Best Incarceration podcasts we could find (Updated February 2019)
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The Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) is the nation's leading organization working to end the war on drugs. We focus on legalizing marijuana; criminal justice reform and ending draconian prison sentences for drugs; harm reduction policies that prevent overdoses and save lives; and we educate the public about drugs while dispelling popular myths and misinformation. Our host, Tommy McDonald, has been on DPA’s media team for 12 years and worked in journalism and radio before coming to DPA, and he’ll b ...
 
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Caught
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All kids make dumb mistakes. But depending on your zip code, race or just bad luck, those mistakes can have a lasting impact. Mass incarceration starts young. In Caught: The Lives of Juvenile Justice, hear from kids about the moment they collided with law and order, and how it changed them forever. WNYC Studios is a listener-supported producer of other leading podcasts including Radiolab, On the Media, Death, Sex & Money, Snap Judgment, Nancy and many others. © WNYC Studios
 
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Caught
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All kids make dumb mistakes. But depending on your zip code, race or just bad luck, those mistakes can have a lasting impact. Mass incarceration starts young. In Caught: The Lives of Juvenile Justice, hear from kids about the moment they collided with law and order, and how it changed them forever. WNYC Studios is a listener-supported producer of other leading podcasts including Radiolab, On the Media, Death, Sex & Money, Snap Judgment, Nancy and many others. © WNYC Studios
 
Beyond the Bars Radio is a podcast where we want to bring professionals and the community together to talk about real issues and solutions regarding addiction, recovery, incarceration and transformation!You will hear from experts in the field, legislators, individuals and families struggling with addiction on the journey to recovery, personal testimonies from people around the world who have been lifted from their ruts of addiction and now live a life of well-balanced recovery.
 
Prison Radio records and broadcasts the voices of prisoners, centering their analyses and experiences in the movements against mass incarceration and state repression.
 
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Justice In America
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Justice in America, hosted by Josie Duffy Rice and Clint Smith, is a podcast for everyone interested in criminal justice reform— from those new to the system to experts who want to know more. Each episode we cover a new criminal justice issue. We explain how it works and look at its impact on people, particularly poor people and people of color. We’ll also interview activists, practitioners, experts, journalists, organizers, and others, to learn. By the end of the episode, you’ll walk away w ...
 
From New Orleans and Louisiana, the world’s incarceration capital, we will meet those serving time inside and outside the criminal justice system. 711070
 
This podcast tracks the audio archives for the “Jaws of Justice Radio” show. Jaws of Justice Radio covers issues of law enforcement, courts, incarceration, homelessness, economic injustice, foster care, death penalty, constitutional rights and more.
 
Tell their Stories is a multi-media project that aims to give a voice to individuals who have been affected by long-term incarceration. Whether they are currently incarcerated or are beginning the process of re-entering the community, their stories deserve to be told. Incarcerated people are often dehumanized, neglected, or completely forgotten by society. Re-entry can be a complex and strenuous process, especially for those who have been incarcerated for decades. The goal of this project is ...
 
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Echo 9
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A social worker helps an undocumented female free an incarcerated surgeon to uncover an evidence of an impending revolution.
 
Podcast From A Poverty Skola from the Unhoused Nation called amerikkklan- The introduction to the podcast series created by formerly unhoused, incarcerated revolutionary daughter of Dee, single.mama, co-founder of POOR magazine/Prensa POBRE/ , journalist, teacher, poet &welfareQUEEN
 
Our show talks about issues that involve everyday life that the mainstream media will not speak or give full details about. From love and relationships to black history, politics, civil rights, police brutality, and injustices throughout the land. Are you tired of the same old news that really does not give any news but just straight lies? Are you fed up with listening to the issues that do not reflect your community and the issues revolving around your community, if you say yes then you are ...
 
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Ear Hustle
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Ear Hustle brings you stories of life inside prison, shared and produced by those living it. The podcast is a partnership between Earlonne Woods and Antwan Williams, currently incarcerated at San Quentin State Prison, and Nigel Poor, a Bay Area artist. The team works in San Quentin’s media lab to produce stories that are sometimes difficult, often funny and always honest, offering a nuanced view of people living within the American prison system.
 
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BackStory
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BackStory is a weekly public podcast hosted by U.S. historians Ed Ayers, Brian Balogh, Nathan Connolly and Joanne Freeman. We're based in Charlottesville, Va. at the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities.Each week we take a topic that people are talking about and explore it through the lens of American history. Through stories, interviews, and conversation with our listeners, we make history engaging and fun.
 
