December 4, 2017

Countdown to the Annapolis Summit: Violence in Baltimore

December 4, 2017 - Violence in Baltimore - We host our first podcast leading up to the 2018 Annapolis Summit! We are joined by: Republican State Senator H. Wayne Norman, Jr., representing Cecil & Harford Counties; Democratic State Senator. Wiilliam C Smith, Jr., representing Montgomery County; and Democratic Delegate Cory McCray from Baltimore City. 
March 24, 2017

Tengella’s Take: Black Youth and Violence

March 24, 2017 - Segment 1 - We hosted the newest edition of our weekly segment, Tengella’s Take with Center for Emerging Media Satirical Commentator Koli Tengella.
January 7, 2016

City Paper: This Week and Reading of the Names of 2015 Homicide Victims

January 6, 2016 - Segment 4 - During our regular feature, City Paper This Week, we check-in on this week's issue with Karen Houppert, Editor-in-Chief of City Paper. We close the show with a reading of the names of Baltimore's victims of homicide in 2015.
January 7, 2016

President Obama’s Executive Action On Guns

January 6, 2016 - Segment 2 - Today we talk about President Obama's Executive Action today on gun control, with: Firmin DeBrabander, Professor of Philosophy at the Maryland Institute College of Art and author of Do Guns Make us Free: Democracy and the Armed Society.
January 7, 2016

Analyzing The Armed Occupation Of Oregon’s Malheur National Wildlife Refuge

January 6, 2016 - Segment 1 - We begin the show with a look at the armed occupation of Oregon's Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. Joining us will be Margaret Corvid, New Statesman blogger and a contributing editor of the New Left Wing Quarterly, Salvage; Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, activist and author of "An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States"; and Edward Wyckoff Williams, television producer and writer living in New York City.
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 9, 2015

US Allies Saudi Arabia & Turkey’s Role in the Islamic State

December 8, 2015 - Segment 3 - We look at US allies Saudi Arabia and Turkey, and their roles in Islamic State we are joined by Loretta Napoleoni, author of Islamist Phoenix: Islamic State and the Redrawing of the Middle East.
December 9, 2015

Social, Racial, Historical and Economic Context of Freddie Gray’s Life and Death

December 8, 2015 - Segment 2 - Today we examine the conditions of our society that placed Freddie Gray in his social and economic position when he died in police custody last April.
November 28, 2015

Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle: The Foundation, A Compilation Album

November 24, 2015 - Segment 2 - Today we preview Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle presents The Foundation, is a compilation album comprised of multiple music genres and media clips addressing police accountability with a strategic emphasis on the mission of Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle.
November 18, 2015

Rojava, Kurdish Resistance and ISIS

November 17, 2015 - Segment 2 - We now turn to the international scene and talk with Kurdish and Turkish activists about the uniqueness of the Rojava political movement and the Kurdish war with ISIS.
October 13, 2015

Escalating Violence in Israel & Palestine: Is A Two-State Solution Possible?

October 12, 2015 - Segment 1 - We have a roundtable discussion on the escalating violence in Israel/Palestine.
April 24, 2015

#FreddieGray: Community Activists On Protests In Baltimore

April 23, 2015 - Segment 2 - We take a look at the Baltimore story that is reverberating across the nation: What happened to Freddie Gray, the 25-year old man who died of a spinal injury on Sunday, a week after being chased and tackled by police officers in Baltimore.
January 8, 2015

Honoring Baltimore’s Homicide Victims

January 7, 2015 - Segment 5 - We honor the lives of the victims of homicide who were killed in Baltimore during 2014 by reading their names.
January 6, 2015

Violence In Baltimore: Creating A New Reality In 2015

January 6, 2015 - Segment 2 - We have a conversation on violence in Baltimore, and how to really create a different reality in 2015. With: Dr. Phil Leaf, Kimberly Armstrong, Angela Johnese, and David Miller.
September 30, 2014

Violence in Baltimore

September 26, 2014 - Segment 4 - We look at the continuing violence in Baltimore, including the tragic death of 25-year old shock trauma worker and father Brandon Finney, who was used as a human shield in a gang shooting while he was waiting at a bus stop on Sunday. Our guests include: Michael Johnson, Creative Director of the Paul Robeson Performing Arts Center; Imhotep Fatiu, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Urban Youth Initiative Project; and Bobby Marvin Holmes, local activist, filmmaker, and producer of the documentary Live Young Blood.
September 12, 2014

