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Recently described by the media as a "legendary New York criminal defense attorney," Jeffrey Lichtman has successfully handled criminal trials and appeals on some of the country's largest stages. His clients include those charged in the federal and state systems with white collar and non-white collar offenses. For over 30 years, Mr. Lichtman's practice style has been marked by exhaustive pretrial preparation and smothering pressure inside the courtroom. His cross-examinations, in fact, have ...
 
Welcome to the official podcast of the National Rural Education Association called the Rural Voice. Co-Hosted by Drs. Allen Pratt, Jared Bigham, and Christopher F. Silver, they discuss the common themes and experiences facing teachers, parents, and administrators in elementary and secondary rural education.
 
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One thing we all have in common all over the world is teachers. For better or for worse teachers have been classified into the Mr. Feenys or the Coach Carters. What about the rest? I'll Wait gives teachers the opportunity to tell their stories of the hilarious, the bad and the just plain confusing situations they find themselves in every day. Follow along for smiles, laughs and nostalgia of your time in school as teachers give a view into what's behind that calm, arms folded look all teacher ...
 
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This episode of the Rural Voice begins our series of interviews with upcoming National Rural Education Conference speakers to be held in Green Bay, Wisconsin, in October of 2022. We Interviewed Mr. Ben Winchester, a former guest on the podcast, regarding the changing trends in housing from urban to rural areas of the United States. They discuss the…
 
In this podcast, Jeff discusses the recent Supreme Court decisions regarding abortion and gun carry permits. The left is melting down although Jeff isn’t sure both opinions are great ideas: will women who live in states that outlaw abortion be prosecuted if they get abortions in other states? And Jeff describes his trip to Brazil in 2007 to meet th…
 
In this new episode, Jeff discusses the awful saga of prosecutorial misconduct that was the Khari Noerdlinger case in Bergen County, New Jersey. Described as the worst misconduct he has ever seen in his career, the case started with an arrest for manslaughter and ended with a dismissal and humiliation for the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office – if …
 
In this episode, Jeff’s Covid nearly chokes him to death but he manages to acknowledge that he’s over trips to Disney World – and a run-in with two orange cream Dole Whips might have been the catalyst. What went into the sentencing strategy for art dealer Inigo Philbrick is discussed at length. For some reason, the leftist institution of profession…
 
In this episode of the Rural Voice, Drs. Allen Pratt and Christopher Silver interview Dr. Lisa Costello regarding her experience and expertise on the COVID-19 Pandemic and vaccines. We discussed the impact of COVID on schools and on children. We discuss the variants and the science behind treatment and invention measures. We discuss the impact of v…
 
In this new episode, Jeff reveals an ugly case wherein a client charged with driving under the influence of prescription pills got into an accident and killed his passenger. The previous lawyer took a very passive stance which garnered only a 5-year plea offer; when Jeff got involved he depicted the defendant as a victim of an unscrupulous doctor w…
 
The Rural Voice interviews Hall Charter is a Director at TRANSFR based in New York City, and Katelyn Cutshall is currently Vice President, Economic Development and Government Relations. We discuss the usefulness of TRANSFR VR and how the technology has advanced beyond the classroom. This technology provides simulated training and exposure for teach…
 
In this latest podcast, Jeff describes the lengths needed to recently get alleged Colombo Crime Family Boss Andrew Russo released on bail, even though everyone could clearly see he was suffering from significant dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. The government simply would not give in, despite Russo being handcuffed by his ankles to a bed 24 hours …
 
In this special mid-week episode, Jeff explains why bombing Iran is inevitable — and why sooner is better than later, because the terrorists in charge over there are not getting any more reasonable over the years and their behavior keeps getting worse. Also, a discussion of the insanity of the timing of the overturning of Roe v. Wade, the case lega…
 
In the newest episode of Beyond the Legal Limit, Jeff shares the sentencing he had last week in Virginia of a young Black business owner convicted of tax evasion. Looking for a break from a conservative Black judge is usually a long shot in such scenarios and Jeff explains why. Then, Jeff shares some entertaining stories about some of his past asso…
 