Seeing the world beyond news headlines: politicians, journalists and researchers share their insights onstage at the TED conference, TEDx events and partner events around the world. You can also download these and many other videos free on TED.com, with an interactive English transcript and subtitles in up to 80 languages. TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading.
 
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Edge of Sports
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Where sports and politics collide, hosted by Nation magazine Sports Editor Dave Zirin
 
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Video & Podcasts
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Every week Chris Hayes asks the big questions that keep him up at night. How do we make sense of this unprecedented moment in world history? Why is this (all) happening? This podcast starts to answer these questions. Writers, experts, and thinkers who are also trying to get to the bottom of them join Chris to break it all down and help him get a better night’s rest. “Why is this Happening?” is presented by MSNBC and NBCNews Think.
 
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No Wrong Answers
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The conversations teachers are having in schools today could determine what our world looks like in the future. We give those teachers a voice through weekly conversations about the important issues of the day. Listen and get a teacherly take on the world. Hosted by public radio news anchor Kyle Palmer and a dedicated team of teachers.
 
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Drawing a Dialogue
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A podcast discussing comics in historical + educational contexts. Updates first Friday of every month, visit comicarted.com for more.
 
Welcome to Son of a Preacher Man with Jonathan Martin, a new podcast that’s all about finding beauty in brokenness, grace in grit, and God in the ambiguity of the in-between. Spirituality isn’t sanitized here, because your life isn’t. Like and LP, each episode is divided into side A and Side B. Side A could be a sermon, a conversation with a guest, but will always introduce some idea. Side B will always be a creative exploration of that idea, through music, Q and A with listeners, or quirky ...
 
Join your host Shahn Ellis, the Business and Breakthrough Coach for Blue Collar Business Owners, as he leads and guides you from desperation to liberation; the freedom you were seeking when you started your business. If you have found yourself feeling incarcerated by your business, Shahn is here to give you, the listener, the tools, blueprints, and keys to the kingdom. He will coach you, “The Blue Collar Businessman,” on how to become the successful and deeply connected, man, husband, and fa ...
 
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Seminary Dropout
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Seminary Dropout- It’s not full on academia like in seminary, but that’s not to say that theology nerds won’t like it as well, because it’s not Youth Camp either. There’s no Greek or Hebrew translation home work, but there are also no trust falls. There will be fun, insightful, personal, thoughtful and engaging interviews with Christian leaders, thinkers, bloggers, authors and theologians.
 
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Cited
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Cited makes sense of the news by combining original storytelling, investigative journalism, and groundbreaking academic research. Hosted by Gordon Katic and Sam Fenn.
 
Join hosts Scott Shafer and Marisa Lagos as they unpack the week in politics with a California perspective. Featuring interviews with reporters and other insiders involved in the craft of politics—including elected officials, candidates, pollsters, campaign managers, fundraisers, and other political players—Political Breakdown pulls back the curtain to offer an insider’s glimpse at how politics works today.
 
Going in-depth with pop culture, Drew Dixon and Tyler Burns go deeper with the writers of Christ and Pop Culture each week.
 
Mark Pattison is a former NFL player, entrepreneur, philanthropist and mountaineer who is now climbing the Seven Summits. Through his life’s journey, business, sports & charity work, Mark has been fortunate to meet some of the world’s most incredible people who share their stories of how they overcame obstacles to succeed and what their driving force was.
 
The Queen Sugar After Show recaps, reviews and discusses episodes of OWN's Queen Sugar.Show Summary: "Queen Sugar" tells the story of the estranged Bordelon siblings in Louisiana. At the center of the family are Nova, a journalist and activist; Charley, the wife and manager of an NBA player; and formerly incarcerated father Ralph Angel, who is searching for redemption. Following a tragedy in the family, the siblings must put their complicated lives aside so that they can come together to run ...
 
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Capitol Access
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Reports on Louisiana politics and government - and the people shaping state policy - from Sue Lincoln and Wallis Watkins.
 
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JCast Network
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Your Source for High Quality, Diverse On-Line Jewish Content
 
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Black Pill Radio
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Delivering conscious commentary on issues affecting our community and businesses, as well as events happening on a social, political and global scale. Broadcasting live every 1st and 3rd Sunday morning of each month from 10am to 11am eastern standard time. www.BlackPillRadio.com
 
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Beatitudes Radio
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Progressive Christianity in today's world. A mix of thought provoking interviews, insightful questions and the deeper meaning behind sacred texts.
 
