Stories that need to be told. Voices that need to be heard.
"Stories that need to be told, voices that need to be heard" regarding crime and criminal justice. The program’s founder and host, David Risley, is a former career federal prosecutor and former Director of Public Safety Policy in the Illinois Governor’s office. For many episodes, Mr. Risley is joined by co-host Lynard Joiner. The two originally met on opposite sides of the law on opposite sides of a federal courtroom, with Mr. Risley as prosecutor and Mr. Joiner as defendant. Now, they are good friends and collaborators on this and other projects. The program features the stories and voices of people with lived experience with crime and the criminal justice system, including such topics as reentry to community life after prison, the prison experience, restorative justice, effective policing, and community efforts of prevent and combat crime.