The Criminal Justice Insider Podcast

The Criminal Justice Insider Podcast
with Babz Rawls Ivy and Jeff Grant 
is broadcast live at 9 am ET on the first and third Friday
of each month Sept. – June
from the WNHH 103.5 FM studios in New Haven. 
It is rebroadcast on WNHH at 5 pm ET the same day.
Live-Streamed and Podcast available 24/7.
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An article about each show is published a few days later in the New Haven Independent (


Season Three Program/Guests List (*formerly incarcerated):
  • Fri., Sept. 6, 2019: Khalil Cumberbatch*, Chief Strategist at New Yorkers United for Justice
  • Fri., Sept. 20, 2019: Aaron T. Kinzel*, Lecturer in Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Michigan-Dearborn
  • Fri., Oct. 4, 2019: Charlie Grady, Outreach Specialist for the FBI CT Community Outreach Program
  • Fri., Oct. 18, 2019: Michael Kimelman*, Former Hedge Funder and Author of Confessions of a Wall Street Insider: A Cautionary Tale of Rats, Feds, and Banksters
  • Fri., Nov. 1, 2019: Corey Brinson*, Former Attorney Convicted for a White Collar Crime who is running for Hartford City Council
  • Fri., Nov. 15, 2019: Cathryn Lavery, Ph.D., Asst. Chair & Graduate Coordinator for the Iona College Criminal Justice Department
  • Fri., Dec. 6, 2019: Free Prison Phone Calls Show, Guests to be Announced


Season Two Program/Guest List (*formerly incarcerated):


  • Fri., Sept. 9, 2018: Kennard Ray*, CT Unlock the Vote and Candidate for CT State Legislator

  • Fri., Sept. 21, 2018: Louis L. Reed*, National Organizer for #Cut50

  • Fri., Oct. 5, 2018: Sue Gunderman (Hartford Interim Director of Reentry Services) & Beth Hines (Executive Director, Community Partners in Action), CT Reentry Roundtables

  • Fri., Oct. 19, 2018: Venice Michalsen, Assoc. Professor of Justice Studies, Montclair State University

  • Fri., Nov. 16, 2018: Andrew Clark, Director of the Institute for Municipal and Regional Policy, Central Connecticut State University

  • Fri., Dec. 7, 2018: Glenn E. Martin*, Founder/Consultant of GEM Trainers and Past- President and Founder of JustLeadershipUSA

  • Fri., Dec. 21, 2018: Ferando Muñiz, CEO of Community Solutions, Inc. and Rosa Correa, Community Leader

  • Fri., Jan. 4, 2019: CJI New Year’s Retrospective Show Looking Back at Past Guests

  • Fri., Jan. 19, 2019: Peter J. Henning, Professor of Law, Wayne State University & “White Collar Watch” Columnist, NY Times

  • Fri., Feb. 1, 2019: Jeffrey Deskovic*, CEO of The Jeffrey Deskovic Foundation who was Exonerated after Serving 16 Years in Prison

  • Fri., Feb. 15, 2019: Jeffrey Abramowitz*, Executive Director for Reentry Services, JEVS Human Services, Philadelphia

  • Fri., Mar. 1, 2019, Rollin Cook, CT Commissioner of Correction

  • Fri., Mar. 15, 2019: Dieter Tejada*, Justice Impacted Criminal Justice Advocate

  • Fri., Apr. 5, 2019: John Rowland*, Former CT Governor

  • Fri., Apr. 19, 2019: Gregg D. Caruso, Ph.D. Professor of Philosophy at SUNY Corning & Co-Director of the Justice Without Retribution Network at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland

  • Fri., May 3, 2019: Michael Taylor, CEO of Cornell Scott-Hill Health Center in the Greater New Haven area

  • Fri., May 17, 2019: Tarra Simmons, Esq.*, Attorney & Criminal Justice Reform Advocate, Washington State

  • Fri., June 7, 2019: Louis L. Reed*, National Organizer for #Cut50, Part Deux!

  • Fri., June 21, 2019: Marcus Bullock*, CEO of Flikshop


Season One Program/Guest List (*formerly incarcerated):


  • Nov. 3, 2017: Hon. Robyn Porter, CT State Legislator

  • Nov. 17, 2017: Hon. Scott Semple, CT Commissioner of Correction

  • Dec. 1, 2017: Amy Smoyer (Asst. Professor of Social Work, Southern Connecticut State University) and Jackie Lucibello*, New Haven Women’s Resettlement Working Group

  • Dec. 15, 2017: Lorenzo Jones*, Co-Executive Director, Katal Center for Health, Equity and Justice

  • Jan. 19, 2018: Cynthia Farrar, Co-Founder of Purple States and Producer of Life on Parole

  • Feb. 16, 2018: Danielle Cooper, Director of Research for the Tow Youth Justice Institute

  • Mar. 2, 2018: Hon. Joseph Ganim*, Mayor of Bridgeport, CT

  • Mar. 16, 2018: John Santa, Chair of Malta Justice Initiative and Member of CT Sentencing Commission

  • Apr. 6, 2018: Brent Peterkin, CT Director, Project Longevity & Board Chair, The Phoenix Association

  • Apr. 20, 2018: Scot X. Esdaile, President of NAACP CT, Chair of NAACP National Criminal Justice & Da’ee McKnight*, Family ReEntry

  • May 4, 2018: Earl Bloodworth*, ED of the Warren Kimbro Reentry Project

  • May 18, 2018: Jacqueline Purcell*, ED of Evolution Family Reentry Services

  • June 1, 2018: Mike Lawlor, CT Undersecretary for Criminal Justice Policy & Planning

  • June 15, 2018: James Forman, Jr., Pulitzer Prize Winning Author & Yale Law Professor

  • July 6, 2018: Bill Carbone & Erika Nowakowski, Tow Youth Justice Institute, University of New Haven



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