Gideon’s Promise The Podcast explores the critical role of public defenders in systemic justice reform. Hosted by Jonathan Rapping, each episode explores a wide range of issues facing marginalized communities with subject matter experts, key opinion leaders and people impacted by the American criminal legal system.
EP 05 - From the Voices
This episode of Gideon’s Promise: The Podcast explores the criminal legal system through the eyes of those who have experienced this system first hand. Host Jonathan Rapping and guest host, Ilham Askia, speak with Ohio Justice & Policy Center’s Director of Community Outreach, Tyra Patterson and Founder of R.E.D, David Lee Windecher! Hear riveting stories about their childhood, imprisonment, & the importance of public defenders!
EP 04 - Public Defenders in the Trenches
This episode of Gideon’s Promise: The Podcast explores the challenges our public defenders are facing during this devastating pandemic and their responses to the protests erupting throughout the country against racial injustice. Host Jonathan Rapping and guest host, Ilham Askia, speak with two Gideon’s Promise alumni — Brandon Ball, Assistant Public Defender – Felony Trial Division, Harris County Public Defender’s Office in Houston, Texas and Georgia Sims, Assistant Deputy Public Defender & Training Director, Metropolitan Public Defender’s Office in Nashville, Tennessee. They will speak about why they stay in the fight to reform public defense, the challenges they face in this historic time, and what being a public defender means!
EP 03 - An Ode to Public Defenders
This episode of Gideon’s Promise: The Podcast features a little twist! Gideon’s Promise Executive Director, Ilham Askia interviews President, Jonathan Rapping, about his first book, "Gideon’s Promise: A Public Defender Movement to Transform Criminal Justice." This book centers public defenders in the broader struggle to transform criminal justice. "Gideon’s Promise," is coming to you on August 18th.
EP 02 - The New Civil Rights Movement: Criminal Justice Reform
ON THIS EPISODE
This episode of Gideon’s Promise: The Podcast explores criminal justice as this generation’s civil rights movement. Host Jonathan Rapping speaks with three experts – James Forman, Jr, Pulitzer Prize Winning Author and Professor of Law, Yale Law School; Heather Pinckney, Director of Training, Black Public Defender Association and Gideon's Promise Faculty Member; and David Singleton, Executive Director, Ohio Justice & Policy Center and Gideon's Promise Faculty Member – about the history of criminal justice in America, criminal justice reform and how past criminal justice policies impacted the black community.
EP 01 - The Critical Role of Public Defenders in Transforming Justice
ON THIS EPISODE:
This inaugural episode of Gideon’s Promise explores the critical role public defenders play in the criminal justice system as they address a wide range of issues facing marginalized communities. Host Jonathan Rapping speaks with three experts - Raj Jayadev, Co-Founder, Silicon Valley De-Bug; Josie Duffy Rice, President, The Appeal; and Scott Hechinger, Senior Advisor, The Justice Collaborative & Director, Zealous - about public defenders critical roles in the ongoing struggle for justice beyond courtrooms, how they can help reframe the media’s perception of public defenders and how their role is further highlighted in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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A Podcast that is long overdue and very important!
Public Defenders play a critical role in the fight for justice and equality for marginalized people, which are overwhelmingly POC. This podcast is just as important as any other that you are listening to during this pivotal time in our country.
I absolutely loved listening to the first episode, and can’t wait for more.
Gideon's Promise- a champion for public defenders
Listen to this podcast if you want to understand the systemic issues with the criminal justice system, mass incarceration and the critical role public defenders play in fighting for justice and reform.