All posts tagged: Don Woldman

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True Crime Classics: Serial Killers too Close to Home!

True Crime Classics airs Thursdays 1pm ET on  Here Women Talk! Burl Barer, his daughter, Anea Barer and Don Woldman discuss her experience with Serial Killers!  Anea Barer met the Green River Killer and lived to talk about it, went to school with the daughter of the Spokane Serial Killer, and did a job interview over the phone while the interviewer was holding a young boy captive, chained to his bed!   Yes, Anea knows true crime, radio and much more. The stark realization that the deaths of seven women since late summer 1997, four of whom were killed during the year’s final weeks, were the work of a serial killer, renewed fears among the public and law enforcement officials alike that the infamous and elusive Green River Killer had found a new killing ground in and around Spokane, Washington. It was only talk and speculation, fueled in large part by the numbers of bodies being found and the fact that many of the victims were prostitutes. The talk and speculation were only quelled by the …

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True Crime Classics: Burl Barer and Don Woldman Talk with Las Vegas Mob Historian, Dennis Griffin!

f you saw the movie, CASINO, you saw the fiction version of this real life saga of The Battle for Las Vegas.  Get the real story from Dennis N. Griffin Thursday 10 am PT/1pm ET at Here Women Talk Dennis N. Griffin Mystery and nonfiction writer, Griffin covered the Vegas reign of kingpin Tony “the An”t Spilotro in The Battle for Las Vegas: The Law vs. the Mob. Digging deeper into mob history, he now focuses on Spilotro’s lifelong pal, career criminal Cullotta, who appeared in Martin Scorsese’s 1995 film, Casino, recreating an actual murder he committed in 1979. Spilotro and Cullotta met in Chicago as teenage troublemakers, and early chapters detail the violent escapades of Cullotta’s youth before he escalated to major crimes. Spilotro rose in the ranks of the mob and became the Chicago Outfit’s man in Las Vegas, and Cullotta eventually joined him, running a robbery and murder crew. Together, Spilotro and Cullotta extorted illegal bookmakers and drug dealers throughout Vegas. But in the early 1980s, Cullotta became a government witness, bringing down the house. …

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True Crime Classics: The Wrongful Conviction of Willis Wilson

True Crime Classics airs Thursdays 1pm ET on  Here Women Talk! Your worst nightmare……kidnapped, held at knife point, forced to perform sex acts with a stinky bearded pervert..you escape.. you positively ID him in the police line up ..he is implicated in seven murders…he goes to trial and not only is he set free, but the judge takes him out for ice cream!!! Why? Simple. He was not the guy. You identified the WRONG MAN. Despite all offers to plea bargain, Willis Wilson refused to say he did something that he never did. He was an innocent man accused of horrible crimes while the real guy was still on the loose, killing again! This Thursday Willis Wilson relives the nightmare of being falsely accused of kidnapping and sexual assault…and how his refusal to give a false confession despite intense pressure from cops, prosecutors and the media led to his complete exoneration. Listen to TRUE CRIME CLASSICS with Burl Barer, Don Woldman and special guest Willis Wilson 1pm ET/ 10am PT on Here Women Talk. Imagine accusing …

True Crime Classics: Burl Barer and Don Woldman Welcome Georgia Durante!

True Crime Classics airs Thursdays 1pm ET on  Here Women Talk! Georgia Durante, the most photographed girl in America, mafia wife,accomplished stunt woman and author of The Company She Keeps joins Burl Barer, Don Woldman and Judi Faye on True Crime Classics! Georgia Durante has packed a lifetime of lessons into her years. Those who have known her for the past twenty years as one of Hollywood’s most successful female commercial stunt drivers have been shocked by the truth of her past. Hollywood producers have known two Georgia Durantes: the steely-nerved stuntwoman with the skill to handle a three-ton high-performance vehicle in high-speed precision maneuvers; and the beautiful model and actress who, at seventeen, was considered the most photographed girl in the country. They knew only those sides of Georgia Durante because that was all she chose to reveal. Only now does she share the full story of her life, in The Company She Keeps. Compelling and terrifying, The Company She Keeps tells the true story of Georgia Durante’s storybook beginnings in Upstate, New York when …

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True Crime Classics: Author, Ron Franscell

True Crime Classics airs Thursdays 1pm ET on  Here Women Talk! Filling in for Don Woldman is Hollywood Private Eye FRED WOLFSON! FALL, also known as THE DARKEST NIGHT, is one of the best true crime books ever written, and the author, RON FRANSCELL will be our special guest this Thursday 10am PT/1pm ET on Here Women Talk. A lifelong journalist, he worked for newspapers in Wyoming, New Mexico and California’s Bay Area before hitting the road in one of American journalism’s best beats, covering the evolution of the American West as a senior writer for the Denver Post. Shortly after 9/11, he was dispatched by the Post to cover the Middle East during the first few months of the Afghan war. In 2004, he became the managing editor for the Beaumont (TX) Enterprise, where he covered the devastation of Hurricane Rita from inside the storm. He now lives in San Antonio, Texas. FALL/The Darkest Night. GOLD MEDALIST in the Independent Publishers 2008 Book Awards and in Foreword Magazine’s 2008 Book of the Year Awards! Becky …