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Loud & Clear
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Tune in to Loud and Clear with Brian Becker for the latest news, commentary and searing political analysis. We bring you independent experts, activists and political writers.
 
The purpose of this podcast is to take everyday questions, conversations, and debates and attempt to provide answers by including up-to-date research along with occasional interviews from experts. This podcast is meant to bridge the gap between the world of academia and The People. When you listen to us, you'll always have new facts to bring to the conversation with friends on the hottest topics. And as always, continue to be the oppressor's worst fear.
 
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Survivor Top Ten
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A bunch of Survivor fans break down each episode of CBS's Survivor in this weekly podcast. It's like Sportscenter Top Ten without the sports and way more Jeff Probst.
 
Welcome to Justice 4 All- Prisoners Lives Matter M.I. podcast where, "Truth is shared Freely!"
 
Partnered with the University of Cincinnati School of Criminal Justice, this podcast aims to educate, inform, and promote awareness of criminal justice issues and research. http://cech.uc.edu/criminaljustice.html
 
EMPOWERING LEADERS THROUGH CONNECTION, COLLABORATION AND COMMUNICATION
 
This is the podcast that tells the story of civil liberties in Pennsylvania. You'll hear from our staff, our clients, and our allies about the most prominent civil liberties issues of the day.
 
The Hartmann Report is an independent daily podcast hosted by award winning, author, radio & TV host Thom Hartmann. Thom’s podcast highlights the bigger picture behind politics, science and culture through discussion and debate. Catch Thom’s live show Monday through Friday noon ET / 9am PT- www.thomhartmann.com.
 
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Black Like Me
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Black Like Me with Dr. Alex Gee is a podcast that invites you to experience the world through the perspective of one Black man, one conversation, one story, or even one rant at a time.
 
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Forgotten Prison
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McNeil Island in South Puget Sound is the Alcatraz you've never heard of. The now-abandoned prison on McNeil operated for 136 years. Today, the island is home to the Special Commitment Center, which houses Washington state's "sexually violent predators." A collaboration between KNKX and the Washington State Historical Society, Forgotten Prison tells the stories of inmates, guards, and children who grew up on the island. The history of this forgotten place can tell us a lot about how and why ...
 
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WRKF News
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The Intercept produces fearless, adversarial journalism, covering stories the mainstream media misses on national security, politics, criminal justice, technology, surveillance, privacy, and human rights. A SpokenEdition transforms written content into human-read audio you can listen to anywhere. It's perfect for times when you can't read - while driving, at the gym, doing chores, etc. Find more at www.spokenedition.com
 
Raising the profiles of the next generation progressive candidates, organizations, and ideas. Subscribe to our podcast, follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @MillenPolitics, and tune in to the Progressive Radio Network every week at 8pm EST to hear our newest episodes.
 
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Nonviolence Radio
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Nonviolence Radio
 
Interviews with Scholars of Latino Culture and History about their New Books
 
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KNKX Public Radio
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This show is produced by KNKX Public Radio in Seattle/Tacoma Washington. Thanks for listening!
 
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Cara Live!
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An honest and intelligent journey through the political and social landscape of the country.
 
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Central Time
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"Central Time" takes a unique approach each hour to cover a mix of topics, finding the latest news, cultural trends, and exploring ideas -- big and small -- to find the best guests to discuss these thought-provoking topics.It can be heard weekdays on the Ideas Network from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
 
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On today's episode of Loud & Clear, Brian Becker and John Kiriakou are joined by Jacqueline Luqman, the co-editor-in-chief of Luqman Nation, which livestreams every Thursday night at 9:00 p.m. on Facebook, and Sputnik News analyst and producer Walter Smolarek.Friday is Loud & Clear’s weekly hour-long segment The Week in Review, about the week i ...…
 
CA voters approved an initiative to drop Daylight Savings Time changes. Now other states are considering doing the same. Ben Franklin had nothing to do with this, but LBJ did. Is it time to drop the whole thing? - For the book club, Thom reads from "In Putin's Footsteps: Searching for the Soul of an Empire Across Russia's Eleven Time Zones" by ...…
 
