In the 20 years since “The Marc Steiner Show” began airing, Marc Steiner has become one of the most recognized voices in Maryland and has gained national acclaim for his insightful style of interviewing. In 2007 Marc won a Peabody Award, the most prestigious honor in broadcast media. In addition to hosting his daily public interest show, Marc played an integral role in the founding of NPR station WYPR, and also founded his own non-profit production company, the Center for Emerging Media. In May of 2008 Marc brought his show to WEAA at Morgan State University, which is still his broadcast home.
Marc has spent the past 50-plus years of his life working on issues of social justice. He began working as a Civil Rights organizer at age 14 and was a Maryland Freedom Rider at age 16. Early in his career he was a street club worker, counseled at-risk youth in therapeutic settings, and founded theater programs in both the Maryland State prison system and with Family Circle Theatre – a company of teenagers that wrote, produced, directed, and acted in original productions. He served for a year as the principal of Baltimore’s Experimental High School, and taught Theatre for ten years at the Baltimore School for the Arts.