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David Keene is the managing director of Viguerie Political Lists, an artist, woodworker and owner of The Fredericksburg Workshop. He talks about criminal justice, the decade he spent in federal prison and his life since then. Intro/outro music by Kevin MacLeod (www.incompetech.com)
Ken Kratz talks about prosecuting Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey for the murder of Theresa Halbach in 2007 and the fallout from the Netflix series "Making a Murderer." Kratz is the former District Attorney of Calumet County, Wisconsin (1992 - 2010) and author of Avery: The Case Against Steven Avery and What "Making a Murderer" Gets Wrong. Intro/Outro music by Kevin MacLeod www.incompetech.com
Chain of Title
Investigative journalist and author David Dayen (Vice; The New Republic; The Intercept) talks about his book, "Chain of Title: How Three Ordinary Americans Uncovered Wall Street's Great Foreclosure Fraud." Michael Redman, Lisa Epstein and Lynn Szymoniak were served with foreclosure papers during the height of the recession. Instead of silently surrendering to the banks and vacating their homes, they started a movement that exposed the biggest consumer crime case in American...
Joe Belfiore talks about becoming a cop at 33 years old and the 13 years he spent with the Washington, DC Metro Police. Intro/outro music by Kevin Macleod (Incompetech.com)
Greg Kading - Murder Rap
Retired LAPD Detective Greg Kading talks about the federal task force he headed to investigate the cold case murders of Christopher Wallace AKA Biggie Smalls and Tupac Shakur. In 2011 Greg wrote Murder Rap: The Untold Story of the Biggie Smalls and Tupac Shakur Murder Investigations. Murder Rap, the documentary based on the book is on Amazon Prime Video. In February 2018 Greg's book was dramatized in a 10-part series on the USA channel. Intro/outro music by Kevin Macleod (Incompetech.com)
A Terrible Mistake
H.P. "Hank" Albarelli Jr. talks about his riveting book, A Terrible Mistake: The Murder of Frank Olson and the CIA's Secret Cold War Experiments. On November 28, 1953, Dr. Olson, a U.S. Army scientist was woken up by two strangers and dropped from the window of his 13th floor hotel room in New York City. Hank solved the puzzle of this cold case with a decade of meticulous research and numerous interviews with intelligence figures.