On March 17, 2016, Ring CEO Jamie Siminoff emailed out a company-wide declaration of war. The message, under the subject line “Going to war,” made two things clear to the home surveillance company’s hundreds of employees: Everyone was getting free camouflage-print T-shirts (“They look awesome,” assured Siminoff), and the company’s new mission w ...…
 
Temperatures will hover above freezing for the next few days, allowing accumulated snow and slush to slowly melt in western Washington. KNKX weather expert Cliff Mass says air that’s cold enough to bring more snow will soon be back. It’s still unclear whether that will actually materialize. But either way, Mass is predicting this February will ...…
 
In this episode, Joanne, Brian, and Nathan discuss stories of love that challenged social norms and transcended class, race, and gender. They explore how people subverted laws banning interracial marriage, and why a wave of heiresses running away with their coachmen caused a moral panic in the Gilded Age. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit ...…
 
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam during a funeral at the Chilhowie Christian Church on Feb. 9, 2019, in Chilhowie, Va. Photo: Steve Helber/Pool/Getty Images It feels unfair to be forced to entertain the question of forgiveness when someone has transgressed as badly as Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam. For too long, calls for forgiveness have been used to ...…
 
Akshay Nanavati is a Marine, entrepreneur, author and ultra-runner. His life was simultaneously saved and challenged when he joined the Marines. Drug addiction had ahold of Akshay. As he battle to overcome his addiction, like so many othesr, he saw purpose in serving in the Marine Corps. Akshay found something that worked, Fearvana. He defines ...…
 
The University of Washington men's basketball team appears poised to make it to the NCAA tournament for the first time in seven years. KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel talked with Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick about the team's winning season so far.By kkendrick@knkx.org (Kirsten Kendrick).
 
This story originally aired on Feb. 17, 2018. Have you seen Peaches? This free-flying Goffin's Cockatoo can be spotted in parks all over Seattle, usually within flying distance of his human companion, Taryn Smethers. Sound Effect host Gabriel Spitzer speaks with Smethers about why she chose to let her pet bird fly free — and about how his socia ...…
 
Governor Gavin Newsom delivers his first state of the state, and struggles to keep his high-speed rail announcement on track (0:40). Then, Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon joins Scott and Marisa to discuss his journey from school struggles to a Ph.D, what he learned from his first run for speaker, whether his leadership style is too deferential, ...…
 
A group of Puyallup officials has backed off a proposal that would have overhauled the city's government by putting a "strong mayor" in charge. The decision ends a period of politcal turmoil in the Pierce County community. The proposal, backed by three City Council members, would have put an initiative on the ballot in April allowing voters to ...…
 
Karen Gerwitz, President of World Trade Center Denver and Carlyle Currier, Vice President of the Colorado Farm Bureau join us for an in-depth discussion on how agriculture is impacted by the North American Free Trade Agreement. Karen and Carlyle dissect just how much of your hamburger is built between Canada, Mexico, and the U.S. Find more info ...…
 
CAP Logistics presents, Supply Chain & Logistics (SCL): The Storytellers with guest host, Doug Draper. Doug of Acme Distribution and the Denver Transportation Club introduces Tom Cooke of Cook Consulting Solutions, LLC. Tom’s military background plays a role in his knowledge on logistics in the private sector. Find more information here: https: ...…
 
On today's episode of Loud & Clear, Brian Becker and John Kiriakou are joined by Dr. Piers Robinson, the chairman of the politics, society, and political journalism department at the University of Sheffield and the author of “Routledge Handbook of Media, Conflict and Security.”Following an in-depth investigation by James Harkin published in The ...…
 
In his State of the Union address, President Trump vowed to take action on the high cost of prescription drugs. We'll find out how those prices are set, and what action would be needed to regulate them more closely. The finals of a statewide civics competition for high school students are coming up. And, we'll talk with Republican Bryan Steil o ...…
 
Guest-host, Jefferson Smith explores the disturbing escalation of the far right with David Neiwert author of Alt-America: The Rise of the Radical Right in the Age of Trump. - Igor Volsky, Executive Director of Guns Down America considers what we've learned in the year since the Parkland shooting murders. - Jefferson engages with Noah Smith, aut ...…
 
A new report compares laws in different states that affect LGBTQ residents. We find out how Wisconsin ranked, and what the trends are nationally. We talk with Wisconsin's new Poet Laureate about how to make poetry more accessible. And, dressing in blackface has been in the news recently. We'll learn the history of the practice and why so many s ...…
 
