March 8, 2018

The Black Panther: Academic and Visceral Readings Cont’d

March 8, 2018 - The Black Panther Cont'd - Listen in to the second episode of our series examining the world brought to us by -- and cultural shift created by -- The Black Panther movie.With: Johns Hopkins History Professor Dr. Nathan Connolly; UMBC American Studies Professor Dr. Kimberly Moffitt; and Kalima Young, Lecturer in Electronic Media and Film at Towson University.
March 15, 2017

From The Archives: A Different World

March 14, 2017 - Segment 2 - We hosted a special archive edition of The Marc Steiner Show, our 2013 commemoration of the 20th anniversary of "A Different World," a groundbreaking television show that challenged stereotypes about race. With: Eric Deggans, Carla Wills, and Bobby Marvin Holmes.
March 8, 2016

Race and Class Politics in the National Election

March 8, 2016 - Segment 3 - Marc discusses race and class politics in the national election, with: Dr. Lester Spence and Edward Wyckoff Williams.
February 29, 2016

National News Roundup: Election 2016 & Beyond

February 29, 2016 - Segment 2 - We discuss the 2016 Election and more with Bhaskar Sunkara, Catalina Byrd, and Lenny McAllister.
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.
December 21, 2015

Verdict In The Trial Of Officer Porter: Mistrial

December 17, 2015 - Segment 1 - Today we begin with a panel discussion on the mistrial declared in the trial of Officer William Porter in the death of Freddie Gray.
December 16, 2015

News Roundup: If You Were On The Jury, Would You Convict Officer William Porter?

December 15, 2015 - Segment 1 - Today we discuss closing statements in the trial of William Porter and the death of Freddie Gray and now it's up to the jury. Our panel will reflect on the trial and its implications. Joining us is Lisa Gray, Eugene Craig III, and Charles Ellison.
December 11, 2015

Baltimore Traces: Communities in Transition – Part 4: Tensions

December 10, 2015, Segment 1 - We begin the day with the fourth segment of a series of productions by students in the American Studies Program at University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), called Baltimore Traces: Communities in Transition. Today's segment is called Tension
November 12, 2015

Urbanite Magazine Special Edition: Truth, Reconciliation & Baltimore

November 10, 2015 - Segment 2 - We host a panel of contributing writers to a special edition of the local publication, Urbanite Magazine's Baltimore Uprising Edition, with Lawrence Lanahan, freelance journalist; Dave Duddley, co-Editor of the Urbanite; Dr. Helena Hicks, retired state employee and college professor and Olu Butterfly, poet and part of Afrikan Youth Alchemy.
October 19, 2015

Dozens of Activists Occupy Baltimore City Hall Overnight

October 15, 2015 - Segment 1 - Our show begins with an update of the events that unfolded last night when local activists occupied Baltimore's City Hall.
October 15, 2015

Tamir Rice, Police Accountability & the Freddie Gray Trials

October 14, 2015 - Segment 2 - We look at the Cleveland investigations into the fatal shooting of 12 year old shooting on Tamir Rice which concluded that police officer's actions were "reasonable" with A. Dwight Pettit, Tre Murphy and reporter Kimberly Kindy.
October 12, 2015

Parenting In The 21st Century: From School Violence to Stereotyping

October 8, 2015 - Segment 1 - Dr. Karsonya Whitehead, Affiliate Assistant Professor of African - American Studies at Loyola University Maryland and author of "My Black Sons: Raising Boys in a Post-Racial America" holds a parent round table with David Miller, writer and creator of "Dare To Be King" and teacher and dad, Isaiah Buchanan, on recent events in our schools.
October 2, 2015

Returning To Art-Part’heid: Disparities in Baltimore’s Art Scene

October 1, 2015 - Segment 1 - Dr. Kimberly Moffitt moderates a discussion on racial disparity in the Baltimore arts scenes.
September 29, 2015

Talking About Race: Media Bias and Black Communities

September 29, 2015 - Segment 2 -We host a discussion on media bias and Black communities with Dr. Kimberly Moffitt, Rashad Robinson and Stacey Patton.
April 13, 2015

Parenting: Talking To Your Children About Race

April 13, 2015 - Segment 2 - Our panel speaks about parenting and talking to children about race with Dr. Karsonya "Kaye" Whitehead, Dr. Roni Ellington and Dr. Tara Mundell.
April 5, 2015

