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The Crime Beat Radio Show’s Upcoming Schedule July 26, 2014, through August 21, 2014

 features Lucky Luciano, The Good Spy, Kitty Genovese, Killing Presidents and Philadelphia Law Enforcement, and More

Crime Beat: Issues, Controversies and Personalities from the darkside on Artist First Radio Network is pleased to announce its forthcoming schedule for June 26, 2014, through August 21, 2014. Topics covered include Mafia History, the Pizza Bomber, Joseph Mengele, private investigation work and more.
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June 26—Mel Ayton, author of Hunting the President. Read more..

July 3—Marcus Valdespino, author of White Boy Confessions: The Explosive Story of Marcus Valdespino and San Antonio's Hood. Read more..

July 10—Kai Bird, author of The Good Spy: The Life and Death of Robert Ames. Read more..

July 17—Catherine Pelonero, author of Kitty Genovese: A True Account of a Public Murder and Its Private Consequences. Read more..

July 24—Chris Cippolini, author of Lucky Luciano: Mysterious Tales of a Gangster Legend. Read more..

July 31—Burl Barer, author of Body Count, Fatal Beauty and other true crime books. Read more..

August 7—Wendy Ruderman and Barbara Laker, authors of Busted: A Tale of Corruption and Betrayal in the City of Brotherly Love. Read more..

August 14—Joseph Sales, author of Joey The Needle: The Man Who Would Be King of Steroids. Read more..

August 21—Bob Deasy, author of Uncle Charlie: A Life Undercover with Killers, Kingpins, Bikers and Drug Lords, Command Appearance.
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 Ron Chepesiuk  a native of Thunder Bay, Canada, is a full-time freelance journalist, documentary film producer and radio host based in Rock Hill, South Carolina, USA.  He has a B.A. (Bachelor of Arts) degree from Minnesota State University in Moorhead, Minnesota, a Masters degree in library science (M.L.S) from Atlanta Clark University and a post-graduate diploma in archival administration from the National University of Dublin in Ireland. Before freelancing full-time, he was a professor of library service for twenty-five years at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina.  Currently, Ron teaches online courses in the journalism program of UCLA’s Extension Division.

In all, Ron has published 25 books and more than 4,000 original articles in FHM, USA Today, Black Enterprise, Woman’s World, Modern Maturity, The Rotarian, New York Times Syndicate, Toronto Star, Los Angeles Times Syndicate, Collier´s Encyclopedia, the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, the New York Daily News and more than 400 other print publications.

Ron has reported from more than 35 countries, including Cuba, Northern Ireland, Colombia, Kenya, Colombia, Hong Kong, Nepal and Czechoslovakia, and his 16,000 plus interviews include such luminaries as Gerry Adams, Yasser Arafat, Russell Simmons, John Kerry, Dave Barry, Andie McDowall, Jimmy Carter, Abbie Hoffman, Noam Chomsky, Frank Lucas (the subject of the movie, ¨American Gangster¨), a former president of Nicaragua and three former presidents and two vice presidents of Colombia, South America.

He serves as a consultant to the History Channel´s ¨Gangland¨ series and has been interviewed by NBC´s Dateline, the Biography Channel’s “Mobsters”, The Discovery Channel’s “Undercover” and Black Entertainment Television´s ¨American Gangster¨ Ron has also been interviewed or quoted on radio by the CBC, BBC, CBS, NPR, XM Satellite Radio, Radio Australia and numerous Irish radio stations, among other outlets, and by such newspapers as Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, San Francisco Chronicle, The Weekly Standard, New York Times, St Petersburg Times, Associated Press, the Guardian (United Kingdom) and the Dallas Morning News.

Ron has won numerous writing awards sponsored by such organizations as USA Book News, Foreword Magazine, and Independent Publishers Book Award. He is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Association of Journalists and Authors, the International Association for the Study of Organized Crime, Investigative Reporters and Editors, the Florida Freelance Writers Association and the Professional Writers Association of Canada.

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7-31-14
Burl Barer
Burl Barer is a Edgar Award winning author and two-time Anthony Award nominee with extensive media, advertising, marketing, and public relations experience.
Garnering accolades for his creative contributions to radio, television, and print media, Barer's career has been highlighted in The Hollywood Reporter, London Sunday Telegraph, New York Times, USA Today, Variety, Broadcasting, Electronic Media,and ABC's Good Morning America.
Barer is a frequent commentator on numerous television programs seen world wide, including "Deadly Sins," "Deadly Women," "Motives and Murders" "Snapped" "Scorned," "Behind Mansion Walls" and Hart Fisher's AMERICAN HORRORS channel via Filmon.TV
Burl Barer hosts the award winning Internet radio show, TRUE CRIME UNCENSORED with co-host, show business legend Howard Lapides, on Outlawradiousa.com, and TRUE CRIME CLASSICS with famed attorney Don Woldman.

7-24-14
Chris Cipollini
This week's Crime Beat show features Chris Cipollini, author of Lucky Luciano: Mysterious Tales of a Gangster Legend. Charles “Lucky” Luciano is one of the most researched, discussed and dissected American mobsters of all time. His name has become synonymous with New York City’s high drama gangland days of prohibition bootlegging, the formation of the infamous five families, and controversy over his alleged ‘Last Testament’. Yet, there exist many fascinating and lurid tales and theories regarding Lucky’s rise and fall from the mob’s top spot. Now in his new book, Lucky Luciano: Mysterious Tales of a Gangland Legend, journalist Chris Cipollini, for first time ever, focuses exclusively on some of the mysteries major surrounding Charles "Lucky" Luciano, one of the biggest organized crime figures in history.
 

7-17-14
Catherine Pelonero
Crime Beat is please to announce the appearance of Catherine Pelonero, who will discuss her new book, Kitty Genovese: A True Account of a Public Murder and Its Private Consequences. Pelonero's fascinating book deals with the horrific and infamous murder of Kitty Genovese, a young woman stalked and stabbed on the street where she lived in Queens, New York in 1964. The case sparked national outrage when the New York Times revealed that dozens of witnesses had seen or heard the attacks on Kitty Genovese and her struggle to reach safety but had failed to come to her aid—or even call police until after the killer had fled.

Based on six years of research, Catherine Pelonero’s book presents the facts from the police reports, archival material, court documents, and first-hand interviews. Pelonero offers a personal look at Kitty Genovese, an ambitious young woman viciously struck down in the prime of her life; Winston Moseley, the killer who led a double life as a responsible family man by day and a deadly predator by night; the consequences for a community condemned; and others touched by the tragedy.

 

7-10-14
Kai Bird
Crime Beat is pleased to announce the appearance of Pulitzer Prize winner Kai Bird, the author of The Good Spy: The Life and Death of Robert Ames. Mr. Bird’s compelling portrait of Robert Ames sheds light on the remarkable life and death of one of the most important operatives in CIA history. Indeed, as the Good Spy reveals, Ames is a man who, had he lived, might have helped heal the rift between Arabs and the West.

In a review of the Good Spy, the New York Times wrote: “The Good Spy provides a fresh and grainy view of the rise of organizations like Hezbollah, and of figures like Osama bin Laden. It allows us to meet in Ames a quiet but strong personality, a man whose fundamental decency allowed him to see both sides of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict clearly."

7-3-14
Marcus Valdespino
The White Boy Confessions is the powerful autobiography of Marcus Valdespino and deals with gang life and violence in San Antonio and such controversial subjects as race relations, poverty, and interracial crime. The first 29 years of Valdespino's was compelling and tragic. He witnessed his father's drug dealing to high profile people and Marcus, unfortunately followed in his footsteps. Valdespino's story shows the worst of humanity and is chilling in its depiction of sex and violence and heartfelt, poignant and sad in its betrayal of the rite of passage of a young person growing up in this world.
The White Boys Confessions is also extremely powerful in its social and political commentary. There are several layers of the story contained within it that are both frightening and humorous. All of Valdespino's story - the bad and the ugly - is in The White Boy Confessions. It is a story of not just survival but also redemption.

6-26-14
Mel Ayton

Tonight we have Mel Ayton, author of Hunting the President: Threats, Plots and Assassination Attempts--From FDR to Obama. In American history, four U.S. Presidents have been murdered at the hands of an assassin. In each case the assassinations changed the course of American history.

But most historians have overlooked or downplayed the many threats modern presidents have faced, and survived. Author Mel Ayton sets the record straight in his new book Hunting the President: Threats, Plots and Assassination Attempts—From FDR to Obama, telling the sensational story of largely forgotten—or never-before revealed—malicious attempts to slay America’s leaders.

6-19-13
Jeff Guinn
Crime Beat is thrilled to announce the appearance Jeff Guinn, author of MANSON: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF CHARLES MANSON. Jeff Guinn's book is the most authoritative account ever written of how an ordinary juvenile delinquent named Charles Manson became the notorious murderer whose crimes still shock and horrify us today. More than forty years ago Charles Manson and his mostly female commune killed nine people, among them the pregnant actress Sharon Tate. Be sure to tune in Thursday September 26, 2013 at 8:00 p.m EST where you will have a front row seat to this fascinating story.

6-12-14
Gerald Posner
noted investigative journalist who will be talking about his books on Adolph Hitler and the Third Reich:  Mengele: The Complete Story and Hitler's Children.: Sons and Daughters of Leaders of the Third Reich Talk About Their Fathers and Themselves.
 
In the past, Gerald Posner  has been a freelance writer on investigative issues for several news magazines, and a regular contributor to NBC, the History Channel, CNN, FOX News, CBS, and MSNBC. In 2009 he was the Chief Investigative Reporter for The Daily Beast. John Martin of ABC News says "Gerald Posner is one of the most resourceful investigators I have encountered in thirty years of journalism." Garry Wills, another noted American writer,  calls Posner "a superb investigative reporter," while the Los Angeles Times dubs him "a classic-style investigative journalist." Gerald Posner was on the show last Fall to talk about his classic book on the John F. Kennedy Assassination: Case Closed.

6-05-14
Steven Jackson
This week's special guest is Steven Jackson, the author of Gangster ;The Wise Sorrowful Hearts. Jackson's compelling book deals largely the life and times of his father Lawrence Slippery Jackson Washington DC's first Black Mafia crime boss, but Steven Jackson also has to lot to say about drugs, the black community and the War on Drugs.

5-29-14
Alex Hortis

This week's guest is Alex Hortis, the author of The Mob and the City: The Hidden History of How the Mafia captured New York. Alex Hortis's first full-length book is devoted exclusively to uncovering the hidden history of how the Mafia came to dominate organized crime in New York City during the 1930s through 1950s. Based on exhaustive research of archives and secret files obtained through the Freedom of Information Act, author and attorney C. Alexander Hortis draws on the deepest collection of primary sources, many newly discovered, of any history of the modern mob.

Hortis shatter myths and reveals how Cosa Nostra actually obtained power at the inception. The author goes beyond conventional who-shot-who mob stories, providing answers to fresh questions. Jon us for a great show.

5-22-14
Vito Colucci

This week we have Vito Colucci, noted private investigator and author of Rogue Town. the true story of Stamford, Connecticut, a city that from 1965 through 1985 was under the stranglehold of organized crime and run by corrupt officials. At that time, Stamford was known as one of the most corrupt cities in the country.


Disgusted by what was happening in his home town, Stamford police officer Vito Colucci vowed he would do whatever it took to bring the corruption to light. It was a decision that eventually placed him in an undercover role, wearing a wire to gather evidence against senior officers in the Stamford Police Department, and nearly cost him his life. Join us for a great show.

5-15-14
Jerry Clark

Tonight we have Ed Palatella and Jerry Clark, authors of Pizza Bomber: The Untold Story of America's Most Shocking Bank Robbery. in the plot in any way.
In late summer 2003, Pizza delivery man Brian Wells walked into an Erie, Pa., bank wearing a bomb attached to his neck by an elaborate, locked metal collar. He was also carrying a gun disguised as a walking cane.
Cornered by police in a nearby parking lot after the robbery, Wells said that armed gunmen had locked the bomb around his neck and sent him into the bank. Police seized a multiple-page note full of instructions that told Wells to move swiftly to a variety of seemingly unrelated spots around the area or the bomb would detonate.
"Why is nobody trying to come get this thing off me?" he yelled to authorities as he sat handcuffed near a police car. "I don't have enough time."
He didn't. With a small crowd gathered that included curious media, the bomb exploded, blowing a hole through Wells' chest and killing him instantly. He was 46 years old. Thus began one of the strangest cases in FBI history, which Ed Palatella and Jerry Clark recount in their fascinating book. Tune in to Crime Beat to hear about this fascinating case.

5-08-14
Elliot Goldenberg

This week's featured guest is Elliot Goldenberg, author of The Spy of David: The Strange Case of Jonathan Pollard and the Two Decade Battle to Win His Freedom. Winston Churchill's description of Stalinist Russia in 1939 - he called it a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma - easily could have been said about the case of Jonathan Jay Pollard, the U.S. Naval Intelligence analyst who, in March of 1987, received a mystifying life sentence for passing classified secrets to an American ally; Israel. Now, twenty-seven years later, the debate over America's most controversial spy has apparently once again been rekindled.

Spy of David is an attempt to shed a bright light over a dark stain on both the American judicial system and our intelligence community, while, at the same time, solve a decades old puzzle - knowing that, for way too long, the truth surrounding this most gut-wrenching spy cases has remained hidden, blurred and obscured

5-01-14
Bruce Schneier
This week we have Bruce Schneier, a world renowned expert on privacy and computer security issues and the author of 12 books, including Liars and Outliers: Enabling the Trust Society Needs to Survive. He is a fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School and a program fellow at the New America Foundation's Open Technology Institute. We will discuss a variety of issues including security on Internet, Eric Snowden and protecting your privacy in the cyber age.

4-24-14
Sandra Lansky

This week we have Sandra Lansky, author of Daughter of the King: Growing Up in Gangland Sandi Lansky Lombardo grew up the only daughter of mob boss Meyer Lansky. Raised in upper-class Jewish splendor, first at the Majestic Hotel and then at the Beresford, at finishing schools and fancy stables, Sandi was the wild child of the late 40’s, the 50’s, and the early 60’s. She was the Paris Hilton of her day, partying till dawn at El Morocco and the Stork Club, dating the biggest celebrities of the era. She reveals it all in her book. We are delighted to have Ms Lansky on the show.

4-17-14
Mike Russell

This week we have Mike Russell, author of Undercover Cop: How I brought down the Real-Life Sopranos. Mike wrote the book with Patrick W. Picciarelli Undercover Cop is the true story of Russell's undercover operation infiltrating New Jersey's Genovese crime family. In the 1980s, New Jersey state cop Mike Russell infiltrated the Genovese family in an undercover operation that eventually led to the arrest of fifty-five members of the crew. It's going to be a great show.

