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This show looks at the impact of incarceration on the family members of those who are in prison. We share real-life experiences and provide some advice through experts who come on the show.

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Hour Friend In Deed, a program that connects mentors with children who have an incarcerated parent, is on the verge of losing its financial support. For the past five year, the program has helped children with a parent (or both parents) in prison... more

Join us live to speak with Reesy Floyd-Thompson who will be discussing her new publication "Separated by Prison, United by Conviction Journal." The journal has over 250 simple yet thought-provoking questions, quotes and scenarios to help... more

Oklahoma's crime rate ranks 17th nationally, about on par with the country's average. But the state has the dubious distinction of being No. 1 for female incarceration per capita in the United States. It's not that Oklahoma's women... more

Nonprofits have it tough during these lean economic times. The average non-profit has seen its funding cut by 10 to 25 percent over the past few years. And those providing services that are perceived as less critical are hit even... more

Edna Ford is a grandmother of six who says she’s struggled to pay the high cost of collect phone calls ever since her son was incarcerated 13 years ago. After racking up bills as high as $200 a month, Ford says the calls have gotten less... more

If you’re not sure which box to check when asked “have you ever been convicted of a felony?” be sure to tune in on Wed. Nov. 11 at 9 p.m. EST.

It’s been a few months since the last show but the web radio show is back. On Wednesday, October 7 at 9 p.m. EST, Makeba and I will be talking to Marika Turano, the documentary filmmaker of The Word Is Love. Capturing the voices... more

We’ll be talking to Dr. Harland Kessaris, a psychologist who specializes in reintegration into family life following a prison term. You may remember Dr. Kessaris from an interview he did with Tiffany Garlic last year around the... more

We'll be speaking to a financial advisor about the following: * * Financial advice for families with at least one incarcerated family member * * Money saving tips for families with at least one incarcerated family member * * Financial planning for... more

Makeba and I will be talking to Chandra Villanueva, a Policy Associate at the Women’s Prison Association (WPA) and author of WPA’s new report on prison nursery programs. The report, which is a comprehensive look at prison nursery... more

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