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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.
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.
September 18, 2012

September 18, 2012 – Segment 1

We will discuss the issue of truancy and prevention programs in Baltimore City with

September 12, 2012

September 12, 2012 – Segment 1

Peter will be discussing the new book that he co-authored with former Baltimore Sun reporter Patrick A. McGuire, Tapping into the Wire: The Real Urban Crisis. The book, which includes an interview with The Wire creator David Simon, examines urban policy and public health issues affecting cities across the nation.
August 15, 2012

August 15, 2012 – Segment 1

We discuss the Maryland Dream Act, which would authorize in-state tuition benefits at local community colleges for qualifying children of undocumented immigrants.

July 24, 2012

July 26, 2012 – Hour 2

For someone born in 1879, Margaret Sanger has been making a lot of headlines recently.  As a pioneer of the movement to make birth control legal and accessible, and the founder of the organization that became Planned Parenthood, Sanger's work has been thrust into the limelight as the modern fight over birth control and abortion access heats up.
July 17, 2012

July 17, 2012 – Segment 3

Join us for an Urbanite Radio story with Dario DiBattista, an Iraq War Veteran and author of the memoir Go Now, You Are Forgiven.

June 21, 2012

June 21, 2012 – Segment 2

This week on Sound Bites on Delmarva, we listen back to a panel discussion held earlier this month at the Enoch Pratt Free Library in partnership with Urbanite Magazine about the film Food Stamped,” a documentary about nutri

June 20, 2012

June 20, 2012 – Segment 1

Today on the Steiner show, we're featuring one of our Urbanite Radio Stories. Tonight we are talking electric cars with Jill Sorenson, Director of the Baltimore-Washington Electric Vehicle Initiative (BEVI); and Mahi Reddy, Founder and CEO OF SEMACONNECT.

June 12, 2012

June 13, 2012 – Segment 2

She's an author, an actress, a comedienne and a director. Rain Pryor joins us for a conversation about her newest project, the play Well, currently showing at the Strand Theater. Well can be seen at the Strand Theater from June 1- 16, 2012.

May 23, 2012

May 23, 2012 – Segment 1

Join us for an Urbanite Radio story about efforts to bring the sport of lacrosse back to inner-city Baltimore.

We're joined by:

Lloyd Carter, co-founder of Blax Lax

May 15, 2012

May 15, 2012 – Segment 3

Join us for an Urbanite Radio story with Dario DiBattista, an Iraq War Veteran and author of the memoir Go Now, You Are Forgiven.

May 7, 2012

May 7, 2012 – Segment 2

Join us for a conversation on Baltimore's film industry with filmmaker Matt Porterfield, whose critically acclaimed works Hamilton and Putty Hill have impacted Baltimore's reputation as a center for independent cinema.

April 26, 2012

April 26, 2012 – Hour 1

Center Stage artistic director Kwame Kwei-Armah joins us to discuss the 50th anniversary season at Center Stage, and the burgeoning Baltimore theater scene.

April 24, 2012

April 25, 2012 – Segment 1

Join us for an Urbanite Radio Story about the future of development in Maryland.  Should the state take action to curb suburban sprawl?

April 11, 2012

April 11, 2012 – Segment 4

Angela Smith Project Director of Center for a Livable Future's Baltimore Food and Faith Project, Kellie Vaughan-James from Ark Church and Christian Metzger from the Franciscan Cent

April 10, 2012

April 10, 2012 – Segment 1

Last night for the first time since 1992, the legislative session ended without agreement on a budget for the next fiscal year.  A "doomsday budget" will go into effect, slashing state programs, unless Governor Martin O'Malley calls a special session and lawmakers ar
March 30, 2012

April 3, 2012 – Segment 3

This week on the show, we’ll speak with three farmers who work small parcels of land in Baltimore County. Becky and Jack Gurly operate Calvert’s Gift Farm in Sparks, MD, where they grow organic vegetables on 5 acres. They also help run a training program for new farmers.

