"I just hugged the man who murdered my son."

This week, President Obama called for reform of the criminal justice system, and became the first sitting President to visit a federal prison. So, we're revisiting the story of former inmate Oshea Israel, who speaks to, Mary Johnson, the mother of the man he killed.
Recorded in Minneapolis, Minnesota
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This week, President Obama called for reform of the criminal justice system, and became the first sitting President to visit ...
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Recorded in Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Jasmyn Belcher Morris

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Griot
Struggle

"You want to go over to your ex-husband's for Thanksgiving?"

Best friends Denny Daniels (R) and Larry Rolf (L), who were married to the same woman at different times, talk about how their unlikely friendship began.
Recorded in Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Best friends Denny Daniels (R) and Larry Rolf (L), who were married to the same woman at different times, talk ...
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Recorded in Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Katie Simon with Jasmyn Belcher

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Friendship

"When I was growing up, I didn't think I was going to live long."

Tyondra Newton to her youth counselor, Sally Nixon.
Recorded in Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Tyondra Newton to her youth counselor, Sally Nixon.
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Griot
Growing Up
Identity