4-10-14
Ron Chepesiuk

Crime Beat' welcomes its very own Ron Chepesiuk, author of 'Black Caesar: The Rise and Disappearance of Frank Mathews, Kingpin' in a command appearance. Along with Ron, we have Dave O'Flaherty and William Callahan who will discuss the decades long mystery that still captivates the world of crime. More than forty years ago, Frank Matthews jumped bail with a beautiful woman and a reported $20 million and has never been seen again. Make sure to tune in Thursday April 10, 2014 at 8 p.m. EST where you want to have a front-row seat to this fascinating discussion.

4-3-14
MayCay Beeler
This week we have MayCay Beeler, author of Buccaneer: The Provocative Odyssey of Jack Reed, Adventurer, Drug Smuggler and Pilot Extraordinaire. Buccaneer is the exciting, true crime tale of the life and times of Jack Carlton Reed, an All-American boy turned drug smuggler, turned Robinson Crusoe, and then infamous prison inmate. For the first time, Jack Reed through MayCay Beeler discloses his extraordinary tabooed journey as a high flying international cocaine smuggler and personal pilot for Carlos Lehder, partner to Pablo Escobar, the drug kingpin founder of the Medellin Cartel. Reed flew drug runs for Lehder’s cocaine transport empire based at Norman's Cay, a tiny out island in the Bahamas. Having gained notoriety in the late 70s as a staging point for drug smuggling, Norman's Cay was immortalized in Blow, a motion picture starring Johnny Depp. In 1987 Reed landed in court as Lehder’s codefendant in the longest running drug trial in U.S. history. Despite the tempting opportunity offered by the prosecution, Reed refused to snitch on Lehder.

3-27-14
Burl Barer

This week's Crime Beat guest is Burl Barer, the author of true crime non-fiction books, including Man Overboard: The Counterfeit Resurrection of Phi Champagne, which was nominated for an Anthony Award by the World Mystery Convention in the category of Best True Crime, Murder in the Family, Body Count, Head Shot, Mom Said Kill, Fatal Beauty, and Broken Doll. Barer is also author of The Saint: A Complete History in Print, Radio, Television, and Film was first published in 1992 and republished in 2003. Barer received a 1994 Edgar Award for the book.

3-20-14
Jay Dobyns

This week's show features Jay Dobyns, the first federal agent to infiltrate the inner circle of the outlaw Hells Angels Motorcycle Club. Listen to Dobyns provide the inside story of the twenty-one-month operation that almost cost him his family, his sanity, and his life. Getting shot in the chest as a rookie agent, bartering for machine guns, throttling down the highway at 100 mph, and responding to a full-scale, bloody riot between the Hells Angels and their rivals, the Mongols–these are just a few of the experiences of Dobyns action-packed, hard-to-imagine-but-true story.

3-13-14
Bob Deasy

This week's Crime beat radio show features Bob Deasy, author of Uncle Charlie: A life Undercover with Killers, Kingpins, Bikers and Drug Lords.. In his 23-year career Mr. Deasy was the secret weapon behind some of the signature crime busts in Canadian history. Infiltrating the Outlaws Motorcycle Club and the Russian and Italian mobs, he also single-handedly set up international import-export businesses, faked contract hit jobs and executed one of the largest drug buys in OPP history. Stay tuned, folks b . You are not going to want to miss

3-06-14
Tim Mahoney

Crime Beat announces the appearance of Tim Mahoney, author of Secret Partners: Big Tom Brown and the Barker Gang. Among the most dangerous criminals of the public enemies era was a man who has long hidden in history’s shadows: Tom Brown. In the early 1930s, while he was police chief of St. Paul, Minnesota, Brown became a secret partner of the infamous Barker gang. He profited from their violent crimes, he protected the gang from raids by the nascent FBI—and while he did all this, the gangsters gunned down cops and citizens in his hometown. Tune in Thursday, March 6/14 at 8:00 p.m.
EST where you will have a front row seat to this fascinating story

2-27-14
Wendy Lower

Crime Beat is delighted to announce the appearance of Wendy Lower, author of Hitler's Furies: German Women in the Nazi Killing Fields. 'Hitler's Furies' builds a fascinating and convincing picture of a morally "lost generation" of young women, born into a defeated, tumultuous post-World 1 Germany, and then swept up in the nationalistic fervor of the Nazi movement - a twisted political awakening that turned to genocide. Be sure to tune in Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. EST, where you'll have a front row seat to this extraordinary story.

2-20-14
Adam Goldman

Crime Beat is thrilled to announce the appearance of Adam Goldman, author of The Enemy Within: Inside NYPD"s Secret Spy Unit and Bin Laden's final plot against America. Apuzzo and Goldman lift the veil of secrecy to reveal the strengths and weaknesses of America's counterterrorism measures. After 9/11, New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly initiated an audacious plan for the Big Apple: dispatch a vast network of plainclothes officers and paid informants—called “rakers” and “mosque crawlers”—into Muslim neighborhoods to infiltrate religious communities and eavesdrop on college campuses.


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2-13-14
Paul Scharff

Crime Beat is delighted to announce the appearance of Paul Scharff, author of Murder in McHenry County. What would you do if you received a phone call twenty eight years after your father s murder and a friend told you they finally knew who killed him? You would venture forward to bring the criminal to justice and clear the case. However, good guys aren't always the heroes and bad guys the villains. In his fascinating book, Paul Scharff brings this story to life as he rekindles his desire to bring his father's murderer to justice and as he is doing this he uncovers the truth of a justice system in the corrupted town of McHenry.

2-06-14
Frank Calabrese Jr.

Crime Beat is delighted to announce the appearance of Frank Calabrese Jr. Mr. Calabrese will discusses his life and book, titled, Operation Family Secrets: How a Mobster's son and the FBI Brought Down Chicago's Murderous Crime family. We invite you to tune into Crime Beat, on the Artistfirst World Radio Network along with 200,000 listeners world-wide. This will be your exclusive ticket for a front row seat to this fascinating story.

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1-30-14
Carl Russo

Crime Beat is delighted to announce the appearance of Carl Russo, author of The Sicilian Mafia: A true Crime Travel Guide. Since 2006 Carl Russo has photographed Mafia hotspots in Sicily: where the murders happened, where the godfathers lived, where their victims were buried. From the sun-baked fishing villages of Mediterranean to the darkest alleys of Palermo, western Sicily, Carl Russo chronicles over 100 meticulously researched tales of murder and mayhem. Make sure to tune in Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. EST where you'll have a front row seat to this fascinating story.

1-23-14
William Hryb and Al Bradley

This week's Crime Beat radio show focuses on the life and disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa. Discussing the topic will be Crime Beat co-host William Hryb, author of the just published, Vanished: The Life and Disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa, and filmmaker Al Bradley, director of the documentary, "Who Killed Jimmy Hoffa?" At his zenith, Teamster union leader, Jimmy Hoffa was reputed to be more powerful that the president of the United States. But on July 30, 1975, Hoffa vanished from the face of the earth. His disappearance remains one of the most mysterious cold cases in crime history. Make sure to tune in Thursday January 23, 2014 where you will have a front row seat to this fascinating story.

1-16-14
Rose Banks and Cliff Stewart

Crime Beat is delighted to announce the appearances of Rose Banks and Cliff Stewart, representatives of 'A Just Cause'. The group is a volunteer organization established in 2005 by concerned citizens who were witness to a federal criminal case that was grossly over-criminalized. After seeing how a case can be misconstrued as criminal, and peoples' lives turned upside down, A Just Causewas formed to fight abuse and misuse of power within the justice system. Make sure to tune in this Thursday, Jan. 16/14 at 8 p.m. EST where you want to have a front-row seat to this fascinating story.

1-09-14
Dan Moldea
Crime Beat is thrilled to announce the appearance of Mr. Dan Moldea, author of Confessions of a Guerrilla Writer: Adventures in the Jungles of Crime, Politics and Journalism. In his intriguing narrative, Moldea ventures behind the scenes at the cases he has investigated. From the disappearance of Teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa, the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy, the suicide of Vincent Foster and the criminal trial of O. J. Simpson, Dan Moldea reconstructs what really happened. Make sure to tune in Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. EST where you'll have a front row seat to this fascinating story.

1-02-14
Noam Chomsky
Crime Beat is delighted to announce the appearance of Dr. Noam Chomsky, one of the world’s most famous activists who will discuss U.S. foreign policy, human rights and international crime. By the 1980's Noam Chomsky had become both the most distinguished figure of American linguistics and one of the most influential critics of American foreign policy. Chomsky is said to be the most frequently-cited person alive, and one of the eight most frequently-cited authors of all time. Its going to be timely and fascinating broadcast - we invite you to tune in to Crime Beat on the ArtistFirst World Radio Network on Thursday March 29, 2012 at 8 p.m. EST, where you want to have a front row seat to the thoughts and wisdom of a true icon of American politics.

 

12-26-13
Karen Gravano
Crime Beat is delighted to announce the appearance of Karen Gravano, star of the hit VH1 reality show, Mob Wives this Thursday, June 14, 2012 at 8 pm EST. In her 'best-selling' book titled 'Mob Daughter: The Mafia, Sammy 'the Bull' Gravano and Me' comes a revealing memoir of a mafia childhood, where love and family come hand-in-hand with murder. This is the story of a daughter’s struggle to reconcile the image of her loving father with that of a murdering Mafioso, and how, in healing the rift between the two, she was able to forge a new life. Make sure you mark it on your calendar, where you will have a front row seat to this fascinating story.

12-19-13
Patrick Nolan

Crime Beat is privileged to announce the appearance of Patrick Nolan, author of CIA Rogues and the Killing of the Kennedys: How and Why U.S. Agents Conspired to Assassinate JFK and RFK. During the 1960s, on domestic soil, the methods used by the CIA to protect their interests and themselves at the expense of the American people were ruthless. In his fascinating narrative, Patrick Nolan investigates the CIA’s involvement in the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy and Senator Robert F. Kennedy—why the brothers needed to die and how rogue intelligence agents orchestrated history’s most infamous conspiracy. Make sure to tune in Thursday Dec. 19, 2013 at 8:00 p.m. EST where you will have a front row seat to this intriguing story.

12-12-13
Reed Albergotti and Vanessa O'Connel

Crime Beat is pleased to announce the appearances of Reed Albergotti and Vanessa O'Connel, authors of WHEELMAN: THE TOUR DE FRANCE AND THE GREATEST SPORTS CONSPIRACY EVER, on
Thursday Dec. 12, 2013 at 8:00 p.m. EST. Lance Armstrong won a record-smashing seven Tour de France yellow jerseys after staring down cancer In a sport constantly dogged by blood doping
scandals, Armstrong seemed above the fray. Never had cycling – or any sport—boasted such a charismatic and accomplished champion. Then, in the summer of 2012, the legend imploded.
The rumors that had long dogged Armstrong began to solidify. Buried evidence surfaced. Hushed-up witnesses came forth. Armstrong’s Tour victories were stripped from him and his sponsors
abandoned him. Its going to be a great show, so tune in, where you will have a front row seat to this fascinating story.

12-05-13
Matt Birkbeck

Crime Beat is delighted to announce the appearance of Matt Birkbeck, author of 'The Quiet Don: The Untold Story of Mafia Kingpin Russell Bufalino. Bufalino was secretive - even reclusive ... he quietly built his organized crime empire in the decades between Prohibition and the Carter presidency. Birkbeck's narrative spans six decades, The Quiet Don follows Russell Bufalino’s remarkably quiet ascent from Sicilian immigrant to mob soldier to a man described by a United States Senate subcommittee in 1964 as “one of the most ruthless and powerful leaders of the Mafia in the United States". Be sure to tune in at 8:00 p.m. EST Thursday Dec. 5, 2013 where you'll a front row seat to this fascinating story.”

11-28-13
James W. Douglass
Crime Beat is pleased to announce the appearance, of Mr. JAMES W. DOUGLASS, author of JFK AND THE UNSPEAKABLE: WHY HE DIED AND WHY IT MATTERS on Thursday November 17, 2011.
In his well researched but disturbing narrative, noted peace activist, Mr. James Douglass argues that the JFK assassination was the result of a sinister conspiracy-- IN EFFECT A COUP D'ETAT AT THE HIGHEST LEVELS OF THE U.,S. GOVERNMENT. Oliver Stone, director of the 1991 classic movie JFK, nominated for 8 academy awards including best director said, "James Douglass's book  JFK and the UNSPEAKABLE is the best account I have read of this tragedy and its significance..." Crime Beat invites you to tune in to this important broadcast, on Thursday at 8 p.m. EST where you want to have a front row seat to this fascinating story.

 

11-21-13
Anthony Summers
Crime Beat is privileged to announce the appearance of Anthony Summers, author of Not In Your Lifetime: The Defining Book on the JFK Assassination. Fifty years on, most Americans still feel they have not been told the truth about President Kennedy’s death. Millions of pages of assassination records were made public in the late 1990s. Yet the CIA is withholding more than a thousand documents under “national security”—until 2017. Be sure to tune in, Thursday November 21, 2013 at 8:00 p.m. EST where you'll have a front row seat to this fascinating story.

11-06-13      
Roger Stone

Crime Beat is delighted to announce the appearance of Roger Stone, co-author of The Man Who Killed Kennedy: The Case Against LBJ. The authors claim that Lyndon Baines Johnson was a man of great ambition and enormous greed. In their fascinating book, Roger Stone and Mike Colipietro assert that LBJ used his personal connections in Texas, from the underworld and from the government to seize power by conspiring to murder President John F. Kennedy on Nov. 22, 1963. Make sure to tune in, Thursday Nov. 7, 2013, at 8 p.m. EST where you'll have a front row seat to this fantastic story.

10-31-13
Gary Jenkins

Crime Beat is excited to announce the appearance of Gary Jenkins, director and producer of the award winning documentary titled, Gangland Wire: How the Mob Lost Los Vegas. The film documents the rise and fall of Kansas City's River Quay district, and the investigation that exposed Mafia influence over the Teamsters International Union and Los Vegas casinos. Be sure to tune in Thursday October 31, 2013 at 8:00 p.m. EST where you want to have a front row seat to this fascinating story.

10-24-13
Gerald Posner

Crime Beat is delighted to announce the appearance of Gerald Posner, author of Case Closed: Lee Harvey Oswald and the Assassination of JFK. On the eve of the 50th anniversary of JFK's death, on November 22, 1963, the murder continues to inspire interest. Crime Beat re-lives that infamous day with Gerald Posner who examined volumes of evidence for his book and reaches the conclusion that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone. Make sure to tune in Thursday October 27, 2013 at 8:00 p.m. EST where you'll have a front row seat to this fascinating story.

