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Sword and Scale Episode 26

From Sword and Scale | Part of the Sword and Scale series | 01:13:48

This is one of the most under-reported murders in the history of the North American Continent. A mutilation that took hours and mind that was so disturbed it relished in the extreme violence inflicted on the deceased.

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This is one of the most under-reported murders in the history of the North American Continent. A mutilation that took hours and mind that was so disturbed it relished in the extreme violence inflicted on the deceased, this story exposes the obvious deficiencies in the extremely Liberal Canadian justice system, which even many natives don't even fully understand.
Dan Zupansky, author of Trophy Kill "The Shall We Ask Murder" and host of the highly-popular true-crime podcast <a href="http://www.blogtalkradio.com/dan-zupansky1" target="_blank">True Murder "The Most Shocking Killers in True Crime History"</a>, joins us to tell us a tale that is as disturbing as some of the most infamous cases ever reported. Zupansky, however, wasn't satisfied in simply chronicling a historical case. He jumped in, head first, into an active case that was still unraveling. In doing so, he became the unwitting target of critics and star witness for the prosecution of his subject. He tells us his story, no holds barred, describing his disdain for some of the actors in this case such as Greg Broadsky, who defended infamous killer Paul Bernardo and is on a short list of the most prominent known Canadian criminal defense attorneys.
This story is interesting from so many different standpoints, and also so tragic from so many different standpoints, it's unlikely for anyone not to find something they feel passionate about on this particular case.

Sword and Scale Episode 40

From Sword and Scale | Part of the Sword and Scale series | 01:29:14

When asked to imagine the perfect place to perform serial murder most imagine something dark and creepy, but the truth of the matter is that the perfect place to kill is actually the same place in which most of us are born and die.

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When asked to imagine the perfect place to perform serial murder most imagine something dark and creepy, but the truth of the matter is that the perfect place to kill is actually the same place in which most of us are born and die: a hospital.

This is a place where death is not only common, but expected.  Many of the victims are already incapacited and there's a steady stream of them coming in each day.  Not to mention the fact that the tools for killing are readily available in the form of various dangerous drugs.  Combine that with a hospital's reluctance to report any activity which may cost them a lawsuit and it's no wonder that Charles Cullen was able to get away with killing more than 40 patients over the course of 16 years at nine different institutions.

In this episode we speak with Charles Graeber, author of The Good Nurse, and recount the terrifying story of a serial killer nurse and the broken system around him which facilitated and possibly covered up his killing spree.

Sword and Scale Episode 60

From Sword and Scale | Part of the Sword and Scale series | 56:23

Alternative rock superstar, host of the reality TV-show Ink Master, actor and recent filmmaker Dave Navarro joins us to talk about his film “Mourning Son” which details the events leading up to and surrounding his mother’s brutal murder.

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Alternative rock superstar, host of the reality TV-show Ink Master, actor and recent filmmaker Dave Navarro joins us to talk about his film “Mourning Son” which details the events leading up to and surrounding his mother’s brutal murder when he was just 15 years old.

We’re also joined by Cameka Crawford, Chief Communications Officer at the National Domestic Violence Hotline and steering committee member for NOMORE.org, to talk about this epidemic which affects an alarming number of people.

To highlight the point of domestic violence’s stranglehold despite our modern society, we feature a story from Traverse City, Michigan. This is the story of Sandra Rode’s death at the hands of her husband Michael. The details of which are too horrifying to even describe.

Sword and Scale (Series)

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Sword and Scale Episode 40

From Sword and Scale | Part of the Sword and Scale series | 01:29:14

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When asked to imagine the perfect place to perform serial murder most imagine something dark and creepy, but the truth of the matter is that the perfect place to kill is actually the same place in which most of us are born and die: a hospital.

This is a place where death is not only common, but expected.  Many of the victims are already incapacited and there's a steady stream of them coming in each day.  Not to mention the fact that the tools for killing are readily available in the form of various dangerous drugs.  Combine that with a hospital's reluctance to report any activity which may cost them a lawsuit and it's no wonder that Charles Cullen was able to get away with killing more than 40 patients over the course of 16 years at nine different institutions.

In this episode we speak with Charles Graeber, author of The Good Nurse, and recount the terrifying story of a serial killer nurse and the broken system around him which facilitated and possibly covered up his killing spree.

