Gray Area, a new podcast from VOICES A show about justice and redemption

Introducing Gray Area

By Julie Reynolds Martinez

For more than 15 years, I’ve reported on criminal justice in the Central Coast. I’ve analyzed our prisons and courts, covered hundreds of crimes, and sat through hundreds of criminal trials. And here’s the thing. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve walked away from the courthouses in Salinas and Santa Cruz with something really bugging me.

It’s this thing called Reasonable Doubt. So many times, the defense attorney had me believing her client was innocent. And then the prosecutor would convince me of his guilt.

Gray Area tells the stories of people who are dealing with this whole thing we call justice, people who are trying to get beyond labels of right and wrong or good and evil to get to something bigger – redemption. Gray Area deals with some pretty heavy stuff, but it also lightens up when you least expect it.

Ultimately, here’s the question we’re hoping to answer: If we don’t believe in those extremes of good and evil, what DO we believe in?

Oh and hey — we’re now live on iTunes, Stitcher and everywhere fine podcasts are found, so please subscribe!

Episode 0 – Introducing Gray Area

Episode 1 – Gary

The Gray Area Team

Julie Reynolds Martinez, producer
Mara Reynolds, co-producer
Emma Wynne-Jones, intern extraordinaire
Krista Almanzan, all-around advisor, helper and great person

Julie Reynolds Martínez

About Julie Reynolds Martínez

Julie Reynolds Martínez is a freelance journalist who has reported for the Center for Investigative Reporting, The Nation, NPR, PBS, the NewsGuild and other outlets. She is a co-founder of Voices of Monterey Bay.