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Love it! Nothing but Facts!!

By Listener489 - Nov 12 2019
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What the world needs is all of the unbiased, accurate facts in Lisa’s podcasts!!

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Love it! Nothing but Facts!!

By Listener489 - Nov 12 2019
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What the world needs is all of the unbiased, accurate facts in Lisa’s podcasts!!
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Rank #1: Clear and Convincing - Episode 26 - Texas v. Larry Ray Swearingen

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On August 21, 2019, Larry Ray Swearingen was executed for the December 8, 1998 murder of Melissa Aline Trotter.  Over the course of 19 years, Swearingen and his advocates filed what one federal judge described as “a convoluted tangle of habeas applications, pro se motions, mandamus actions, and amended pleadings.”  In 2006, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals described Swearingen’s pattern of requests filed days before execution as dilatory and warned Swearingen’s counsel that continued delays could subject them to sanctions.  In 2009, the Fifth Circuit characterized another late-filed request prior to a pending execution date as “timing gamesmanship.”  Agreed DNA testing did not exonerate Swearingen. Althought Swearingen’s counsel cited an intention to raise additional claims during February and March of 2019, they did not seek funding to pursue investigation of those claims until June.  In early August, 2019, counsel retained a new expert. The week before the execution, Swearingen’s counsel sought authorization to file successive state and federal writs, demonstrating what the Fifth Circuit described in 2009 as “disrespect for this court and for Swearingen's life.”  Swearingen and his advocates have also repeatedly misrepresented the weight of their post-conviction claims and evidence and have ignored the adverse findings of  state and federal courts that have reviewed those claims.  Join Lisa O’Brien and Michael Carnahan on Wednesday, August 28, 2019, at 8:30 p.m. for a review of the case against Swearingen, the multiple post-conviction claims advanced after his conviction and sentence were affirmed in 2003 and the misrepresentations made by Swearingen and his advocates in the media.  We’re a live show and calls are always welcome at (347) 989-1171.

Aug 29 2019

2hr 34mins

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Rank #2: Clear & Convincing - Episode 3 - State of Utah v. Theodore Robert Bundy (Part 1)

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Ted Bundy is believed to be one of the most prolific and diabolical serial killers of the 20th Century.  His reign of terror began in Seattle, Washington on January 4, 1974 when he attacked and bludgeoned Karen Sparks as she slept in her basement apartment.   Join Lisa O’Brien and Michael Carnahan on Tuesday, March 17, 2020, at 8:00 p.m. Central for State of Utah v. Theodore Robert Bundy.  In Part 1, we’ll talk about Bundy’s early life, suspected murders and the series of murders he committed in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Utah and Colorado beginning in 1974 and ending with his arrest for an attempted kidnapping and assault in October of 1975.  Then we’ll talk about his arrest, trial and conviction in Utah.  Finally, we’ll talk about Bundy’s two unsuccessful escape attempts and his brazen escape from jail in Colorado while awaiting trial for murder.  We’re a live show and calls are welcome.  Our phone number is (347) 989-1171.

Mar 18 2020

1hr 45mins

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Rank #3: Clear & Convincing - Episode 35 - Wisconsin v. Steven Avery & Brendan Dassey

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Join Lisa O’Brien and Michael Carnahan on January 22, 2019, at 8:00 p.m. Central for Clear and Convincing, Episode 35.  We’ll conclude our discussion of the Innocence Project’s post-execution efforts to exonerate Cameron Todd Willingham.  Then, to follow-up our interviews with Michael Griesbach and Kenneth Kratz, we’ll take another look at the Avery and Dassey cases to talk about the evidence against Avery and Dassey that wasn’t covered in the previous shows, as well as their direct appeals and post-conviction claims and the status of efforts to exonerate them.  We’re a live show and calls are welcome.  Our phone number is (347) 989-1171.

Jan 23 2019

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Rank #4: Clear & Convincing - Episode 39 - Updates

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Join Lisa O’Brien and Michael Carnahan on Tuesday, February 26, 2019, at 8:00 p.m. Central for the final episode of Clear and Convincing’s first season.  We’ll be discussing new developments in some of the cases we’ve covered since we launched last year, including the status of appeals filed by Jeffrey MacDonald, Jodi Arias, Scott Peterson, Dalia Dippolito and Stacey Johnson.  We’ll talk about the recent developments in the Alstory Simon, Larry Swearingen, Kevin Cooper and Steven Avery cases.  Finally, we’ll talk about the status of Rodney Reed, Hank Skinner and Adnan Syed cases and discuss some of the cases we plan to cover the during our second season.  We’re a live show and questions are welcome.  Our phone number is (347) 989-1171.

Feb 27 2019

1hr 52mins

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Rank #5: Clear & Convincing - Episode 5 - State of California v. Charles Manson

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Join Lisa O’Brien and Michael Carnahan on Tuesday, April 2, 2019, for Part 4 of Clear & Convincing’s series on State of California v. Charles Manson.  In August of 1969, Charles Manson’s plan to start a race war that would leave him in charge of the world began with the murders of Sharon Tate, Jay Sebring, Abigail Folger, Voytek Frykowski and Steve Parent.  The following night, Leno and Rosemary LaBianca were murdered in their home in furtherance of Manson’s plan for world domination.  In late August or early September, 1969, Manson and two followers murdered Donald “Shorty” Shea, a ranch hand at Spahn Ranch, whom Manson believed had reported the Family to police, which resulted in a raid at Spahn Ranch on August 16, 1969.  Most of the Family members were released the following day due to an error on the warrant.  The Family then relocated to Barker Ranch in Death Valley, where they were arrested in October, 1969 after Manson set fire to a county earth mover.  Manson is also believed to be behind several additional murders, including those of Marina Elizabeth Habe and attorney Ronald Hughes.  Tonight, in Part 4, we’ll talk about the trials, direct appeals and post-conviction and parole efforts of Manson and his Family members. We’re a live show and calls are welcome.  Our phone number is (347) 989-1171.

