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BONUS EPISODE: Sheron Edwards Joins Jason Flom To Discuss His Excessive Sentence, Judges + Case

Ebro in the Morning Podcast

Podcaster and activist Jason Flom sits down with Ebro in the Morning to help share the story of Sheron Edwards. Edwards was arrested in 1999 on robbery charges in Mississippi as a college student after stealing a man's car after a fight with his girlfriend. He was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison and then another 20 years in state prison for the same crime to be served consecutively. He shares his story, and they discuss the actions which resulted in this sentence, the judge attached to this case, steps he has taken over the years, and how this compares with the rest of the world. Edwards currently has a petition on https://www.change.org/p/16th-circuit-court-of-oktibehha-county-save-sheron-edwards-from-serving-state-and-federal-terms-for-the-same-exact-crime SIGN UP FOR OROCASH HERE: https://www.oro.fund/ Subscribe to "Captains & Majors" on iTunes, Spotify, and Amazon.  iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/captains-majors-the-journey-to-the-hbcu-ny-football-classic/id1644231857 Amazon: https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/7ce3df43-baea-467a-9c40-065a397f4b4d/captains-majors---the-journey-to-the-hbcu-ny-football-classic Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6ZuO0qvyWoeo3KxNutMxg6?si=50e84457edf147fa See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

22mins

21 Sep 2022

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Jason Flom

The Art of Making Things Happen (Bluefishing) Steve Sims

Jason Flom is the Founder and CEO of Lava For Good and Lava Media. Flom previously served as Chairman and CEO at Atlantic Records, Virgin Records, and Capitol Music Group, and he is personally responsible for launching acts such as Katy Perry, Kid Rock, Lorde, and Greta Van Fleet. He is a leading philanthropist and expert on criminal justice issues and an internationally-recognized and celebrated public speaker. Flom is the founding board member of the Innocence Project and serves on the boards of numerous criminal justice reform organizations. He is the host of the hit podcast, Wrongful Conviction, which features interviews with men and women who have spent decades in prison for crimes they did not commit, some even sentenced to death. Flom also hosts Righteous Convictions with Jason Flom, which spotlights social justice leaders such as Senator Dick Durbin, U.S. Representative James Clyburn, and Serial creator and activist Rabia Chaudry — true rockstars of these turbulent times. Flom’s love for animals inspired the children’s book Lulu is a Rhinoceros, co-written with his daughter Allison Flom and released in June 2018.

41mins

23 Aug 2022

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Interview with Jason Flom

CorrsCast

In this episode we speak with Jason Flom who was head of A&R at Atlantic when The Corrs appeared for a meeting unannounced and after he heard their sound, agreed to sign the band to the label. Jason was one of the first music executives to recognise The Corrs' unique sound and enjoyed it. This meeting ultimately led to working with David foster and the production of the band's first album 'Forgiven, Not Forgotten'.Join me as we discuss Jason's journey in the music industry and what it was like to have such a well-developed and unique band appear ready to be signed on the spot.As mentioned in this episode, a photo of the tape handed to Jason by John Hughes and the band at their first meeting can be seen here.An invitation link for the CorrsCast Discord server can be found here.A special mention goes out to Freddie Mercury (Jason’s dog) who gave his incredible vocal talents freely for a portion of this episode.This episode has special thanks to Julia Ostroff for her kindness. The CorrsCast logo uses the font 'Bodhran' and was created by the very talented @guillaumelechelon.design and used with kind permission. (Font design based on the original work of Sung Lee Crawforth).This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.Original photography by Guzman and used with permission.Connect with CorrsCastCorrsCast.comInstagramTwitterFacebookDiscord#CorrsCast on social media.Please subscribe, rate and review CorrsCast on iTunes or a platform of your choosing See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

39mins

30 May 2022

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From CEO to ACTIVIST with Jason Flom

Disruption Now

Also, the host of the hit podcast, Wrongful Conviction features interviews with men and women who have spent decades in prison for crimes they did not commit, some even sentenced to death. He started his journey to fight the system's injustice last 1993 when he helped a young kid win his case for a non-violence first offense cocaine possession charge for which he served 15 years to life. He also shared statistics that listeners will be shocked that the United States incarcerates black people at six times South African rate per capita during a partile. Jason Flom believes that we should use the resources to uplift people, police are not the answer, and imprisonment is not the answer. He lives by the saying, "If you can help, help, and you can always help!" He always reminds people that Today is a good day to do something good for someone while expecting nothing in return.