In his first public comments about his office’s January decision to fight a new appeal from incarcerated activist Mumia Abu-Jamal, Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner asked for patience from critics. The appeal, argued Krasner, is based on a judge’s decision that has implications that stretch far beyond Abu-Jamal’s case. Once his motio ...…
 
Amazon abruptly changed course on Thursday, axing its planned headquarters project in New York in the face of ongoing backlash. The change comes after politicians and others objected to nearly $3 billion in tax incentives promised by the Seattle-based technology company. The expansion was expected to bring 25,000 jobs to the city.…
 
Eddie Muller — The Czar of Noir, as described by the Seattle International Film Festival — is taking a break from hosting Turner Classic Movies’ "Noir Alley" to introduce a lineup of films for SIFF’s Noir City festival beginning this weekend. Muller sat down for an interview with KNKX production manager (and resident movie buff) Nick Morrison.…
 
Dr. Alex Gee talks with Pastors Mike and Kim Thompson about their thriving relationship and marriage. They display both a sense of humor and seriousness in their connection to one another. The Thompson's share some practical advice on keeping a relationship fresh and honest for the long-term. Learn more about Mike and Kim Thompson and Radiant C ...…
 
Vermont Representative Emilie Kornheiser is prepared to fight for progressive Democratic values, even with a Republican Governor in office.
 
“I really don’t like their policies of taking away your car, taking away your airplane flights, of ‘let’s hop a train to California,’ or ‘you’re not allowed to own cows anymore!'” So bellowed President Donald Trump in El Paso, Texas, his first campaign-style salvo against Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ed Markey’s Green New Deal resolut ...…
 
Robert Omer, Executive Director and Stacey Putka, Program Director at Defy Ventures Colorado join us to discuss incarceration in Colorado, and the many impacts it has on our community and families. We’ll learn about their program to help formerly incarcerated population enter into the world of entrepreneurship. Joining Robert and Stacey are Ent ...…
 
Guest-host Jefferson Smith fills in for Thom and poses the questions: Is every millionaire a policy failure? Should wealth inequality be the question for the next presidential election? Thom Hartmann Book Club study on The Third Pillar: How Markets and the State Leave the Community Behind by Raghuram Rajan. Callers weigh in on the question of w ...…
 
On today's episode of Loud & Clear, Brian Becker and John Kiriakou are joined by Mark Sleboda, an international affairs and security analyst.Sixty countries are participating in a two-day US-organized Middle East so-called “peace conference” in Warsaw starting today that was originally billed by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo as a gathering to ...…
 
Boxy, bland and neutral colors seem to be the latest trend for apartment buildings. We learn why we're seeing such similarities in design. We also talk with the winning couple of Wisconsin's 2019 Outstanding Young Farmer contest.
 
Gov. Tony Evers says he'll use his power to issue pardons, a move former Gov. Scott Walker did not do. We discuss the role of pardons in the criminal justice system and how they work in Wisconsin. Then, a La Crosse-area 11-year-old taught himself to crochet when he was five and now runs his own crochet business. We learn about his passion for c ...…
 
The National Enquirer has engaged in behavior so lowly and unscrupulous that it created a seemingly impossible storyline:the world’s richest billionaire and a notorious labor abuser, Amazon CEOJeff Bezos, as a sympathetic victim.
 
The criminal justice policies of the 1980s and 1990s were a total failure. Lives were ruined, prison and jail populations swelled, and budgets bloated. And yet some elected officials, including district attorneys, cling to this outdated way of thinking.Fair and Just Prosecution is a new organization dedicated to a vision of a 21st century prose ...…
 
The first hand of the Green New Deal has been dealt. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass.,on Thursday unveiled a five-page, nonbinding resolution that frames a 10-year “national, social, industrial, and economic mobilization” to confront the climate crisis. The plan envisions the creation of millions of “good, high ...…
 
With weather conditions too extreme for my usual gyrocopter commute, I was forced to hitch up Yukon King to break trail for the mush into snowbound Fort KNKX. It was a hard slog, but I arrived in time to connect with Nancy Leson, calling in from her Edmonds Fortress of Freeze to trade our snow dining experiences.…
 
News stories about crime are found in every local paper or evening newscast nationwide. But stories about our criminal justice system are much less common. So how does the way the media report on crime affect our perception of it? How should local and national media report on our criminal justice system? What obstacles are journalists and outle ...…
 
THERE’S A GOOD CHANCE YOU HAVE OR HAVE HAD A STUDENT WITH A LOVED ONE IN PRISON. BUT WE RARELY TALK ABOUT HOW TO HELP KIDS DEALING WITH THE EFFECTS OF MASS INCARCERATION. WE FIX THAT ON THIS WEEK’S EPISODE.
 