10-17-13
Mel Ayton and Michael Tona
Crime Beat is delighted to announce the appearances of Mel Ayton, author of Justice Denied: Bermuda's Black Militants, the "Third Man" and the Assassination of a Police Chief and Governor and Michael Tona, co-author of DiCarlo: Buffalo's First Family of Crime. The double bill can be heard live at 8:00 p.m. EST, Thursday October 17, 2013 on the Artisfirst World Radio Network. Make sure to tune in where you will have a front-row seat to their fascinating stories.

10-10-13
Jerry Capeci and Tom Roberts

Crime Beat is privileged to announce the appearance of Tom Robbins, co-author of MOB BOSS:THE LIFE OF LITTLE AL D'ARCO, THE MAN WHO BROUGHT DOWN THE MAFIA. Alfonso “Little Al” D'Arco, the former acting boss of the Luchese crime family, was the highest-ranking mobster to ever turn government witness when he flipped in 1991. His decision to flip prompted many others to make the same choice, including John Gotti's top aide, Salvatore “Sammy the Bull” Gravano. His testimony was responsible for sending more than fifty mobsters to prison. Make sure to tune in this Thursday October 10, 2013, where you will have a front row seat to this fascinating story.

10-03-13
Radley Balko

Crime Beat is proud to announce the appearance of Radley Balko, author of 'Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America's Police Forces'. The last days of colonialism taught America's revolutionaries that soldiers in the streets bring conflict and tyranny. According to investigative reporter Radley Balko, over the last several decades, America's cops have increasingly come to resemble ground troops. Radley Balko will discuss this dangerous development and much more on Thursday Oct. 3, 2013 at 8:00 p.m. EST.

9-26-13
Jeff Guinn
Crime Beat is thrilled to announce the appearance Jeff Guinn, author of MANSON:THE LIFE AND TIMES OF CHARLES MANSON. Jeff Guinn's book is the most authoritative account ever written of how an ordinary juvenile delinquent named Charles Manson became the notorious murderer whose crimes still shock and horrify us today. More than forty years ago Charles Manson and his mostly female commune killed nine people, among them the pregnant actress Sharon Tate. Be sure to tune in Thursday September 26, 2013 at 8:00 p.m EST where you will have a front row seat to this fascinating story.

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9-18-13
Ron Fino

Crime Beat is delighted to announce the appearance of Ron Fino, author of the TheTriangle Exit. Ron Fino is a retired FBI agent who describes the ins and outs of organized crime from the ground up. He is the son of a Mafia Godfather who knows both sides of the law. Make sure to tune in Thursday at 8 p.m. EST, September 19, 2013 where you'll have a front-row seat to this fascinating story.



9-12-13
Sal Polisi
Crime Beat is delighted to announce the appearance of
Mr. Sal Polisi on Thursday Nov. 8, 2012 at 8 p.m. EST. Mr. Polisi will discuss his autobiography, The Sinatra Club: My Life Inside the New York Mafia. The book is a fascinating account of a life spent as a member of the Colombo crime family in New York City. The notorious crime family was one of the most powerful that controlled most of the illegal activities in New York. It is a broadcast you will not want to miss and this is your front row seat to this extraordinary story.

9-05-13
Rick Talley

Crime Beat is delighted to announce the appearance of Rick Talley, author of Prisoner of Dreams: Confessions of a Harlem Drug Dealer. In a poignant, eye-opening memoir, the author describes his life and the times, the good and the bad, in New York City and Harlem during one of the most seminal periods in America history. The late 1960's. Be sure to tune in to Crime Beat on September 5, 2013 at 8 p.m. EST where you will have a front-row seat to this fascinating story.

8-29-13
Chris Cippolini

Crime Beat is delighted to announce the appearance of Chris Cippolini, author of Diary of a Motor City Hitman: The Chester Wheeler Campbell Story. Be sure to tune in on Thursday August 29, 2013 at 8 p.m. EST where you will have a front row seat to this fascinating story.

8-22-13
Mickey Fawcett
Crime Beat is thrilled to announce the appearance of Mickey Fawcett, author of 'Krayzy Days'. Mickey Fawcett joins us from England this evening... His fascinating book, titled, Krayzy Days, is the story of Britain's most notorious gangsters, the Kray family. The turn-pager narrative is the true story of the East End underworld between the late 1950s and 1970s. Be sure to tune in Thursday August 22, 2013 at 8 p.m. EST where you will have a front row seat to this fascinating story.

8-15-13
Amir George
Crime Beat is delighted to announce the appearances of Amir George, author 'Liberating Iraq: The Untold Story of the Assyrian Christians' and Mathew Luzi author of 'The Boys in Chicago Heights: The Forgotten Crew of The Chicago Outfit'. Make sure to tune in at 8 p.m. EST Thursday August 15/13, where you'll have a front row seat to their fascinating stories

8-08-13
John W. Whitehead

Crime Beat is privileged to announce the appearance of John W. Whitehead, author of 'A Government of Wolves: The Emerging American Police State'. John Whitehead charts America's transition from a society governed by "we the people" to a police state governed by the strong arm of the law. As a constitutional attorney of national prominence, and as president of The Rutherford Institute, an international civil liberties organization, Whitehead has been at the forefront of the fight for civil liberties in America. Make sure to tune in Thursday August 8, 2013 at 8 p.m. EST where you will have a front row seat to this important and fascinating subject.

8-01-13
George Willis
Crime Beat is delighted to announce the appearance of George Willis, author of 'TYSON, HOLYFIELD AND THE NIGHT THAT CHANGED BOXING FOREVER'. The infamous boxing match between Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield on June 28, 1997 changed the 'face' of boxing forever. George Willis brings the insightful account of anticipation, the gruesome fight itself, and the aftermath of that one night, when Tyson was disqualified for biting off a portion of Evander Holyfield's ear. Be sure to tune in Thursday August 1, 2013 at 8:00 p.m. EST where you'll have a front row seat to this fascinating story.

7-25-13
Nancy Reid and Lisa Smith

Crime Beat is delighted to announce the appearances of Nancy Reid & Lisa Smith - the mother and daughter team of the popular BIG BLEND TOUR BLOG Radio show. Nancy and Lisa will take us on a wild ride to some old time crime scenes across America. We also have Margaret McLean, author, former prosecutor and host of the hit radio program titled Its a Crime Radio - Margaret is Crime Beat's special correspondent to the sensational Whitey Bolger trial. Make sure you tune in at 8 p.m. EST, Thursday July 25/13 where you will have a front row seat to the fascinating world of crime.

7-18-13
Richard Linnet and Margaret McClean
Crime Beat is thrilled to announce the appearance Richard Linnet author of In the Godfather Garden: The long Life and Times of Richie 'The Boot' Boiardo'. The Boot prospered for more than half a century, remaining an active mob boss until the day he died at the age of ninety-three. Although he operated in the shadow of bigger Mafia names like Charles "Lucky" Luciano and Louis “Lepke” Buchalter. The Boot was equally as brutal and efficient. On the second half of the show was Margaret McClean of the popular radio show called 'Its a Crime'. Margaret is Crime Beat's special correspondent at the sensational Whitey Bolger trial.

7-11-13
Anthony Destefano

Crime Beat is thrilled to present Anthony Destefano, author of VINNIE GORGEOUS: THE UGLY RISE AND FALL OF A NEW YORK MOBSTER ... Destafano is a staff reporter for Newsday, covering legal affairs and criminal justice in New York City. Anthony Destafano has appeared on Biography Channel programs about Joseph Massino and Mafia killer Thomas Pitera as an expert on crime. DeStefano tells the riveting story of the last true believer in the Mob’s cult of brotherhood and how he was betrayed by the only man he ever trusted. You can listen to broadcast on Crime Beats archived page anytime.

7-04-13
Sal Polisi
Crime Beat is delighted to announce the appearance of
Mr. Sal Polisi on Thursday Nov. 8, 2012 at 8 p.m. EST. Mr. Polisi will discuss his autobiography, The Sinatra Club: My Life Inside the New York Mafia. The book is a fascinating account of a life spent as a member of the Colombo crime family in New York City. The notorious crime family was one of the most powerful that controlled most of the illegal activities in New York. It is a broadcast you will not want to miss and this is your front row seat to this extraordinary story.

6-27-13
Peter Lance and Margaret McClean

Crime Beat is delighted to announce the appearance of Peter Lance, author of DEAL WITH THE DEVIL: The FBI's SECRET THIRTY-YEAR RELATIONSHIP WITH A MAFIA KILLER. The award-winning investigative reporter discusses the 30-year relationship with the notorious Mafia killer named Greg Scarpa Sr who is alleged to have murdered over 50 people.
Crime Beat also features Margaret McClean ,former prosecutor and host of the popular radio show called 'ITS A CRIME' that broadcasts every Saturday at 12 p.m. PST. Margaret McClean is Crime Beat's special correspondent to the sensational Whitey Bolger trial currently being held in Boston Mass

6-20-13
Robert Mazur and Margaret McClean

Crime Beat welcomes Federal Agent Robert Mazur, author of 'INFILTRATOR: MY SECRET LIFE INSIDE THE DIRTY BANKS BEHIND PABLO ESCOBAR'S MEDELLIN CARTEL ... Mazur spent five years undercover, as a money launderer to the international underworld, gaining access to a criminal hierarchy safeguarded by a circle of dirty bankers and businessmen. Margaret McClean, former prosecutor and host of the popular radio show called 'ITS A CRIME' is also back on our show who brings us first-hand accounts on the sensational Whitey Bolger trial. Make sure to tune in, Thursday June 20, 2013 at 8 p.m. EST where you will have a front row seat to these fascinating stories. Show More.

6-13-13
Jack Garcia and Margaret McClean
Crime Beat is thrilled to announce the appearances of Jack Garcia, former undercover FBI agent and author of the New York Times best-seller, Making Jack Falcone.  Garcia's undercover work led to the arrest and conviction of 32 Gambino crime family members... We also have Margaret McClean host of ITS A CRIME radio... who broadcasts live every Saturday at 12 noon PACIFIC STANDARD TIME ...Margaret McClean is a former prosecutor and our very own special correspondent to the White Bolger trial and will bring our listeners timely updates to the proceedings.  Make sure to tune in Thursday June 13, 2013 at 8 p.m. EST where you will have a front row seat to these fascinating stories. 

6-06-13
Ron Chepesiuk

'Crime Beat' welcomes our very own Ron Chepesiuk, author of 'Black Caesar: The Rise and Disappearance of Frank Mathews, Kingpin'. Along with Ron, we have Dave O'Flaherty and William Callahan who will discuss the decades long mystery that still captivates the world of crime. Our special correspondent to the Whitey Bolger trial, Margaret McClain, host of the popular 'Its a Crime' will also be on the show to give our listeners an account of the first day of the trial of the century. Make sure to tune in Thursday June 6, 2013 at 8 p.m. EST where you want to have a front-row seat to these fascinating stories.

5-30-13
Dick Lehr and Gerard O'Neill

Crime Beat is delighted to announce the appearances of Dick Lehr and Gerard O'Neill, authors of WHITEY: THE LIFE OF AMERICA'S MOST NOTORIOUS MOB BOSS...the authors dig deep into the mind of James J. "Whitey" Bolger, the crime boss and killer who brought the FBI to its knees. The book is a tantalizing, tension filled story of murder, treachery and high drama... it is also a vivid portrait of a psychopath who was given the 'licence to kill'... be sure to tune in Thursday, May 30, 2013 at 8 p.m. EST where you will have a front row seat to this fascinating story.

5-23-13
John Douglas and Mark Olsahaker

Crime Beat is delighted to announce the appearances of John Douglas and Mark Olsahaker authors of 'Law and Disorder: The Legendary FBI Profiler's Relentless Pursuit of Justice'. From Law enforcement legend John Douglas, the FBI's pioneer of criminal profiling and the model for Agent Jack Crawford in THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS, comes a provocative and personal look at America's criminal justice system and mankind's most abominable crime: murder. John Douglas shares his unique perspective with his co-author Mark Olshaker with some of his most notorious cases, like his gorund-breaking findings in the investigation of the 'West Memphis Three' and the bungled trial of Amanda Knox. Be sure to tune in Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 8 p.m. EST www.artistfirst.com/crimebeat.htm where you want to have a front row seat to this fascinating story.

5-16-13
Lorne Campbell and Pete Edwards

Crime Beat is delighted to announce the appearances of Lorne Campbell and Pete Edwards, authors of UNREPENTANT: THE STRANGE AND (SOMETIMES) TERRIBLE LIFE OF LORNE CAMPBELL, SATAN'S CHOICE AND HELL'S ANGEL BIKER. In this explicit first-hand account, Lorne Campbell, who spent 46 years as a member of the Hells Angels and Satan's Choice discusses what it was like to be be on life's edge. Bestselling author Peter Edwards joins Lorne Campbell to talk about the life and times of a true renegade. Be sure to tune in Thursday May 16, 2013 at 8 p.m. EST where you will have a front row seat to this fascinating story.

5-09-13
Anthony Bruno

Crime Beat is thrilled to announce the appearance of Anthony Bruno author of 'THE ICEMAN: THE TRUE STORY OF A COLD BLOODED KILLER'. Anthony Bruno will discuss the bone-chilling story of a lone-wolf executioner for the mob who was coined a 'genius of assassination'. By the time of his trial in 1988 at the age of 53 Kuklinsky killed over 100 men by shooting, stabbing, choking or poisoning. Make sure to tune in Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 8 p.m. EST where you want to have a front row seat to this fascinating story.

4-25-13
George Hassett

Crime Beat announces the appearance of Mr. George Hassett, author of 'Gangsters of Boston'. This book is the first comprehensive account of three centuries of thug life in the city where America began. In chilling new detail, veteran Boston journalist George Hassett reveals the legendary crime stories of Boston - from Prohibition to the Mafia, the Irish Gang War to Whitey Bulger. The forgotten chapters of Boston gang history are also covered - from the role of street gangs in the American Revolution to Chinatowns infamous Tong Wars to the murder of number king Daddy Black. Be sure to tune in Thursday April 25, 2013 at 8 p.m. EST, where you will have a front row seat to this fascinating story.

4-18-13
Stephan Talty

Crime Beat is privileged to announce the appearance of Stephan Talty, author of Agent Garbo: The Brilliant , Eccentric Secret Agent who Tricked Hitler and Saved D-Day... Before he remade himself as the master spy known as Garbo, Juan Pujol was nothing more than a Barcelona poultry farmer. But as Garbo, he turned in a masterpiece of deception that changed the course of World War ll. Be sure to tune in on Thursday, April 18, 2013, at 8 p.m. EST where you will have a front row seat to this fascinating story.

