About This Show
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.
True stories about justice, once a month.
Most Recent Episode
Episode 03: Reynaldo in Yaqui Land
Gray Area Episode 03: Reynaldo in Yaqui Land
Reynaldo’s brother, Roy
In our latest episode, we explore the story of two brothers, Roy and Reynaldo. Born 15 years apart to different fathers, the two men found very different paths as they grew up. By the time he reached adulthood, Reynaldo decided he’d had enough of his brother’s criminal antics. After Roy died in prison, it took Reynaldo years before he was ready to try to make sense of the life his brother led — in fact, it took a dream.
What we learned on this journey was more than just the shocking truth about Roy — we would uncover a connection to legendary criminals and and folk heroes. We’d also dig deeply into the indigenous struggles of North America.
Like many Mexicans and Mexican-Americans, Reynaldo assumed his family’s ties to their indigenous roots were severed centuries ago. But as we discovered, that rupture was not so far in the past. The trauma and scars remain alive in the present — from massacres and enslavement to lynchings, extermination and displacement.
Episodes of This Show
Dec 11, 2017
Nov 20, 2017
Nov 10, 2017