Report Back From #NowWhatBmore Town Hall Meeting on Ferguson

September 11, 2014 - Segment 3 - On Tuesday night an important town hall meeting took place in Baltimore, addressing police brutality and the events in Ferguson, Missouri, following last month's fatal shooting of teenager Michael Brown by a police officer. We hear a reporting back from that meeting.
August 14, 2014

Masculinity and Violence

August 14, 2014 - Segment 2 - Guest host Dr. Lawrence Brown, Assistant Professor of Public Health at Morgan State University, sits in for Marc. We turn to the topic of Masculinity and Violence. Our guests are: Michael Eugene Johnson, Executive Director of the Paul Robeson Institute for Social Change, and Bobby Marvin Holmes, youth development professional, filmmaker and co-producer Of Live Young Blood, Producer of the Anthony Mccarthy Show on WEAA.
July 23, 2014

Role of Masculinity, Media & Culture in Youth Violence

July 22, 2014 - Segment 2 - We turn to the topic of violence, its representation in the media and culture, masculinity’s role in violence, and violence’s effects on our youth. Our panel of guests includes: Dr. Lawrence Brown, activist, public health consultant, and Assistant Professor of Public Health at Morgan State University; Meshelle, The Indie Mom Of Comedy, former OSI Baltimore Community Fellow and Founder of Goaldiggers, The Sankofa Project; and the Rev. Heber Brown, community activist and Pastor at Pleasant Hope Baptist Church.
May 28, 2014

Elliot Rodger, Male Entitlement, Misogyny and Violence

May 28, 2014 - Segment 2 - We look at the tragic killing rampage last week in California by 22-year old Elliot Rodger. The latest reports indicate that he acted in part out of an intense frustration over rejection by women. We discuss male entitlement, misogyny and violence against women.
March 20, 2014

Live Young Blood: Documentary About Ending Violence in Baltimore

March 20, 2014 - Segment 3 - We look at Live Young Blood, a compelling and edgy documentary that travels deep into Baltimore's urban communities that are wrestling with ways to transform a culture of violence. We talk with filmmakers Bobby Marvin Holmes and Justin Gladden, as well as Kimberly Armstrong, who lost her son to the streets and who is featured in the film.
March 17, 2014

How Glamorizing Drugs Is Killing Black Kids

March 17, 2014 - Segment 4 - We'll discuss the latest article by author, filmmaker and Coppin State University teacher D. Watkins. Called How Glamorizing Drugs Is Killing Black Kids, it discusses young people and hip hop about drug dealing.
March 10, 2014

David Kennedy on Operation Ceasefire & Returning to Baltimore

March 10, 2014 - Segment 2 - We begin the week with an interview with author, professor and criminologist David Kennedy, who developed the Operation Ceasefire group violence intervention in the 1990s.
February 15, 2014

Role of Masculinity, Media & Culture in Youth Violence

February 13, 2014 - Segment 2 - We turn to the topic of violence, its representation in the media and culture, masculinity’s role in violence, and violence’s effects on our youth. Our panel of guests includes Dr. Lawrence Brown, Meshelle The Indie Mom of Comedy, and Rev. Heber Brown.
January 31, 2014

Violence, Youth, Masculinity, And Culture

January 30, 2014 - Segment 3 - We turn to the topic of violence, its representation in the media and culture, masculinity's role in violence, and violence's effects on our youth.
January 27, 2014

Tragedy In Columbia

January 27, 2014 - Segment 2 - On Saturday, Columbia, Maryland, tragically joined the ranks of cities across the country that have experienced shootings and murders in public places. We begin our week with a look at that terrifying act, with: Carrie Wells, Higher Education and General Assignment reporter for the Baltimore Sun; and Howard County Executive and candidate for Lieutenant Governor Ken Ulman.
January 16, 2014

Responding To Homicide In Baltimore

January 15, 2014 - Segment 2 - In 2013, homicides reported in Baltimore rose to 235, up 7.3% from 2012. In the first fifteen days of 2014 another 17 murders were reported. We begin our show with a look at the homicide rate in Baltimore.
December 18, 2013

Local Roundtable On Violence In Our Communities

December 18, 2013 - Segment 2 - We have a local roundtable, discussing the tragic fact that Baltimore now has the highest homicide rate in four years. What does that mean for our community, and what are some of the roots of this violence? Joining us are: Munir Bahar, organizer of Raise It Up, a dirt bike movement in Baltimore; Rev. Meredith Moise, ordained minister, writer, community activist and teacher; Dayvon Love, Baltimore City Schools teacher and Director of Research and Public Policy for Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle; and Michael Johnson, Executive Director of the Paul Robeson Institute for Social Change.
November 12, 2013

Violence In American Society: What Does It Say About Us?