4-11-13
Harold Schechter
Crime Beat is thrilled to announce the appearance of Harold Schechter, author of 'Psycho USA: Famous American killers you never heard of'. Through the horrifying annals of American crime, the infamous names of brutal killers such as Bundy, Dahmer, Gacy, and Berkowitz loom large in the imaginations of a public both horrified and hypnotized by their monstrous, murderous acts. But for every celebrity psychopath who’s gotten ink for spilling blood, there’s a bevy of all-but-forgotten homicidal fiends studding the bloody margins of U.S. history. Make sure to tune in Thursday April 11, 2013 at 8 p.m. EST, where you will have a front row seat to this fascinating story.

3-28-13
Joseph D. Serio

|Crime Beat is thrilled to announce the appearance of Joseph D. Serio, author of the intriguing book titled 'Investigating the Russian Mafia'. Joseph Serio brings a unique perspective to the issue of the Russian mafia. He lived in the former soviet union for seven years, witnessing the country and culture from a variety angles. His narrative provides a road map to the Russian criminal mind. Make sure to tune in Thursday March 28, 2013 at 8 p.m. EST where you will have a front row seat to this fascinating story.

3-21-13
Shannen Rossmiller

Crime Beat welcomes Cyber Sleuth, Ms. Shannen Rossmiller, author of 'THE UNEXPECTED PATRIOT'. After 9/11, when America was still in shock over the unprecedented attack on U.S. soil, Shannen Rossmiller, a country judge and mother of three was formulating a plan to bring terrorists to Justice. Using the internet, Rossmiller became an expert in counter-terrorism... make sure to tune in Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 8 p.m. EST, where you want to have a front row seat to this fascinating story.

3-14-13
Stacy Dittrich

Crime Beat is thrilled to announce the appearance of Stacy Dittrich, author of the mesmerizing book titled Searching for Sandra. Ms. Dittrich, an 18-year veteran police officer discusses the story of the abduction on March 27, 2009 and murder of 8-year-old Sandra Cantu. An FBI suspect profile lead investigators on a search for the child's likely abductor: a white male age 35-45 with a criminal history, and large collection on child pornography... however on April 10, 2009, as a horrified country looked on, police announced the unthinkable... Melissa Huckably, a 28-year-old former Sunday school teacher had been arrested and charged in the murder. Be sure to tune in March 14, 2013,Thursday at 8 p.m. EST where you want to have a front-row seat to this fascinating story.


3-07-13
Harold 'Noonie G' Ward

Crime Beat is pleased to announce the appearance of Harold 'Noonie G' Ward, Thursday March 7, 2013 at 8 p.m. EST. The former high-ranking member of the notorious and deadly Chicago street gang named the Gangster Disciples discusses his former life with the 'boys in the hood' reported to be one of the largest criminal organizations in the United States. Be sure to tune in, where you will have a front-row seat to this fascinating and intriguing story.

2-28-13
Greg Kading

Crime Beat is pleased to announce the appearance of Mr. Greg Kading, Thursday on January 12, 2012, at 8 p.m. EST on the ArtistFirst World Radio Network. Kading is the author of MURDER RAP: The Untold Story of Biggie Smalls and Tupac Shakur Murder Investigations. In his best selling and riveting book, Kading will discuss two of the most notorious unsolved cases in the annals of American crime, the murders of Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls. The notorious murders have been the subject of exhaustive investigations, relentless speculation and a tangled web of rampant rumors, crackpot conspiracies and dark secrets. Now, for the first time, the truth behind these sensational and fascinating cases is laid bare in MURDER RAP, a raw and riveting account of how a dedicated and driven police detective (Greg Kading) spearheaded the task force that finally exposed the shocking facts behind the deaths of these two rap music icons.


2-21-13
Norma Remos

Crime Beat is privileged to announce the appearances of Ms. Norma Remos who serves as the Executive Director of the Coalition Against Trafficking in Women (CATW), which is the world's first organization to fight against human trafficking internationally and Ms. Stella Marr, founding member of The Survivors Connect who by her own account was trafficked in prostitution from the early 1980s to the early 1990s. Make sure to tune in Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 8 p.m. EST where you will have a front-row seat to their fascinating stories.

2-14-13
T.J. Leyden

Crime Beat is privileged to bring you Mr. T.J. Leyden, author of 'SKINHEAD CONFESSIONS: FROM HATE TO HOPE... his narrative takes the reader on an unbelievable ride through a dark world of violence to one of openness and faith in the future. T.J. Leyden has inspired thousands of people across America to take action against gang violence and hate crimes. Be sure to tune in February 14, 2013, Thursday at 8 p.m. EST where you will have a front-row seat to this fascinating story.


2-07-13
Jack Cole

Crime Beat, is delighted to bring you Mr. Jack Cole. Cole is a founding member and for eight years was executive director of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition . LEAP Is an organization representing 100,000 cops, judges, prosecutors, prison wardens, and supporters from 120 countries The groundbreaking group advocates a system of legalized regulation of all drugs believing the new structure will remove the violence which is the result of drug prohibition. Make sure to tune in Thursday February 7, 2013 at 8 p.m. EST, where you will have a front row seat to this fascinating story.

1-31-13
Noam Chomsky and Lois Banner
Crime Beat is delighted to announce the appearances of Noam Chomsky and Lois Banner. Dr. Chomsky who has often defined himself as an "socialist anarchist" has been since the 60's, one of the most active and most famous American intellectuals of the Left. He has published numerous books critical of imperialism and the United States’ foreign policy.

On the second half of the broadcast, Crime Beat is privileged to bring you Lois Banner, author of the best selling book titled Marilyn: The Passion and the Paradox. Professor Banner will discuss the life of Marilyn Monroe, the 'Goddess of Hollywood's Golden Age.' Be sure to tune in, Thursday at 8 p.m. EST January 31, 2013 where you will have a front row seat to these fascinating personalitiies.


1-24-12
Gill Reavil

Crime Beat is delighted to announce the appearance of Gill Reavil, author of
Mafia Summit: J. Edgar Hoover, the Kennedy Brothers and the Meeting that Unmasked the Mob. The infamous Apalachin gangster conclave of 1957 is best remembered for the images of hoods in $1000 suits scrambling through the muddy upstate New York woods after the cops closed in. Gil Reavill’s Mafia Summit vividly describes the gang wars that led up to the gathering and the law enforcement turf battles that followed it. Make sure to tune in January 24, 2013 at 8 p.m. EST where you will have a front row seat to this fascinating story.


1-17-13
Robert Lombardo
This week's Crime Beat presents Robert Lombardo author of 'Organized Crime in Chicago: Beyond the Mafia'... In his fascinating narrative, Robert Lombardo argues that the development of organized crime in Chicago and other large American cities was rooted in the social structure of American society. Specifically, ties in organized crime to the emergence of machine politics in America's urban centers. From nineteenth-century vice syndicates to the modern-day Outfit, Chicago's criminal underworld could not have existed without the blessing of those who controlled municipal, county, and state government. Make sure to tune in Thursday January 17, 2013 at 8 p.m. EST where you will have a front row seat to this story.

1-10-13
Phil Leonetti

Crime Beat is delighted to announce the appearances of Phil Leonetti and Scott Burnstein, authors of Mafia Prince: Inside America's Most Violent Crime family and the Bloody Fall of La Cosa Nostra. Mafia Prince is the first-person account of one of the most violent eras in Mafia history. Phil Leonetti was an underboss at 31 and was the crux of the violent downfall of the traditional American Mafia in the 1980's. Be sure to tune in this Thursday, January 10, 2013 at 8 p.m. EST, where you will have a front row seat to this fascinating story.

1-03-13
Paul Liberman
Crime Beat is thrilled to announce the appearance of Paul Liberman on Thursday January 3, 2013 at 8 p.m. EST - Leiberman is the author of GANGSTER SQUAD - the narrative is a harrowing, edge-of-your seat story of murder and secrets, revenge and heroism. GANGSTER SQUAD chronicles the secretive police unit that waged war to drive notorious mobster Mickey Cohen and other gangsters from Los Angeles after World War ll. The book is the subject of the movie titled GANGSTER SQUAD starring Sean Penn, Josh Brolin, Ryan Gosling, Nick Nolte and Emma Stone... the movie is scheduled for release across North America on January 11, 2013.

12-20-12
Paul Guzzo & David Aikman
Crime Beat is thrilled to announce the appearances of crime fiction writers, Paul Guzzo, author of The Dark Side of Sunshine and David Aikman, author of Kidnapped in Gaza... be sure to tune in this Thursday Dec. 20, 2012 at 8 p.m EST where you will have a front row seat to their fascinating stories.

12-13-12
Mr. Mike Pizzi

Crime Beat presents investigator Mr. Mike Pizzi who will discuss THE CASE OF MICHAEL SPATARO: A MISCARRIAGE OF JUSTICE. Spataro was convicted of conspiracy to kill Columbo soldier Joseph Campenella. Many believe Michael Spataro was innocent in the botched hit in Coney Isand over a decade ago. With Mike Pizzi Crime Beat is delighted to have family members Mickey and Ron Spataro father and uncle of the accused. Make sure to tune in Thursday Dec. 13, 2012 at 8 p.m. EST, where you will have a front row seat to this fascinating story

12-06-12
Shawn Griffith
Crime Beat, invites you to tune in on December 6, 2012 at 8 p.m. EST for a special broadcast with Shawn Griffith, author of FACING THE U.S. PRISON PROBLEM 2.3 MILLION STRONG: AN EX-CON'S VIEW OF THE MISTAKES AND THE SOLUTIONS. Mr. Griffith will discuss prison reform and the criminal justice system. Make sure you join Crime Beat and over 150,000 listeners world-wide for this ground-breaking broadcast this coming Thursday where you will have a front row seat to this important topic.

11-29-12
Ginger Strand
Crime Beat is delighted to announce the appearance of Ms. Ginger Strand, author of 'KILLER ON THE ROAD: Violence and the American Interstate'. The broadcast is scheduled for this Thursday Nov. 29, 2012 at 8 p.m. EST. In her fascinating book Ginger Strand vividly tells the entwined stories of America's highways and its highway killers. From the hot-rodding juvenile delinquent who led the National Guard on a multistate manhunt to the wannabe highway patrolman who murdered hitchhiking coeds. Through her stories of highway killers, Ginger Strand shows how America became more violent and mobile at the same time. Make sure to tune in where you will have affront row seat to this intriguing story.

11-22-12
Peter Janney

Crime beat is pleased to announce the appearance of Mr. Peter Janney, author of MARY'S MOSAIC: THE CIA CONSPIRACY TO MURDER JOHN F. KENNEDY, MARY PINCHOT MEYER, AND THEIR VISION FOR WORLD PEACE. The author connects the dot's between the assassination of JFK, the brutal murder of his mistress one year later, and the CIA. Peter Janney's narrative is an exhaustive look at the 1964 murder of Mary Meyer and how this obscure crime could have had a link to the murder of John F. Kennedy, a year earlier in Dallas Texas, that changed the course of history. Make sure to tune in this Thursday, November 22, 2012 at 8 p.m. EST where you will have a front row seat to this fascinating story.



11-15-12
Lois Banner
Crime Beat is delighted to announce the appearance of Lois Banner, author of Marilyn: The Passion and the Paradox. On the 50th anniversary of Norma Jean's death, Lois Banner explores the paradoxes of Marilyn Monroe. Through meticulous research the author refutes much of the mythology surrounding Monroe offering a depth to her story that has never been fully told. Be sure to tune in this Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 8 p.m. EST where you want to have a front row seat to this fascinating story.



11-08-12
Sal Polisi

Crime Beat is delighted to announce the appearance of
Mr. Sal Polisi on Thursday Nov. 8, 2012 at 8 p.m. EST. Mr. Polisi will discuss his autobiography, The Sinatra Club: My Life Inside the New York Mafia. The book is a fascinating account of a life spent as a member of the Colombo crime family in New York City. The notorious crime family was one of the most powerful that controlled most of the illegal activities in New York. It is a broadcast you will not want to miss and this is your front row seat to this extraordinary story.



11-01-12
Freeway Ricky Ross
Crime Beat is delighted to announce the appearance of 'Freeway Ricky Ross' this Thursday November 1, 2012 at 8 p.m. EST. The nickname "Freeway" came from Ross's ownership of several properties along the Los Angeles-area Harbor Freeway as well as the existence of a freeway near his childhood home. During the height of his drug dealing, Ross claims to have sold "$2 million worth of cocaine in one day." In the course of his rise as an infamous drug kingpin, prosecutors estimate that Ross exported several tons of cocaine to New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and elsewhere, and made more than $600 million in the process. Its going to be a great show, so make sure you tune in to Crime Beat where you will have a front row seat to this fascinating story.

10-25-12
Ron Franschell
Crime Beat is delighted to announce the appearance of Mr. Ron Franschell, the award winning author of 'The Crime Buff's Guide to Outlaw Washington D.C.' '. The District of Columbia.isreputed to be the murder capital of America and it’s no surprise many Americans have played on D.C. initials and refer to it as the “District of Crime. Ron Franschell will delve into the sordid world of Washington D.C.from the past to the present. Make sure you tune in, this Thursday at 8 p.m. EST, Oct. 25, 2012, where you will have a front row seat to this fascinating story.

10-17-12
Rita Gigante and Natasha Stoynoff

This Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012 at 8 p.m. EST, Crime Beat is pleased to announce the appearances of Rita Gigante and Natasha Stoynoff, co-authors of 'Godfather's Daughter: an Unlikely Story of Love, Healing and Redemption. Rita Gigante is the daughter of notorious mafia crime boss Vinnie the 'Chin' Gigante who was reputed to be the most powerful in New York City. In their book, Rita Gigante and Natasha Stoynoff takes the reader on a fascinating emotional and spiritual journey. Make sure you mark it on your calender where you want to have a front row seat this extraordinary story.

10-11-12
Robert K. Wittman
Crime Beat welcomes featured guest Robert K. Wittman in a command appearance. Whitman is the author of the best selling book titled PRICELESS . The author is also the founder of the FBI's ART CRIME TEAM who writes in his page-turner memoir about the fascinating stories behind his recoveries of priceless art and antiquities. High stakes art theft comes to life in this spellbinding narrative. Robert Wittman will describe the darkest corners of art theft and the world of elective thieves this Thursday Oct. 11/12 on CRIME BEAT at 8 p.m. EST.

10-04-12
Thomas Foley and John Sedgwick
Crime Beat is delighted to present Thomas Foley and John Sedgwick, authors of the explosive book titled, Most Wanted: Pursuing Whitey Bulger, the Murderous Mob Chief the FBI Secretly Protected. In the true-life thriller, John Foley is the hero of Most Wanted. Foley, a cop’s cop, recounts how his wide-eyed admiration for the FBI was transformed by dark realities he didn’t want to believe. Thomas Foley's co-author John Sedgwick is the author of ten books and a long time contributor to GQ, Newsweek, and the Atlantic ...he wrote the first national expose of the exploits of Whitey Bulger in GQ magazine in 1992. Make sure you tune in this Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 9 p.m. EST, where you want to have a front row seat to this fascinating story.

