Month: October 2014

My Sister's House, Shattered Lives, Elmire Ravin, Donna R. Gore

Shattered Lives: Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Guest Elmire Ravin

  National Domestic Violence Awareness Month is honored every October, often competing with other worthy, and more well known issues. To be sure there is exposure to the intimate partner violence cause, Shattered Lives Radio welcomes back previous guest, Elmire Ravin, Executive Director of My Sister’s House located in North Charleston, South Carolina. Listeners will learn about not only the issue of domestic violence, but the work of advocates and organizations across the country who have been working to make changes in the way the issue is perceived. While there have been many advances in education and awareness over the years, victims are still being asked, “why don’t you just leave?” With the national attention on the NFL, especially the very public incident involving Baltimore Ravens player, Ray Rice and his then girlfriend. The spotlight has been turned back on as it is when there is a celebrity or professional athlete involved in intimate partner violence. This is the time everyone must push to make quick advances before the light goes dim and the story stops …

2014 Diane Fanning book covers

Diane Fanning Featured at Crime Lab Detective Exhibit

  On Saturday, October 11, Diane Fanning will be making a special appearance from 10:30am-12:30pm (Central) as part of the Crime Lab Detective Exhibit at Donald W. Reynolds Library located at 300 Library Hill, Mountain Home, Arkansas. The exhibit is sponsored by Friends of the Baxter County Library and runs from September 27 – November 2, 2014. In Crime Lab Detective visitors are the lead detectives. They are challenged to examine the various clues, such as cloth fiber on a picket fence and tire marks, which will be useful in solving the crime. Families are encouraged to approach the exhibit as a team while students may explore it on their own or in groups. Forensic Science concepts such as the study of fingerprints, chromatographs, DNA, insect lifecycles, tire marks, hair analysis, thread comparison and handwriting analysis are all covered in their pursuit of the culprit. Crime Lab Detective has been developed by the Museum of Discovery, Little Rock, Arkansas. Check out the PROGRAM GUIDE for exciting CSI and safety programs happening at the Library! With her background in research for her 13 true crime books, …

Katherine Svoi Symthe Returns with Co-Host Dottie Laster to The Roth Show

Join Dr. Laurie Roth weekdays at 7-10pm Pacific, 10pm-1am Eastern Listen LIVE or to the Archive:  http://therothshow.com Each Wednesday  Dr. Laurie Roth holds conversations with those in the know about particular crimes,criminals, issues, corruption, and wrongdoing. Tune in with co-host Dottie Laster and her guests to learn more about human trafficking, the dangers and what to do about it.   Dr. Laurie Roth and co-host Dottie Laster welcome back Katherine Svoi Smythe, continuing to tell the story of her own captivity and experience as a victim of human trafficking. Her book, Unbroken, was released in April and recounts the horrors she suffered as a child in the bondage of sex trafficking by her family.  Katherine Svoi Symthe is the granddaughter of Lester Brown, whose cruelty to animals made the cover of Life magazine in 1966, that enraged Congress to pass the Animal Rights Law. Lester Brown moved to California where Smythe’s mother started buying children from the sex trade and abusing them. Smythe endured 17 years of torture, pain, and even witnessed her sister’s death by her mother. In a …