Apr 03 2019

2hr 15mins

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Rank #6: Clear & Convincing - Episode 9 - Texas v. Rodney Reed (with Greg Corner)

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In this bonus episode of Clear & Convincing Lisa and Michael talk to Greg Corner, a former boyfriend of Stacey Stites about his relationship with Stacey during the Spring and Summer of 1992.  For 22 years, people who barely knew Stacey have been talking about her in the media and on social media.  We’ll talk to Greg about his early life, his family, the Stacey he knew and the circumstances that changed the course of their lives.

Apr 19 2020

1hr 53mins

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Rank #7: Clear & Convincing - Ep. 49 - Commonwealth of Mass. v. Lizzie Andrew Borden

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On August 4, 1992, Andrew Jackson Borden and his wife, Abby Durfee Gray Borden were murdered in their home on a busy street in Fall River, Massachusetts.  The murders happened about 90 minutes apart, some time after 9:00 a.m.  While the whereabouts and movements of the Borden family maid were corroborated, Andrew’s younger daughter Lizzie offered conflicting accounts and statements to family friends and police.  By Saturday, Lizzie became the prime suspect.  After giving confused and contradictory testimony at an inquest the following week, Lizzie was arrested and transferred to the jail in Taunton, the seat of Bristol County, to await trial.  In December, 1892, Lizzie was indicted on three counts of capital murder.  Though she was acquitted after trial, debate over Lizzie’s guilt or innocence persists.  Join Lisa O’Brien and Michael Carnahan at 8:00 p.m. Central for a discussion of the history of Fall River, Massachusetts, the Borden Family and what we know about Commonwealth of Massachusetts v. Lizzie Andrew Borden.  We’re a live show and calls are welcome.  Our phone number is (347) 989-1171.

Feb 12 2020

2hr 28mins

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Rank #8: Clear & Convincing - Episode 40 - State of California v. Stanley Tookie Williams

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On February 27, 1979, Albert Owens was murdered during a robbery at a 7-Eleven store in Whittier, California by Stanley “Tookie” Williams, a co-founder of the Crips street gang.  On March 11, 1979, at around 5:30 a.m. Robert Yang heard a loud bang, a woman’s scream and gunshots coming from the offices of his family’s motel on South Vermont Avenue in Los Angeles.  Robert’s parents, Yen-I Yang and Tsai-Shai Yang and sister, Ye-Chen Lin were shot during a robbery of the motel.  Prior to his arrest, Williams made inculpatory admissions to numerous friends.  In one particularly disturbing admission, Williams imitated the noises made by Albert Owens after being shot in the back, then laughed hysterically for several minutes.  After his arrest, Williams conspired with a jailhouse snitch to ultimately attempt escape during transport to court.  Williams’ plan included killing a witness against him, as well as the guards and other prisoners on the bus.  At his trial in 1981, testimony established that a shotgun shell found at the Brookhaven Motel scene had been matched to a shotgun purchased by Williams in 1974.  That evidence, along with Williams’ escape plans and admissions to friends resulted in his conviction.  Once Williams’ appeals were exhausted, his execution was set for December, 2005.  A host of celebrities and anti-death penalty advocates opposed his execution claiming that he had redeemed himself while in prison.  Join Lisa O’Brien and Michael Carnahan on Tuesday, December 3, 2019, at 8:00 p.m. Central for a discussion of the case against Stanley Williams, his trial, direct appeal and post-conviction claims, as well as the controversy surrounding his 2005 execution.  We’re a live show and calls are welcome.  Our phone number is (347) 989-1171.

Dec 05 2019

2hr 29mins

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Rank #9: Clear and Convincing with Lisa O'Brien and Michael Carnahan - Dalia Dippolito

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On July 31, 2009, Mohammed Shihadeh contacted Florida police to report a murder-for-hire plot.  During an interview with the Boynton Beach Police Department, Shihadeh advised detectives that a woman he knew only as “Delilah” was trying to find a hitman to kill her husband of six months.  On August 1, 2009, Shihadeh, while wearing a wire and with a video camera hidden in his car, met with Dalia Dippolito in the parking lot of a Mobil gas station in Boynton Beach, Florida.  After a 6-day investigation, on August 5, 2009, Dalia Dippolito was arrested and charged with solicitation to commit first degree murder.  In spite of the audio and video evidence collected during the investigation, Dippolito’s legal team claimed that she was acting and had no intent to murder her husband.   Join Michael Carnahan and Lisa O’Brien for a discussion of the evidence against Dippolito, her improbable defense to the charges and the twists and turns the case took, while she spent 8 years on house arrest. We’re a live show and calls are always welcome at (347) 989-1171.

Jun 20 2018

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Rank #10: Clear & Convincing - Ep. 7 - California v. Angelo Buono, Jr. and Kenneth Bianchi

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In October, 1977, Buono and Bianchi assaulted and strangled 19-year old Yolanda Washington in the backseat of Bianchi’s 1972 Cadillac and then dumped her body on a hillside near Forest Lawn Cemetary in Los Angeles, California.  Their next victim, 15-year old Judy Miller, was taken to Buono’s home, where she was raped and strangled.  Her body was dumped on a neighborhood street, in full view of children heading to school on Halloween morning.  Between October, 1977 and February, 1978, Buono and Bianchi claimed the lives of 10 women and girls ranging in age from 12 to 28.  During the late spring, or early summer of 1978, Bianchi moved from Los Angeles to Bellingham, Washington, where on January 12, 1979, he murdered two women that he lured to a vacant house using his position as a security company supervisor.  Join Lisa O’Brien and Michael Carnahan on Tuesday, April 14, 2020, at 8:00 p.m. Central for State of California v. Angelo Buono, Jr. and Kenneth Bianchi.   We’ll talk about the backgrounds of Buono and Bianchi and their victims, the “Hillside Strangler” investigation in Los Angeles and the murder investigation in Washington state that broke the case.  We’ll also talk about Buono’s trial, one of the longest and most expensive in Los Angeles County history, and the games Bianchi played with investigators and psychologists and the circumstances that led to his return to Washington state to serve his sentence.

