and Kimberly Moffit have recently published a book, The Obama Effect Multidisciplinary Renderings of the 2008 Campaign, analyzing Barack Obama's 2008 presidential campaign and its effect. Our guests are the editors themselves, Heather E.

February 10, 2011

Eric Alterman Podcast

Eric Alterman is a writer, historian, college professor, and media critic.  He joins us here to discuss his latest book, Kabuki Democracy: The System vs Barack Obama.  To read more about and by Eric Alterman, click here.

February 8, 2011

February 8, 2011 – Segment 1

Meshelle joins us in studio to discuss parenting, childhood obesity and Michelle Obama's campaign against it, food deserts, and more.  She is the author of 101 Things Every Girl/Young Woman of Color Should Know.

January 26, 2011

January 26, 2011 – Hour 2

Last night, President Obama delivered the annual State of the Union address.  We're joined by Bob Somerby, editor of the Daily Howler, and Darlene Kennedy, law professor at Widener Law School, to discuss the speech and the major issues in the United States today.

January 25, 2011

January 25, 2011 – Hour 1

In the first hour of the show we sit down with a panel of conservatives and get their perspective on the issues of the day including the upcoming State of the Union address to be delivered later today by Mr. Obama


December 13, 2010

December 13, 2010 – Hour 2

First, Bruce Dixon of Black Agenda Report joins us to discuss a strike by prisoners in Georgia seeking to improve their conditions.  Click here to read Bruce's reporting on the strike.

December 2, 2010

December 2, 2010 – Hour 1

Tonight you're the guest on the Marc Steiner Show!  The phone lines are open at 410.319.8888, and you can call in to talk about any of the issues that are on your mind.  What do you think about the way President Obama is dealing with the incoming Republican majority in the House?  What do you think about the new teachers' contract in Baltimore?  What about the new youth jail that's planned

November 24, 2010

November 24, 2010 – Segment 3

Author and publisher Steve MacDonogh joined us several weeks ago to discuss his book Pioneers: The Frontier Family of Barack Obama.  The book traces the history of Barack Obama's Irish ancestors.  He places their story in the broader context of Irish Protestants who migrated to the United States before the better known influx of mostly Catholic Irish during the Potato Fami
September 27, 2010

September 27, 2010

September 23, 2010

September 23, 2010 – Segment 3

September 23, 2010

September 23, 2010 – Segment 2

David Plouffe joins us to discuss the US political landscape, including a look ahead at this fall's elections.  Plouffe managed Obama's presidential campaign in 2008.  He's the author of the book The Audacity to Win: The Inside Story and Lessons of Barack Obama's Historic Victory.
September 8, 2010

September 8, 2010 – Hour 1

It's less than two months away from the midterm Congressional elections and political stratification in America is higher than ever.  We sat down with our panel today to discuss the national headlines, from planned Koran burnings, to President Obama's speech on the economy, from Hillary Clinton's assertion that America is still relevant as a world leader, to predictions that Republicans will take
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.
August 19, 2010

August 19, 2010 – Segment 2

We start the hour off with our weekly segment, "Your Money Matters"

July 28, 2010

August 3, 2010 – Hour 2

The election of Barack Obama brought to light a divide between the blackelectorate and much of the older generation of prominent black leaders.  While the overwhelming majority of black voters backed Obama, many of the civil-rights era leaders initially endorsed Hillary Clinton.

July 22, 2010

July 22, 2010 – Segment 2

Have you always wanted to improve your money management skills, but didn't know how?  The Maryland CASH Campaign has just established the Maryland CASH Academy, which offers free financial education classes.  Learn more in this Your Money Matters Segment with Shani Gibson, head of the new Academy. 

July 21, 2010

July 21, 2010 – Hour 1

July 19, 2010

July 19, 2010 – Hour 2

The election of Barack Obama brought to light a divide between the black electorate and much of the older generation of prominent black leaders.  While the overwhelming majority of black voters backed Obama, many of the civil-rights era leaders initially endorsed Hillary Clinton.

July 1, 2010

July 1, 2010 – Segment 2

We talk to Joanna Smith Ramani, Director of Strategy for the Doorways to Dreams fund in our weekly series "Your Money Matters."

June 16, 2010

June 16, 2010 – Segment 1

June 9, 2010

June 9, 2010 – Segment 2

The financial reform bill that is currently passing through Congress intends to establish measures to monitor and respond to financial risks and to deal with failing financial institutions.

May 27, 2010

May 27, 2010 – Hour 2

Oil continues to flood into the gulf, as President Obama held a press conference to defend the US government's handling of the oil spill today.  We speak with Jackie Savitz, Senior Campaign Director for the pollution campaigns at Oceana, for an update on the disaster and its implications for the future of US energy policy.

May 17, 2010

May 17, 2010 – Hour 1

First, a Your Health Today segment. We talk to Christine L. Byerly, a nurse in the University of Maryland Medical Center's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) talks about caring for babies born up to three months prematurely.

April 12, 2010

April 12, 2010 – Hour 1

We start off the hour with Your Health Today featuring doctor Dr. Raj Sarkar.

March 22, 2010

March 22, 2010 – Hour 1

Marc and co-host Anthony McCarthy start the first hour with the hottest buzz on the street: the historic health care reform bill that passed the House yesterday.  President Obama is expected to sign the bill tomorrow.  Joining us today are
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March 8, 2010

March 8 2010 – hour 1

February 9, 2010

February 9, 2010 – Segment 2

On the fifth of February, Meshelle and her husband Lamarr Darnell Shields had the the honor of escorting their eight year old daughter Hadiya to the White House for a tour and a reception with President Obama.

January 28, 2010

January 28, 2010 – Segment 1

January 26, 2010

January 26, 2010 – Hour 1

For our first segment, Marc talks by phone with Thomas Schaller, a Baltimore Sun columnist and professor of Political Science at UMBC about tomorrow's State of the Union address.

January 4, 2010

January 4, 2010 – Hour 2

Marc and Anthony review the list of top national stories during the past year and highlight issues already making it to the forefront.

December 10, 2009

December 10, 2009 – Hour 1

December 1, 2009

December 1, 2009 – Hour 1

Tonight from West Point, President Obama will outline his strategy for escalation and exit in the war in Afghanistan. His plan of deploying 30,000 more U.S. troops has met with a great deal of controversy, anda lot of house democrats feel that another major escalation is a mistake. If it is, what options do we have? Marc and panel examine the matter from several different perspectives.

November 12, 2009

November 12, 2009 – Hour 2

First, we speak with Alice McDermott, whose books include After This, Child of My Heart, Charming Billy, At Weddings and Wakes, and That Night.

November 9, 2009

November 9, 2009 – Hour 1

October 13, 2009

October 13, 2009 – Hour 2