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Crime Beat: Sandra Lansky, CIA & Drugs, Cosa Nostra

Crime Beat: Issues, Controversies and Personalities from the Dark Side on Artist First Radio Network is pleased to announce its forthcoming schedule for October 30, 2014, through January 22, 2015. Topics covered include La Cosa Nostra, Nazi Germany, Hollywood, serial killers, the CIA and drugs, and more.

Here is the lineup:

  • October 30 — Nick Schou, author of Kill the Messenger: How the CIA's Crack-Cocaine Controversy Destroyed Journalist Gary Webb.
  • November 6 — Scott Bonn, author of Why We Love Serial Killers: The Curious Appeal of the World's Most Savage Murderers.
  • November 13 — Tom Wescott, author of The Bank Holiday Murders: The True Story of the First White Chapel Murders.
  • November 20 — Scott Andrew Selby, author of A Serial Killer in Nazi Berlin: The Chilling True Story of the S-Bahn Murderer.
  • November 27 — Burl Barer, author of The True Story of the Spokane Serial Killer, command appearance.
  • December 4 — T Rafael Cimino, author of Heavy and Table 21.
  • December 11 — Frank Monastra, author of Brancato: Mafia Street Boss.
  • December 18 — William J. Mann, Tinseltown; Murder, Morphine and Madness at the Dawn of Hollywood.
  • December 25 — MayCay Beeler, author of Buccaneer: The Provocative author of Jack Reed, Adventurer, Drug Smuggler and Pilot Extraordinaire. Read book excerpt here
  • January 1 — Mike Russell, author of Undercover Cop: How I Brought Down the Real-Life Sopranos. Command appearance.
  • January 8 — Sandra Lansky, author of Daughter of the King: Growing Up in Gangland. Command appearance.
  • January 15 — Gerald Posner, author of Killing the Dream: James Earl Ray and Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • January 22 — Steven Jackson, author of Bogeyman: He Was Every Parent's Nightmare. 

On the air since January 28, 2011, Crime Beat is a weekly hour-long radio program that airs every Thursday at 8 p.m. EST. 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 currently averaging 180,000 listeners in 130 plus countries each week, and the figure is growing. All shows are archived at for 24-7 listening. Crime Beat is hosted by award-winning crime writer and documentary producer Ron Chepesiuk ( and broadcast journalist and freelance writer Will Hryb.

Ronald Herd, the popular Internet radio host and regular listener of Crime Beat, said: "Crime Beat sounds like an organized crime greatest hits collection...I am loving it!" Tom Hart of Atlanta, Georgia, writes: “I am a BIG fan of your show and enjoy the variety of guests you have on your show. “Keep up the good work.” Carolyn Yarema of Toronto, Canada writes, "fabulous program guys' ... my husband Chi Chi and I never miss the show."

Crime Beat airs weekly every Thursday at 8 P.M. EST on the Artist First World Radio Network at To contact the Crime Beat radio program for interviews, e-mail or call 803-366-5440.

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