Apr 15 2020

1hr 49mins

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Rank #11: Clear & Convincing - Episode 37 - Idaho v. Torey Adamcik & Brian Draper

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On Friday, September 22, 2006, Cassie Jo Stoddart was stabbed to death while housesitting for her aunt and uncle in Pocatello, Idaho.   Cassie’s boyfriend, Matt Beckham and friends, Torey Adamcik and Brian Draper, spent part of the evening with her.  Within 15 minutes of Torey and Brian leaving, the power in the house went out, which spooked both Cassie and Matt.  Not allowed to spend the night, Matt was picked up by his mother at around 10:30 p.m.  On Sunday, September 24, Cassie’s 13-year old cousin discovered her body in the family room.  An autopsy revealed that Cassie had been stabbed more than 30 times, with 12 wounds deemed potentially fatal.   Police questioned Matt, Torey and Brian immediately after Cassie’s body was discovered.  Investigators believed that Matt was telling them the truth, but did not find Torey and Brian credible.  On Wednesday, September 27, 2006, Brian Draper led police to a cache of evidence buried in Black River Canyon.  Draper and Adamcik attempted to burn some of the evidence, which included a several knives, a videotape, gloves, masks and clothing.  The knives had been purchased by an 18-year old friend at Adamcik’s request on August 30, 2006.  Join Lisa O’Brien and Michael Carnahan on Tuesday, February 5, 2019, at 8:00 p.m. Central for a discussion of the evidence against Adamcik and Draper, their direct appeals, post-conviction claims and Adamcik’s attempt to have his life sentence reduced pursuant to Miller v. Alabama and Montgomery v. Louisiana. We’re a live show and calls are welcome.  Our phone number is (347) 989-1171.

Feb 06 2019

1hr 36mins

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Rank #12: Clear & Convincing - Episode 39 - State of Texas v. Rodney Reed (Part 2)

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On April 23, 1996, Stacey Stites was raped and strangled, before her body was dumped on the side of a country road in Bastrop, Texas.  Police theorized that Ms. Stites was abducted between 3:00 and 3:30 a.m. while on her way to the H.E.B. store, where she worked an early morning shift in the produce department.  The truck she was driving was found abandoned at Bastrop High School, which was 35 miles from the apartment in Giddings that she shared with her future husband, Jimmy Fennell.  In March, 1997, DNA results from Ms. Stites’ body linked Rodney Reed to the murder.  In spite of his claims of a secret relationship with the victim, Reed was convicted and sentenced to death in May, 1998.  Reed’s direct appeal and numerous state and federal writs have been unsuccessful.  In Part 1 of State of Texas v. Rodney Reed, we talked about issues raised by Reed’s advocates on social media, in media articles and documentaries to support their claim that he is actually innocent of Ms. Stites’ murder and/or that there is reasonable doubt about his guilt.  Join Lisa O’Brien and Michael Carnahan on Wednesday, November 20, 2019, for Part 2, where we’ll discuss the claims raised by Reed in a tenth writ to the Texas courts and the claims that led to a stay of execution.  In our second hour, we’ll be joined by Robert Phillips, the attorney for Jimmy Fennell.  Mr. Phillips is a criminal defense attorney in Williamson County, Texas, with more than 25 years of experience.  He’s participated in over 200 jury trials and disposed of more than 3,000 felony and misdemeanor criminal cases at the state and federal level.   We’re a live show and calls are welcome.  Our phone number is (347) 989-1171.

Nov 21 2019

2hr 5mins

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Rank #13: Clear & Convincing - Episode 37 - State of Texas v. Christopher Daniel Duntsch

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Dr. Christopher Daniel Duntsch started his neurosurgery practice in Dallas, Texas in 2011 after completing a training program at the University of Tennessee in Memphis.  When he relocated to Dallas, Texas, his first job at the Minimally Invasive Spine Center ended when he left a patient unattended after surgery to jet off to Las Vegas.  He then moved to Baylor Plano Hospital, where his surgeries were plagued by bad outcomes.  After a brief suspension of his privileges, Duntsch was reinstated to perform “simple procedures.”  During one such procedure, Kellie Martin died when he severed an artery.  After Martin’s death, Duntsch resigned and Baylor Plano closed their investigation.  His next surgeries at Dallas Medical Center resulted in bad outcomes for multiple patients.  Floella Brown died when Duntsch blocked an artery, triggering a massive stroke.  Several patients were totally or partially paralyzed by severed nerves and misplaced hardware.  Drs. Randall Kirby and Robert Henderson lobbied the Texas Medical Board to revoke Duntsch’s license.  Fear that he would move to another state and harm more patients led them to lobby the Dallas County District Attorney’s office to take action.  Join Lisa O’Brien and Michael Carnahan on Tuesday, November 5, 2019, as we talk about the criminal case against Duntsch, his trial, conviction, sentence and direct appeal. We’re a live show and calls are always welcome at (347) 989-1171.

In memory of Glorious Alliance (04/06/1992 - 11/01/2019):

Every horse goes on.  We become part of the spiritual army that fights for good on earth and in the universe.  And we fight because of the love our humans have for us in this life and the next.