In this special holiday episode, Jeff reveals that he is the attorney for the winning bidder of the Tom Brady Final Touchdown Pass Football – that wasn’t when Brady un-retired the next day. Jeff discusses how it went down and ultimately how the auction house agreed to void the sale as the winning bidder would have otherwise received a ball that was…
 
In this episode, Jeff discusses his mentor Jerry Shargel and the stress from the job – and how a spontaneous sense of humor can fix a lot of problems when in front of a jury. On a completely unrelated note, the newly installed designated hitter rule for the National League is driving Jeff bonkers. Jeff also discusses the changes in the FBI, which h…
 
In this latest episode, Jeff discusses some crazy stories of prosecutorial misconduct he’s witnessed over the years in cases in NYC, including the Chapo Guzman, Jimmy Henchman, and John Gotti, Jr. trials, and tells about the time a creepy prosecutor-turned bad fiction writer wired up one of his clients in an effort to entrap him. Trans exhaustion h…
 
In this episode, Jeff reveals how Covid destroyed his Disney trip and how remaking the trip plus Duke’s run to the Final Four left him with no sleep last night. Scooters, 90 minute wait times in the hot sun: Disney has it all. On Supreme Court issues, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson is a former Public Defender and for some reason Republicans expect her…
 
In this episode, Jeff discusses his quirky history with rappers Fat Joe, The Game and music executive Jimmy Henchman. Current events include the controversy surrounding the $518,000 auction of the football from the “last” touchdown thrown by Tom Brady – until it wasn’t the next day; Lia Thomas’s continued destruction of women swimmers and their res…
 
In this episode, Jeff discusses the manslaughter trial for an abortion doctor, which grabbed national headlines, and the miraculous ending which saved the client from a decade or more in prison. In the current events portion, Russia is now killing Americans in the Ukraine and President Biden is still doing nothing about it. Similarly, Iran is now a…
 
In this episode, Jeff discusses the absolute hypocrisy of Joe Biden coming to the State of the Union speech without a mask on – along with hundreds of other Democrats, when Covid seemed to have vanished, if even just for a night. Equally incoherent is the strategy of sanctioning Russia for its invasion of the Ukraine while also buying its oil, not …
 
Today's episode addresses the elephant in the room, the thing that everyone has seen in the news, and that's the invasion of Ukraine by Russia. Ukraine is being destroyed, civilians are being killed in significant numbers, and our country is no longer one that wishes to win wars and do the ugly things that are needed to protect us. In the legal por…
 
In the 14th edition of Beyond the Legal Limit, Jeff shares his take on Justin Trudeau's heavy-handed reaction to the Freedom Convoy, why a 79-year-old Trump is not the answer in 2024, and more. Then, in the legal portion of the episode, Jeff shares the circumstances surrounding the John Gotti, Jr. verdict, how it went down, and the aftermath.…
 
Today's episode interviews Representative Mark White District 83 representative to the Tennessee General Assembly. Representative White serves as Chair for the Education Administration Committee and has served on several committees related to education. He is also the Director, College of Leadership and Public Service Lipscomb University. In this i…
 
In one of his best takes yet, Jeff discusses the sea change felt this week in America on mask and vaccine mandates: people have finally had enough and the Democrats, fearing a whupping in November, declared that the science has changed once again. Stacey Abrams and other liberal politicians and their refusal to wear a mask in public was the match t…
 
In Arizona, school superintendents are elected. Superintendent Carter discusses providing services to help schools organize and fund elections. He discusses the importance of active listening to meet the needs of schools. He talks about finding a critical mass in the themes of these discussions. Once critical mass is found, partners are needed to h…
 
In this episode of the rural voice, we interview Mike Hogg and Denise Yonts regarding rural education, technology, college preparedness, and adaption to the changing COVID world. We discuss utilizing school buses for creating a mobile STEM lab for virtual learning. We discuss how they have created programs to help first-generation and low-income hi…
 