March 28, 2012

March 28, 2012 – Hour 2

For someone born in 1879, Margaret Sanger has been making a lot of headlines recently.  As a pioneer of the movement to make birth control legal and accessible, and the founder of the organization that became Planned Parenthood, Sanger's work has been thrust into the limelight as the modern fight over birth control and abortion access heats up.  In this Urbanite Radio Story, we speak with G
March 22, 2012

July 31, 2012 – Hour 2

This week on the show, we’ll speak with three farmers who work small parcels of land in Baltimore County. Becky and Jack Gurly operate Calvert’s Gift Farm in Sparks, MD, where they grow organic vegetables on 5 acres. They also help run a training program for new farmers.

March 14, 2012

March 14, 2012 – Hour 1

Gardnel Carter served almost 20 years in prison for attempted murder and robbery with a deadly weapon. Today, he works with Safe Streets East as a mediator to reduce violence in Baltimore.

March 6, 2012

March 6, 2012 – Hour 1

Today we asses the threat of military action against Iran.  We're joined by: Reza Marashi, Research Director for the National Iranian American Council, and Michael Rubin, Resident Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and

March 1, 2012

March 1, 2012 – Segment 1

Food deserts, areas where residents do not have easy access to fresh, healthy, affordable food, are a problem in many places, from cities to rural areas. First we'll hear from Joyce Smith, Executive Director of Operation Reach Out Southwest.

February 28, 2012

February 28, 2012 – Hour 1

Join us for an Urbanite Radio Story as we explore the place of empathy in daily life.  Martha Thomas takes a look at the subject in her article Walking in Someone Else's Shoes in this month's issue of Urbanite, and we're joined in the studio by two Baltimore resi

February 9, 2012

February 9, 2012 – Hour 1

This hour we're joined by acclaimed poet Afaa Michael Weaver to discuss his work and unusual path in life, which has taken him from an East Baltimore childhood, to working in a Baltimore factory, to his current position as an English professor at Simmons College in New England, where he is a scholar of Chinese poetry.

January 31, 2012

January 31, 2012 – Hour 2

Join us for another Urbanite Radio Story.  Today we're joined by three young chefs who are redefining the food we eat in Baltimore.
Jesse Sandlin is Sous Chef at Pazo and a former "Top Chef" contestant.
Damion Mosley is the Chef-Owner of Blacksauce Kitchen.
January 25, 2012

January 26, 2012 – Segment 3

Join us for a conversation on the labor movement with President of the United Steelworkers, Leo Gerard.  To read another interview with Leo Gerard, click here for the keynote in the January issue of Urbanite magazine.

January 17, 2012

January 17, 2012 – Hour 2

Many Baltimore residents commute to DC for work, but would it benefit Baltimore to strive for a bigger slice of DC's recession-proof pie?  Should Baltimore lobby for more federal jobs to be located here?

December 19, 2011

December 19, 2011 – Segment 1

De'Von Brown is known to many in Baltimore and around the world as one of the Baltimore children featured in the Boys of Baraka documentary.  After going through the ups and downs documented in the film, De'Von ended up at the Maryland Institute College of Art, where he is studying to become a filmmaker himself.  De'Von is also worki

December 12, 2011

December 12, 2011 – Segment 2

Join us for an Urbanite Radio Story.  This week we're discussing the growing Hispanic community in Baltimore, and Lucy Hood's article El Nuevo Baltimore, out in the December issue of Urbanite Magazine.
Joining us are:
December 5, 2011

December 5, 2011 – Segment 1

In today's increasingly globalized economy, money that you spend here in Baltimore can be halfway across the world in the blink of an eye.  Today we'll check in with the founders of the BNote, a currency just for local Baltimore businesses, more than six months after the notes went into circulation.

November 30, 2011

November 30, 2011 – Segment 3

Journalist and Historian Catherine Tumber joins us to discuss her new book,

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November 21, 2011

November 22, 2011 – Segment 1

Join us for an Urbanite Radio Story as we discuss how research into the human genome is changing medicine, science, and our communities right here in Baltimore.  Joining us are:
November 11, 2011

November 14, 2011 – Hour 2

Join us for an Urbanite Radio Story about the challenges facing those who leave prison and seek to reenter their communities.  Joining us are:
Brother Bey, Founder and President of the Fraternal Order of Ex-Offenders

October 25, 2011

October 25, 2011 – Segment 2

How can Red Line construction proceed without disrupting Baltimore communities?  This year's Urbanite Project hoped to answer that question by offering a $10,000 prize for the best community-oriented addition to construction sites.  The winner, London-based architect