From:  Bedtime Stories From The Pasture: A Thoroughbred horse's magical musings about life, love, and spirituality

Nov 06 2019

1hr 35mins

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Rank #14: Clear & Convincing - Episode 35 - Arkansas v. Aaron Lewis and Crystal Lowery

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On September 25, 2014, Beverly Carter, a Little Rock real estate agent, went to a bank foreclosure property in Scott, Arkansas to show the house to a couple who had contacted her about online.  Beverly was lured to the property by Aaron Lewis and his wife, Crystal Lowery, who targeted her because they perceived her to be “a rich broker.”  Lewis tazed Beverly, bound her with duct tape and put her in the trunk of his car.  The poorly executed kidnapping plot soon unraveled.  Beverly and Carl Carter, her husband, didn’t have ready cash to meet a ransom demand and Lewis had left Beverly’s purse locked in her car at the Scott property.  Beverly was murdered when Lewis and Lowery realized that Beverly could have gotten Lowery’s name from prescription bottles in the bathroom where they’d held her.  Lewis and Lowery then buried Beverly’s body in a shallow grave at a concrete plant in Cabot, Arkansas.  Join Lisa O’Brien and Michael Carnahan on Tuesday, October 22, 2019, at 8:00 p.m. Central for State of Arkansas v. Aaron Lewis and Crystal Lowery.  We’ll talk about the evidence against the defendants, Lowery’s guilty plea in 2015, Lewis’ efforts to exclude evidence and testimony from his trial, his every-changing stories about the crime and the status of his capital murder and kidnapping case.  We’re a live show and calls are always welcome at (347) 989-1171.

In 2017, Carl Carter, Jr., started a non-profit organization to improve safety in the real estate industry.  The Beverly Carter Foundation offers educational resources, safety training and seminars, technology support and victim advocacy and support services nationwide.  Their mission is to ensure that every real estate agent goes home safely at the end of the day.  For more information, visit https://beverlycarterfoundation.org.

Oct 23 2019

1hr 48mins

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Rank #15: Clear & Convincing - Episode 24 - Edward Wayne Edwards (Part 2)

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On March 9, 2009, Edward Wayne Edwards’ daughter, April, watched a television documentary profiling the August 9, 1980 murders of Tim Hack and Kelly Drew in Watertown, Wisconsin.  April remembered living in the area briefly around the time of the murders and that her father worked at the reception hall where the victims were last seen.   She contacted authorities and reported her tip.  Edwards had been questioned as a person of interest in the case prior to fleeing with his family.  DNA linked Edwards to the Wisconsin murders and he was arrested in Louisville, Kentucky on July 30, 2009.   Edwards went on to confess to a 1977 murder of a couple in Ohio and the 1993 murder of his adoptive son for insurance money.  Shortly after Edwards’ case made the news, a retired Montana homicide detective began a quest to link Edward to an unsolved Great Falls double homicide committed in January, 1956.  Soon, the detective believed he’d linked Edwards to countless murders, beginning in 1945 and soon included allegations of wrongful arrest and conviction in numerous cases.  In Part 2, we’ll talk about the murders Edwards allegedly committed between 1954 and 1989. We’re a live show and calls are always welcome at (347) 989-1171.

Aug 13 2019

2hr 38mins

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Rank #16: Clear & Convincing - Episode 34 - State of Oklahoma v. Richard Glossip (Part 2)

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On January 6, 1997, Barry Van Treese traveled from his home in Lawton, Oklahoma to the Best Budget Inn in Oklahoma City.  His plan was to pay his employees, pick-up receipts from the hotel, travel to Tulsa and do the same and then return to the Oklahoma City property to inspect it and deal with the manager of that property, Richard Glossip.  Glossip had been managing the hotel in Oklahoma City for between eight and nine months and, in the last six months of 1996, Mr. Van Treese and his wife calculated that about $6,000 in receipts was not turned over by Glossip.  The condition of the property was also deplorable, with only about 24 of the 54 rooms habitable.  Glossip was also permitting unregistered guests to occupy rooms, including his brother Bobby, a drug dealer.   In the early morning of January 7, 1997, after Van Treese returned from Tulsa, Glossip sent 19-year old Justin Sneed to murder Van Treese, promising him between $7,000.00 and $10,000.00.  After the murder, Glossip instructed Sneed to move Van Treese’s vehicle, also telling Sneed to get an envelope with cash from beneath the front seat.  When Sneed returned with the money, Glossip took it and split it between them.  Over the next 17 hours, Glossip told conflicting stories to hotel employees and police investigating Van Treese’s disappearance.  Join Lisa O’Brien and Michael Carnahan on Tuesday, October 15, 2019, at 8:30 p.m. Central for Part 1 of State of Oklahoma v. Richard Glossip.  We’ll talk about Glossip’s post-conviction claims, the outcome of state and federal court review, his execution dates, stays of execution and the status of executions in Oklahoma.  We’re a live show and calls are always welcome at (347) 989-1171.

Oct 16 2019

1hr 58mins

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Rank #17: Clear & Convincing - Episode 7 - Commonwealth v. Mumia Abu-Jamal (Pt. 2)

