Criminal Justice Conversations with David Onek

10:31am

Thu July 26, 2012
Cops & Courts

Public Counsel’s Laura Faer on Criminal Justice Conversations

David Onek and Laura Faer in studio.

Laura Faer, the Education Rights Director for the Public Counsel Law Center, talks with host David Onek about the movement to reform California’s broken school discipline process.

Interview Highlights

On school suspensions in California:

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9:26pm

Thu July 19, 2012
Cops & Courts

Criminal Justice Conversations with David Onek: The Wire’s Sonja Sohn

Actress Sonja Sohn, known for her role on the HBO series The Wire, talks with host David Onek about her work as co-founder of Rewired for Change, a nonprofit supporting at-risk youth in Baltimore. She also discusses how her personal life has shaped her commitment to ending children’s exposure to violence, the power of leveraging celebrity to fuel social change and much more.  

Interview Highlights

On what motivated her to start her own nonprofit:

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4:25pm

Thu July 12, 2012
Cops & Courts

Criminal Justice Conversations with David Onek: Nancy Mullane, Author, Life After Murder

David Onek and Nancy Mullane in studio.

Nancy Mullane, author of Life After Murder: Five Men in Search of Redemption, discusses the stories of five men at San Quentin prison convicted of murder and then released on parole, how she built trust with these men, the Governor’s unique role in California’s parole process, the extremely low recidivism rates for paroled murderers, and more.

Nancy Mullane Interview Highlights

Mullane on Why She Wrote Life After Murder:

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12:19pm

Thu June 7, 2012
Cops & Courts

Criminal Justice Conversations with David Onek: UCSF Prof. Emeritus of Psychology Paul Ekman

David Onek and Paul Ekman outside the Berkeley Journalism School

Paul Ekman, UCSF Professor Emeritus of Psychology,discusses how his research on facial expressions and emotions can improve public safety, the criticism he has received from colleagues for working with law enforcement, his discussions with the Dalai Lama about forgiveness and responsibility, the pros and cons of having his work portrayed on the TV show “Lie to Me,” and more. 

Paul Ekman Interview Highlights

Ekman on Criticism From Colleagues That He Works Too Closely with Law Enforcement:

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1:14pm

Thu May 31, 2012
Cops & Courts

Criminal Justice Conversations with David Onek: Scott MacDonald, Santa Cruz Chief Probation Officer

Scott MacDonald and David Onek outside the Berkeley Journalism School.

In Episode #34, Santa Cruz Chief Probation Officer Scott MacDonald discusses reducing racial disparities in the juvenile justice system, partnering with the community, using data to drive decision-making, sustaining reforms through leadership transitions, and more. 

Scott MacDonald Interview Highlights

MacDonald on Partnering with the Community:

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