We begin our show with a discussion of the recent leak of a confidential Justice Department memo detailing the U.S. government's legal rationale for the targeted killings of US citizens overseas - specifically, using drone strikes against al-Qaida suspects. Our guests are:
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:
We will focus on the historic Super Bowl win of the Baltimore Ravens with:
"Institutional racism" is a phrase we often hear, but one that is not often enough discussed, defined, or researched. Tonight we plan to take a look at the definition and historical roots of institutional racism, especially as they relate to today. Our panel of guests includes:
We look at the other side of Lincoln, Steven Spielberg's acclaimed film that received criticism for its underdeveloped Black characters. We will explore the three Black characters featured in the film, illuminating their lives and their roles in the political struggle for freedom in America. Joining us are:
Peter Dreier joins us to discuss his new book, The 100 Greatest Americans of the 20th Century: A Social Justice Hall of Fame. Peter is the Dr. E.P. Clapp Distinguished Professor of Politics, and director of the Urban and Environmental Policy Department, at Occidental College in Los Angeles.
We speak with Baltimore native Sheldon Candis, who directed the film Luv, which was shot in Baltimore and is currently in theaters.
With their projections on how our home team Ravens will fare against the San Francisco 49ers, we will hear from:
We open our show with a discussion of the Baltimore City Public Schools' policy of offering financial incentives to teachers in order to reduce the number of out-of-school student suspensions. We're joined by:
We close out the show with a roundtable analysis of a number of other pressing issues of the day, including the death penalty debate, the trial of Anne Arundel County Executive John R. Leopold for criminal misconduct, and a proposed minimum wage increase.
Our guests will include:
We return to the case of Anthony Anderson, Sr., an East Baltimore man who died last September in police custody after being thrown to the ground by officers. Our guests are:
On our latest episode of Sound Bites, we bring you a recording from a panel discussion we moderated at the Future Harvest CASA (Chesapeake Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture) Conference this past weekend in Virginia. We talked to farmers about their stories of transition. Sharing their stories are
We talk with actor and writer Keith Snipes, and Donna L. Jacobs, Artistic Director of Full Circle Dance Company, about their collaborative work, Moving Passages 2: Dances Inspired by Writing. The performance draws from political speeches, journalism, tweets, Shakespeare, Poe, Jill Scott, and more.
Members of UNITE HERE! and workers from Baltimore's Hyatt Regency Hotel join us to talk about a case currently being heard by the National Labor Relations Board, in which NLRB lawyers say the hotel discriminated against workers involved in unionizing efforts. Guests include:
We discuss the news that the Baltimore City State's Attorney's Office said it will not press charges against police officers who were involved in the death of Anthony Anderson, who died in police custody last year. J. Wyndal Gordon, attorney for the Anderson family, joins us.
We speak with the director and stars of The Mountaintop.
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:
Today marks the 40th Anniversary of the historic Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion throughout the United States. Joining us to talk about the legacy of the decision and wrestle with the issues that surround this to this day are:
We continue our special Martin Luther King Jr. Day coverage as we speak with King biographer Taylor Branch. Branch is the author of the classic trilogy on King called America in the King Years. He recently released a condensed version of the trilogy called The King Years: Historic Moments in the Civil Rights Movement.