9-27-12
Margaret McLean & Mike Rizzo

'Crime Beat' is delighted to welcome Margaret McLean, author of 'Under Oath' and a former prosecutor... McLean uses her experience to write a spellbinding fictional narrative from the canals of crime. In the second half of the broadcast we bring you Mr. Mike Rizzo, author of Gangsters and Organized Crime in Buffalo: History, Hits and Headquarters. Rizzo will describe Buffalo, the way it was, what it looks like now and how it rivaled any gangster city in North America. Be sure to tune in this Thursday at 8 p.m. EST, Sept. 27, 2012, where you want to have a front row seat to their fascinating stories.

9-20-12
Mr. Jerry Castaldo

Crime Beat is thrilled to announce the appearance of Mr. Jerry Castaldo, author of Brooklyn New York: A Grim Retrospective. Castaldo writes about growing up in the mean streets of Brooklyn New York, his descent into the darkness of the city's underbelly and his struggle back to normalcy. He is also a celebrated comedian and musical entertainer, who consistently logs an average of 300 shows per year. Jerry Costaldo has opened for stars such as Jerry Seinfeld, David Brenner and Dom Deluise - we invite you to tune in this Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 8 p.m. EST where you want to have a front row seat to his fascinating story.

9-13-12
Mr. Carl Gibson

Crime Beat is delighted to announce the appearance of Mr. Carl Gibson, co-founder of US UNcut , who will discuss corporate greed, Wall Street crimes and the Occupy Wall Street movement. Mr. Gibson helped develop a nationwide creative direct-action movement that mobilized tens of thousands of activists against corporate tax avoidance and budget cuts in the months leading up to the Occupy Wall Street movement. Make sure you tune in this Thursday, September 13, 2012 at 8 p.m. EST where you want to have a front row seat to this fascinating story.


9-07-12
Paula Todd & Dr. Michael Stone

Crime Beat is delighted to announce the appearance of award winning Canadian print and broadcast journalist Paula Todd, author of 'Finding Karla: How I Tracked Down an Elusive Serial Child Killer and Discovered a Mother of Three'. On the second half of the broadcast, Crime Beat welcomes back Dr. Michael Stone, one of the world's most renowned psychiatrists who will update us on infamous mass murderer Anders Breivik. Dr. Stone was present in the court room when Breivik was handed his 21 year prison sentence. He will also get in to the mind of James Holmes, accused perpetrator of the movie theatre massacre in Aurora, Colorado. Be sure to tune in Thursday, September 6, 2012 at 8 p.m. EST where you will have a front row seat to these fascinating stories.

8-30-12
Mara Shalhoup

Crime Beat is delighted to announce the appearance of Atlanta-based journalist Mara Shalhoup. In her stunning book titled 'Big Meech and the Black Mafia Family', 'Mara Shalhoup delivers a intriguing expose of a black crime empire that collapsed under the weight of its own success. In the early 1990s, Demetrius “Big Meech” Flenory and his brother, Terry “Southwest T,” rose up from the slums of Detroit to build one of the largest cocaine empires in American history: the Black Mafia Family. Be sure to tune in this Thursday at 8 p.m. EST, August 30, 2012 where you will have a front row seat to this fascinating story.

8-23-12
Julia Davis
Crime Beat is delighted to announce the appearance of Julia Davis, a national security whistleblower and anti-terrorism/immigration expert, who paid the price for exposing the Department of Homeland Security's inadequate security measures. Julia Davis served as a Customs and Border Protection Officer at the San Ysidro Port of Entry - the largest and busiest land border crossing in the U.S. and the world. She is also an investigative journalist for the Los Angeles Homeland Security Examiner. Make sure to tune in Thursday, August 23 at 8 pm. EST where you will have a front row seat to her fascinating story.

8-16-12
Susan Burke
Crime Beat is delighted to announce the appearance of Susan Burke, an attorney and an activist, representing female military rape victims in their case against the U.S. military. Susan Burke has been working on protecting sexually abused women in the military for almost 20 years and will discuss recent developments in this important cause. Make sure you tune in to Crime Beat this Thursday, August 16, 2012 at 8 p.m. EST, where you want to have a front row seat to this fascinating story.

8-09-12
Frank Calabrese

Crime Beat is delighted to announce
the appearance of Frank Calabrese Jr., this Thursday, August 9, 2012 at 8 p.m. EST. Mr. Calabrese will discuss his life and book, titled, Operation Family Secrets: How a Mobster's son and the FBI Brought Down Chicago's Murderous Crime family. We invite you to tune into Crime Beat, on the Artistfirst World Radio Network along with 130,000 listeners world-wide. This will be your exclusive ticket for a front row seat to this fascinating story.

8-2-12
Howard Campbell
Ron Chepesiuk and Will Hryb are delighted to announce this week’s Crime Beat radio show (www.artistfirst.com/crimebeat.htm) features a command appearance by Howard Campbell who will talk about the War on Drugs and his book, Drug War Zone: Frontline Dispatches from the Streets of El Paso and Juárez. Showtime Thursday, August 2 at 8 PM.EST. This is your exclusive ticket for a front row seat to this fascinating story.

7-25-12
Richard Muti

Crime Beat looks forward to welcoming Mr. Richard Muti, co-author of 'THE CHARMER' ... the book is a fascinating true story about Robert Reldan - rapist, con-man, millionaire and murderer. Richard Muti will describe how Reldan's victims fell into the allure of a life-long criminal and killer. Be sure to tune in to Crime Beat this Thursday, July 26/12 at 8 p.m. EST where you want to have a front row seat to this intriguing story.

7-19-12
Dr. Michael Stone
, Alison Statman and Brie Tate
Crime Beat is pleased to announce the appearance of Dr. Michael Stone, one of the world's leading forensic psychiatrists. Dr. Stone will discuss and bring us into the mind of mass murderer, Anders Behring Breivik, and his murderous rampage in Norway last year. On the same program Crime Beat features Alison Statman and Brie Tate who will discuss their best-selling book, titled 'Restless Souls: The Sharon Tate Family's Account of Stardom, the Manson Murders and a Crusade for Justice'. Make sure you tune in this Thursday July 19, 2012 at 8 p.m. EST where you want to have a front row seat to these fascinating stories.

7-12-12
Mr. Ed Falco & Jon Land

This week's show brings you 'crime fiction' at its finest. Crime Beat is thrilled to announce the appearance of Mr. Ed Falco, author of the best selling book titled 'Family Corleone'. An exhilarating and profound novel of tradition and violence, of loyalty and betrayal, The Family Corleone will appeal to the legions of fans who can never get enough of The Godfather. On the second half of the program Crime Beat brings you Jon Land, author of 'Strong Vengeance'. The book is a gripping account of Texas Ranger Caitlin Strong who finds herself investigating the mass murder of an offshore oilrig crew. The narrative doesn't stop there as she uncovers a devastating terrorist attack about to be launched on the United States. Be sure to tune in this Thursday at 8 p.m. EST July 12, 2012 where you want to have a front row seat to theses fascinating stories.

7-05-12
Tommy Re
id & Vurij Luchovy
Crime Beat is delighted to announce the appearance of Tommy Reid, producer of his stunning documentary titled 'Superthief', a captivating first hand look at the life of Phil Christopher, a career criminal, mafia associate and one of the most successful bank robbers in U.S. History. In the
second half of the broadcast Crime Beat brings you Yurij Luhovy, director of the award winning documentary titled “Genocide Revealed ,” which investigates Joseph Stalin’s killing of nearly 10 million Ukrainians from 1932 to 1933. Along with Mr. Luhovy will be Professor Roman Serbyn, leading expert on the 'HOLODOMOR'. The Holodomor refers most specifically to the brutal artificial famine imposed on the Ukrainian people by Stalin’s regime. This important broadcast airs Thursday, July 5, 8 pm. EST ... make sure to tune in to Crime Beat where you want to have a front row seat to these fascinating stories.

6-28-12
Terry Tereba, Patrick Fleming & John Pappas
Crime Beat is delighted to announce the appearance of Terry Tereba, author of 'Mickey Cohen:The Life and Crimes of L.A.'s Notorious Mobster'.  Ms. Tereba will discuss Mickey Cohen's life and provide insights into the history of L.A.'s crime scene.  On the same broadcast, officials John Pappas and Patrick Fleming of 'Poker Alliance' will discuss recent developments affecting online gambling.  Its going to be a great show, so tune in this Thursday June 28, 2012 at 8 p.m. EST, where you want to have a front row seat to these fascinating stories.

6-21-12
William Dear

Crime Beat is delighted to announce the appearance of Mr. William Dear, author of the best selling book titled 'O.J. Is Innocent and I Can Prove It'.
In his explosive narrative, William Dear brings a very new twist on O.J. Simpson and the 1994 murders of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend, Rob Goldman. Dear makes the controversial but compelling case that it was, in fact, the overlooked suspect, O. J.' s eldest son Jason, who committed the grisly murders. Be sure to tune this Thursday June 21, 2012 at 8 p.m. EST where you want to have a front row seat to this fascinating story.

6-14-12
Karen Gravano

Crime Beat is delighted to announce the appearance of Karen Gravano, star of the hit VH1 reality show, Mob Wives this Thursday, June 14, 2012 at 8 pm EST. In her 'best-selling' book titled 'Mob Daughter: The Mafia, Sammy 'the Bull' Gravano and Me' comes a revealing memoir of a mafia childhood, where love and family come hand-in-hand with murder. This is the story of a daughter’s struggle to reconcile the image of her loving father with that of a murdering Mafioso, and how, in healing the rift between the two, she was able to forge a new life. Make sure you mark it on your calendar, where you will have a front row seat to this fascinating story.

6-7-12
REBROADCAST from 2011

Tony Destefano
Crime Beat is delighted to announce the appearance of Tony Destefano, Thursday June 7, 2012 at 8 p.m. EST. The brilliant and gifted author has had his finger on the pulse of organized crime for over 30 years and is an award winning author and journalist. Destefano has been a reporter for Newsday in New York city, specializing in criminal justice and legal affairs for over 20 yeares. Ron Chepesiuk and Will Hryb will discuss his best selling book 'King of The Godfathers" and his just released 'MOB KILLER'. His new book details the bloody rampage of Charles Carneglia, Mafia hit-man for the notorious and deadly Gambino Crime Family. Make sure to tune in this Thursday where you want to have a front row seat to this fascinating story

5-31-12
Joe Pistone
Crime Beat is thrilled to announce the appearance of Joe Pistone, author of the best selling book, titled Donnie Brasco on Thursday 8 p.m. EST May 31, 2012. The book was made into a hit movie starring Al Pacino and Johnny Depp. Posing as jewel thief "Donnie Brasco," FBI agent Joseph D. Pistone carried out the most audacious sting operation ever, working undercover for six years to infiltrate the flamboyant community of mafia soldiers, "connected guys," captains, and godfathers. Pistone's unforgettable eyewitness account brings to pulsating life the entire world of wiseguys—their code of honor and their treachery, their wives, girlfriends and whores, their lavish spending and dirty dealings. This is your ticket to a front row seat to Joe Pistone's fascinating story... you will not want to miss this one!



5-24-12
REBROADCAST from 2011

Robert Edward Forchion (NJWeedman)

At the age of 15, Robert Edward Forchion  (NJWeedman) smoked his first marijuana cigarette and was immediately impressed by its medical healing powers, in regard to his asthma. By age 18 he was a regular user of marijuana, and he dismissed the Surgeon Generals claims of its harms as "propaganda and Christian superstitions". NJWeedman, is a cannabis activist and a perennial candidate for various New Jersey elected offices. Forchion identifies himself as a member of the Legalize Marijuana Party and campaigns primarily on the single issue of cannabis legalization. Forchion has done various stunts to bring attention to cannabis legalization, including smoking cannabis in front of the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia as well as attempting to legally change his name to NJWeedman.  Mr. Forchion joins Ron Chepesiuk and Will Hryb on Crime Beat this Thursday at 8-9 p.m. EST.  It promises to be a great show...you won't want to miss this one.

5-17-12
Pat O’Connor, Mark Silverman, and Scott Deitche
This week’s Crime Beat radio show www.artistfirst.com/crimebeat.htm features three Strategic Media Books authors: Pat O’Connor, who will discuss his book including the explosive investigation of the death penalty and Scapegoat : The Chino Hills Murders and the Framing of Kenneth Cooper. Mark Silverman and Scott Deitche will discuss their book, Rogue Mobster: The Inside Story of Mark Silverman and the New England Mafia.  Make sure to tune in this Thursday, May 17, 2012 at 8 pm. EST where you want to have a front row seat to their fascinating stories.   

5-10-12
Linda Scarpa and Malcolm Kushner

Crime Beat is pleased to announce the appearances of Linda Scarpa and Malcolm Kushner. Linda Scarpa who appeared on the hit T.V. series 'I MARRIED A MOBSTER' is the daughter of the infamous mobster Greg Scarpa. Scarpa, was no ordinary mob guy. He earned the moniker "the Grim Reaper" because he preferred to do the killing himself instead of jobbing out the task to hit men. He was widely considered the most brutal member of New York’s violent COLUMBO crime family. Crime Beat also welcomes Malcolm Kushnier, author of the definitive book on gangster humor titled 'OFFICIAL BOOK OF MOB HUMOR'. Make sure you tune in this Thursday, May 10, 2012 at 8 p.m. EST where you want to have a front row seat to their fascinating stories.


4-26-12
Frank Matthews: The Escape and Disappearance
Pt. 1
Pt. 2
This week's Crime Beat radio show (www.artistfirst.com/crimebeat,htm) features the first of a two-part program on the life, times, and disappearance of drug kingpin Frank Matthews. In 1973 Matthews disappeared with a beautiful woman and 15-20 million dollars and has never been seen again. Showtime--8 pm Thursday, April 26, 2012  The second part of the series is scheduled for May 3, 2012.  Your hosts are Ron Chepesiuk of Rock Hill, South Carolina and Will Hryb, Thunder Bay, Canada. Make sure to tune in where you want to have a front row seat the this fascinating story.

