Dr. Alex Gee wraps up Season 4 with a reflection on the themes of his conversations over the last season. Season 4’s theme of “State of Emergency” became more relevant as the year has gone on and Dr. Gee points to the current state of affairs in Wisconsin and the country. You are sure to hear Dr. Gee’s honest perspective as a Black man in America giving voice to the Black experience. Plus, Dr. Gee leaves you with some steps to take toward action in the midst of volatile times.
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Dr. Alex Gee answers listener questions about this season of the podcast and also current events like the Black Lives Matter movement, racial unrest, and what makes a trustworthy white ally. Becoming a Patreon supporter allows you to get your pressing questions submitted to Dr. Gee for consideration on the show.
Dr. Alex Gee talks with NAACP Presidents Kirbie Mack (former), Frances Huntley-Cooper (former, as well as former Fitchburg Mayor), and Greg Jones (current) to understand their historical leadership for the Black community. There is a wealth of wisdom and experience from these leaders that does not get shared enough. As always, don’t miss the amazing stories and powerful commentary that Dr. Gee draws out of his guests.
Dr. Alex Gee discusses cross-cultural criminal justice reform with Jerome Dillard and John Vaudreuil. John is a former United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin. He worked for U.S. Justice Department for 38 years, first as an assistant U.S. attorney in Wisconsin’s Western District where he prosecuted criminal cases. He was appointed the U.S. Attorney for Wisconsin’s Western District in August 2010 by President Barack Obama. He resigned in March 2017 when then-Attorney General Jeff Session called for his resignation, along with 45 other U.S. attorneys. John details the situation of resignation in his conversation with Dr. Gee.
Dr. Alex Gee has a conversation with returning guests, Jerome Dillard and Dr. Karen Reece, to pull back the curtain on mass incarceration. Jerome Dillard brings a depth of knowledge on the subject, recounting his and other men’s experience. Dr. Reece reveals the facts of how the justice system truly functions and impacts individuals.
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Dr. Alex Gee talks to Dane County Circuit Court Judge Nicholas J. McNamara about his friendship with Aaron Hicks and their unique collaboration on understanding African-American issues in the criminal justice system. You won’t want to miss the incredible story of these two men discovering their connection to one another and insider look at the justice system.