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At approximately 3:51 a.m. on December 9, 1981, Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel Faulkner pulled over a light blue Volkswagen for what should have been a routine traffic stop.  Within minutes, the stop turned deadly.  William Cook, the driver of the Volkswagen, got out of the  vehicle and confronted Officer Faulkner.  Before Officer Faulkner’s requested back-up could arrive, Cook punched Officer Faulkner, leading to a struggle as Officer Faulkner attempted to arrest Cook. Cook’s brother, Wesley, a/k/a Mumia Abu-Jamal, was across the street, sitting in his cab.  Abu-Jamal got out of the cab and ran across the street, where he shot Officer Faulkner in the back with a .38 pistol.  As Officer Faulkner fell, he was able to pull his service weapon and shoot Abu-Jamal in the stomach.  After Officer Faulkner fell, Abu-Jamal stood over him and fired four more times.  Officer Faulkner suffered an instantly fatal, close-range gunshot wound to the forehead.  Officer Faulkner’s back-up arrived within seconds of the shooting to find Officer Faulkner fatally wounded, Abu-Jamal sitting on the curb a few feet away from his victim and Cook standing against a nearby wall.  Cook’s first words to police as he was arrested were, “I ain’t got nothing to do with it.”  Join Lisa O’Brien and Michael Carnahan on Tuesday, April 23, 2019, for Part 2 of Clear & Convincing’s series on Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. Wesley Cook, a/k/a Mumia Abu-Jamal.  We’ll talk about a little more about the victim, Officer Daniel Faulkner, then move on to the pre-trial, trial and direct appeal process in the case of Commonwealth v. Wesley Cook, a/k/a Mumia Abu-Jamal. We’re a live show and calls are welcome.  Our phone number is (347) 989-1171.

Apr 24 2019

2hr 15mins

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Rank #18: Clear & Convincing - Episode 45 - Stacey Lee Stites (01/19/1977-04/23/1996)

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In this bonus episode of Clear & Convincing and in observation of Stacey Lee Stites’ 43rd birthday, Lisa and Michael talk to Carol Stites, Crystal Dobbs Hefley and Debra Oliver.  Ms. Carol, Crystal and Debra knew Stacey better than anyone.    We’ll learn about Stacey’s family and her childhood and early adolescence in Corpus Christi, Texas.  We’ll also talk about the events that changed the course of Stacey’s life and brought her first to Smithville, then to Bastrop and Giddings, Texas.  For 22 years, people who barely knew Stacey, or didn’t know her at all, have been talking about her in the media and on social media.  For the first time, Stacey’s mother and two of her sisters will tell us about the real Stacey Lee Stites.

Jan 12 2020

1hr 19mins

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Rank #19: Clear & Convincing - Episode 32 - State of Nebraska v. Shanna Elizabeth Golyar

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At 6:15 a.m. on November 13, 2012, Cari Lea Farver attended a conference call related to a project with her employer.  When her new boyfriend, Dave Kroupa, left for work, Cari was working on her computer.  Cari never made it to work that morning and didn’t call in, which was out of character.  Later that morning, Dave got a text suggesting that the couple move in together.  When he declined, he received angry texts ending their brief relationship.  From that point forward, the only communication from Cari came in the form of text messages.  No one saw Cari or heard her voice after November 13, 2012.  Shanna Golyar, a former girlfriend of Dave, soon began receiving threatening and harassing texts and social media messages from “Cari.”  When her home and vehicle were vandalized, “Cari” took responsibility shortly afterwards.  In August, 2013, Golyar’s house was burned, with “Cari” admitting to setting the house on fire.   In 2014, the ruse fell apart when Golyar tried to shift blame for the years of stalking and harassment to Amy Flora, the mother of Dave’s children.  In 2016, the digital trail left by Golyar in a bizarre attempt to win Dave back ended with her arrest and prosecution for murder and arson.  Join Lisa O’Brien and Michael Carnahan on Wednesday, October 2, 2019, at 8:00 p.m. Central as we talk about the case against Shanna Elizabeth Golyar and the trial gamble that backfired, resulting in her conviction for the first degree murder of Cari Lea Farver and second degree arson.  We’re a live show and calls are always welcome at (347) 989-1171.

Oct 03 2019

1hr 52mins

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Rank #20: Clear & Convincing - Ep. 48 - Florida v. Dorice Donegan Moore w/Merissa Green

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On April 6, 2009, Abraham Shakespeare, a 2006 Florida lottery winner, used his phone for the last time and disappeared.  Dorice Donegan Moore, his financial adviser, had recently purchased all of Shakespeare’s assets, including his house, and drained the last of his cash lottery winnings, which was just over a million dollars.  Dee Dee offered different stories and gave conflicting accounts of Shakespeare’s whereabouts and reasons for leaving to friends and family, who also received suspicious text messages from a man who was functionally illiterate.  With the help of an informant who conned the con, investigators were able to build a case against Moore and in January, 2010, they recovered the weapon used to kill Abraham and located his body buried behind a house purchased by Moore and titled in her boyfriend’s name.  Join Lisa O’Brien and Michael Carnahan on Tuesday, February 3, 2020, at 8:00 p.m. Central for a discussion of Shakespeare’s disappearance, the case against Moore, her trial, direct appeal and state post-conviction claims.  We’ll be joined by Merissa Green, a retired journalist from Central Florida, who has been featured on national TV for her investigation of the Abraham Shakespeare murder case.  We’re a live show and calls are welcome.  Our phone number is (347) 989-1171.

Feb 05 2020

1hr 43mins

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Clear and Convincing - Episode 25 - State of Florida v. James Milton Dailey

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On May 5, 1985, Shelly Boggio, her twin sister, Stacy and a friend named Stephanie spent the day together at the beaches in Pinellas County, Florida.  The girls were eventually picked up by James Dailey and Jack Pearcy, Kansas natives who’d just  relocated to Florida.  They visited a couple of bars, then went back to the house Pearcy, Dailey and others shared in Seminole, Florida.  Later that evening, Stacy and Stephanie were dropped off at an apartment, leaving Shelly alone with Pearcy and Dailey.  The next morning, Shelly’s body was found floating in the Intracoastal Waterway near Indian Rocks Bridge.  She’d been strangled, stabbed more than 30 times and ultimately drowned.   Before authorities identified Shelly, Dailey and Pearcy left Pinellas County.  They traveled to for Miami for a day, then parted ways, with Pearcy heading back to Kansas and Dailey relocating to California.  In June, Pearcy was arrested and named Dailey as Shelly’s killer in a statement to police.  Dailey was eventually arrested and sent back to Florida in November, 1985.  Join Lisa O’Brien and Michael Carnahan on Tuesday, December 1, 2020, at 8:00 p.m. Central for Clear and Convincing Episode 25, State of Florida v. James Milton Dailey.  We’ll talk about the evidence linking Dailey to Shelly’s murder, his trial, direct appeals and post-conviction claims.  We’ll also talk about the recent misleading media stories which claim that Dailey’s conviction rests on the testimony of a single jailhouse informant.  Finally, we’ll talk about the genesis of the multiple inconsistent statements of Dailey’s co‑defendant and “fall partner,” Jack Pearcy.  We are a live show and, as always, calls are welcome at (347) 989-1171.

