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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.
2021 Year-In-Review: Criminal Justice Reform… And The Road Ahead
Host Andre Ward holds a conversation with Fortune Society President & CEO JoAnne Page about the fight for Criminal Justice during 2021 and the road ahead.
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
50 Years Since The Attica Uprising: Has Anything Changed?
Host Andre Ward talks to The Fortune's Society founder, David Rothenberg, about the Attica Prison Uprising which happened 50 years ago. Mr. Rothenberg was one of the 30 observers summoned by the leaders of the Attica uprising to witness their negotiations with New York State.
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...
Pell Grant Restoration -- Its Significance For Affecting Meaningful Individual Change
On this episode, host Andre Ward talks to Dyjuan Tantro, the government affairs officer at the Bard Prison Initiative (BPI), about the restoration of Pell grants for incarcerated students.
Parole Reform... Less Is More
Parole reform has become an important issue within the criminal legal reform world, to talk to us about these issues host Andre Ward welcomes Vincent Schiraldi, Co-director of Columbia University's Justice Lab and a Senior Research Scientist at the Columbia School of Social Work.
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...
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This Week on MNN celebrates Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM)!
Ralph McDaniels Honored With Trailblazer Award
Manhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN) honored legendary producer Ralph McDaniels for his contributions to entertainment and community media on Wednesday, March 22 in its new multimedia facility in midtown. His award-winning show, Video Music Box (VMB) has aired on public access television for over...
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This Week on MNN celebrates new Community Produced Programs!
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This Week on MNN we recognize National Nutrition Month.