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Charles Rotramel, Matt Russell, and Gregg Taylor carry on a wide ranging discussion each week on restorative justice, current events, and faith.
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Charles Rotramel, Matt Russell, and Gregg Taylor lead a discussion on restorative justice, current events, and faith. New episodes post each Friday.

Apr 13, 2018

Charles, Matt, and Gregg are joined by Gabriel Lopez and George Nunez, to discuss Homeboy Industries, how it helped them change their lives, and how they experience kinship. Gabriel Lopez is a Senior Navigator at Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles, California, the largest gang intervention program in the world and founded by Father Greg Boyle. George Nunez is a member of the Security staff at Homeboy Industries. Both are former clients. The Homeboy Industries website is here: http://www.homeboyindustries.org/ 

Apr 6, 2018

In this encore episode, Charles and Matt examine forgiveness and its challenges, its relationship to the criminal justice system and kinship, and the importance of seeking it.

Miroslav Volf's book "The End of Memory: Remembering Rightly in a Violent World" is discussed in this episode. It can be found here:

https://www.amazon.com/End-Memory-Remembering-Rightly-Violent/dp/0802829899 

Mar 30, 2018

In this encore episode, Charles, Matt and, Gregg discuss the powerful meaning of Good Friday, the road to the cross, the suffering of God, and the emergence of light.

Mar 23, 2018

Charles, Matt, and Gregg are joined for another encore episode by Mustafa Tameez, Managing Director of Outreach Strategists, for an illuminating discussion about ISIL, ways to combat terrorism in the US, and how our faith communities provide the key to combating it.

Mustafa has had a distinguished career in public affairs and communications and has also advised successful candidates for mayor of Houston, state legislature, and Congress, as well as nonprofits. He has consulted on national security with the Department of Homeland Security. Mustafa is a regular contributor to Fox News, the Houston Chronicle, nd the Texas Tribune. More information about Mustafa is available here: http://www.outreachstrategists.com/who-we-are/leadership/ 

 

Mar 16, 2018

Charles, Matt, and Gregg are joined by Mustafa Tameez, Managing Director of Outreach Strategists, to discuss the American criminal justice system, how we got to the present era of mass incarceration, and where we go from here. Mustafa has had a distinguished career in public affairs and communications and has also advised successful candidates for mayor of Houston, state legislature, and Congress, as well as nonprofits. He has consulted on national security with the Department of Homeland Security. Mustafa is a regular contributor to Fox News, the Houston Chronicle, nd the Texas Tribune.  More information about Mustafa is available here: http://www.outreachstrategists.com/who-we-are/leadership/ 

 

Mar 9, 2018

Gregg and Charles are joined by Steve Klineberg to learn about the results from the 35th Houston Area Survey, the diversity it points to, and how the 21st Century city can thrive.

Dr. Stephen Klineberg is the Founding Director of the Kinder Institute for Urban Research at Rice University, where he is also a Professor of Sociology. He has been conducting the Houston Area Survey since 1982.

The 35th Houston Area Survey can be read in its entirety here: https://kinder.rice.edu/has/ More information about Steve Klineberg can be seen here: https://kinder.rice.edu/people/leaders/    

Mar 2, 2018

Charles and Gregg are joined in this encore episode by reVision staff member Adriana Garcia, formerly a student at Rice University researching gangs and incarceration, along with the social factors contributing to both. Adriana has an inspirational personal journey that has led her from the barrio of Pacoima, California to academia. She shares her uniquely personal view of the issues facing families and kids on the edge. 

Feb 23, 2018

Charles Rotramel and Gregg Taylor talk about how people change their lives, with a focus on the Readiness for Change model, the five stages of change, and the ways forward to hope.

James Prochaska and colleagues developed the Readiness for Change model, officially known as the Transtheoretical Model (TTM). Details are here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transtheoretical_model

James Prochaska's best known book is Changing for Good:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/46680.Changing_for_Good

Dan Gilbert's TED Talk, The psychology of your future self

http://www.ted.com/talks/dan_gilbert_you_are_always_changing

 

Feb 16, 2018

Charles, Matt, and Gregg speak in this encore episode about trauma, how it manifests itself in the lives of people, responses by those affected by it, and the redemption of everyone in the cycle of trauma.

Feb 9, 2018

Charles, Matt, and Gregg talk in this encore episode about communities of redemption, focusing on Matt's research into trauma and recovery, how people who have experienced enormously difficulty move to change, and how we can respond.     

Feb 2, 2018

In an encore episode, Charles and Matt talk about El Salvador, Archbishop Oscar Romero, and the crucifixion as it is perpetrated today.

Jan 26, 2018

Charles, Matt, and Gregg look at recent trends in adolescent substance abuse, how to prevent it, and what factors make a difference in the lives of teens.

The article referenced in this episode is here:  http://substanceuse.jjie.org/posts/substance-use-among-teens-can-be-prevented/

Additional resources can be found here: SAMHSA: http://www.samhsa.gov/

National Association of Christian Recovery: http://www.nacr.org/

The Council on Recovery: http://www.councilonrecovery.org/

The Center for the Study of Addiction and Recovery at Texas Tech University: https://www.depts.ttu.edu/hs/csa/    

Jan 19, 2018

Charles, Matt, and Gregg mark Matt's departure from the podcast with a look back at the great discussions we have had and a look forward at Matt's crucial work. This podcast will continue and will take a brief hiatus while we retool and reorganize. We will be posting encore episodes for a few weeks and then we will be back with new episodes. Please stick with us.

Matt's ongoing projects are:

Project Curate

https://www.projectcurate.org/

Iconoclast Artists

http://iconoclastartists.org/

Jan 12, 2018

Charles and Matt, and Gregg are joined in an encore episode by Dr. Shadd Maruna for an inspiring discussion of how our society labels those in the criminal justice system and processes them out of the community. The group then envision rituals of reintegration that will heal and reconnect. Shadd is now Professor of Criminology at the University of Manchester is one of the world's leading criminology researchers, particularly on re-entry. Shadd is the author of the book "Making Good: How Ex-Convicts Reform and Rebuild Their Lives." He joins the podcast from Ireland.

More information about Shadd is available here: http://rscj.newark.rutgers.edu/faculty/member/dr-shadd-maruna/

The special issue on judicial rehabilitation can be found here: http://www.ejprob.ro/index.pl/january_2011

His Twitter is @Criminology 

Jan 4, 2018

Charles and Matt, and Gregg are joined in an encore episode by Dr. Shadd Maruna for an inspiring discussion of how our society labels those in the criminal justice system and processes them out of the community. The group then envision rituals of reintegration that will heal and reconnect. Shadd is now Professor of Criminology at the University of Manchester is one of the world's leading criminology researchers, particularly on re-entry. Shadd is the author of the book "Making Good: How Ex-Convicts Reform and Rebuild Their Lives." He joins the podcast from Ireland.

More information about Shadd is available here: http://rscj.newark.rutgers.edu/faculty/member/dr-shadd-maruna/

The special issue on judicial rehabilitation can be found here: http://www.ejprob.ro/index.pl/january_2011

His Twitter is @Criminology 

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