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Eddie Conway, executive producer at the Real News Network, and Paul Coates, founder of Black Classic Press, the publisher of authors like Ethelbert Miller and Walter Mosley, have been friends since their days working in the struggle as Black Panthers in Baltimore. On this episode of “The Marc Steiner Show” they talk about their new book, “The Brother You Choose,” which highlights their friendship born from a deep, shared commitment to the resistance.

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Marc Steiner

Host, The Marc Steiner Show
Marc Steiner is the host of "The Marc Steiner Show" on TRNN. He is a Peabody Award-winning journalist who has spent his life working on social justice issues. He walked his first picket line at age 13, and at age 16 became the youngest person in Maryland arrested at a civil rights protest during the Freedom Rides through Cambridge. As part of the Poor People’s Campaign in 1968, Marc helped organize poor white communities with the Young Patriots, the white Appalachian counterpart to the Black Panthers. Early in his career he counseled at-risk youth in therapeutic settings and founded a theater program in the Maryland State prison system. He also taught theater for 10 years at the Baltimore School for the Arts. From 1993-2018 Marc's signature “Marc Steiner Show” aired on Baltimore’s public radio airwaves, both WYPR—which Marc co-founded—and Morgan State University’s WEAA.