CRIME BEAT: ISSUES, CONTROVERSIES AND PERSONALITIES FROM THE DARKSIDE has been programming since January 28 of this year and is currently averaging 80,000 listeners plus each week, and the figure is growing.
Crime Beat is now pleased to announce its forthcoming schedule for the period from September 8 to October 27, 2011:Topics covered include , 9-11, the FBI, Henry Hill, D.B Cooper, Amanda Knox, Domestic Terrorism, DEA undercover work, Crime documentaries, DEA, among others. Here is the lineup.
- September 8—Anthony Summers and Robbyn Swan, authors of the Eleventh Day, talk about their 9-11 investigation, including the response of President Bush and the U.S. military that day, and the failure to intercept the hijacked airliners. They also reveal the untruths told afterward by U.S. officials and, as a counterpoint, assess the contentions of the “9/11 truth” movement. See randomhouse.com.
- September 15—Geoffrey Gray, author of the best-seller, Skyjack, talks about his best-selling investigation of the D.B. Cooper mystery, one of the most astonishing whodunits in the history of American true crime. One man extorted $200,000 from an airline, then parachuted into the wilds of the Pacific Northwest and into oblivion. See huntfordbcooper.com.
- September 22—Rich Gold and Tom Freeman, two documentary film makers look at crime and talk about their gangster documentaries. A fascinating look at legendary bank robber Willie Sutton and drug dealer Lucas Torres.
- September 29—Nina Burleigh, author of the best-seller Fatal Gift of Beauty, discusses her mesmerizing literary investigation of the murder, the controversial prosecution, the conviction and twenty-six-year sentence of American Amanda Knox, as well as the machinations of Italian justice, and the underground depravity and clash of cultures in one of central -Italy’s most beloved cities. See ninaburleigh.com.
- October 6—Ron Kessler, New York Times best-selling author of The Secrets of the FBI by New York Times, reveals the FBI’s most closely guarded secrets and the secrets of celebrities, politicians, and movie stars uncovered by agents during their investigations. See ronaldkessler.com.
- October 13—Henry Hill is the legendary former American mobster, Lucchese crime family associate, and FBI informant whose life was immortalized in the book Wiseguy, written by crime reporter Nicholas Pileggi, and the 1990 Martin Scorsese film Goodfellas, in which Hill was played by Ray Liotta. See goodfellahenry.com.
- October 20—In a command performance, Louis Diaz, author of Dancing with the Devil and retired DEA agent, takes us inside some of his biggest undercover operations, including that of Nicky Barnes, the so-called “Mr. Untouchable.” See books.simonandschuster.com.
- October 27—Dick Lehr, co-author of the Edgar award winning, Black Mass: The True Story of an Unholy Alliance Between the FBI and the Irish Mob talks about the life and legacy of White Bulger and impact of organized crime in Boston.
- November 3—Gary Free Director of START, the country’s leading consortium for the study of terrorism and responses to terrorism, provides an assessment of the domestic terrorism threat and discusses other terrorism-related issues. How safe are we? See start.umd.edu.
Crime Beat is a weekly hour-long radio program and airs every Thursday from 9 and 10 EST. Beginning with the May 5 program the show moves to the 8pm-9pm EST time slot on the Artist First World radio Network. Crime Beat presents fascinating topics that bring listeners closer to the dynamic underbelly of the world of crime. Guests have included ex-mobsters, undercover law enforcement agents, sports officials, informants, prisoners, drug dealers and investigative journalists, who have provided insights and fresh information about the world’s most fascinating subject: crime.
Crime Beat is hosted by award-winning crime writer Ron Chepesiuk
) and broadcast journalist and freelance writer Willie Hryb.
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