In this special encore episode of Beyond the Legal Limit, Jeffrey Lichtman talks in-depth about a representation that began with a call from a childhood friend asking him the unthinkable: to represent a man convicted of molesting four young boys – and ends with the man being released from prison after a brutal courtroom examination which caused the…
 
In episode 11 of Beyond the Legal Limit, Jeff provides his take on NFL coach Brian Flores' lawsuit alleging racism, Whoopi Goldberg’s anti-Semitism, the Joe Rogan/Spotify debacle, and the left protecting China at the Beijing Olympics. In the legal portion of the episode, Jeff describes an impossible set of facts in a case and how he won, even as he…
 
In this special encore episode of Beyond the Legal Limit, Jeffrey Lichtman reveals the very bizarre and chilling circumstances leading up to his entry into the Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman case. For more on the show and to get new episodes sent directly to your inbox, visit https://beyondthelegallimit.com/.…
 
In this special encore episode of Beyond the Legal Limit, Jeffrey Lichtman explains the circumstances surrounding his hiring by John A. Gotti (“John Gotti, Jr.”) for his 2005 trial and the creation of the successful “withdrawal from the Mafia” defense. For more on the show and to get new episodes sent directly to your inbox, visit https://beyondthe…
 
In episode eight of Beyond the Legal Limit, Jeff starts off discussing the University of Pennsylvania transgender swimmer controversy. Then, in the legal portion of the episode, Jeff shares a highly entertaining story about one of the two times he's guaranteed an acquittal in his entire 31-year career.…
 
Rashaun Weaver, who plead guilty to killing 18-year-old college student Tessa Majors, was sentenced to 14 years to life this past week. As the defense attorney on this case, Jeff shares the details. Next, Jeff talks about how even democrats are turning on Joe Biden after his disastrous press conference. Later, in the second segment of Beyond the Le…
 
In this episode, Jeffrey Lichtman talks in-depth about a representation that began with a call from a childhood friend asking him the unthinkable: to represent a man convicted of molesting four young boys – and ends with the man being released from prison after a brutal courtroom examination which caused the judge to vacate the conviction mid-quest…
 
In episode five of Beyond the Legal Limit, Jeff shares his take on the events of January 6, 2021. The Democrats are mentioning that day in the same sentence as 9/11 and Pearl Harbor, which is extremely disrespectful. Donald Trump’s actions on that day and in recent months have been selfish, as usual. In this hot take, Jeff chooses no sides. After t…
 
In this new episode, Jeffrey Lichtman discusses the Ghislaine Maxwell verdict and the notion that a trial in which the defendant is facing the rest of her life in prison may not be the right time for a lawyer to try out her new purple hairdo. Jeff also reveals that during jury selection of one of his trials, he picked a juror who he was certain wou…
 
In this episode, Jeffrey Lichtman reveals the very bizarre and chilling circumstances leading up to his entry into the Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman case, as well as the moment he learned that the government had bugged the attorney conference room of the prison holding John A. Gotti (“John Gotti, Jr.”). Finally, Jeff discusses VP Kamala Harris’ despera…
 
In this second episode of Beyond the Legal Limit, Jeffrey Lichtman explains the circumstances surrounding his hiring by John A. Gotti (“John Gotti, Jr.”) for his 2005 trial and the creation of the successful “withdrawal from the Mafia” defense. Jeff also discusses the current hysteria over Covid restrictions due to the Omicron variant. Jeff's offic…
 
In the first episode of Beyond the Legal Limit, Jeffrey Lichtman shares the origin story for this new podcast and why he decided to become a lawyer. He discusses his time in talk radio in NYC, as well as what goes into becoming a top trial lawyer. In addition, Jeff discusses certain topics in the news and provides his political viewpoints.…
 
In this episode, we interview Rhonda "Randi" Weingarten at the National Rural Education Association Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana. Ms. Weingarten is most notable for her work on education advocacy and legislation. She served as a teacher from 1991 to 1997 at Clara Barton High School in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, and as a lawyer for the firm of …
 