 

4-19-12
Robert Fitzpatrick and Jon Land
Crime Beat is delighted to announce the appearances of Robert Fitzpatrick and Jon Land, co-authors of the best-selling book titled BETRAYAL: Whitey Bolger and the FBI Agent Who Fought to Bring Him Down. A poor kid from the slums, Robert Fitzpatrick grew up to become a stellar FBI agent and challenge the country's deadliest gangsters. Relentless in his desire to catch, prosecute, and convict the infamous and deadly Whitey Bulger, Fitzpatrick fought the nation's most determined cop, gangster battle since Melvin Purvis hunted, confronted and killed John Dillinger. In his crusade to bring Bulger to justice, Fitzpatrick not only faced the cold-blooded killer Whitey Bolger but also corrupt FBI agents along with political cronies and enablers from Boston to Washington.  Make sure you tune in this Thursday April 19, 2012 at 8 p.m. EST www.artistfirst.com/crimebeat.htm where you want to have a front 

4-12-12
Chris Kyle
Crime Beat is thrilled to announce the appearance of Chris Kyle, author of the blockbuster best-seller, titled AMERICAN SNIPER: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History. In the community of elite warriors, one man has risen above the ranks and distinguished himself as unique. Chris Kyle is that man. A master sniper, Chris Kyle has done and seen things that will be talked about for generations to come. He is the deadliest American sniper ever, called “the devil” by the enemies he hunted and “the legend” by his Navy SEAL brothers. From 1999 to 2009, U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle recorded the most career sniper kills in United States military history. Be sure to tune in this Thursday, April 12, 2012 at 8 p.m. EST where you want to have a front row seat to this fascinating story.

4-5-12
Lisa Pulitzer & Cole Thompson

Crime Beat is delighted to announce the appearance of Lisa Pulitzer and Cole Thompson, authors of the runaway best selling book, titled PORTRAIT OF A MONSTER... the page-turner is the story of the sordid life of Joren van der Sloot, convicted killer. In May 2005, Natalee Holloway disappeared from a high school trip to Aruba. Five years to the day later, twenty-one-year-old Stephany Flores was reported missing in Lima, Peru. Implicated in both crimes was one young man: Joran van der Sloot. The story made international headlines and continues to fascinate criminologists and journalists from around the world. Make sure you tune in this Thursday at 8 p.m. EST, April 5, 2012 where you want to have a front row seat to this intriguing story.

3-29-12
Noam Chomsky
Crime Beat is delighted to announce the appearance of Dr. Noam Chomsky, one of the world’s most famous activists who will discuss U.S. foreign policy, human rights and international crime. By the 1980's Noam Chomsky had become both the most distinguished figure of American linguistics and one of the most influential critics of American foreign policy. Chomsky is said to be the most frequently-cited person alive, and one of the eight most frequently-cited authors of all time. Its going to be timely and fascinating broadcast - we invite you to tune in to Crime Beat on the ArtistFirst World Radio Network on Thursday March 29, 2012 at 8 p.m. EST, where you want to have a front row seat to the thoughts and wisdom of a true icon of American politics.


3-22-12
David J. Krajicek & Deidre Capone

Crime Beat is delighted to announce the appearances of David J. Krajicek, author of the best selling book, titled 'Gotti and Me: A Crime Reporter's Close Encounters with the New York Mafia' and Deidre Capone, author of the run-away- best seller 'Uncle Capone:The Untold Story From Inside His Family'.    Krajicek will describe the story of his close encounters with John Gotti and the deadly New York Mafia while Deidre Capone will talk about her uncle,  the infamous Al 'Scarface' Capone.  Be sure to tune in to Crime Beat this Thursday March 22, 2012 at 8 p.m. EST on the Artist First World Radio Network, where you want to have a front row seat to their fascinating stories.


3-15-12
Anthony Bruno
Crime Beat is delighted to announce the appearance of Anthony Bruno, author of the best selling book, titled THE ICE MAN: The True Story of a Cold-Blooded Killer. The subject of his fascinating and startling narrative, is the notorious Richard Kuklinsky who was the son of a brutal alcoholic father and an abusive mother. Anthony Bruno had the rare opportunity to interview Kuklinsky in prison and will talk about this real life monster, who was one of the most cold-blooded mass murderers in U.S. history. The author will discuss Kuklinsky as a family man and at the same time as a sadistic killer who by his own admission murdered over 100 men, using derringers, shotguns, baseball bats, tire irons, knives , ice picks, cyanide poison and his bare hands. Kuklinsky was dubbed the 'ICEMAN' after police found one of his victims stashed in a ice-cream truck. A Hollywood movie is now in the works ...so be sure to tune in to Crime Beat on the Artist First World Radio Network at 8 p.m. EST, March 15, 2012, where you want to have a front row seat to this intriguing and deadly story.


3-01-12
Frank Cullotta
Crime Beat is thrilled to announce the appearance of Frank Cullotta, Thursday, March 1, 2012 at 8 p.m. EST. Along with author Dennis Griffin, Cullotta co-authored the best selling book titled, CULLOTTA: The Life of a Chicago Criminal, Las Vegas Mobster and Government Winess. Mystery and nonfiction writer Dennis Griffin covered the Vegas reign of kingpin Tony “the Ant” Spilotro in The Battle for Las Vegas: The Law vs. the Mob . Digging deeper into mob history, Griffin zeroed in on Spilotro's lifelong pal, career criminal Frank 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 where Spilotro rose in the ranks of the mob and became the Chicago Outfit's man in Las Vegas. Frank 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. The notorious Frank Cullotta will describe and discuss his extraordinary life in this 'one-of-a-kind' broadcast. Make sure you mark it on your calendar where you will have a front row seat to this fascinating story.

2-23-12
Kathi Lynn Austin and Lou Diaz

Crime Beat is delighted to announce the appearances of Kathi Lynn Austin and Lou Diaz, this Thursday  February 23, 2012 at 8 pm EST on the ArtistFirst World Radio Network. Kathi Austin will discuss her role in investigating the illegal trade in weapons.... for 20 years Austin has carried out in-depth examinations of the deadly illegal arms trade.  Austin is the the executive director of 'THE CONFLICT AWARENESS PROJECT: ' an organization  dedicated to eradicating illegal arms trading. Lou Diaz will talk about his award winning book, titled ' Dancing With The Devil'.   Diaz was responsible for bringing down the 'creme -de' la- creme' in the drug trading business.  Its going to be a great show, so mark it
on your calendar... this is your front row ticket to their fascinating stories.

 
 

2-16-12
Mr. Even Wright & Diane Ferranti

Crime Beat is delighted to announce the appearances of Even Wright, co-author of the best selling book, titled 'AMERICAN DESPERADO: My LIfe - From Mafia Soldier to Cocaine Cowboy to Secret Government Asset' and Diane Ferranti, wife of imprisoned award winning author Seth Ferranti, who wrote the 'Supreme Team'. Wright will discuss the remarkable life of Jon Roberts who became the de-facto 'transportation chief' of the Medellin Cartel during the 1980's. American Desperado is a no-holds-barred account of Jon Roberts who witnessed his first murder at the age of seven, becoming a hunter-assassin in Vietnam, then journeying to Miami where he would rise to become the Medellin Cartel’s most effective smuggler. Diane Ferranti will talk about the infamous, ' Supreme Team' which has gone down in street legend and the lyrical lore of hip-hop and gangsta rap as one of the most vicious crews to ever emerge on the streets of New York. Its going to be a great show, so make sure you tune in to Crime Beat, on Thursday, February 16, 2012 at 8 p.m. EST, where you want to a have a front row seat to their fascinating stories.



2-9-12
Sylvia Longmire


Crime Beat is pleased to announce the appearance of Sylvia Longmire, author, of the award winning book, titled CARTEL: The Coming Invasion of Mexico's Drug Wars. Having followed Mexico's cartels for years, border security expert Sylvia Longmire takes us deep into the heart of their world to witness a dangerous and deadly underground that will do whatever it takes to deliver drugs to a willing audience of American consumers. The cartels have grown increasingly bold in recent years, building submarines to move up the coast of Central America and digging elaborate tunnels that both move drugs north and carry cash and U.S. high-powered assault weapons back to fuel the drug war. Longmire brings to life the very real threat of Mexican cartels operating not just along the southwest border, but deep inside every corner of the United States. Be sure to tune in to Crime Beat this Thursday, February 9, 2012, where you want to have a front row seat to this fascinating story.


2-2-12
Luellen Smiley

Crime Beat is pleased to announce the appearance of Luellen Smiley, the daughter of reputed mobster, Allen Smiley. who was a close friend and confidant of famous Las Vegas mobster Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel. Allen Smiley was sitting on the couch just feet away from Siegel the night he was murdered. Smiley will discuss her father's life, her life and her research into Mob history. Be sure to tune in this Thursday February 2, 2012 at 8 p.m. EST where you want to have a front row seat to this fascinating story. (www.artistfirst.com/crimebeat.htm)


1-26-12
Mr.Andre Cedilot and Mr. Andre Noel

Crime Beat's, 'ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY SHOW' , is delighted to announce the appearances of Mr.Andre Cedilot and Mr. Andre Noel, authors of the runaway best selling book titled MAFIA INC.: The Long, Bloody Reign of Canada's Sicilian Clan. Cedilot was a justice reporter at Montreal's La Presse for 35 years, with a special interest in the Italian Mafia and organized crime. Noel has been an investigative reporter at La presse for over 20 years. His work has won him several prestigious awards in Quebec and across Canada. The well-known journalists will discuss the history of the infamous and deadly Rizzuto Crime Family and will expose how its business extends throughout Canada and the world. The authors will reveal how Rizzuto's Montreal clan built their Canadian empire through force and corruption, unveiling the deepest roots of criminal power. In addition, Crime Beat is thrilled to announce the cameo appearance of Mr. Jack Garcia, author of MAKING JACK FALCONE... Garcia was Crime Beat's innaugural guest last January. Be sure to tune in on Thursday, January 26, 2012 at 8 p.m. EST, where you want to have a front row seat to their gripping and fascinating stories.

1-19-12
Adrian Humphrey and Marvin Elkind

Crime Beat is pleased to announce the appearances of Adrian Humphreys, author of the best-selling book, titled 'The Weasel: A Double Life in the Mob' and x- gangster Marvin Elkind. In his blockbuster narrative, Humphreys reveals the story of Marvin Elkind - a.k.a. - The Weasel. Elkind was a chauffeur and strong-arm goon for mob bosses who became a secret undercover weapon for police agencies around the world. The former gangster was placed in a foster home of a tough mobster family in Toronto immersing him at the age of nine in a daring world of con-men, bootleggers loan sharks, bank robbers, leg breakers and Mafia bosses. During a Golden Aged of underworld life in New York, Detroit and Canada, Elkind found himself working with a cast of colorful and notorious characters, including none-other than Jimmy Hofffa. Be sure to tune in to Crime Beat this Thursday, January 19, 2012 at 8 p.m. EST where you want to have a front row seat to this fascinating story.

1-12-12
Greg Kading

Crime Beat is pleased to announce the appearance of Mr. Greg Kading, Thursday on January 12, 2012, at 8 p.m. EST on the ArtistFirst World Radio Network. Kading is the author of MURDER RAP: The Untold Story of Biggie Smalls and Tupac Shakur Murder Investigations. In his best selling and riveting book, Kading will discuss two of the most notorious unsolved cases in the annals of American crime, the murders of Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls. The notorious murders have been the subject of exhaustive investigations, relentless speculation and a tangled web of rampant rumors, crackpot conspiracies and dark secrets. Now, for the first time, the truth behind these sensational and fascinating cases is laid bare in MURDER RAP, a raw and riveting account of how a dedicated and driven police detective (Greg Kading) spearheaded the task force that finally exposed the shocking facts behind the deaths of these two rap music icons.

12-05-12
Wahida Clark

Crime Beat is pleased to announce the command appearance of Wahida Clark, this Thursday, on January 5, 2012 at 8 pm. EST. Wahida Clark was born and raised in Trenton, New Jersey. She decided to start writing fiction while incarcerated at a women's federal camp in Lexington, Kentucky. Her style is street, raw, and she has an imagination that's in overdrive. When you read her sultry and erotic novels, they are so real you are convinced of one of three things: that you are inside the book, you know the characters, or you just have to meet them. Her first novel, Thugs And The Women Who Love Them and the sequel, Every Thug Needs A Lady appeared on the Essence Best Sellers List. For all of you crime novel aficionados, be sure to tune in to Crime Beat on the ArtistFirst World Radio Network, where you want to have a front row seat to this fascinating broadcast.

 

 

12-29-11
Tim Donaghy

Crime Beat is please to announce the command appearance of author Tim Donaghy. In his riveting memoir Personal Foul, Donaghy ,a former NBA referee, describes how his gambling addiction led to his demise. He was found guilty of of conspiracy to engage in wire fraud, transmitting betting information and for taking payoffs from a professional gambler for inside tips on NBA games. Donaghy was sentenced to 15 months in a U.S. Federal penitentiary for the scandal that 'rocked' the basketball world. Be sure to tune in at 8 p.m. EST, this Thursday, December 29, 2011, where you will want to have a front row seat to this fascinating story.


12-22-11
Mr. Louis Ferrante

Crime Beat is pleased to announce the appearance of Mr. Louis Ferrante, author of the best selling book titled MOB RULES: WHAT THE MAFIA CAN TEACH THE LEGITIMATE BUSINESSMAN. Lou Ferrante was a
former associate of the notorious Gambino Crime Family and by the age of twenty-one had netted millions of dollars for his employers. His uncanny natural talent for management led his Mafia bosses rely on his talent as a 'true wise-guy'. In his fascinating book, Ferrante brings all of the Mafia's wisdom and business acumen together and shows readers how they can apply the Mob's best practices to their own businesses.
Its going to a great show, so tune in to Crime Beat, this Thursday, December 22, 2011 at 8 p.m. EST, where you want to have a front-row seat to this intriguing interview.


12-15-11
Anthony Amore and Tom Mashberg

Crime Beat is pleased to announce the appearances of Anthony Amore and Tom Mashberg, authors of the best selling book, titled STEALING REMBRANDTS:THE UNTOLD STORIES OF NOTORIOUS ART HEISTS. Mashberg is a investigative reporter who reported for the New York Times and Boston Globe for over 30 years. Amore, is the head of security at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and contributing writer to the Boston Herald and Huggington Post. On the same subject of Art Theft, Crime Beat is privileged to also have Eric Rasmussen, author of The Shakespeare Thefts. Rasmussen is a preeminent Shakespearean scholar and collaborator on more than 60 books about Shakespeare and Renaissance drama. Make sure to tune in on December 15, 2011 at 8 P.M. EST where you want to have a front row seat to these fascinating stories. You will not want to miss this broadcast.

12-08-11
Larry Mazza, Tommy Dades
and Bob Mladinich

Crime Beat is pleased to announce the appearances Larry Mazza, Tommy Dades and Bob Mladinich on this week's Crime Beat to dicuss the Colombo War of the ealry 1990s. Mazza was a mob hitman on the Persico side of the war, Tommy Dades was a New York City detective investigating of the most infamous MAFIA families in American History. Be sure to tune in this Thursday at 8 p.m. EST, where you will want to have a front row seat to this fascinating story.

