March 6, 2018

Sen. Fred Harris: The Last Surviving Member of the 1968 Kerner Commission

March 6, 2018 - The Kerner Commission  - On July 28, 1967, President Lyndon B. Johnson created the Kerner Commission to investigate the causes of race-related uprisings that had taken place in Detroit and dozens of other cities, and to provide recommendations for the future. We talk with former Oklahoma Senator Fred Harris, the last surviving member of the Kerner Commission.
August 29, 2017

Baltimore Creatives: A Family of Artists

August 29, 2017 - The Baltimore Artistic Family - Our latest podcast features an amazing Baltimore family of artists, writers and musicians.Guy Curtis is a professional drummer who formerly played with George Clinton. Curtis' daughter, Victoria Kennedy, is a Baltimore-based writer. Her son, Lawrence Burney, who has been a guest on my show before, writes for VICE and publishes his own Zine "True Laurels".
August 22, 2017

Dr. Nathan Connolly: Charlottesville & The Removal of Confederate Monuments

August 22, 2017 -  Charlottesville & The Removal of Confederate Monuments - Johns Hopkins scholar and activist Dr. Nathan Connolly wrote a reflection and analysis in the Washington Post about Charlottesville and the removal of Confederate monuments. He joined us for an illuminating and interesting conversation
August 10, 2017

Baltimore Ceasefire: What Success Means & Where We Go From Here

August 10, 2017 - Baltimore Ceasefire  - This first podcast delves into the cities ceasefire last weekend as we talk with Erricka Bridgeford who inspired and created Baltimore Ceasefire and community theater activist and Steiner Show commentator Koli Tengella who was not part of the planning but was one of thousands to spontaneously and creatively participate respond to the call of  Baltimore Ceasefire.
March 24, 2017

Sherrilyn Ifill: American Politics and The LDF

March 24, 2017 - Segment 2 - We hosted a conversation with Sherrilyn Ifill, the seventh President and Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, regarding the hearings of the Neil Gorsuch nomination the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.
February 10, 2017

Tengella’s Take: Systematic Racism Is A Mental Illness

February 10, 2017 - Segment 1 - We hosted our newest edition of our weekly segment Tengella's Take, with Center for Emerging Media Satirical Commentator Koli Tengella.
January 7, 2016

Baltimore City Circuit Court Candidate: Todd Oppenheim

January 6, 2016 - Segment 3 - Today we talk with Todd Oppenheim, is a criminal defense attorney with the Office of Public Defender and is assigned to the Baltimore City Felony Trial Unit. Mr. Oppenheim has had many articles published on policy reform within the Baltimore City judicial system; he is also a candidate for judge in the Baltimore City Circuit Court.
November 4, 2015

Hartford County, Maryland Cross Burnings

November 3, 2015 - Segment 2 - Next we turn our focus on recent reports of cross burnings in Harford County, Maryland. With Gina Pierleoni, concerned resident of Bel Air, Maryland, and adjunct Painting and Drawing Professor at Harford Community College.
October 26, 2015

The Baltimore Uprising & Food Sovereignty

October 22, 2015 - Segment 3 - Our show concludes with a ruminative glance at the correlation between food insecurity in Baltimore and what has come to be known as the Baltimore Uprising, the demonstrations and violence that occurred after the death of Freddie Gray.
October 19, 2015

The Last of These: An Examination Of Immigration Detention Centers In The US

October 16, 2015 - Segment 5 - We present an archive edition of The Marc Steiner Show as we listen back to an interview with directors and producers of the documentary film The Least of These, which examines the realities of immigration detention centers across our country.
January 13, 2015

Overlooked and Underreported: NAACP Bombing in Colorado Springs and The Shooting of Tamir Rice

January 13, 2015 - Segment 2 - Marc hosts a conversation on the media coverage of recent tragic events including a new video of the killing of Tamir Rice and the bombing outside the Colorado Springs NAACP building.
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.
December 18, 2014

