Beyond the Bench
By UNC School of Government
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"Beyond the Bench" is a podcast about the legal system produced by the North Carolina Judicial College at the UNC School of Government. It is interview-based, with guests including judges, lawyers, professors, and citizens who have participated in court proceedings. Some interviews focus on guests’ personal experiences and opinions, while others explore discrete legal issues. The podcast is organized by season, with each season being focused on a particular type of case. For example, season one is about criminal law, and is hosted by Jeff Welty, a member of the criminal law faculty at the School of Government and the Director of the North Carolina Judicial College.
||CleanSeason 02, Episode 06: Obtaining Permanency||In this last episode, you’ll learn about permanent outcomes for the family and child, with a discussion of two opposite outcomes: a child’s reunification with his/her parents and the child’s adoption after a termination of parental rights. Find ou||1/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Child’s Voice in Court: The Role of the Guardian ad Litem||We’re back with Episode 5, “The Child’s Voice in Court: The Role of the Guardian ad Litem,” for our Beyond the Bench Season 2 podcast. In this episode, we take a break from our court cases to focus on the child. Find out how the child’s perspe||1/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 02, Episode 04: The Case Plan – In and Out of Court||At the end of our last episode, one of our two cases ended when the court dismissed it after concluding the child was not neglected. But in our other case, the case where the children were living with their parents in a van in the woods without adequate||12/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 02, Episode 03: The Trial: Adjudicating Neglect||In this episode, through interviews with district court judges, a county department of social services attorney and a parent attorney, we will talk about the hearing where the court decides if the child is neglected and what happens afterwards.||12/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 02 Episode 02: The System Responds||In today’s episode, through interviews with county department social workers and attorney, the state Guardian ad litem program, a parent attorney, and district court judges, we’ll discuss how the county department responds to a report of suspected n||11/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS02 Episode 01: Without a Home||In today’s episode, through interviews with homeless shelter providers and district court judges, we’ll talk about what homelessness looks like, whether it’s neglect and whether you need to make a report to county department.||11/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS02 Episode 00: Welcome to Season 2 of Beyond the Bench||Welcome to Season 2 of Beyond the Bench, a podcast by the NC Judicial College at the UNC School of Government. Season 2 tells the story of homelessness, neglect and the child welfare system in NC. During this Season, we’ll talk about what family homel||10/31/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS01 Episode 05: Anne Precythe on Community Corrections||During the final episode of Season 1, faculty member Jamie Markham interviews the North Carolina Director of Community Corrections Anne Precythe. She talks about what is was like when she first started working in the area of probation, how it has change||9/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS01 Episode 04: Shea Denning on DWI and Jamie Markham on Absconding from Probation||Faculty member Shea Denning explores the procedures and punishments associated with impaired driving and ponders their effectiveness in addressing the DWI problem. In the second segment, host Jeff Welty talks with colleague Jamie Markham about the conce||8/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS01 Episode 03: Judge Carl Fox||In this episode we talk with North Carolina Superior Court Judge Carl Fox. Before becoming a judge, Fox was the first African American district attorney in the state. We talk about his life, work, and views about current criminal justice issues. If you||8/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
I enjoyed the North Carolina specific legal analysis of the podcast. It was a good balance of learning about the state's judicial history in the first segment and about current issues in the second one. I look forward to more episodes!
New Podcast by UNC School of Government
While Season 1 of the podcast focuses on the criminal justice system, season 2 deals with the effects of homelessness on child welfare and follow two cases of child neglect. The School of Government is a bipartisan, non-advocacy institution that educates public officials in North Carolina. If you live in NC, this podcast is for you!
Keeps getting better!
So excited to hear more from this podcast! Love the format for season 2. I know it's a lot of work, but so well produced and incredibly informative even to the lay listener.
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