Truth and Reconciliation Truth and Reconciliation is a forum for the people of Baltimore to discuss the challenges of law enforcement reform, alternative paths to improving communal safety, and how to hold power accountable.Through personal tales of triumph and tragedy, Truth and Reconciliation seeks new perspectives on how to improve the lives of the people of the city through activism, analysis, and actionable ideas.Hosted by Taya Graham, Sean Yoes, and Stephen Janis.
Truth and Reconciliation

Truth and Reconciliation

From WYPR - 88.1 FM Baltimore

Truth and Reconciliation is a forum for the people of Baltimore to discuss the challenges of law enforcement reform, alternative paths to improving communal safety, and how to hold power accountable.Through personal tales of triumph and tragedy, Truth and Reconciliation seeks new perspectives on how to improve the lives of the people of the city through activism, analysis, and actionable ideas.Hosted by Taya Graham, Sean Yoes, and Stephen Janis.

Most Recent Episodes

The Challenge of Vacating Unjust Convictions

In our latest episode, we explore the obstacles to helping victims of a corrupt police unit regain their freedom.And what happened, when Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby, tried to change the law to help make that happen.

The Human Misery that Occurs When Baltimore Police Don't ----Take A Knee----

A recent New York Times article raised the idea that crime has continued to rise because police ----Took a Knee---- after the death of Freddie Gray in 2015. We read from a series of charging documents that show the flip-side of that argument, how arbitrary and often inexplicable arrests sowed chaos in the community and turned people's live upside down.

The Human Misery that Occurs When Baltimore Police Don't ----Take A Knee----

The Serial Killer Who Wasn't...and Then Was Part 2 of 2

In part two of our series on rumors of serial killer preying upon women in Northwest Baltimore, we explore what happened when a rash of strangulations of women in 2008 unearthed cases form the past, and a suspect.

The Serial Killer Who Wasn't..and Then Was Part 1 of 2

The first in a two part series, we examine the controversy surrounding the fear that a serial killer was preying upon women in Northwest Baltimore.

Through the Lens: ----Holy Crap, They Arrested My Editor----

As we continue to explore how the media narrative informed policing in Baltimore in the past, we tell the story of the arrest of Baltimore Examiner editor Frank Keegan in 2007.Keegan was arrested shortly after a dispute with his neighbors over smoking. But the timing of the arrest, just after the Examiner published the salaries and overtime pay for the entire Baltimore Police Department, points to an ulterior motive.

Through The Lens: An Early Video of Police Brings Harsh Consequences

The 2006 video of police striking Glenn Curry while he was handcuffed was one of the first examples of how capturing arrests on camera would eventually change the conversation about law enforcement in Baltimore. However for the man that made the tape there were steep consequences, fallout that continues to have repercussions today.

Hidden Victims: A Women's Death Ignored

In this installment of our Hidden Victims series, we examine an aspect of the criminal justice system that is often overlooked: how police treat suspicious deaths involving women of color.To understand how some cases remain stuck in a nebulous category called ----undetermined,---- we speak to the family of Tyra McClarly. McClary was found buried under a pile of mulch with her ankles wrapped in a plastic bag in 2006, but her case remains in investigative limbo.

Hidden Victims: How a Police Killing Spreads Pain Throughout an Entire Family

In the second part of our Hidden Victims series, we explore how the tragedy of a police custody death affects the loved ones left behind and their relationships. To do so we speak to Marcus and Nicole Pettiford. In 2012 Marcus' father Anthony Anderson died at the hands of police after an officer violently threw him to the ground.But the officers were not charged, and it is how that decision affected their marriage that reveals much about the consequences of police violence which remains hidden from view and often goes untold.

Hidden Victims: How a Police Killing Spreads Pain Throughout an Entire Family

Hidden Victims: A Mother's Unfathomable Pain

In the first of our Hidden Victims series looking at how the criminal justice system impacts women of color, we hear the story of Greta Carter and the death of her son, Kevin Cooper. Cooper was shot and killed by a Baltimore police officer after a routine call to his Southwest Baltimore home in August of 2006. Carter tells the traumatic story of her son's death, and her emotional encounter years later with the officer who killed him.

The Personal Toll of Fighting Back

During the height of zero tolerance the voices of dissent among the political establishment were few and far between. We talk to two people who fought back, Former State Delegate Jill P. Carter and Public Defender Todd Oppenhiem about what they experienced and how it affected their lives.

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