23 episodes

The Waiting Room with Nadine Graves provides a mic for the unheard. Exposing the invisible impact of the US Criminal (in)Justice System through the stories of those waiting for justice, waiting for freedom, and the professionals helping those in the wait.

The Waiting Room with Nadine Graves Nadine Graves

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 17 Ratings

The Waiting Room with Nadine Graves provides a mic for the unheard. Exposing the invisible impact of the US Criminal (in)Justice System through the stories of those waiting for justice, waiting for freedom, and the professionals helping those in the wait.

    We Resolve to Empower the Community

    We Resolve to Empower the Community

    Damon Drake of We Resolve MN joins Nadine in the Waiting Room to share about how his organization is utilizing the Participatory Defense model to empower the community as either they or a loved one navigates through the criminal legal process. 
    We Resolved can be contacted through the link above or by calling: 651-505-3288. Also, please consider supporting this important organization by donating or spreading the word. 

    • 34 min
    Things We Already Knew S2, E8

    Things We Already Knew S2, E8

    Nadine is joined by Civil Rights Attorney, Zorislav Leyderman, and they have a blunt conversation about the things most of us already knew about the City of Minneapolis and the Minneapolis Police Department in response to the Minnesota Department of Human Rights Findings. 
    Mentioned in this episode: 
    Link for Public Comment regarding consent decree. 
    Article on the Hardel Sherrell Act, which was advocated for by Zorislav's former client, Ms. Del Shea Perry, in response to the death of her son, Hardel Sherrell, in Beltrami County Jail in 2018. 

    • 41 min
    Painting A Different Picture S2E7

    Painting A Different Picture S2E7

    Father and Art from the Inside, artist Ricardo Dominguez shares how his early exposure to art provided an outlet that helped him reflect and reset while incarcerated. His art forces anyone who sees it to see something beautiful, something more than his past. This art is now opening doors to the life he’s been waiting for. 
    Check out and purchase Ricardo’s artwork here. 
    Also mentioned in this episode:
    Meditations for Women Who Do Too Much, Revised Edition by Anne Wilson Schaef  Minnesota Justice Research Center and the Minneapolis Foundation Hennepin County Attorney Forum RSVP here Minnesota Department of Human Rights Investigation into the City of Minneapolis and the Minneapolis Police Department Findings April 27, 2022.  Contact at TWRpodcast.com 

    • 41 min
    Black Girl Advocate S2, E6

    Black Girl Advocate S2, E6

    In this episode, Nadine gives tribute to a sister, Leslie Redmond who is a powerhouse for justice as well as other influential women in her life. She also highlights National Public Defender Day and the confirmation hearings for Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson.  Leslie Redmond is the founder of Don't Complain Active, a movement that encourages all of us to get involved in social justice. She can be reached at: leslieredmond.com. 
    Nadine also mentions the author of The Lawyer as Leader: How to Plant People and Grow Justice, by Dr. Artika Tyner. 
    Also mentioned in this episode: 
    Black Girl Advocate created by Shamaria Jordan
    We Should All be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
    Flawless by Beyonce 
    We Are All Criminals founded by Emily Baxter 

    • 15 min
    FreeWriters: A Space to Escape S2, E5

    FreeWriters: A Space to Escape S2, E5

    In this episode, Nate Johnson, founder and executive director of FreeWriters, and I have a rich conversation about his journey from being a prosecutor to helping incarcerated folks with creative writing opportunities that improve mental health, reduce recidivism, and inspire hope about life after incarceration.  Learn more about and $upport FreeWriters. 

    • 1 hr 14 min
    New Year, Same Goals S2, E4

    New Year, Same Goals S2, E4

    In this episode, Nadine gives a brief update on what's new with her professionally as the new Deputy Director of Community Legal Services at the Legal Rights Center. 
    Nadine also provides a brief review of the must-read memoir, Unbound: My Story of Liberation and the Birth of the Me Too Movement by Tarana Burke. 

    • 9 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

DRLpodcast.com ,

Much needed

It’s about time we give a voice to families affected by the criminal justice system in America! I loved the first episode and I’m looking forward to more.

Fosterbeach ,

Eager to hear more

Great first episode on a much-needed topic. Can’t wait to hear more from Nadine!

TulipRWK ,

Full circle moment!

Power and informative first episode Nadine, I couldn’t be more proud of you and your journey. You’re being the change you wished to see in this broken world and I have no doubt you’re about to transform lives. This message is important and so needed. Many blessings to you and I’m looking forward to tuning in for more.

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