In the Travel News, reopening continues at museums, hotels and attractions, especially theme parks. Southwest has announced new service to two Pacific Northwest cities, Eugene, Oregon, and Bellingham, Washington. While you would have to connect to those destinations (no non-stops from Sacramento), it’s important to note that Bellingham is very close to the Canadian border (when it reopens) and is also the jumping off spot for the Alaska Ferry.California could be headed for a big fire season this year. Recently, a tour operator friend of Mark’s, Shebby Lee, had to flee her home in the Black Hills on a moment’s notice. Her experience might help you prepare for a similar occurrence in your neighborhood. Shebby also offers one heck of a Lewis and Clark tour you might want to participate in this year or in the future.Gwen Duncan of Cordially Yours Travel joins Mark to debate the return of cruise ships to the high seas. Gwen says the ships have done a lot to improve traveler safety on board against Covid. Mark says he’s not sure you can trust cruise lines, who haven’t always proven to be the best environmental partners, among other sins, and how can a cruise possibly be safe during Covid?50 years ago, a vocal duo named Brewer and Shipley wrote and sang a controversial song, ‘One Toke Over the Line.’ It was about smoking too much funny tobacco. The song was WAYYY before it’s time. Next week, April 20 (4-20) comes to calendars. 4-20 is a longtime part of marijuana culture. Tom sits down with one of the duo and gets the story behind the song. It really is a great interview. Especially the part about the song being played on the Lawrence Welk Show.
Murder Among the Mormons (2021) is the new Netflix true-crime docuseries about Mark Hofmann, who is one of the most notable forgers in history. Hofmann created forgeries related to the Latter Day Saint movement, which led to fame and fortune. But the truth caught up with Hofmann one fateful day in 1985, as two innocent people lost their lives. We are joined by award-winning co-director and producer of Murder Among the Mormons, Tyler Measom. His previous work includes Leaving the Cult: Sons of Perdition (2010), An Honest Liar (2014) and Biography: I Want My MTV (2019). Tyler directed this docuseries with Jared Hess, who is best known for his films Napoleon Dynamite (2004), Nacho Libre (2006) and Gentlemen Broncos (2009). Tyler talks about how he and Jared came to turn this story into a docuseries, as well as what they discovered about Mark Hoffman and the nature of belief. In the process we also learn about getting a film idea to the big screen. “The power he must have felt to create and change history, to alter what millions of people believe, and know and pray to every day – to have the power to change that in your basement is a remarkable feeling I suspect.” – Tyler Measom Time Stamps: 05:38 - What the series Murder Among the Mormons is about. 08:19 - Why the story wasn’t heavily publicised at the time. 09:41 - How co-directors Tyler and Jared made the story so gripping. 11:20 - The boom period there was for collecting Mormon antiquities. 13:04 - How Mark Hofmann was such a successful forger. 16:02 - How Hofmann started his career in forging. 20:56 - Why he went into a life of deceit. 25:33 - Why Tyler and Jared decided to make a documentary about Hofmann. 30:42 - How a documentary goes from a brainstorming session to being on screen. 36:36 - The way a docuseries format gives the filmmakers more freedom. 37:49 - The willingness of people to be interviewed for the film. 41:45 - How they knew the film would be so successful. 45:59 - The reasons Mark conned Mormons. 49:01 - How Tyler kept his own beliefs regarding Mormonism separate from the film. 50:24 - What the film says about belief. 51:36 - The next projects Tyler is working on. Resources: Murder Among the Mormons (2021) Leaving the Cult: Sons of Perdition, a book by Tyler Measom Billy Wilder’s 10 Screenwriting Tips This is Distorted Alamo Pictures Connect with Tyler Measom: Website LinkedIn Instagram Facebook Connect with Factual America: Facebook Instagram Twitter Connect with Matthew Sherwood: Facebook LinkedIn Twitter More From Factual America: Connect with Factual America: Facebook Instagram Twitter Connect with Matthew Sherwood: Facebook LinkedIn Twitter More From Factual America: Moment of Truth: The Murder of Michael Jordan's Father McMillion$: McDonalds' Monopoly Fraud Revisited The Hart Family Tragedy
37. Katie Sheets Robertson ON: Daughter of Kathy Sheets, Killed by Mark Hoffman Pipe Bomb, talks about the Netflix Documentary "Murder Among the Mormons".
