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...

Obesity as a Disease

April is National Minority Health Month, and this year host C. Virginia Fields talks with guests Dr. Sylvia Gonsahn-Bollie and Kesha Calicutt about obesity and the implications of this condition in black and brown communities.

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...

Mental Health Awareness Month

Host C. Virginia Fields interviews Licensed Therapist Patrice N. Douglas, who share with us the importance to take care of our mental health in the times of the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.

Upcoming Classes

Jun25

Lighting for Film and Documentary Production

June 25, 2022 1:00 PM 59th Street Studios