And it is indeed a pleasure to welcome to the show one of the six finalists of the MacArthur Foundation’s 100&Change competition. He is Steven Waldman, the President and Co-Founder of Report for America.
In order to reform a system that needs fixing, it is necessary to shine a light on it and then keep that issue in front of people and in the collective consciousness of society. This is especially true when you’re talking about something that is complicated, difficult, not terribly transparent, and fairly expensive to cover and investigate… like the criminal justice system. But that is exactly what The Marshall Project has set out to do. And here to discuss it with us is their President, Carroll Bogert.