"What Chance?" hosted by Karin Elias takes a deeper look into the life and background of people who have been to prison. Here you find conversations with educators, psychologists, thinkers and the formerly incarcerated around the nature of punishment, the high number of POC in prison and the possibility of rehabilitation in the current structure of society.
The Foster Care system can be an important safety net for children whose needs cannot be met by their biological parents. In this episode I talk with Laura Sestito who is the Administrative Director of Care Coordination at Cardinal McCloskey Community Services. We look at the benefits and also at the risk factors children experience when entering the foster care system. Violence, poverty, trauma are some circumstances which hinder some children and put them at risk of slipping into the criminal justice system.
This is the season of giving. If you would like to help and donate please go to www.cmcs.org
Episode 3 - Poverty
Poverty still exists in many countries, even in the US. Despite well-meaning intentions we have not seen dramatic changes. In this episode I talk with Cristina Diez who works for ATD Fourth World - All Together in Dignity, a non profit organization with a different approach to eliminating poverty.
The Role of the Police
In this episode I look back in history to the beginnings of the police. In a conversation with Max Elias I ask : what was the role of the police then - and what should it be now?
All about Me
In this episode I talk about coming to America - what I expected and what I discovered. Over time the picture changed and I am wondering what is real. Is it the same for all of us?
What is so different for POC in the US? Why do they drop out of school, end up in prison or die young in such high numbers? It's time to talk about punishment and justice.