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October 13, 2011

October 13, 2011 – Hour 2

Ahoy mateys!  Today on the show we bring you a tour of the USS Constellation, an 18th century sailing ship built right here in Maryland.  It's now a floating museum, docked in the Inner Harbor.  Chris Rowsom is Director of Historic Ships for Baltimore, and he took us aboard to talk about the ship's history, its con

October 10, 2011

October 10, 2011 – Hour 1

If you live in Baltimore, you've seen groups of dirt bikers weaving through traffic, doing wheelies through the city streets.  While riding dirt bikes in the city has been outlawed, one youth advocate sees them as a vital way of reaching young people and channeling their energy into positive outlets.

September 28, 2011

September 28, 2011 – Segment 2

Join us for this Urbanite Radio Story.  Dr. Alexander "Sandro" Sulakvelidze joins us to discuss phages, which are viruses that attack germs but leave non-threatening bacteria alone.  Commonly used in the Soviet Union, phages never gained traction in the US, and Dr.
September 19, 2011

September 19, 2011 – Segment 1

We're joined by Shawna Murray, Deverick Murray, and Dayvon Love from Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle to discuss their ideas for reforming education and increasing community power in Baltimore.

September 12, 2011

September 12, 2011 – Segment 3

Happy Defenders Day!  No, it's not a holiday celebrating the admirable performance of Terrell Suggs in yesterday's Ravens game.  It's the anniversary of the day in 1914 that American forces turned back the British from Baltimore
September 8, 2011

September 8, 2011 – Segment 2

For this Urbanite Radio Story we're joined by John Marsh, Assistant Professor of English at Pennsylvania State University  and author of the new book Class Dismissed: Why We Cannot Teach or Learn Our Way Out of Inequality.

August 22, 2011

August 23, 2011 – Hour 2

If you live in Baltimore, you've seen groups of dirt bikers weaving through traffic, doing wheelies through the city streets.  While riding dirt bikes in the city has been outlawed, one youth advocate sees them as a vital way of reaching young people and channeling their energy into positive outlets.

August 17, 2011

August 17, 2011 – Segment 3

Join us for an Urbanite Radio story, based on Michael Corbin’s piece The Ultimate Punishment, which asks why Maryland’s death penalty remains in legal limbo.

July 27, 2011

July 27, 2011 – Segment 2

As cleanup efforts continue in the Chesapeake Bay and Inner Harbor, we take a look at what is being done in Baltimore to minimize water pollution.  Our guests are Kimberly Burgess, Division Chief of the Baltimore Department of Public Works' Surface Managament Division and Bill Stack, Deputy Director of Programs for the Center for Watershed Protection.

July 20, 2011

July 21, 2011 – Segment 1

Today we bring you another Urbanite Radio Story.  Dr.  Charles Limb and Dr.

July 18, 2011

July 18, 2011 – Hour 2

Shawn Spence is a comedienne, writer, wife, and mother of five children.  She joins us this hour to discuss family, community, education, passing along values, and more.

Read Shawn's piece on family Urbanite Magazine.

July 14, 2011

July 14, 2011 – Hour 2

On today's show, we're joined by a writer and a sociologist to discuss the new way that young people in America define family.   Ethan Watters is the author of  Urban Tribes: Are Friends the New Family? He argues that 20-somethings form friendships and networks that in many ways fill the roll that family did for earlier generations.

June 30, 2011

July 5, 2011 – Hour 1

Join us for another Urbanite Radio Story, as two Baltimore artists join us to discuss what it means, both personally and politically, to be transgender.

June 23, 2011

June 23, 2011 – Segment 1

Join us for an Urbanite Radio Story about the juvenile justice system.  Our panel takes on the question of whether youth who are charged with heinous crimes should be tried as adults.  Joining us are:

Laura Furr, Senior Director of Youth Justice Initiatives at Community Law in Action

April 15, 2011

April 19, 2011 – Segment 1

Join us for an Urbanite Radio Stories.  This month, Michelle Gienow's article "By Their Compost Heaps Ye Shall Know Them" takes a look at some of Baltimore's urban homesteaders, who work towards creating a self-sufficient life in the city.  We went to talk to