Beyond Ferguson: Moving Towards Societal Change & Talking To Kids About Race

December 17, 2014 - Segment 2 - We host a special discussion on lessons from Ferguson and practical advice for parents on how to talk with their children about race and societal change.
December 10, 2014

Sound Bites: Where’s The Diversity in the Environmental Movement? | Diverse Legal Concerns for MD Agriculture

December 9, 2014 - Segment 4 - In a brand new episode of Sound Bites, we discuss the lack of diversity in the leadership of environmental organizations and discuss a recent report on top legal concerns for Maryland's agricultural community.
December 9, 2014

Police Violence & The Legal System’s Failure To Respond To Ferguson, NY & Cleveland

December 8, 2014 - Segment 2 - We host a panel discussion on race and racism in the U.S., specifically looking at police violence and the legal system's failure to respond to civilian killings in Ferguson, New York and Cleveland.
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.
October 8, 2014

Baltimore City: Breaking Your Heart?

October 6, 2014 - Segment 3 - We listen back to an archive edition of the Marc Steiner Show from last year where we discussed the article, "Baltimore City, You're Breaking My Heart" and the many responses to it. That article recently took the title for Baltimore City Paper's "Best White Whine" of 2014.
September 3, 2014

Disproportionate Victimization of African Americans

August 28, 2014 - Segment 2 - We discuss a teach-in and rally that will be held Thursday at Morgan State University. The event, which focuses on the disproportionate victimization of African Americans, will happen from 11:00am - 1:00pm in Jenkins 104 and the Outdoor Amphitheater. Our guests are: Dr. Jared Ball, Associate Professor at Morgan State University's School of Global Journalism and Communication, Co-Editor of Malcolm X: A Lie of Reinvention, and author of I Mix What I Like: A Mixtape Manifesto (imixwhatilike.org); and Dr. Natasha Pratt-Harris,Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at Morgan State University.
March 20, 2014

Where Are The People Of Color In Children’s Books?

March 20, 2014 - Segment 2 - Last week in the New York Times' Sunday Review, an opinion piece by children's book author Walter Dean Myers was published, titled "Where Are the People of Color in Children's Books?" To answer the question, we talk to a panel of children's book authors and a librarian.
January 6, 2014

Forget Duck Dynasty: There Are Important Civil Rights Battles To Fight

January 6, 2014 - Segment 3 - Sherrilyn Ifill, President and Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, joins us to talk about how media hype around bigoted comments made by public figures can distract us from focusing on important civil rights struggles. Last week Ifill wrote an article for The Root: "Forget Duck Dynasty: There Are Important Civil Rights Battles To Fight."
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.
October 25, 2013

Dedrick Muhammad

October 25, 2013 - Segment 4 - Dedrick Muhammad, Senior Director of the Economic Department and Executive Director of the Financial Freedom Center at the NAACP, joins us to provide commentary on a study released last week out of Stanford University, finding that the "segregation of families by socioeconomic status" -- i.e., the rich living among the rich and the poor living among the poor -- has increased rapidly in recent decades.
September 9, 2013

Rinku Sen On The Racist Mind

September 9, 2013 - Segment 3 - In our continuing analysis of what the murder of Trayvon Martin means for America, we speak with Rinku Sen, President of the Applied Research Center and publisher of Colorlines, who recently wrote an article titled "The Racist Mind."
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 2, 2013

Sound Bites: Malik Yakini And Labeling Genetically Engineered Foods

May 2, 2013 - Segment 3 - It's the latest episode of Sound Bites, featuring Malik Yakini, Executive Director of the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network, and a debate on whether or not genetically engineered foods should be labeled.
April 11, 2013

Ghosts of Jim Crow: Ending Racism In Post-Racial America

April 11, 2013 - Hour 1 - Michael Higginbotham joins us to speak about his latest book, Ghosts of Jim Crow: Ending Racism in Post-Racial America. The book explores how laws and systemic prejudice have maintained racial hierarchy and separation, both historically and today.