Tapping Into An Untapped Labor Market

Host Andre Ward and guest Jeffrey Abramowitz discuss the importance of hiring people previously involved in the justice system, not only as a mean of opportunity for those formerly incarcerated, but as an advantage for the companies that open the doors to them.

Aging People in Prison

Host Andre Ward talks to Ute Ritz-Deutch, Coordinator of the Amnesty International Chapter at Ithaca, NY.  They talk about aging people in prisons, parole boards and what can be done to improve the live of this population

Ending Solitary Confinement in NYC Jails & NYS Prisons

In this episode of "Both Sides of the Bars," we are joined by The Fortune Society’s Executive Vice President and Board of Corrections member Stanley Richards and HALT Solitary Confinement’s statewide organizer Jerome Wright to talk about the ending of solitary confinement in NYC jails and the...

Repairing Today's Ineffective Justice System Strategies

American prisons house more than 1.5 million individuals, an increase of over 390% since 1978. This growth persisted even in the face of an overarching decline in crime rates since the 1990s and the longest terms of incarceration since we began to collect accurate data. Over 600,000 men and women...

The 2020 Census: Stand And Be Counted!

Today, “Both Sides of the Bars” will discuss the importance of the 2020 Census and what people can do to participate in it. The Fortune Society’s Andre Ward hosts guest Kathleen Daniel, field director of NYC Census 2020, an organizing initiative established to ensure a complete and accurate count of...

The Basics of Sound: What are Frequency and Amplitude?

June 29, 2022

Have you ever wondered what makes up a sound? Sound is composed of two simple elements frequency and amplitude. What we experience as sound can be connected back to these components. How we record sound is affected by them and they are what we manipulate when we're editing.