Month: October 2012

CRIME WIRE TAKES ON A NEW ANGLE INTO THE TRUE FAMILY LIFE OF THE MAFIA

You can hear Crime Wire Tuesdays at 9 p.m. Eastern. Please visit our Crime Wire Website. Together we can make a difference. LISTEN LIVE: CLICK HERE The family is a haven in a heartless world.  ~Attributed to Christopher Lasch CRIME WIRE is pleased to welcome Luellen Smiley and Carl Manno to our show. Luellen is the daughter of Allen Smiley, Bugsy Siegel’s best friend and business partner. Allen was sitting next to Bugsy when the mobster was shot and killed on June 20, 1947 in the Beverly Hills mansion of his girlfriend Virginia Hill. Luellen was raised among the elite of organized crime. She spent her adolescence in the, mysterious, and privileged circle of her father’s associates and friends in Los Angeles, where he was under the arm of Johnny Roselli. Carl Manno is the grandson of Salvatore “Sam” Giancana who was the boss of the Chicago outfit from 1957 to 1966. Born in Chicago, Illinois on May 24, 1908 to Sicilian immigrant parents, Sam Giancana started out as a wheelman for Al Capone and worked his way to the top …

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Shattered Lives: Focus on Forensics with Guest, Peter Valentin

  SHATTERED LIVES with Donna R. Gore, “LadyJustice” Examining the effects of those who have survived violent crime and how it has impacted their lives. Real people, real tragedy, real help. Saturdays at 5pm ET Listen LIVE or podcast:  CLICK HERE Peter Valentin has the unique distinction of being a renowned instructor who combines an impressive educational background with experience in the practical application of his trade.  Peter finished a distinguished career with the Connecticut State Police in August of 2011, retiring as a Detective in the Major Crime Squad.  His work encompassed the investigation of homicides, suspicious deaths and other major crime scenes.  As a member of Connecticut’s elite Urban Search and Rescue team, he has extensive training in detecting criminal activity at a major disaster and also functions as a rescue specialist, focused on saving injured and trapped victims. Peter’s impressive academic credentials include graduating Cum Laude from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, with a BS in Forensic Science.  Peter also earned a Master of Science degree in Forensic Science from the University of …

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An Hour to Kill with Doc Bonn Welcomes R. Barri Flowers

Drew University professor, author, and media analyst, Dr. Scott Bonn takes to the airwaves with a brand new crime related show, An Hour to Kill With Doc Bonn. Listeners can call in to the live broadcast to ask questions, or comment, and participate in weekly contests…yes, there are prizes! To listen LIVE Fridays at noon ET Click HERE   Doc Bonn will be joined for the hour by criminologist and New York Times best-selling mystery and thriller author R. Barri Flowers.  This award-winning author is one of the most multi-talented writers on the scene today with nearly forty published books of fiction and nonfiction, two dozen short stories, a handful of poems, numerous articles, and seemingly endless ideas for more.  They will discuss Flowers’ riveting, recent book “Serial Killer Couples: Bonded by Sexual Depravity, Abduction,and Murder.” Be sure to play the “whodunit” mystery call-in contest and maybe win a great prize. R. Barri Flowers is an award winning criminologist, true crime author, and thriller novelist. He is the author of forty books including such bestselling crime nonfiction titles …

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Shattered Lives: Exploring the Issue of Human Trafficking with Dottie Laster and Betty Houbion

SHATTERED LIVES with Donna R. Gore, “LadyJustice” Examining the effects of those who have survived violent crime and how it has impacted their lives. Real people, real tragedy, real help. Saturdays at 5pm ET Listen LIVE or podcast:  CLICK HERE Two of the nation’s leaders in the battle against human trafficking, Dottie Laster and Betty Houbion are special guests on the show this week for a frank discussion about the issue. One of the fastest growing global crimes is trafficking in human slavery, whether in the sex trade, agriculture or hospitality industry, human beings are being bought and sold. Dottie Laster and Betty Houbion are two dynamic women who have taken on the cause of rescue and restoration of trafficked victims through education, training, and passing much needed legislation to prosecute this crime. Dottie Laster, founder of Laster Global Consulting has worked with many law enforcement agencies throughout the country, educating and training officers, advocates, and concerned citizens about human trafficking. She has worked with the US Dept. of Justice and assisted in creating task forces in several …

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An Hour to Kill with Doc Bonn: Sandra L. Brown and Domestic Violence ACTION Month

Drew University professor, author, and media analyst, Dr. Scott Bonn takes to the airwaves with a brand new crime related show, An Hour to Kill With Doc Bonn. Listeners can call in to the live broadcast to ask questions, or comment, and participate in weekly contests…yes, there are prizes! To listen LIVE Fridays at noon ET Click HERE Doc Bonn will be joined for the hour by special guest Sandra L. Brown, M.A. CEO of The Institute for Relational Harm Reduction discussing domestic violence and its effects on our society. Traditionally October is designated as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, but this year there is a movement to see more ACTION in policies and procedures to prevent the escalation of violent tendencies towards intimate partners. Sandra L. Brown, M.A., CEO of The Institute for Relational Harm Reduction & Public Psychopathy Education is a psychopathologist, program development specialist, lecturer, and an award-winning author. Her books include the award winning Women Who Love Psychopaths: Inside the Relationships of Inevitable Harm with Psychopaths, Sociopaths & Narcissists as well as How to Spot a Dangerous Man …