Dec 02 2020

2hr 4mins

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Clear and Convincing - Ep 24 - California v. Helen Golay and Olga Rutterschmidt

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In November, 1999, the body of Paul Vados was found in an alley in Los Angeles.  Vados was unidentified until he was reported missing by Olga Rutterschmidt, who claimed to be his cousin.  Vados appeared to be the victim of a hit-and-run, but investigation of the case failed to develop evidence that would lead to a suspect and the case went cold.  In June, 2005, the body of Kenneth McDavid was found in a Los Angeles alley, again appearing to have been the victim of a hit-and-run.  An inquiry with LAPD by an insurance company investigator led to a conversation between two detectives who realized that Helen Golay and Olga Rutterschmidt each had insurance policies on Vados and McDavid.  Join Michael and Lisa on Tuesday, November 17, 2020, at 8:00 p.m. Central for Clear and Convincing, Episode 24, State of California v. Helen Golay and Olga Rutterschmidt.  We’ll talk about the investigation of the deaths of Paul Vados and Kenneth McDavid, the insurance policies taken out on the two men and the women’s insurance scams.  Finally, we’ll talk about the arrests, prosecution and convictions of the geriatric killers dubbed “Black Widows” by the media.

Nov 18 2020

1hr 46mins

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Clear and Convincing - Episode 23 - State of Texas v. John Steven Gardner

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On January 23, 2005, Tammy Gardner called 911 to report that she’d been shot by her husband, John Steven Gardner.  Tammy’s condition worsened and she lapsed into a coma prior to arriving at the hospital and died two days later.  Gardner was arrested at the beginning of February and eventually charged with capital murder.  Join Lisa O’Brien and Michael Carnahan on Tuesday, November 10, 2020, at 8:00 p.m. Central for Clear and Convincing Episode 23, State of Texas v. John Steven Gardner.  We’ll talk about the evidence linking Gardner to Tammy’s murder, his trial, direct appeals and post-conviction claims.  We’ll also talk about Gardner’s claim that the defense of “abandonment rage” would have resulted in a different sentence if it had been presented to his trial jury in 2006.  Finally, we’ll talk about Gardner’s execution on January 15, 2020.

Nov 11 2020

1hr 47mins

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Clear and Convincing - Episode 22 - Halloween Special

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At about 3:15 a.m. on November 13, 1974, Butch Defeo went through the house at 112 Ocean Avenue with a 35-caliber, lever-action Marlin 336C rifle, methodically shooting his parents, brothers and sisters.  Ronald, Sr. and Louise were first.  They were each shot twice in the back as they slept.  His three younger siblings were next.  Allison, Matthew and John, whose bedrooms were on the 2nd floor, were murdered next, were each shot one in the back while they slept.  Finally, Defeo shot his 18-year old sister, Dawn, who slept on the third floor, in the back.  Defeo then threw his rifle in the waterway behind the house, collected evidence into a pillowcase, showered, changed clothing and left the house.  On the way to the car dealership where he worked in Brooklyn, Defeo threw his bloody clothing and other evidence into a storm drain.  After 6:00 p.m. that evening, Defeo rushed into Harry’s Bar, claiming to have just discovered his parents murdered.  He then summoned the bar’s patrons to the house, to discover the gruesome murders.  Join Lisa O’Brien and Michael Carnahan on Tuesday, October 27, 2020, at 8:00 p.m. Central for Clear and Convincing Episode 22, Halloween Special.  First, we’ll talk about State of New York v. Ronald Joseph Defeo, Jr. and the infamous murders of the Defeo Family.  Then, we’ll talk about the Amityville Horror, a story that may have been invented by parties hoping to reduce Butch Defeo’s culpability.  Finally, we’ll talk about Defeo’s ever-changing claims regarding the events of November 13, 1974.

Oct 28 2020

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The American Idiots Show: Dan Whitfield, Regis Philbin, New GOP Stimulus Plan

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Join the "American Idiots" this week as they bring you a special treat in the form of an interview with United States Senate Candidate from Arkansas Mr. Dan Whitfiled. Who is attempting to challenge Tom Cotton in the upcoming general election. Also we will be discussing the recent bout of celebrity deaths which includes the likes of Regis Philbin and John Saxon. The newest round of stimulus negotiations are underway as well. We will take a look into the latest offer from the Republican side of the isle, which does include $1200 dollar payments. Health experts are now recommending yet another shutdown of the country as COVID-19 deaths continue to skyrocket. We will discuss our thoughts on the impact another shutdown would bring to the country. Join us for all this and more on another exciting episode of the American Idiots show! Of course to be apart of the show dial into the studio at (347)989-1171 and you can chat with any of us.