 

12-01-11
Benjamin Runkle

CRIME BEAT is pleased to announce the appearance of Mr. Benjamin Runkle, author of the best selling book tiltled, Wanted Dead or Alive: Manhunts from Geronimo to Bin Laden. See www.weeklystandard.com/author/benjamain-runkle  In a dramatic late-night appearance in early May of 2011, U.S. President, Barack Obama declared that "just has been done" with the startling announcement that Osama bin Laden was dead. After more than a decade of military operations across Central Asia and the Middle East, the infamous El Qaida leader who orchestrated the 9/11 terrorist attacks on New York City was killed in a daring Navy Seals operation in Pakistan.

Although the daring raid marked the end of the longest strategic manhant in American history, bin Laden was not the first individual targeted as the objective of a military campaign. From Geronimo to Poncho Villa, to Manuel Noriega to Saddam Hussein, the United States has deployed military forces to kill or capture a single person nearly a dozen times since Benjamin Runkle chronicles the extraordinary efforts of the military and intelligence agencies to bring America's enemies to justice. Make sure you tune in at 8 p.m. EST on Thursday December 1. 2011 where you want to have a front row seat to this captivating story.

11-24-11

REBROADCAST

2-24-11
Rick Porrello

Crime Beat is pleased to announce the appearance of best selling author and top-cop, Rick Porrello in a command performance, this Thursday Nov. 24, 2011 at 8 p.m. EST. Ohio Police Chief Rick Porrello wears many hats. Porrello gave up a successful career in music as a drummer for Sammy Davis Jr. to pursue his interest in law enforcement. In the meantime, he took up writing as well. In his riveting and fascinating book, 'To Kill an Irishman' , Porrello chronicles the true story of Danny Greene, a fearless mobster who took on the Cleveland Mafia in the 1970's. Porrello proves once again that he is one of America's premiere true crime writers. The book sparked the attention of Hollywood and is now a movie titled 'Kill the Irishman' , starring Ray Stevenson as Danny Greene with co-stars Val Kilmer and Christopher Walken.

11-17-11
James W. Douglass

Crime Beat is pleased to announce the appearance, of Mr. JAMES W. DOUGLASS, author of JFK AND THE UNSPEAKABLE: WHY HE DIED AND WHY IT MATTERS on Thursday November 17, 2011.
In his well researched but disturbing narrative, noted peace activist, Mr. James Douglass argues that the JFK assassination was the result of a sinister conspiracy-- IN EFFECT A COUP D'ETAT AT THE HIGHEST LEVELS OF THE U.,S. GOVERNMENT. Oliver Stone, director of the 1991 classic movie JFK, nominated for 8 academy awards including best director said, "James Douglass's book JFK and the UNSPEAKABLE is the best account I have read of this tragedy and its significance..." Crime Beat invites you to tune in to this important broadcast, on Thursday at 8 p.m. EST where
you want to have a front row seat to this fascinating story.

11-10-11
David Gibb

Crime Beat is pleased to announce the appearance of David Gibb, author of CAMOUFLAGED KILLER. Mr. Gibb will describe the shocking double life of Canadian Air Force Colonel Russell Williams. The career soldier commanded
the largest Canadian Air force base in the country and had personally piloted prime ministers, dignitaries, and members of the British royal family. He was one of the most respected and trusted soldiers in the military. He was
also a rapist and murderer. David Gibb unravels the twisted mind of one of the most diabolical criminals in Canadian history. Be sure to tune in to Crime Beat, Thursday November 10, 2011 at 8 P.M. EST, where you want to have
a front row seat to the fascinating world of crime.

11-3-11

REBROADCAST

8-18-11
Dr. Michael Stone
 

In his spine-chilling book titled ANATOMY OF EVIL, Dr. Michael Stone brings evil to earth--the perpetrators, the acts, and the victims.  The crimes of Charles Manson, Ted Bundy, Jeffrey Dahmer, John Wayne Gacy, Dennis Rader, and other high-profile killers are so breathtakingly awful that most people would not hesitate to label them 'evil'. In this ground-breaking book, renowned psychiatrist Michael H Stone - host of Discovery Channel's former series "Most Evil" - uses this common emotional reaction to horrifying acts as his starting point to explore the concept and reality of evil from a new perspective.  Be sure to tune in to Crime Beat on Thursday August 18, 2011 at 8 p.m. EST where featured guest Dr. Michael Stone will discuss his fascinating and horrifying book. You will not want to miss this one.

 

 

10-27-11
Dick Lehr

In the spring of 1988, Boston Globe reporters Dick Lehr and Gerard O'Neill set out to write the story of two infamous brothers from the insular Irish enclave of South Boston: Jim "Whitey" Bulger and his younger brother Billy. Whitey was the city's most powerful gangster and a living legend--tough, cunning, without conscience, and above all, smart. Billy, president of the state Senate, was a political heavyweight in Massachusetts. These facts alone make for an intriguing story, but as Lehr and O'Neill found out, this was only the beginning.

The story is particularly timely as Whitey Bolger, the notorious blood-thirsty gangster was captured late this summer after 16 years on the run. Be sure to tune in to Crime Beat at 8 p.m. on Thursday Oct. 27, 2011 where we will have Mr. Dick Lehr co-author of the award winning book titled 'Black Mass: The True Story of an Unholy Alliance Between the FBI and the Irish Mob. You will not want to miss this one.

10-20-11

REBROADCAST

2-10-11  Guest: Louis Diaz

Growing up in Brooklyn New York, where physical violence was a daily reality at home, at school, and on the mean streets, Lou Diaz had more than what it took to survive.  A man of uncompromising principles, Diaz was compassionate on the inside and 'tough' as nails on the outside. Along with his street fighter's sense of survival and raw nerves, Lou Diaz describes his savage beginnings and early forays in organized
crime.  One of the best Drug Enforcement Agency undercover operatives in its history Diaz was instrumental in taking down some of the country's most notorious crime rings ever.  He will recount his years as a DEA agent and talk about his recent book called 'Dancing With the Devil: Confessions of an Undercover Agent' 

10-13-11
Henry Hill


CRIME BEAT: ISSUES, CONTROVERSIES AND PERSONALITIES FROM THE DARKSIDE on the Artist First World Radio Network is pleased to announce that on October 13, 2011 at 8 pm. EST, Henry Hill will be a special featured guest. Mr. Hill will discuss his former life inside the Mob, the book and the film, as well his current life and activities. This year marks the 25th anniversary of Wise Guy, Nicholas Pileggi’s true crime masterpiece and a book that has been described as “the best book on organized crime ever written.” Wise Guy chronicles the life of legendary former gangster Henry Hill, the working-class Brooklyn kid who grew up to live the highs and lows of the gangster’s life. Hill’s story became the basis for GoodFellas, Martin Scorsese’s film masterpiece. In Goodfellas, Henry Hill, the narrator, famously says, “As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a gangster.”  Be sure to tune in to CRIME BEAT on Thursday October 13, 2011, you will not want to miss this one.

10-06-11
Ronald Kessler

 
Crime Beat is pleased to announce the appearance of the bestselling author Ronald Kessler. In his New York Times bestselling book titled 'SECRETS OF THE FBI', he reveals the FBI’s most closely guarded secrets and the secrets of celebrities, politicians, and movie stars uncovered by agents during their investigations. Based on inside access, the book presents revelations about the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound, the recent Russian spy swap, Marilyn Monroe's death, Vince Foster’s suicide, and J. Edgar Hoover’s sexual orientation. From Watergate to Waco, from congressional scandals to the killing of bin Laden, The Secrets of the FBI presents headline-making disclosures about the most important figures and events of our time. Be sure to tune in to Crime Beat on Thursday Oct. 6, 2011, at 8 p.m. EST. You will not want to miss this one.

 

9-29-11
Nina Burleigh
 
CRIME BEAT is pleased to announce the appearance of noted journalist Nina Burleigh on Thursday September 29, 2011 at 8 P.M. EST.
Ms. Burleigh will talk about her award winning book titled 'The Fatal Gift of Beauty: The Italian Trials of Amanda Knox.  Ms. Knox was
convicted of the brutal slaying of British studen Meredith Kercher and was sentenced to 26 years in prison.  Nina Burleigh will discuss
this sensational and fascinating case that has garnered attention world-wide.  You will not want to miss this one.

9-22-11
Rich Gold and Tom Freeman

'CRIME BEAT' is pleased to announce the appearance of Rich Gold and Tom Freeman - two documentary film makers who will talk about gangster documentaries.
Be sure to tune in on the Artistfirst World Radio Network this Thursday at 8 p.m. EST. Rich Gold and Tom Freeman will provide a fascinating look at legendary
bank robber, Willie Sutton and drug dealer Lucas Torres. Make sure you mark it on your calendar, you will not want to miss this one.

9-15-11
Geoffrey Gray

CRIME BEAT is pleased to announce the appearance of our special featured guest, Mr. Geoffrey Gray, on September 15, 2011 at 8 P.M. EST  Mr. Gray is the author of the award winning book titled SKYJACK.   Our guest will talk about his investigation of the infamous D. B. Cooper mystery.  The fascinating story is one of the most astonishing whodunits in the history of American truecrime. One man extorted $200,000 from an airline and then parachuted into the wilds of the Pacific Northwest.  It remains unsolved to this day.  Its going to be a great show, you will not want to miss this one.

9-08-11
Anthony Summers and Robbyn Swan
 
CRIME BEAT is pleased to announce the appearance of Anthony Summers and Robbyn Swan, authors of the fascinating book titled 'ELEVENTH DAY'.  The award winning
writers will talk about their 9/11 investigation, including the the response of President George Bush and the U.S. military that fateful day 10 years ago.  They will asses
statements made afterwards by U.S. officials and as a counterpoint, examine the contentions of the '9/11 truth' movement.  It is going to be a timely and important show,
so be sure to tune in to CRIME BEAT on September 8, 2011 at 8 P.M. EST on the Artistfirst World Radio network  www.artistfirst.com you will not want to miss this one. For
more information on their book, you can go to http://www.randomhouse.com/book/175261/the-eleventh-day-by-anthony-summers-and-robbyn-swan



  

 

9-01-11
Mickman Gourdine and Scott Wilson
 
CRIME BEAT is privileged to announce the appearance of 2 featured guests on Sept. 1, 2010 at 8 p.m. EST.   Mickman Gourdine  author of Chilli Pimping in Atlantic City and Scott Wilson, co-author
of Straight from the Hood . In the MICKMAN'S stunning book, tiltled CHILLI PIMPING IN ATLANTIC CITY, the age-old profession of prostitution comes alive.   The Memoir of a Small-Time Pimp
Hustler and X-cop is the controversial autobiography of Michael Mick-Man Gourdine, AKA the Candyman, as he was known on the street.
 
Our other guest is Scott Wilson who tag-teamed with my co-host Ron Chepesiuk to write STRAIGHT FROM THE HOOD, an extraordinary look at  AMAZING BUT TRUE GANGSTER TALES.  In their
fascinating narrative you will find tales featuring drug kingpins, entertainers, hit men, street gangs, con men, corrupt cops and reformed gang bangers.  Be sure to mark it on your calender, you will
not want to miss this one.  Information about the guests and their books can be found at www.strategicmediabooks.com

   

8-25-11
Courtney Brown Jr.

 'The Rise and Fall of an Urban Empire' is the memoir of Courtney Brown Jr. The book chronicles the rise and fall of his father, Courtney 'Berman' Brown Sr. and
partner in crime Eddie 'Fat Man' Jackson. These two guys start from meager beginnings to seize control of the Detroit drug trade in the 1970's and soon start taking
in millions of dollars per month in heroin sales while still raising their families in the back ground of little league baseball and boy scouts. Detroit had made them 'Kings
of the Heroin Game'. Find out how they became the richest and most influential men in Detroit at the time'.
 

8-18-11
Dr. Michael Stone
 
In his spine-chilling book titled ANATOMY OF EVIL, Dr. Michael Stone brings evil to earth--the perpetrators, the acts, and the victims.  The crimes of Charles Manson, Ted Bundy, Jeffrey Dahmer, John Wayne Gacy, Dennis Rader, and other high-profile killers are so breathtakingly awful that most people would not hesitate to label them 'evil'. In this ground-breaking book, renowned psychiatrist Michael H Stone - host of Discovery Channel's former series "Most Evil" - uses this common emotional reaction to horrifying acts as his starting point to explore the concept and reality of evil from a new perspective.  Be sure to tune in to Crime Beat on Thursday August 18, 2011 at 8 p.m. EST where featured guest Dr. Michael Stone will discuss his fascinating and horrifying book. You will not want to miss this one.

8-11-11
Bobby Martini
 

In the early 1960's a bloody civil war broke out between the two powerful Irish Mob families in the Somerville Massachusetts neighborhood known as Winter Hill. Over sixty men were murdered, including the leader of the Winter Hill Gang, James "Buddy" McLean. The leadership of one of the most influential non-Italian crime organizations in the United States was inherited by his childhood friend, Howard T. "Howie" Winter. In Bobby Martini's riveting book, titled CITIZEN SOMERVILLE, the author vividly writes about these events offering a true visceral picture of an era in Boston's pre-Whitey Bulger history when the streets were protected by a close-knit group of Irish-Italian "businessmen." The award winning author has laid his own history bare to depict a life of survival in the rough streets of Somerville. Crime Beat is privileged to have Mr. Martini as a featured special guest on Thursday August 11, 2011 at 8 p.m. EST ... mark it on your calendar, you will not want to miss this one...

8-04-11
Lance Williams
 
The Almighty Black P Stone Nation, one of the most notorious teen gangs in 1960s Chicago, evolved from a youth gang involved in petty crimes into a major operation engaged in drug dealing and defrauding an antipoverty program aimed at youth employment. Journalist Natalie Moore and scholar Lance Williams, the son of a former member of a rival gang, examine the rise and fall of the gang that started as the Blackstone Rangers and later morphed into the El Rukns.  In their fascinating book titled 'The Almighty Black P Stone Nation gang culture comes alive in this explosive narrative.  Crime Beat is privileged to announce the appearance of Lance Williams on August 4, 2011 at 8 p.m. EST to discuss their book.  You will not want to miss this one.

7-28-11
Sean Griffin

Anybody interested in the NBA basketball betting scandal involving former basketball referee Tim Donaghy and the world of sports betting will want to tune in to Crime Beat at 8 p.m. EST on July 28, 2011. Our featured guest is author Sean Griffin, who in his book about the scandal, Gaming the Game, provides Griffin's take on the scandal and on the current state of sports betting. Make sure to mark the date on your calendar, you will not be disappointed.

