Oklahoma Odyssey

Oklahomans for Criminal Justice Reform

Welcome to Oklahoma Odyssey, a captivating podcast that embarks on a transformative journey through the heart of criminal justice reform in Oklahoma. Join us as we unravel the stories, challenges, and triumphs that shape the pursuit of justice and equality within the state's legal system.

Meet your hosts, Ashley Bender and Michael Olson, two passionate advocates for change, each bringing a unique perspective to the podcast. Ashley Bender, OK Justice Reform's Interactive Marketing Manager and the host of Navigating Justice, and Michael Olson, an attorney and OK Justice Reform's Policy Counsel, combine their expertise to shed light on the multifaceted issues that Oklahoma's criminal justice system faces.

Oklahoma Odyssey goes beyond the headlines, presenting listeners with a comprehensive exploration of the issues at hand. Through in-depth interviews, expert analysis, and thought-provoking discussions, we aim to foster a deeper understanding of the complexities surrounding criminal justice reform in the state.

The podcast will cover a range of crucial themes, including:

  • The impact of mass incarceration on communities and families.
  • Racial and socioeconomic disparities within the criminal justice system.
  • The role of law enforcement, courts, and corrections in shaping outcomes.
  • Rehabilitation and reentry programs aiming to break the cycle of incarceration.
  • Grassroots movements and policy initiatives that are driving change.

Whether you're an advocate for reform, a curious citizen, or someone simply seeking to understand the dynamics of the criminal justice system, Oklahoma Odyssey invites you to join us on this enlightening voyage. Through captivating storytelling and insightful analysis, we strive to illuminate the path toward a more just and equitable Oklahoma.

Tune in to Oklahoma Odyssey biweekly, where justice takes center stage, stories are given a voice, and change is the destination. Subscribe now and be part of the journey for a better tomorrow.

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Pulse's Season One Finale - Heartbeats of Justice: Reflect, Revisit, Reform
Pulse's Season One Finale - Heartbeats of Justice: Reflect, Revisit, Reform
As the inaugural season of "Pulse" comes to a close, hosts Ashley Bender and Michael Olson take you on a reflective journey through the impactful stories and insightful conversations that have defined this podcast. Join us in this season finale as we delve into the pulse of criminal justice, exploring the heartbeats of reform, resilience, and the pursuit of a more just society. Episode Highlights: Voices of Change: Revisit powerful interviews with advocates, experts, and individuals directly impacted by the criminal justice system. Their voices have echoed through the season, shaping our understanding and fueling the call for reform. Unveiling Untold Stories: From the hidden narratives of incarcerated individuals to the complexities of legal intricacies, we've sought to unveil the untold stories that often escape the mainstream narrative. The finale brings these narratives to the forefront. Impactful Moments: Join us in revisiting the most impactful moments from the season—moments that sparked conversations, challenged perspectives, and inspired action. Together, we'll celebrate the milestones achieved in our collective journey toward justice. Looking Back, Moving Forward: Ashley and Michael share their reflections on the season's evolution, discussing the challenges, triumphs, and the unwavering commitment to shedding light on critical issues within the criminal justice system. Thank you for being part of this transformative season. Your support has been the heartbeat that propels us forward. Together, let's keep the pulse strong, amplifying the call for a criminal justice system that reflects our shared values of fairness, equity, and compassion. Listen in to the season finale of "Pulse" and be part of the heartbeat that resonates beyond the airwaves, driving change and shaping the future of criminal justice. We'll see you back in June!