Fluid Truth

Fluid Truth with attorney Shirley Skyers-Thomas is a collection of stories and conversations that attempt to answer the question: Is there equity in the justice system?

Guests share their encounters with the justice system, and in hearing these stories, we are given a glimpse into another person’s truth, for just a moment.  

We all have our own truth. It’s not absolute – it’s fluid.

The podcast is a production of the Quinnipiac University Podcast Studio, and is produced by Reinett Chefu . The executive producer is David DesRoches.

Society & Culture
Education
Government
1
Brian Dennis: From Embraced to Targeted
Attorney Shirley Skyers-Thomas sits down with Mr. Brian Dennis to discuss the impact of race, equity and opportunity
36 min
2
Attorney Eroll Skyers & Mr. Leon Brown: Economi...
Attorney Eroll Skyers steps in as guest host & speaks with Mr. Leon Brown on Economic Equity in Financial Spaces
35 min
3
Rhonda Scales-Thacker: Leaving It Better Than Y...
Attorney Shirley Skyers-Thomas sat with Rhonda Scales-Thacker to discuss her experience of moving the conversation of equity forward as a black women leader
33 min
4
Dr. Angela Skyers: Intentional Representation M...
Attorney Shirley Skyers-Thomas sat with Dr. Angela Skyers in a discussion on the lens of Higher Education
30 min
5
Ms. Asia Skyers and Dr. Don Sawyer: Wake Up to...
Attorney Shirley Skyers-Thomas turned the mic to Ms. Skyers & Dr. Sawyer to an authentic conversation about navigating between generations.
36 min
6
Barry Diamond: After Re-entry
Attorney Shirley Skyers-Thomas sat with Mr. Barry Diamond to discuss what should be available to individuals after re-entry
33 min
7
Dr. Lorenzo Boyd: Policing Re-imagined
Attorney Shirley Skyers-Thomas sits down with Dr. Lorenzo Boyd to discuss his career in law enforcement & education
41 min
8
Steve Driffin: We Need To Talk About This
Attorney Shirley Skyers-Thomas sits down with Steve Driffin, writer, playwright, film maker
40 min
9
Tangular A. Irby: Preserving the Story of the E...
Attorney Shirley Skyers-Thomas sits down with Ms. Tangular A. Irby, Author & Educator
30 min
10
Jeff Le: How We're Perceived Is How We're Valued
Attorney Shirley Skyers-Thomas sat with Mr. Jeff Le to dive into his experiences and contributions to the work of equity.
33 min
11
Attorney Bryan Sumner: An Invitation to Challen...
Attorney Shirley Skyers-Thomas sits down with Attorney Bryan Sumner, civil rights and employment litigation attorney
35 min
12
Fluid Truth Season 1 Finale: We're talking Equity
Fluid Truth shares a montage of moments and snippets of conversation as we explore the layered conversation of equity in the justice system.
25 min
13
Lamont Young: The path forward is forgiveness a...
Attorney Shirley Skyers-Thomas sits down with Lamont Young, Psychotherapist and Entrepreneur
22 min
14
Chi Anako: Being an Accomplice
Attorney Shirley Skyers-Thomas sits down Chi Anako, health care practitioner
31 min
15
Attorney Sonia Worrell Asare: More than Kitchen...
Attorney Shirley Skyers-Thomas sits down in conversation with Attorney Sonia Worrell Asare
28 min
16
Dr. Herron Gaston: We Can Be Change Agents
Attorney Shirley Skyers-Thomas sits down with Dr. Herron Gaston, pastor, author & advocate.
36 min
17
Summer Perratti & Johnny Marquardt: Using Media...
Attorney Shirley Skyers-Thomas sits down with Summer Perratti & Johnny Marquardt, Seniors majoring in Media Studies
31 min
18
Milton Johnson: Equity Goes To Whomever Can Aff...
Attorney Shirley Skyers-Thomas sits down with Sergeant Milton Johnson of the Bridgeport Police Dept
26 min
19
Soncerae Cicero: A Seat at the Table
Attorney Shirley Skyers-Thomas sits down with Soncerae Cicero, Human Resources Professional
31 min
20
Ja'Vielle Foy & Toyloy Brown, III: Through The ...
Attorney Shirley Skyers-Thomas sits down with Quinnipiac University seniors, Ja'Vielle Foy & Toyloy Brown, III.
25 min
21
Orsella Hughes: We Must Tell the Story
Attorney Shirley Skyers-Thomas sits down with Orsella Hughes, Executive Director of the Prosperity Foundation & Pastor of Allen Chapel AME Church
34 min
22
Clive Terrelonge: It just shouldn't happen
Attorney Shirley Skyers-Thomas sits down with Mr. Clive Terrelonge, former track & field athlete and current coach at Fayetteville State Univ
31 min
23
Dr. Larry Wilner: Economics of Wellness
Attorney Shirley Skyers-Thomas sits down with Dr. Larry Wilner, practicing physician
23 min
24
Suprena Shuler: What About the Children?
Attorney Shirley Skyers-Thomas sits down with Ms. Suprena Shuler, program manager for youth & families
23 min
25
James Fulton: Despite the Circumstances
Attorney Shirley Skyers-Thomas sits down with Mr. James Fulton, mental health counselor
18 min
26
Inayah Bashir: A Crisis of Community
Attorney Shirley Skyers-Thomas sits down with Inayah Bashir, community advocate and curricular writer.
25 min
27
Tyler Mack: Let's Change the System
Attorney Shirley Skyers-Thomas sits down with Tyler Mack, legislative aide to the State Senate President Pro Tempore of Connecticut.
20 min
28
Attorney Eroll Skyers: Losing Trust in the Huma...
Attorney Shirley Skyers-Thomas sits down with attorney Eroll Skyers,
27 min
29
Officer Al Brooks: I Was Just Doing My Job
Attorney Shirley Skyers-Thomas sits down with Al Brooks, a former NYPD police officer.
18 min
30
Dr. Gnimbin A. Ouattara: My Name is My Story
Attorney Shirley Skyers-Thomas sits down with Dr. Gnimbin A. Ouattara, Associate Professor of History and International Studies at Brenau University.
24 min
31
Earl Bloodworth: Defying the Odds
Attorney Shirley Skyers-Thomas sits down with Earl Bloodworth, Director for Reentry overseeing the Mayor's Initiative for Reentry Affairs (MIRA) for the city of Bridgeport.
20 min
32
Teresa Neff-Webster: The State of Our School Po...
Attorney Shirley-Skyers Thomas sits down with Teresa Neff-Webster, Deputy Chief of Operations for Boston Public Schools.
22 min
33
Surviving Solitary Confinement with Leighton Jo...
Attorney Shirley Skyers-Thomas sits down with Leighton Johnson. Mr. Johnson has endured an abundance of hardship after spending time inside solitary confinement.
27 min
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