Philosophers’ Roundtable: Race & Class In The United States

April 6, 2015 - Segment 2 - We host a discussion and debate about race and class in the U.S. with Dr. Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor and A. Adar Ayira.
March 19, 2015

Baltimore’s Race Problems: Part 2

March 18, 2015 - Segment 2 - We continue our discussion on the topic of race and racism in Baltimore, focusing on practical solutions.
March 17, 2015

Baltimore’s Race Problems: Part 1

March 17, 2015 - Segment 2 - Do you think Baltimore has a race problem? An article in the Baltimore Sun this past weekend indicates that Baltimore leaders agree: City has a race problem. We discuss it with our panel.
February 19, 2015

Roland Park: One Of America’s First Garden Suburbs, And Built For Whites Only

February 19, 2015 - Segment 3 - We look at a piece of Baltimore's history as a segregated city as we examine the Roland Park neighborhood. Our guest is Elizabeth Evitts Dickinson, who wrote an article in the Fall 2014 issue of Johns Hopkins Magazine, Roland Park: one of America's first garden suburbs, and built for whites only.
January 29, 2015

Art-Part’heid: Bridging the Gap of Disparities in the Baltimore Art Scene

January 29, 2015 - Segment 4 - We discuss an important event this Sunday at the 2640 Space: Art-Part'heid: Bridging the Gap of Disparities in the Baltimore Art Scene, a panel discussion and community dialogue on race, power, privilege, exclusion and shared wealth.
January 9, 2015

Annie For Target: Race & Representation in Film & Advertising

January 8, 2015 - Segment 2 - Have you been to the movies lately? Join in our discussion on race and representation in film and advertising. We will take a look at recent movies including Exodus, Top Five and Annie, at Target ads, and at the rumors of Idris Elba as the next James Bond.
January 6, 2015

Philosophers’ Roundtable: Predictions About The Political, Cultural & Social Changes Of 2015

January 5, 2015 - Segment 4 - We will host our first Philosophers' Roundtable of 2015 with Dr. Lester Spence, Dr. Desiree Melton, and Dr. Joe Pettit. We discuss the political, cultural and social transformations that 2015 might bring, and the type of world those changes would create.
January 5, 2015

From The Archives: The White Women Of The Harlem Renaissance

January 2, 2015 - Segment 1 - We talk with author Carla Kaplan, Davis Distinguished Professor of American Literature at Northeastern University, about her book Miss Anne in Harlem: The White Women of the Black Renaissance, which focuses on a small group of white women who crossed the color line and played controversial yet significant roles in the Harlem Renaissance.
October 30, 2014

The Whiteness Project: Exploring How White Americans Experience Their Ethnicity

October 30, 2014 - Segment 3 - We take a look at The Whiteness Project, an interactive investigation into how Americans who identify themselves as "white" experience their ethnicity, with the creator of that project and a roundtable of guests.
October 20, 2014

Racial Divides in Baltimore’s Art World

October 20, 2013 - Segment 3 - We host a panel on the racial divides in the artistic world in Baltimore, inspired by articles in last week's Baltimore City Paper's 2014 Fall Arts Guide. With Kalima Young, Baynard Woods, Deana Haggag and Mia Loving.
August 22, 2014

Latin@s and Ferguson

August 22, 2014 - Segment 5 - We discuss how Latin@s are viewing the uprising and police repression in Ferguson with Marisa Franco, Leader of the National Day Laborer Organizing Network's Not One More Campaign.
July 17, 2014

Where Is America One Year After George Zimmerman’s Acquittal?