November 12, 2013 - Segment 2 - We begin the show with a roundtable on violence in our society and discuss what we can do to change the reality we face as a society today.
October 31, 2013

The Family Of Tyrone West Still Searching For Answers

October 30, 2013 - Segment 3 - Family members of Tyrone West, a man killed by the police on July 18th, join us again to talk about their search for answers from the Medical Examiners Office and the Baltimore Police Department.
October 22, 2013

Philosophers’ Roundtable On Violence

October 21, 2013 - Segment 1 - We speak with religious, ethical, and philosophical thinkers about violence in our country. Why is violence so omnipresent in our daily lives? Is the United States an exceptionally violent nation? What does it mean to create a more humane and just society? Can it be done? And how do we do it here?
September 12, 2013

Just Words: Lorraine Mackey

September 11, 2013 - Segment 3 - In another segment of Just Words, we hear the story of one mother, Lorraine Mackey, whose son was lost to gang violence.
September 6, 2013

Dialogue Between Ciudad Juarez and Baltimore: What It’s Like To Grow Up In A Violent Community

September 6, 2013 - Segment 4 - We talk with youth from both the U.S. and Mexico about what it’s like to be caught in the middle of America’s War on Drugs.
September 3, 2013

Baltimore City State’s Attorney Gregg Bernstein

September 3, 2013 - Segment 1 - Baltimore City State's Attorney Gregg Bernstein joins us to discuss a range of issues, including the recent spike of violence in Baltimore and official responses to police-involved shootings.
August 29, 2013

Families Of Baltimore Men Killed By Police Create Community Park

August 29, 2013 - Segment 3 - We hear from families who have had family members killed by the police in Baltimore and who are working to create a CommUnity park in the vacant lot where one of the men was killed.
August 22, 2013

Violence In Baltimore: Community Solutions

August 22, 2013 - Segment 2 - We discuss the latest spike in violent crime in Baltimore City. What is at the root of the violence, and what can be done to combat it?
July 25, 2013

Philosophers’ Roundtable On Violence In USA

July 24, 2013 - Segment 1 - We speak with religious, ethical, and philosophical thinkers about violence in our country. Why is violence so omnipresent in our daily lives? Is the United States an exceptionally violent nation? What does it mean to create a more humane and just society?
July 10, 2013

Community Responses To Violence: 300 Man March And Beyond

July 10, 2013 - Segment 1 - We have a conversation about community and police reactions to the escalation of violence in Baltimore City over the past few weeks. We examine initiatives such as last weekend's 300 Man March, and discuss what is being done to combat violence in our community.
June 28, 2013

Violent Week In Baltimore: Where Do We Go From Here?

June 28, 2013 - Segment 1 - We begin our show with a local news round table focusing on the wave of shootings that have swept Baltimore lately.
May 29, 2013

Stopping Violence In Baltimore

March 29, 2013 - Segment 4 - This weekend, a 16-month-old named Carter Scott was tragically shot and killed in Cherry Hill. We discuss that and hear about community efforts to curb violence in Baltimore with Delaino Johnson, Safe Streets Outreach Worker for Cherry Hill and Cameron Miles, Director of Mentoring Male Teens in the Hood.
May 9, 2013

Misogyny And Violence: From Ohio To Baltimore

May 8, 2013 - Segment 2- We discuss misogyny and violence in the context of recent news stories involving violence against women in Ohio and Baltimore.
March 13, 2013

Youth Violence In Our Communities: Chicago Infant Killed

March 13, 2013 - Segment 3 - We discuss the tragic killing of Jonylah Watkins, a 6-month-old who was shot in Chicago earlier this week and youth violence in Chicago and Baltimore.