7-21-11
Alexandra Natapoff

This week's Crime Beat features special guest and renowned author Alexandra Natapoff. In her best selling book titled Snitching: Criminal Informants and the Erosion of American Justice , she combines the best of scholarly research and social activism. The award winning author vividly documents the the abuses of the criminal justice system and exposes the social destruction that snitiching causes. Ms. Natapoff's book supports the argument for reforming a system that allows our machines of criminal prosecution to commit near-criminal acts of compromise.

 

7-14-11
Amy Wood

Lynch mobs in late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century America exacted horrifying public torture and mutilation on their victims. In  her award winning book, titled Lynching and Spectacle, Amy Wood explains what it meant for white Americans to perform and witness these sadistic spectacles and how lynching played a role in establishing and affirming white supremacy. Lynching, Wood argues, overlapped with a variety of cultural practices and performances, both traditional and modern, including public executions, religious rituals, photography, and cinema, all which encouraged the horrific violence and gave it social acceptability. 

 

7-07-11
David Albright

Crime Beat's featured guest is David Albright, one of the world's most foremost experts on nuclear proliferation... in his startling book PEDDLING PERIL, he offers a harrowing narrative of the alarming huge cracks through which nuclear weapons traffickers such as Pakistan's nuclear scientist A.Q . Kahn are allowed to practise thier dangerous and lethal trade... you won't want to miss this one, tune in at 8 p.m. EST.

6-30-11
Dan Zupansky and  Scott Bonn
 
Crime Beat is pleased to announce a double header this week - make sure you tune in Thursday at 8 - 9 p.m. EST on the ArtistFirst World Radio Network ... our featured guests are Dan Zupansky and Scott Bonn... you won't want to miss this one.
 
'Trophy Kill: the Shall We Dance Murder' by Dan Zupansky is visceral page turner.  On July 1st, 2003 Susan Sarandon called police from the set of the Miramax movie 'Shall We Dance' to report the theft of some of her jewelry, including a gold necklace. The next day Sidney Teerhuis calmly walked into a police station to report waking from a drunken blackout to find his acquaintance dead in the bathtub. At the rented room police found the victim dismembered, beheaded, sawn in half, disemboweled and castrated with the chest sliced open and all of the internal organs gone! One eye had been removed and the body posed, crudely reassembled. Susan Sarandon's stolen gold necklace was found a few feet away from the murder-horror spectacle. 
 
In his best selling book titled 'Mass Deception'  Scott Bonn lays out in great detail and with documented, empirical evidence how Bush and his political elites planned and engineered an illegal and immoral invasion of another sovereign country from the most powerful office on earth for the most spurious of reasons--even before 9-11 took place. It describes how they manufactured evidence supporting charges of an imminent attack by Iraq and how they brushed aside all evidence to the contrary when it didn't coincide with their plans.

6-23-11
Mr. Michael Okeeffe and Nathanial Vinton

The blockbuster award winning book, American Icon: The Fall of Roger  Clemens and the Rise of Steroids in America’s Pastime is much more than than the downfall of a superstar. While the fascinating portrait of Clemens is certainly at the center of the action, the book takes the reader outside the white lines and inside the lives and dealings of sports executives, trainers, congressmen, lawyers, drug dealers, groupies, a porn star, and even a murderer—all of whom have ties to this saga. Four superb investigative journalists have spent years uncovering the truth, and at the heart of their investigation is a behind-the-scenes portrait of the maneuvering and strategies in the legal war between Clemens and his accusers.  CRIME BEAT is privileged to have Mr. Michael Okeeffe and Nathanial Vinton, two of the four acclaimed authors to talk about their intriguing book on the Artistfirst World Radio Network this Thursday, June 23, 2011 at 8 p.m. EST.
 


 

6-16-11
Rick Muny and Patrick Fleming

This week's Crime Beat radio show (www.artistfirst.com/crimebeat.htm) features Rick Muny and Patrick Fleming. officials with the Poker Players Alliance (www.theppa.org), who will talk about issues relating to online gambling and the recent U.S. government crackdown on the industry. Show time is Thursday, June 16, at 8 p.m. EST. All programs are archived for 24-7 listening.  Its going to be an intriguing and fascinating show, you won't want to miss this one.
 

 

6-09-11
Tony Destefano


Tony Destefano, the brilliant and gifted author has had his finger on the pulse of organized crime for over 30 years.  For the past 2 decades the award winning author and journalist

has been a reporter for Newsday in New York city, specializing in criminal justice and legal affairs.  Crime Beat is privileged to have Tony Destefano on its June 9, 2011 broadcast at
8 p.m. EST where hosts Ron Chepesiuk and Will Hryb will discuss his best selling book 'King of The Godfathers" and his just released 'MOB KILLER'. His new book details the bloody
rampage of Charles Carneglia, Mafia hit-man for the notorious  and deadly Gambino Crime Family.  Its going to be a great show... you don't want to miss this one.
 

6-02-11
Andrew DiDonato

   When Andrew DiDonato left his past behind in 1997 he was a old school gangster at the tender age of 32.  The wise guy was a career criminal and he loved every minute of it until he saw the light and became a government witness helping to bring down the infamous Teflon don' himself, John Gotti.

   The Gambino Family soldier chronicles his life in a new book and DVD called 'Surviving the Mob' that describes his nefarious talents as 'true-to-life' mobster.  On the next Crime Beat programme airing February 3, 2011 on ArtistFirst Worldwide Network radio,  Andrew DiDonato will offer insights on the most recent Gambino and other notorious family members in one of the biggest round ups in New York City and FBI history.

 

5-26-11
Robert Edward Forchion (NJWeedman)

At the age of 15, Robert Edward Forchion  (NJWeedman) smoked his first marijuana cigarette and was immediately impressed by its medical healing powers, in regard to his asthma. By age 18 he was a regular user of marijuana, and he dismissed the Surgeon Generals claims of its harms as "propaganda and Christian superstitions". NJWeedman, is a cannabis activist and a perennial candidate for various New Jersey elected offices. Forchion identifies himself as a member of the Legalize Marijuana Party and campaigns primarily on the single issue of cannabis legalization. Forchion has done various stunts to bring attention to cannabis legalization, including smoking cannabis in front of the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia as well as attempting to legally change his name to NJWeedman.  Mr. Forchion joins Ron Chepesiuk and Will Hryb on Crime Beat this Thursday at 8-9 p.m. EST.  It promises to be a great show...you won't want to miss this one.'
 
 

5-19-11
 
Robert K. Wittman

CRIME BEAT welcomes featured special guest  Robert K. Wittman, author of the best selling book titled PRICELESS .  Wittman is also the founder of the FBI's ART CRIME TEAM who  writes in his page-turner memoir about the fascinating stories behind his recoveries of priceless art and antiquities.  High stakes art theft comes to life in this spellbinding narrative.  Robert Wittman will describe the darkest corners art theft and the world of elective thieves this coming Thursday on CRIME BEAT at 8 p.m. EST where you will want to have a front row seat in this fascinating world of criminal activity.
 

5-12-11  
Howard Campbell

In his best selling book titled DRUG WAR ZONE - FRONTLINE DISPATCHES FROM THE STREETS OF EL PASO AND JUAREZ,  Howard Campbell describes in visceral detail the lives of drug warriors and the people connected to the drug trade ...his book, is a vivid ground-level portrait of terror, violence and futility.  Howard Campbell is a socialogist and anthropologist at the University of Texas at El Paso who illuminates the sights and sounds of the mean streets on these two drug infested border cities.  Be sure to tune into Crime Beat this Thursday May 12, 2011 at 8 p.m. EST, where you want to have the front row seat to the fascinating and frightening world of drug wars on the Mexican, USA border.
 
 

 

5-5-11
Lynda Molito - Mafia Wife

When Lynda Molito's husband Louie Milito vanished in 1988 she squarely put the blame on Salvatore 'Sammy the Bull' Gravano, the notorious Gambino crime family stool pigeon.  In her best selling book titled MAFIA WIFE, she tells her own tale how her husband who was a 'made man' in the mob was rubbed out on the orders of John Gotti, the 'Dapper Don'.  Lynda Milito describes the rituals and the structure of a Mob family as well as the excitement, the danger and the loyalty at gunpoint.  Be sure to tune in to Crime Beat this Thursday May 5, 2011 at 8 P.M. EST where you want to have a front row seat to this fascinating story'.

 

4-28-11
Tom Ajamie and Bruce Kelly

Financial Serial Killers, by Tom Ajamie and Bruce Kelly is a fascinating portrait of modern day Wall Street where cunning and unscrupulous con men are able to get their hooks into investors wallets, saving accounts,
and portfolios and never let go. By using true tales of thieves, swindlers, and fraudsters at work, Ajamie and Kelly provide a intriguing look into the complex strategies financial advisers, insurance agents, and
even family members employ to fleece hapless individuals.

4-21-11
Deirdre Marie Capone

'In her best selling book Uncle Al Capone, 'Deirdre Marie Capone, the last living relative of 'Scarface' Al Capone writes a stunning memoir of her favourite uncle. The author offers a vivid portrait of the iconic mastermind behind some of the century's most vicious and brutal killings. Deirdre Capone will talk about the man behind the notorious legend with surprising revelations about one of the most famous mobster's in history. 

4-14-11 Morgan Fox

Marijuana prohibition has failed. It's time for a new approach, and MPP is leading the way.

Since our founding in 1995, we've been making real progress in reforming U.S. marijuana laws. We know that real change takes more than good ideas, and so MPP is all about getting results — changing policies and laws. Please learn about some of our major accomplishments.

This week's Crime Beat radio show will feature Morgan Fox, Communications Director of the Marijuana Policy Project (www.mpp.org,) who will discuss the medical marijuana issue and the campaign to get medical marijuana legal.

4-7-11 
Stacy Dittrich

Award winning author and decorated 17 year veteran police officer and former detective specializing in sex crime cases. Stacy has a provided commentary on high profile cases to major news organizations, including CNN and Fox News.  She is the author of several 'high octane' crime fiction books that puts the reader 'front and center' in the action and  visceral intrigue.
 

3-31-11  Guest: Jack Garcia

former FBI undercover agent that brought down 32 members of the infamous 'GAMBINO' Crime family.  Jack Garcia is the author of the best selling book called Making Jack Falcone...

the broadcast puts you the listener into the 'front row seat' of Jack Garcia's exploits in riveting detail. 

3-24-11 Part 2 of 2-part Series

Lewis Kasman

See show description for Part 1 (3-17-11) below.

 

3-17-11  Part 1 of 2-part Series

Guests Joel Weissman

    Joel M. Weissman, one of the countries top divorce lawyers will be featured in a 2-part series with Lewis Kasman (March 24th) the 'so called adopted son of the 'Teflon Don', none other than John Gotti.  Weissman represented Kasman in a celebrated divorce proceeding widely reported on tabloids across the country . Both Weissman and Kasman will talk about their lives and relationship.  The interviews will bring you closer to the inner workings of the infamous Gambino Crime family, once controlled by the ruthless mobster John Gotti, also known as the 'Dapper Don'.
 

  

3-10-11
Wahida Clark and Seth Ferranti
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Both writers have become the 'who's who' in the crime writing genre honing their skills behind bars. Wahida Clark and Seth Ferranti are acclaimed award winning authors who have penned a number of books including Clark's 'THUGS AND THE WOMEN WHO LOVE THEM' and Ferranti's 'Prison Stories'.

3-3-11 Guest: Tim Donaghy

In his riveting memoir Personal Foul, Tim Donaghy ,a former NBA referee, describes how his gambling addiction led to his demise.  Donaghy was found guilty of of conspiracy to engage in wire fraud and transmitting betting information and for taking payoffs from a professional gambler for inside tips on NBA games. Donaghy was sentenced to 15 months in a U.S. Federal penitentiary for the scandal that 'rocked' the basketball world.

   

2-24-11 Guest: Rick Porrello

'Ohio Police Chief Rick Porrello wears many hats.  The top cop gave up a successful career in music as a drummer for Sammy Davis Jr. to pursue his interest in law enforcement. In the meantime, he took up writing as well, and now is going Hollywood.  In his riveting book, 'To Kill an Irishman' , Porrello chronicles the true story of Danny Greene, a fearless mobster who took on the Cleveland Mafia in the 1970's, Porrello proves once again that he is one of America's premiere true crime writers.
 
The book sparked the attention of Hollywood and is now scheduled to come out as 'Kill the Irishman' on March 11/11. The movie stars Ray Stevenson as Danny Greene and co-stars Val Kilmer and Christopher Walken and has the earmarks of being a great hit. 

 

     

2-17-11 Guest: Courtney Brown JR.

'The Rise and Fall of an Urban Empire' is the memoir of Courtney Brown Jr.  The book chronicles the rise and fall of his father, Courtney 'Berman' Brown Sr. and
partner in crime Eddie 'Fat Man' Jackson.  These two guys start from meager beginnings to seize control of the Detroit drug trade in the 1970's and soon start taking
in millions of dollars per month in heroin sales while still raising their families in the back ground of little league baseball and boy scouts.
 
Detroit had made them 'Kings of the Heroin Game'.  Find out how they became the richest and most influential men in Detroit at the time'.
 

 

2-10-11  Guest: Louis Diaz

Growing up in Brooklyn New York, where physical violence was a daily reality at home, at school, and on the mean streets, Lou Diaz had more than what it took to survive.  A man of uncompromising principles, Diaz was compassionate on the inside and 'tough' as nails on the outside.
 
Along with his street fighter's sense of survival and raw nerves, Lou Diaz describes his savage beginnings and early forays in organized
crime.  One of the best Drug Enforcement Agency undercover operatives in its history Diaz was nstrumental in taking down some of the country's most notorious crime rings ever.  He will recount his years as a DEA agent and talk about his recent book called 'Dancing With the Devil: Confessions of an Undercover Agent' 

 

2-03-11  Guest: Andrew DiDonato

   When Andrew DiDonato left his past behind in 1997 he was a old school gangster at the tender age of 32.  The wise guy was a career criminal and he loved every minute of it until he saw the light and became a government witness helping to bring down the infamous 'teflon don' himself, John Gotti.

   The Gambino Family soldier chronicles his life in a new book and dvd called 'Surviving the Mob' that describes his nefarious talents as 'true-to-life' mobster.  On the next Crime Beat programme airing February 3, 2011 on ArtistFirst Worldwide Network radio,  Andrew DiDonato will offer insights on the most recent Gambino and other notorious family members in one of the biggest round ups in New York City and FBI history.

1-27-11

Guest: Jack Garcia

A former undercover FBI agent and author of the New York Times best-seller, Making Jack Falcone, Garcia's undercover work led to the arrest and conviction of 32 Gambino crime family members.