Month: September 2014

Scandal in the Secret City, Manhattan Project, Diane Fanning

Manhattan Project Creates Oak Ridge: Scandal in the Secret City

The first book in Diane Fanning’s new fiction series, SCANDAL IN THE SECRET CITY ( November,2014) takes readers back to the dawning of the atomic age, World War II, the war to end all wars with the discovery of the atomic bomb. The main character, Libby Clark, a recently graduated scientist and only female chemist in the top-secret location, is like hundreds of other top scientists who were transported to an unknown location, doing unknown work for the purpose of ending the war. Oak Ridge, Tennessee, later nicknamed “Atomic City,” quickly sprang up from 70,000 acres of government acquired rural farmland and became one of the secret cities. Along with Los Alamos, New Mexico, Hanford, Washington, and other selected sites,Oak Ridge was built in 1942, a remote and hidden location which never showed up on any map until 1949 even though it was the new home of over 75,000 people and using more electricity than New York City. Against this backdrop, shrouded in government imposed secrecy, Libby Clark arrives in Oak Ridge excited to do her part for the …

Shattered Lives: Review of Missing Persons Shows

  On the eve of the annual On the Road to Remember Tour sponsored by CUE Center for Missing Persons, Shattered Lives Radio host and Connecticut State Outreach Coordinator for CUE, Donna Gore presents past shows reflecting all aspects of missing persons. Over the lifetime of Shattered Lives Radio listeners have learned about the impact of missing persons from family members, search and rescue personnel, and the Founder of CUE Center, Monica Caison. The day a person goes missing it affects everyone in the family, the community, and ripples out further that we can ever know. Resources unknown to the general public are often put into place when a full-blown search is launched. Nothing ends until the missing loved one is found, no matter what the circumstances. Guest Monica Caison Monica Caison, Founder of the CUE Center for Missing Persons in Wilmington, North Carolina, is the keeper of the flame and the tireless organizer- searcher for the forgotten… a mission carried forth since 1994. Monica goes about her job systematically. She‘s built a reputation, the …

TRAFFICKED Designs, Dottie Laster, jewelry workshop

TRAFFICKED Designs: Company Created to Employ Survivors of Human Trafficking

TRAFFICKED Designs is a New Braunfels, Texas start up company founded by Dottie Laster to employ survivors of human trafficking. Laster has been involved in the rescue and restoration of hundreds of victims across the country, and through the Bernardo Kohler Center she is accredited to practice immigration law. Using acquired skills of the survivors to design and create jewelry, art and other products, the company assists rescued victims to better assimilate back into society by learning skills to re-enter the job market successfully. The difficulty for victims needing a fresh start lies in a job market where background and credit checks limit the availability of meaningful employment. Resources for rescued victims are inadequate throughout the United States, clearly an area of need among every community whose budgets are at a minimum. Trafficking victims must have specialized care, safety from the traffickers, mental health treatment, and basics like food and shelter; then they need to be able to join the workforce and become self-sufficient. “SOS: Save One Soul” by TRAFFICKED Designs TRAFFICKED Designs introduced a line of handmade jewelry …

Amy Robinson, Voice Actress, ImaginePublicity

Voice Actress Amy Robinson Creates Domestic Violence PSAs

  Many organizations, advocates and citizens across the country are promoting national Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October raising awareness and educating the public about the nuances of violence in the home using traditional gatherings, events and speeches. One woman who thinks outside the box has taken awareness a step further by creating FREE public service announcements to be used by any radio host, podcaster, or any means of broadcasting. Amy Robinson has a stake in Domestic Violence Awareness Month, losing her sister to murder in 2011. She created the blog, Justice for Nique, in memory of her murdered sister as a way of releasing her own emotions and being a resource for others. Dominique “Niqué” Chatham Leili was murdered in July, 2011. Her husband, Matthew, is the only suspect. Her body was found concealed in the woods near the entrance to her subdivision in Lawrenceville, GA. Her husband has fled the state, and taken their two young daughters, Amanda and Rebecca, with him. This blog is to fight for Niqué’s memory – to provide a voice …

Jeff Mudgett, Bloodstains, ImaginePublicity

Jeff Mudgett Talks About Jack the Ripper Grand Jury on The Roth Show

The back story of Jeff Mudgett’s BLOODSTAINS has been told many times over the last two years since its publication, but the recent news of DNA proof of the identity of Jack the Ripper has “Ripperologists” all abuzz about its veracity. Could bloodstains on an alleged victim’s shawl contain DNA evidence of the Ripper? The controversy continues to be debated. (Check out the Twitter hashtag #JackTheRipper for all kinds of opinions!) During presentations in Philadelphia September 26, Mudgett will use the audience as a “grand jury.” He will present the evidence collected through his research since writing BLOODSTAINS that the true identity of the Ripper may be his great-great-grandfather, America’s first serial killer, H. H. Holmes (Herman Webster Mudgett). Dr. Laurie Roth has welcomed Jeff Mudgett as a guest on her nationally syndicated The Roth Show several times. He has talked about his nefarious ancestor and the heinous crimes he committed in Chicago’s infamous “Murder Castle.” He’s related to listeners his personal encounter with the ghosts that haunt him in the form of remembering victims, …