YOU CAN SEE THE MOON (5 x 15 minute Drama Series) (Series)

Produced by Christopher TEMPLETON

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HV Special: Shoah (Holocaust Remembrance)

From Hearing Voices | Part of the Hearing Voices series | 01:00:00

Special For Yom HaShoah- Holocaust Memorial Week

Menstand150_small "Shoah" is Hebrew for whirlwind, complete destruction." --Rabbi Samual Cohen This year Holocaust Memorial Week- Days of Remembrance is May 1-8, and Yom HaShoah- Holocaust Remembrance Day is May 5. To commemorate the 60th anniversary of the camps' liberation (March-June 1945), (((HearingVoices))) offers the special Shoah, A Holocaust Memorial in two versions: a half-hour and an hour program. Both are FREE to public radio stations. The half-hour features: "Descended from the Holocaust" recorded/narrated by Dr. Alan Berkenwald, produced by Jay Allison with Christina Eggloff (from their "Life Stories"). Berkenwald's parents never talked to him about their experience in the concentration camps. At age 41 Alan found out that his parents and their survivor friends had rented a bus to visit the Holocaust Museum in Washington. He asked if he could come along and bring a tape recorder. (Premiered 1998- NPR Things Considered.) "Yom Hashoah 1994" combines survivor interviews with music and prayers from Shoah services (Congregations Beth Aaron- Billings MT & B'nai Jeshuran- Cleveland OH). And it documents the Billings community's united, emphatic "Not in Our Town" response that stopped a series of anti-Jewish crimes. Produced by Barrett Golding; Cleveland recordist was NPR's Rick Karr. (Premiered 1995- NPR Things Considered.) The hour version also features: "Death Marches and Liberation" produced by David Notowitz and narrated by Elliot Gould. This an excerpt from the documentary "Voices of the Shoah: Remembrances of the Holocaust" drawn from interviews with 180 survivors. (This is the national radio premiere this project, coordinated by Richard Foos, President of Rhino Records, and released as a 4-CD box set, with a 100-page book of photos, interviews and historical perspectives). "From Belsen Concentration Camp," BBC reports by Patrick Gordon Walker recorded live at the camp May 1945, days after the Liberation.

Reveal Weekly (Series)

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Dark Winter Nights: True Stories from Alaska (Series)

Produced by Robert Prince

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Tongue Terror

From Robert Prince | Part of the Dark Winter Nights: True Stories from Alaska series | 28:59

Dwnpodcastimage-300x300_small There's an unspoken epidemic affecting countless children on the icy school playgrounds of Fairbanks, Alaska.  Despite efforts to innoculate the children, the siren call of metal poles sometimes overpowers their pint-sized willpower and they just have to see--will their tongue stick to metal in winter?  In this special investigative report from Dark Winter Nights: True Stories from Alaska, host Rob Prince explores exactly how widespread the problem is and shares some, well, hilarious stories of kids who just had to learn by trying.

Spark - True Stories (Series)

Produced by Matt Hill

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Best of Spark #3 - Richard Tyrone Jones

From Matt Hill | Part of the Spark - True Stories series | 30:43

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Three true stories told live from the stage – and a warning, this episode contains some very adult themes.

 

In today’s programme:

 

* Sudeshna escapes war-torn Uganda thanks to her father 

* Alix Fox reveals her unusual sense of smell, caused by synesthesia

* Richard apologises using a napkin

The Dinner Party with Elysabeth Alfano (Series)

Produced by Celebrity Dinner Party with Elysabeth Alfano

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Julian Lennon

From Celebrity Dinner Party with Elysabeth Alfano | Part of the The Dinner Party with Elysabeth Alfano series | 36:00

Lennon_2016_35_closest_and_best_small Julian Lennon discusses his newest love, photography, his world travels and some thoughts on life from his father, John Lennon with Elysabeth Alfano on the Celebrity Dinner Party.

East Boston Stories (Series)

Produced by ZUMIX Radio

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My Mom's Success With Mary Kay

From ZUMIX Radio | Part of the East Boston Stories series | 02:51

Rayza___mom_raisa_small Mary Kay's model of having women sell beauty products in their communities has allowed many women to make a living while raising a family. In recent decades, it has also provided alternative employment to immigrant women who face additional challenges. In this interview, 16 year old Rayza Chavez interviews her mother about this experience.