By Julie Reynolds Martinez
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Gray Area tells the stories of people who are dealing with this whole thing we call justice, people who are trying to get beyond labels of right and wrong or good and evil to get to something bigger – redemption. Gray Area deals with some pretty heavy stuff, but it also lightens up when you least expect it. True stories about justice, once a month.
||CleanEpisode 02: Cheryl||How do you forgive the unforgivable? Cheryl Ward-Kaiser leads us down a path of shocking twists and turns. Her story contains detailed descriptions of violence, so it may not be appropriate for everyone. But by the end, we know you’ll understand why C||12/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 01: Gary||What makes a man decide to switch sides and buck everything he’s always stood for? Episode One is the surprisingly tender story of an ace prosecutor who goes from putting murderers and child abusers behind bars to — yikes — defending them. With s||11/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 0||Introducing Gray Area, A Show About Justice and Redemption I’m Julie Reynolds Martinez and for more than 15 years, I’ve reported on criminal justice in the Central Coast. I’ve analyzed our prisons and courts, covered hundreds of crimes, and sat th||11/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
For years, Julie Reynolds has established herself as one of the best reporters on organized crime in California and possibly the country. Here Reynolds manages to thread together moving stories, vignettes and lessons from a broad concept: Justice, particularly Restorative Justice. These stories are difficult within the freedom of historical fiction - to tie it to face, place and time as a journalist is even more difficult.
This work should be required for educators, students and community members working for restorative justice as well as reporters and writers engaging this subject.