July 15, 2014 - Segment 3 - We reflect upon the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the killing of Trayvon Martin, a verdict which was handed down a year ago this week. With: Edward Wyckoff Williams and Dr. Ray Winbush.
May 3, 2014

World Of The Play: Race And Representation

May 2, 2014 - Segment 4 - We hear an illuminating discussion that took place last Saturday at Everyman Theatre as part of their World of the Play series. The topic was Race and Representation: "Our greatest accomplishment. Our greatest shame."
February 12, 2014

Reactions to “Baltimore City, You’re Breaking My Heart”: Crime, Race, Class and Neighborhoods

February 12, 2014 - Segment 3 - We look at an article that appeared in Monday's Baltimore Post-Examiner, titled "Baltimore City, You're Breaking My Heart: This is why people leave".
January 24, 2014

NAACP Gives Major Banks Failing Grade on Diversity & Inclusion

January 23, 2014 - Segment 2 - We take a look at a recent NAACP report on diversity and inclusion in the consumer banking industry with Dedrick Muhammad, Senior Director of the Economic Department and Executive Director of the Financial Freedom Center at the NAACP.
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.
November 27, 2013

The Color Line: Living On A Diverse Baltimore Block

November 26, 2013 - Hour 1 - We discuss what it means to live on a diverse block in a city that's still very divided along racial lines, as we follow-up on an article that Joan Jacobson wrote in the Urbanite magazine "The Color Line," and talk with residents who have made their homes on a diverse block on East Baltimore Street in the Patterson Park neighborhood.
November 27, 2013

What Do SCOTUS, Paula Deen & George Zimmerman Say About Race in America?

November 25, 2013 - Hour 1 - We examine race in American culture today, looking at the Supreme Court decision on voting rights, the Paula Deen controversy, and the George Zimmerman trial.
November 19, 2013

Race, Justice & Culture: Renisha McBride, Marissa Alexander and “Knockout”

November 18, 2013 - Segment 2 - We begin our show Monday morning with a look at a number of current stories that reflect upon issues of race, justice, and our culture. Topics include the case of Renisha McBride, the 19-year old Michigan woman who was fatally shot in the face by a homeowner after her car broke down and she walked onto his porch seeking help.
October 30, 2013

Cultural News Roundtable

October 29, 2013 - Segment 2 We host a cultural roundtable, where the topics will range from racist Halloween costumes to art, film and music.
September 12, 2013

Sound Bites: 50 Million Hungry In Richest Country | Are America’s Food Debates Just White Men Talking?

September 10, 2013 - Hour 2 - We start this week on Sound Bites by talking to Rose Aguilar, who provides a commentary related to her recent op-ed, "Richest country's empty plates." Then, we discuss race, class, and the food movement with a diverse roundtable of guests.
August 12, 2013

Rinku Sen: “The Racist Mind”

August 9, 2013 - Segment 4 - In our continuing analysis of what the murder of Trayvon Martin means for America, we close out the week with Rinku Sen, President of the Applied Research Center and publisher of Colorlines, who recently wrote an article titled "The Racist Mind."
August 6, 2013

Sound Bites: 50 Million Hungry In Richest Country | Are America’s Food Debates Just White Men Talking?

August 6, 2013 - Segment 3 - We start this week on Sound Bites by talking to Rose Aguilar, who provides a commentary related to her recent op-ed, "Richest country's empty plates." Then, we discuss race, class, and the food movement with a diverse roundtable of guests.
June 26, 2013

Supreme Court Decision On Voting Rights

June 26, 2013 - Segment 1 - We discuss this week's Supreme Court decision striking down provisions of the Voting Rights Act with Ari Berman, Aderson Francois, and Michael Higginbotham.
June 4, 2013

Biracial Family In Cheerios Ad Causes Online Storm

June 4, 2013 - Segment 3 - Meagan Hatcher-Mays, recent graduate of Washington University Law School in St. Louis and freelance contributor for Jezebel, offers a commentary on the Cheerios commercial that polarized the online community because of its depiction of a multiracial family.
March 21, 2013

Sound Bites: Farmer’s Markets, Race, & Food Access In Our Region And Beyond, Plus A Unique Passover Recipe

March 21, 2013 - Segment 3 - It's a new episode of Sound Bites. We look at farmers markets in Maryland and beyond and their connection to race, food access, and food insecurity. We learn about a project that's getting food that would otherwise go to waste into the hands of those that need it - Gather Baltimore - and hear a unique Passover recipe that fuses African-American and Jewish tradition.
February 20, 2013

Django Unchained Up For Academy Award

February 20, 2013 - Segment 3 - We listen back to a discussion we recorded earlier this year about the film Django Unchained, which is up for an Academy Award this weekend. We're joined by co-host Anthony McCarthy, Janks Morton, Dr. Raymond Winbush, Keli Goff, and Farai Chideya.