The Marc Steiner Show

February 13, 2013

Anti-Native American Racism in Pro Sports Team Names & Mascots

February 13, 2013 - Segment 3 - Suzan Shown Harjo joins us to discuss anti-Native American racism in the names and mascots of professional sports teams. Harjo is the President of The Morning Star Institute, a national Native rights organization, a founder of the National Museum of the American Indian, and a columnist for Indian Country Today Media Network.
February 13, 2013

Lea Gilmore on the Grammys

February 13, 2013 - Segment 2 - We are joined by Center for Emerging Media's Cultural Correspondent and Blues/Gospel songstress Lea Gilmore, for a conversation about the Grammys. We go beyond the spectacle of who wore what and focus on the artists who won Grammys but weren't featured on the broadcast. Why were they left out? We discuss that and more with Lea.
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 12, 2013

Manhunt for Christopher Dorner

February 12, 2013 - Segment 2 - We cover the manhunt taking place in California, for an ex-cop that was dismissed by the Los Angeles Police Department. The suspect, Christopher Dorner, has blamed racism and corruption in the LAPD for his war against the department.
February 12, 2013

Pope Benedict XVI Resigns

February 12, 2013 - Segment 1 - We discuss yesterday's announcement by Pope Benedict XVI that he would be resigning from the papacy, citing a deterioration in "strength of mind and body." He is the first pope to resign in six centuries. We will examine what his resignation means for the Catholic Church and the world, as well as speculate upon who might be elected next.
February 11, 2013

Philosophers’ Roundtable on Eurocentric Philosophies

February 11, 2013 - Hour 2 - Another Philosophers' Roundtable! Tonight we will examine the critique that in the U.S. we focus on Eurocentric philosophies, and will feature philosophers who are working to change that reality.
February 11, 2013

2013 State of the City Address

February 11, 2013 - Hour 1 - Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake will present her State of the City address, and tonight at 5:00 we kick off our week with a roundtable discussion of that speech. Co-host Anthony McCarthy joins me in-studio, and the panel will feature: attorney Sheryl Wood; John Bullock, Professor of Political Science at Towson University; and organic farmer and hula-hoop man Andreas Spiliadis.
February 7, 2013

The Future of Food and Farming

February 7, 2013 - Segment 3 - Interviews with Wenonah Hauter, author of Foodopoly: The Battle Over the Future of Food and Farming in America, and the Executive Director of Food and Water Watch; Sophia Maravell, Brickyard's Education Director, and Carissa Lovelace, Campaign Director of Save This Soil; and Dr. Lorne Garretson, Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics at Emory University.
February 7, 2013
Haiti

Amy Wilentz on Haiti

February 7, 2013 - Segment 2 - The award-winning Amy Wilentz joins us to discuss her newest book, Farewell, Fred Voodoo: A Letter From Haiti. Wilentz tackles the the objectification of Haiti's victimization and searches for why Haitians - in the eyes of the West - are not seen as active controllers of their own destiny.
February 7, 2013
Shane Bauer

Shane Bauer On Solitary Confinement

February 7, 2013 - Segment 1 - Shane Bauer, an independent journalist based in Oakland who wrote an article about solitary confinement for Mother Jones titled "Solitary in Iran Nearly Broke Me. Then I Went Inside American Prisons."
February 6, 2013

The Move to Repeal the Death Penalty in Maryland

February 6, 2013 - Segment 3 - We discuss the move to repeal the death penalty in Maryland. We're joined by John Bessler, Associate Professor of Law at the University of Baltimore; Jane Henderson, Executive Director of MD CASE; Harford County State's Attorney Joseph Cassilly; Delbert Tibbs, poet and activist, former deathrow inmate, presently the Assistant Director of the Membership and Communications for Witness to Innocence; and independent journalist Hassan Giordano.
February 6, 2013

Raising the Minimum Wage in Maryland

February 6, 2013 - Segment 2 - We examine the debate over raising the minimum wage in Maryland, with: Cory McCray, labor activist and co-founder of the BEST Democratic Club and; Michael Saltsman, Research Director at the Employment Policies Institute.