57mins

19 Feb 2022

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#241 Jason Flom with Jerome Loach

Wrongful Conviction

43 year old Jerome Loach was performing in a play at a church in South Philadelphia, PA on the evening of January 10, 2009. At the same time, police responded to a home invasion, in which three women were confronted at gunpoint by men posing as pizza deliverers. Two men were arrested, but a third man was implicated – Jerome. While the incriminating statement was recanted before trial, it was presented to the jury anyway. This, along with the police’s fabrication of phone records to secure Jerome’s involvement, led to Jerome’s conviction. Jerome served over 10 years of a 25-50 year sentence before the charges were dropped and he was released. To learn more and get involved, visit: https://www.gofundme.com/f/jeromes-exoneration-rebuilding-fund https://lavaforgood.com/with-jason-flom/ Wrongful Conviction is a production of Lava for Good Podcasts in association with Signal Co No1.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

33mins

19 Jan 2022

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#240 Jason Flom with Stephanie Spurgeon

Wrongful Conviction

Stephanie Spurgeon was a married mother of two who had been running a daycare facility from her home for 15 years. On August 21, 2008, Stephanie took care of 1 year old Maria Harris for the first time. Maria’s grandmother picked her up that day, but soon noticed Maria was unresponsive. After 8 days in the hospital, Maria passed away. Since Stephanie was the last supervisor of the child, she was accused of murder and convicted of manslaughter based on the prosecution’s dubious argument of soft impact Abusive Head Trauma. To learn more and get involved, visit: https://gofund.me/06c1b747 https://millerforstateattorney.com/ https://www.facebook.com/MillerForStateAttorney https://www.instagram.com/millerforstateattorney/?hl=en https://twitter.com/afmiller2021 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmwdSfek2aM https://lavaforgood.com/with-jason-flom Wrongful Conviction is a production of Lava for Good Podcasts in association with Signal Co No1.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

38mins

12 Jan 2022

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#239 Jason Flom with Johnny Berry

Wrongful Conviction

On August 10th, 1994, a man and a woman were in a van in West Philadelphia, when two males approached. One blocked the passenger door, while the other shot the man before he could get out of the van. The witness identified 16 year old Johnny Berry from a photo, but rescinded the ID at a preliminary hearing. Inexplicably, Johnny was re-arrested and sent back to juvenile detention, where he met Tauheed Lloyd who had admitted to being one of the assailants. When Lloyd refused to clear Johnny's name, they fought. Months later, Lloyd was arrested in an unrelated incident, and his gun matched the murder weapon. Unaware of this evidence, Lloyd thought Johnny had snitched. In turn, he gave false testimony for leniency and out of spite, sending Johnny away for life without parole. Years later, Lloyd's attempted recantation was silenced by threats of perjury and another murder prosecution. It took a slew of Supreme Court rulings on juvenile life sentences and the Philadelphia CIU to right this wrong. To learn more and get involved, visit: berryjohnny1111@gmail.com https://lavaforgood.com/with-jason-flom Wrongful Conviction is a production of Lava for Good Podcasts in association with Signal Co No1.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

29mins

5 Jan 2022

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#221 Jason Flom with Anthony Sims

Wrongful Conviction

Anthony Sims is going into the 24th year of a 25 to life sentence based on a narrative constructed by his former friend Julius Graves. The only witness that was neither related to Graves nor coerced by police continues to tell the story of Anthony’s innocence (and Graves’s guilt) to this day. Learn more and get involved at: https://www.freeanthonysims.com/https://www.wrongfulconvictionpodcast.com/with-jason-flom Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom is a production of Lava for Good™ Podcasts in association with Signal Co No1.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

48mins

8 Sep 2021

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#219 Jason Flom with Patrick Pursley - UPDATE

Wrongful Conviction

This is an updated episode that originally aired on January 15, 2020. In this live audience recording at ComplexCon Chicago 2019, Patrick Pursley tells us how a false identification, a coerced and immediately recanted statement, and false expert testimony led to his wrongful conviction. Amazingly, Patrick Pursley spearheaded changes to the law while still in prison in order to obtain the ballistic testing necessary to set himself free. His fight continues on the outside for his Certificate of Actual Innocence, as the state has yet to admit what is evidently true. His hearing is set for August 27th, 2021. Learn more and get involved at: https://www.iamkidculture.org/https://www.wrongfulconvictionpodcast.com/with-jason-flom Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom is a production of Lava for Good Podcasts in association with Signal Co No1.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

34mins

25 Aug 2021

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#217 Jason Flom with Kevin Dykes - UPDATE

Wrongful Conviction

This is an updated episode that originally aired on September 14, 2020. In June 1986, Kevin Dykes witnessed the attempted murder of 2 people and the actual murder of a 3rd person in his neighborhood in Compton, CA. Kevin decided to go to the police, partly out of fear of reprisals by the killers who knew he witnessed the murder. The prosecutors then used his knowledge of the crimes that he witnessed against him and charged him with all 3 crimes. Learn more and get involved at: https://www.change.org/free-kevin-dykeshttps://www.wrongfulconvictionpodcast.com/with-jason-flom Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom is a production of Lava for Good™ Podcasts in association with Signal Co No1 and PRX.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

39mins

11 Aug 2021

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