Jul 28 2020

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The American Idiots Show: Rep John Lewis, Polls, Stimulus Negotiations

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Join the panel this week as we discuss the life and legacy of Rep. John Lewis from Georgia. We will be discussing the Representatives' life not just in civil service, but also his civil rights work. Also a new ABC News/Washington Post poll has shown Joe Biden opening up a sizeable lead over President Donald Trump. But one has to question just how much that means after the fiasco in the 2016 election. Where the polls showed Hillary Clinton with a sizeable advantage over then candidate Trump, however during election night as we all know Donald Trump was elected President of the United States. Also according to White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows negotiations are set to begin in earnest tomorrow. We will discuss all of the possible stimulus packages. And how they will affect your pocketbook and the economy at large. The United States continues to set new single day COVID records despite continued calls from the CDC and WHO to socail distance and wear masks. And we will be debuting a new segment tomorrow night "Karen's Gone Wild" in which we will talk about the actions of the "Karen's" in this country. Join us for all this and  more tomorrow night on a brand new episode of the American Idiots podcast.

Jul 21 2020

2hr 19mins

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Dark Persuasions: The Dyatlov Pass Incident

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Join us Tonight at 8 CST as we discuss the "DYATLOV PASS INCIDENT" on the show.

The Dyatlov Pass incident (Russian: Гибель тургруппы Дятлова) was an event in which nine Russian hikers died in the northern Ural Mountains between 1 and 2 February 1959, in uncertain circumstances. The experienced trekking group, who were all from the Ural Polytechnical Institute, had established a camp on the slopes of Kholat Syakhl, in an area now named in honor of the group's leader, Igor Dyatlov. During the night, something caused them to tear their way out of their tents and flee the campsite, all while inadequately dressed for the heavy snowfall and sub-zero temperatures.

After the group's bodies were discovered, an investigation by Soviet authorities determined that six had died from hypothermia while the other three showed signs of physical trauma. One victim had a fractured skull; two others had major chest fractures and the body of one of the group was missing both its eyes. One of the victims was missing a tongue. The investigation concluded that a "compelling natural force" had caused the deaths. Numerous theories have been put forward to account for the unexplained deaths, including animal attacks, hypothermia, avalanche, katabatic winds, infrasound-induced panic, military involvement, or some combination of these.

Russia opened a new investigation into the incident in 2019, and the conclusions were presented in July 2020: the investigation concluded that the cause of death was hypothermia due to a combination of an avalanche, forcing the group to leave their camp, combined with low visibility. Andrey Kuryakov, deputy head of the regional prosecutor's office, stated: “It was a heroic struggle. There was no panic. But they had no chance to save themselves under the circumstances.”

Jul 20 2020

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The American Idiots Show: Federal Executions, COVID spikes, and Wayfair scandal

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Join "Money" Mike Carnahan, "Pretty Boy" Sean Castleberry, and special guest host Tali Brim as they break down some of the biggest headlines currently affecting our nation. This morning the 7th circuit court of appeals ruled that a federal execution could proceed today. If this holds up it will be the first fedral execution in over a decade, we will discuss and debate the issues surrounding this big news including the death penalty and its relevance in today's society. Also it was revealed on Sunday evening that the Washington Redskins would finally bow to popular pressures and be changing its nickname after it was deemed "racist". We will discuss the issues surrounding the mascots and team names across the country. And if it really is as big of an issue as the main stream media is reporting. Over the past week the popular website Wayfair has come under scruitny for possibly allowing a human trafficking component being discovered with the website. And with election day drawing closer we will be discussing the potential running mates for the presumptive Democratic Nominee Joe Biden. And who may give him the biggest upside come November with the voters. Join us tonight at 8/7cst on Talk Radio 49, Youtube Live, or the American Idiots Facebook page, also to be apart of the action you can always dial in at (347)989-1171.

Jul 14 2020

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Dark Persuasions

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Join Sean and Brad as they discuss the paranormal phenomenon. They will discuss certain videos that show the existence of the supernatural. Also, they will talk about areas and attractions that are said to be haunted.

Jul 06 2020

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The American Idiots Show: Trump, Golden State Killer, and Elijah McClain

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Join us this week for your weekly humorus look at the top headlines surrounding our country over the past 7 days. President Trump has come under fire yet again for an ad featuring a supporter yelling "white power". But that is not his only issues as an warrant was issued for his arrest as well as Reddit has now banned his groups on their platforms for spewing 'hate speech". Also coming out today was the news that the "Golden State Killer" Joseph James Deangelo Jr plead guilty to 13 counts of first degree murder to avoid the death penalty in California. And we will also be talking about Elijah McClain, a 23 year old African Amercian gentlemen who was stopped by police when he was walking home from the convenience store. Mr. McClain was an introvert who also had been diagnosed with autism and anemia, therefore was wearing a ski mask. When confronted by police because a call had been placed by a citizen who thought he was "acting suspicious". A struggle ensued which includes one of the cops saying McClain had "reached" for the other officers weapon, even though the other officer reported he did not believe he had. And eventually lead to an EMT adminstering a dose of Ketamine which potentially lead to Mr. McClains' passing. We will be discussing all this and more on tonights edition of the American Idiots show. To be apart of the converstation feel free to dail in at (347)989-1171.

Jun 30 2020

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Dark Persuasions

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We present the case against Terry Hobbs. One of the stepfathers of the murdered boys in West Memphis Arkansas on May 6th, 1993.We present the case against Terry Hobbs. One of the stepfathers of the murdered boys in West Memphis Arkansas on May 6th, 1993.

Jun 29 2020

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#HEELS4LYFE WRESTLING PODCAST EPISODE 107

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THIS WEEK FOR EPISODE 107 MR TEAMBRINGIT AND NAPPEBOI DISCUSS THE UNDERTAKER RETIREMENT, MORE SEXUAL ACCUSATIONS IN THE WRESTLING INDUSTRY AND RENEE YOUNG TESTED POSITIVE FOR THE CORONAVIRUS. AEW NEWS AND BACKSTAGE REPORTS!