During our last episode, we explored the determinants of racialized health disparities in the black community using a sociological lens. Building on that conversation, today’s episode addresses the potential causes of and solutions to the black-white health gap from a medical perspective. Specifically, we interview Dr. Shaletha Jones—a family m ...…
 
Donald Trump's NAFTA renegotiation is creating a backlash among the President's base. After learning of the large carve-outs given to Big Pharma, the white working class is inflamed. Can Democrats use this anger at the president and high drug prescription drug prices to carve out a victory in 2020? Lori Wallach, the executive director of Public ...…
 
Rebecca Laurie is the Director of Communications for Colorado’s Department of Regulatory Agencies. Joining Rebecca is Cindy Sconhaut, Director of the Office of Consumer Counsel. Cindy and Rebecca discuss advocating for small businesses in electric and utility matters. Find more information here: https://www.cobrt.com/radio/office-consumer-counsel…
 
On today's episode of Loud & Clear, Brian Becker and John Kiriakou are joined by Juan Carlos Ruiz, cofounder of the New Sanctuary Movement.President Trump held a rally in El Paso, Texas yesterday that was meant to pressure congressional negotiators into funding his border wall. But things didn’t work out the way he had expected. First, negotiat ...…
 
Supporters of a universal basic income say it could serve as a replacement to the current welfare programs that sometimes make unemployment more gainful than seeking out a job. Our guest says Wisconsin should give universal income a try with a small scale experiment. We also learn about the history of buttons (think anything you push from remot ...…
 
We go beyond the basic salad and talk about incorporating different greens, grains, maybe even some fruit in your next salad. We get tips from a Wisconsin farmer and self-proclaimed salad advocate to make even the most salad-hesitant person in your life give it a try. We also discuss what impact bringing more green jobs to the state could have ...…
 
In his State of the Union address last week, President Trump announced a plan to eliminate the spread of new HIV cases in the U.S. by 2030. The initiative could propel efforts already underway in Louisiana to prevent and treat the virus.By wallis@wrkf.org (Wallis Watkins).
 
In his State of the Union address last week, President Trump announced a plan to eliminate the spread of new HIV cases in the U.S. by 2030. The initiative could propel efforts already underway in Louisiana to prevent and treat the virus.By wallis@wrkf.org (Wallis Watkins).
 
At the coroner’s office in Dayton, Ohio, Dr. Mark Edgar stood over the body of Robert Van Hook. The deceased 58-year-old weighed 228 pounds; he wore blue pants, a white shirt, and identification tags around his ankles. Edgar, a professor of pathology at Emory University School of Medicine, had done countless autopsies over the years. But this w ...…
 
The first time she filed a sexual abuse complaint against a Rikers guard, Jane Doe told investigators from the Inspector General’s office that the man was handing out cigarettes to female inmates in exchange for oral sex. But she never heard back from them, and she figured that they hadn’t taken her seriously because she had no evidence. But ev ...…
 
When it closed in 2011, McNeil Island’s prison was the last of its kind in the country — an institution accessible only by air or water. Being on an island made McNeil unique. In the fourth episode of our six-part podcast series Forgotten Prison, hosts Simone Alicea and Paula Wissel explore island life. Alicea talked with Morning Edition host K ...…
 
Dr. Alex Gee talks with Professor Steve Kantrowitz and Professor Alexander Shashko about their experience teaching Black History. Professor Kantrowitz co-created Justified Anger's Black History for a New Day course with Dr. Gee, and Professor Shashko lecturers for the course. Alexander's Tedx Talk Professor Steve Kantrowitz's Books: All Men Fre ...…
 
One obvious thing that made the prison on McNeil unique was its island location. In Episode 4 of Forgotten Prison, we hear from former guards, inmates and children who grew up there, as well as someone descended from island homesteaders, about life in and around an island prison.By salicea@knkx.org (Simone Alicea).
 
One obvious thing that made the prison on McNeil unique was its island location. In Episode 4 of Forgotten Prison, we hear from former guards, inmates and children who grew up there, as well as someone descended from island homesteaders, about life in and around an island prison.By salicea@knkx.org (Simone Alicea).
 
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