Come Towards Delight
Growing up in Holladay, Utah I remember hearing about Mark Hoffman and the Salamander Letters. I grew up less than 2 miles from the Sheets home where Kathy Sheets lived at the time of her death, caused by a pipe bomb made and placed at her home by Mark Hacking. I didn't know all of the details but I do remember my parents, and Neighbors talking about the Sheets family with so much love and sorrow for what had happened to Kathy. Fast Forward more than 20 years later when I was attending a single adult church in Holladay, I met this woman who brought joy into any room she entered, always had a smile on her face, and just seemed to love life in a beautiful way. She was the wife of one of our church leaders, Joe Robertson, who was serving in the Bishopric. Joe, is just as kind as Katie, a bit more reserved and observant but when he engages with you, you can't help but feel his warmth and concern for anyone he speaks to. They are such an amazing couple, so loving and kind. I don't remember the day or exactly what happened for me to connect the dots that Katie is the daughter of Kathy Sheets, who was killed by Mark Hoffman; however, I do remember thinking to myself often after learning of the connection "How can somebody who has had their Mother Murdered by someone she didn't even know, and who was a terrible person, be so happy and kind". I now know the answer to that question... Katie is a beautiful soul full of compassion, grace, kindness and tender love. She talks about her talented and loving mother and the experiences surrounding her death. She talks about her father and how he responded and lived after the murder of his wife, calling him the forever optimist even though, as anyone can imagine, he went through some hard hard days in the years ahead. She also talks about the wonderful lawyers, police, and many others who helped investigate and prosecute Mark Hoffman, she talks of them with compassion for how hard they worked for her family to find their mothers killer. She shares experienes in her story, like an exchange Mark Hoffman's father and her Father Gary had in an elevator leaving the courtroom, that would be extremely difficult for anyone to share because of the trauma and darkness surrounding it, but yet, her voice is one of gratitude, it's warm and inviting, and she even refrains from talking bad about the man who murdered her mother. If you watched the new #Netflix documentary 'Murder Among the Mormons", you will appreciate hearing Katie tell of some of the experiences in depth and as a first hand witness. Katie, thank you for your faith in God that is truly inspiring and powerful. Your testimony of a testimony stands as a witness to so many of us, that although bad things happen here on earth we are here for a purpose, God knows us and loves us all perfectly, and there is a plan He has created for us that we can discover during our lives on earth. I'm grateful for your influence in my life. You see the world filled with Delight, and your ability to do that after all you have been through confirms that I can too. God bless you and Joe!
In the Travel News, Southwest Airlines tells a passenger she isn’t covering enough of her body, removed her from the plane and then relents, but only with a qualification. Is it fair? Key West, a small destination over run by cruise ships in the past three years, saw its residents vote to put serious limitations on who and how many can disembark in their city. Are they the first of many to tell cruise ships to sail on by?Our friend and Consumer Advocate Chris Elliott returns to discuss the challenges of travel during Covid, and when he thinks things might get back to normal.The hospitality industry has been crushed by Covid. Restaurant Cares helps those impacted, including restaurant employees. Find out how you can get involved and even win a $500 dine out card.In our final segment of the day, entertainment shines through. Tom has an exclusive interview with Al Pitrelli of the Trans Siberian Orchestra. Covid means the annual Christmas concert at the arena won’t happen, but the orchestra is offering a way for you to hear them live. Tom has all the details on how to get tickets. Al says you can watch from home, in your pajamas in you want!
Dr. Mark Hoffman, Research Professor at the University of Missouri, Kansas City
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Heterogeneity introduced by EHR system implementation in a de-identified data resource from 100 non-affiliated organizations and Rates and Predictors of Using Opioids in the Emergency Department to Treat Migraine in Adolescents and Young Adults Dr. Mark Hoffman is a research associate professor at the University of Missouri, Kansas City. He is also Chief Research Information Officer in the Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City. His research interests include health data de-identification, sharing, and visualization.--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/scientificsense/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/scientificsense/support
Mark Hoffman seemed like a nice guy, and as a collector of, and dealer in, historic documents, particularly those relating to the LDS church, he really had a knack for finding just the right pieces. Then the bombings started… We also look at domestic violence stats and myths in a Maine-ish mini, and Mo shreds, um reviews, “Blood Runs Cold.”
#ItzOnWealthTech Ep. 56: Unlocking the Secrets of Tax Optimization with Mark Hoffman
Wealth Management Today
The post #ItzOnWealthTech Ep. 56: Unlocking the Secrets of Tax Optimization with Mark Hoffman appeared first on and was written by Craig Iskowitz. “The trends that we’re seeing right now is that the younger generation wants things to be a lot more personalized. They really don’t want to be educated. They don’t want to know how a Monte Carlo works and what’s a capital market assumption. They just want an answer. Like, do I have enough money? Am […] The post #ItzOnWealthTech Ep. 56: Unlocking the Secrets of Tax Optimization with Mark Hoffman appeared first on and was written by Craig Iskowitz.