Marc Steiner

Host, The Marc Steiner Show

In 1993, when the General Manager of Johns Hopkins University’s radio station WJHU decided the station needed a public interest radio show, Marc Steiner asked if he could give it a shot. He was given a phone, a studio, one hour a week, and told to do the best he could. Thus was born The Marc Steiner Show. In the 20 years hence, Marc has become one of the most recognized voices in Maryland and has gained national acclaim for his insightful style of interviewing.

When WJHU came up for sale in 2001, Marc led the movement to maintain community ownership, and played an integral role in the founding of WYPR. He served as Executive Vice President of WYPR from 2002 to 2006, and in that time founded his own non-profit production company, the Center for Emerging Media (CEM). In 2007 Marc and CEM won a Peabody Award, the most distinguished award in broadcast media, for the series Just Words. In May of 2008 Marc brought his show to WEAA, which is still his broadcast home.

Creating something from nothing was not a new concept for Marc. He has always been on the cutting edge of bringing innovative programs to life. Earlier in his career he worked in therapeutic settings with at-risk youth. He founded a theater program in the Maryland State prison system, as well as the Family Circle Theater, a company of teenagers that wrote, produced, directed, and acted in original productions. Marc also served for a year as the principal of Baltimore’s Experimental High School, and he taught theatre for 10 years at the Baltimore School for the Arts.

Marc and his wife Valerie live in the country just outside of Baltimore. He has three beautiful daughters and four brilliant grandchildren.

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Marc Steiner hosts a roundtable on Bail Reform. New court rules governing the use of bail went into effect on July 1. The panel of guests explain the rules and answer any questions. With: Lawrence Grandpre, Director of Research at Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle; and Doug Colbert, Professor of Law at the University of Maryland Carey School of Law.

Marc Steiner hosts a discussion on public education and cuts to after-school funding.

Marc Steiner hosts a local news roundtable discussing who makes development decisions, the future of Baltimore’s schools, and the promise of a Civilian Review Board.

With: Dana Peterson Moore, community activist, member of the Baltimore City Liquor Board, former Chair of the City Ethics Board, and past-President of the Charles Village Civic Association; Ray Kelly, Director of Community Relations at the No Boundaries Coalition; and longtime citizen activist Kim Trueheart, former candidate for Baltimore City Council President.

 

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On the newest edition of Sound Bites, a series on our food and our world, host Marc Steiner continues the countdown to the Peoples Climate March, taking place in DC on April 29. Steiner talks about what renewable energy means for the country under Trump as well as for Maryland, specifically. Can Maryland become a hub for renewable energy and can the nation continue to progress towards renewable energy under Donald Trump?

The Marc Steiner Show celebrates 24 years on the air this month, and we’re taking a very special listen back. Radio personality Aaron Henkin, host of Out of the Blocks on WYPR and former Steiner Show producer, sits in as host to interview Marc Steiner about his life and his time on the radio.

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