In this episode, we interview the authors of Teaching in Rural Places Thriving in Classrooms, Schools, and Communities, Drs. Amy Price Azano, Devon Brenner, and Ann Schulte regarding the changing demands of education in rural America. They discuss the importance of geography, culture, and change in rural education. They discuss the socio-economic c…
 
In this episode, we interview Mike Lowers, Director of School Implementation at PresenceLearning, discussing issues within special education, pedagogy, and IEP and speech in addressing support services. We discuss that many rural schools have limited to no resources where students might find special education programs. One issue with this is that s…
 
In today's episode of the Rural Voice, we interview the author of the bestselling book "The Growing Season: How I Built a New Life–and Saved an American Farm." We provide a short introduction to Ms. Frey as well as discuss her vision for rural America and education. We discuss the importance of internet connectivity in rural America and the challen…
 
In this episode of the Rural Voice, the cohosts interview Dr. Christina Kishimoto, former state superintendent of the Hawaii State Department of Education. She discusses the role of educators as influencers and policymakers. She discusses how teachers and principals have significant power to create and sustain lasting change. Dr. Kishimoto suggests…
 
In this special episode of the Rural Voice, the cohosts Drs. Pratt, Bigham, and Silver invite NREA friend and contributor Dr. Brad Mitchell, to respond to a recent article from the New York Times titled The Tragedy of America’s Rural Schools by Casey Parks, Published Sept. 7, 2021. As noted in this article, the discussants discuss some of the chall…
 
In this episode of the Rural Voice, we interview Ms. Laurie Smith, a 4th-grade teacher in Sumner, Nebraska, and the National Rural Education Association’s teacher of the year for 2021. In this interview, we meet Ms. Smith and discuss her vision for rural education. We explore her approach to creating and maintaining relationships in the community a…
 
For this episode of the Rural Voice, our cohosts Drs. Bigham and Pratt interview Dr. Landon Mascareñaz and Ms. Shannon Nicholas about rural planning, partnerships, and connections between business and education and ways to capitalize on partnerships to better serve rural school districts. They discuss their work and advocacy in Colorado to connect …
 
In this week's episode, we interview Ms. Haley Danielle Richardson, Second-Grade Teacher, University Charter School, Livingston, Alabama. She discusses her experience with rural charter schools and connecting a new charter school and the community. She discusses the role that modeling plays in teaching children to achieve their dreams. Moreover, Ms…
 
In this episode of the Rural Voice, we speak with Mr. Benjamin Winchester, Rural Sociologist from the University of Minnesota Extension, Center for Community Vitality, regarding the complexities of small-town living in rural America. We discuss some of the stereotypes of rural small towns and how such assumptions undermine the truth that exists on …
 
In this episode of the National Rural Education Association, the Rural Voice, Dr. Brad Mitchel rejoined us to readdress many of the themes discussed in episode S01E19 and some of the early indicators of the Biden team plans for rural education. We discuss the current issues facing rural school districts in our Post-COVID world. We discuss some of t…
 
Mike Krause is the former Tennessee Higher Education Commission Executive Director and now a senior advisor for government affairs and economic development at the Bradley Arant Boult Cummings law firm. Krause served as the coordinator for all statewide higher education efforts relative to COVID-19, acting as the chief liaison between campuses and t…
 
In this Rural Voice episode, we interview Dr. Robert Pondiscio, a senior fellow and vice president for external affairs at the Thomas B. Fordham Institute. He is also a senior advisor to Democracy Prep Public Schools, a high-performing charter school network based in Harlem, New York. He has written extensively on education best practices. This int…
 
In this episode of the National Rural Education Association Podcast, the Rural Voice, we interview our cohost Dr. Jared Bigham regarding his personal experience with becoming infected with COVID-19. In this episode recorded in October of 2020, we discuss rural education given COVID. We discuss some of the challenges of reporting infection rates in …
 
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