Jun 26 2020

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Clear & Convincing - Episode 15 - State of New York v. Stacey Castor

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On August 22, 2005, Castor’s husband, David, died in what was initially believed to be a suicide.  Aspects of the scene bothered detectives and they hesitated to close the case.  Stacey’s fingerprints were found on a glass of anti-freeze found on the bedside table and a turkey baster with trace amounts of anti-freeze and David’s DNA on the tip was found hidden in a trash can in the kitchen.  Surveillance of David’s grave and Stacey’s phone conversations gave police probable cause to exhume the body of Stacey’s first husband, Michael Wallace, who died suddenly on January 11, 2000.  Shortly after the exhumation, with rumors of the findings making the rounds, Stacey’s oldest daughter Ashley was found unresponsive in her bedroom, with a conveniently placed “suicide note” in which Ashley exonerated her mother and admitted to killing her father, Michael Wallace and step-father David Castor.  We’ll talk about the case against Castor, the evidence proving that she killed two husbands and attempted to kill her daughter, her trial and direct appeal.  We’ll also talk about Castor’s post-conviction claim in state court and her sudden death in June of 2016.

Jun 24 2020

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The American Idiots Show: #Speaking Out, John Mark Byers, Corona Rally 2020

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Join the American Idiots this week as we host an in depth discussion on the #SpeakingOut movement that since Thursday has turned the mainstream Pro Wrestling world on its head. Also we will be discussing the passing of John Mark Byers, who rose to fame as the stefather of Christopher Byers.And of course we will be discussing the rally held by the President of the Untied States in Tulsa, Oklahoma over the weekend. Join us for all this and more at our special start time of 8:30 Cst.

Jun 23 2020

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#HEELS4LYFE WRESTLING PODCAST EPISODE 106

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EPISODE 106 HOSTS MR. TEAMBRINGIT/NAPPEBOI DISCUSS WWE BACKLASH, AEW NEWS, WRESTLING BACKSTAGE NEWS AND MORE!

Jun 19 2020

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The American Idiots Show: June 15th 2020

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Join the "American Idiots" this week as we talk about if we think that the NFL owes Colin Kaepernick an apology. For the way he was treated and blackballed seemingly for his peaceful protest in the 2016 season. Also after older skits have surfaced recently detailing him in blackface we will discuss Howard Stern. And if he should be "cancelled" for these actions in light of the recent events in the world. Of course we will also discuss Rayshard Brooks and the details surrounding this new example of police brutality against minorities in the United States. We will discuss the body cam footage, the autopsy, and the communities reaction to the murder. Howard Stern isnt the only once beloved figure that is facing a harsh backlash right now J.K. Rowling is also under fire for recent tweets regarding trangender femailes. Also on the agenda we will be discussing the removal of statues of indiviuals linked to the confederacy and if this is a wise choice of the communities and governments involved. Join us for all of this and so much more on tonights BRAND NEW episode of the American Idiots show Live only on Talk Radio 49 and of course to join in the conversation dial in at (347)989-1171

Jun 16 2020

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The American Idiots Show: COVID-19, Black Lives Matter Protests, and MUCH MORE

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Join "Money" Mike, "Bad" Brad, and the "Pretty Boy" Sean Castleberry as we take a humorus look at all current events going on in our turbulent world. We will be providing and update on the Black Lives Matter protests. As well as an update on the COVID-19 pandemic, which appears to be making a strong comeback recently. And of course we have so much more planned for you guys tonight! Of course if you want to join in on the conversation dial in at (347)989-1171!

Jun 09 2020

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The American Idiots Show: Racism In America

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Join us this week as we delve into the systematic racism that currently causes a divide in America. We will discuss the protests that have been going on accross the country and debate how the issue is being handled by law enforcement on the local, state, and federal levels. Also we will discuss the breaking news that not only was Mr. Chauvin's charges upgraded but finally the other 3 officers involved have been charged with aiding and abedding.

Jun 04 2020

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The American Idiots Show: Memorial Day Madness

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Join us this week as we discuss everyones favorite guilty pleasure songs! Those songs you can't help but groove to but you'll never admit are on your playlist! Also something we can ALL agree is the most frustrating part of the grocery store. Buying a large back of potato chips only to get home and find out the bag you had been anticipating for the longest is about 75% full of air! And of course we will be discussing something that apppears to be more and more rare each day......free speech! All this and of course your weekly humorous look at the top headlines affecting all of us! To be apart of the acting fee free to dial in and join us at (347)989-1171.

May 26 2020

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Clear & Convincing - Episode 14 - AR v. Lewis and Lowery with Katie (Bonus)

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On September 25, 2014, Beverly Carter, a Little Rock real estate agent, went to a bank foreclosure property in Scott, Arkansas to show the house to a couple who contacted her online.  Beverly was lured to the property by Arron Lewis and his wife, Crystal Lowery, who targeted her because they perceived her to be “a rich broker.”  The poorly executed kidnapping plot soon unraveled.  Beverly and Carl Carter, her husband, didn’t have ready cash to meet a ransom demand.  Lewis left Beverly’s purse locked in her car at the Scott property and brought her back to the home he and Lowery shared in Jacksonville.  Lewis murdered Beverly and then, with Lowery’s help, buried Beverly’s body in a shallow grave at a concrete plant in Cabot, Arkansas.  Join Lisa O’Brien and Michael Carnahan on Tuesday, March 26, 2020, at 8:00 p.m. Central for a bonus episode, State of Arkansas v. Aaron Lewis and Crystal Lowery.  We’ll talk to Katie, a former Jacksonville resident who was who was terrorized by convicted killer Arron Lewis and his wife, Crystal Lowery, prior to the couple’s kidnapping and murder of Beverly Carter.  We’ll also talk about Crystal Lowery, his wife and co-defendant’s recent request for a reduction of her 30-year sentence, which was handed down after she pled guilty and testified against Lewis in his capital murder trial.

May 22 2020

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What the world needs is all of the unbiased, accurate facts in Lisa’s podcasts!!