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Thursday, August 9, 2012

Crime Beat Radio


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August, 2012—Crime Beat: Issues, Controversies and Personalities from the Darkside on Artist First World Radio Network is pleased to announce its forthcoming schedule for August 9, 2012, through October 11, 2012. Topics covered include The Chicago Outfit, Whitey Bulger, rape in the U.S. military, corruption on Wall Street, hunting an elusive serial killer, and more. Here is the lineup:
August 9, Frank Calabrese, Jr. discusses his life and book, Operation Family Secrets: How a Mobster’s Son and the FBI Brought Down Chicago’s Murderous Crime Family. Read more.
  • August 16, Susan Burke, an attorney representing female military rape victims in their case against the U.S. military, discusses recent developments. Read more.
  • August 23 Julia Davis, a former Customs and border protection agent and a national security whistleblower, discusses her case against the Department of Homeland Security, as well as national security issues. Read more.
  • August 30, Mara Shalhoup, journalist, discusses her riveting book about Big Meech and the Black Mafia Family. Read more.
  • September 6, Paula Todd discusses how she tracked down an elusive serial killer and discovered a mother of three. Read more.
    Also, Dr. Michael Stone, world renowned forensic psychiatrist, will profile alleged mass murderer James Holmes and the Aurora, Colorado massacre. Read more.
  • September 13, Carl Gibson, founder of US UNcut discusses corporate greed, Wall Street crimes and Occupy Wall Street movement. Read more.
  • September 20, Comedian Jerry Castaldo discusses his fascinating memoir Brooklyn New York: A Grim Retrospective. Read more.
  • September 27, Margaret McLean, a former prosecutor, discusses writing crime fiction and her latest book, Under Oath. Read more.
    Also, author Mike Rizzo discusses his research about organized crime in Buffalo. Read more.
  • October 4, Thomas Foley and John Sedgwick discuss their explosive book, Most Wanted: Pursuing Whitey Bulger, the Murderous Mob Chief the FBI Secretly Protected. Read more. Also Mike Rizzo discusses organized crime in Buffalo. Read more.
  • October 11, In a command appearance, Robert K. Whitman, former FBI agent discusses his book, Priceless: How I Went Undercover to Rescue the World’s Stolen Treasures. Read more.  

On the air since January 28, 2011, Crime Beat is a weekly hour-long radio program that airs every Thursday at 8 p.m. EST. Crime Beat presents fascinating topics that bring listeners closer to the dynamic underbelly of the world of crime. Guests have included ex-mobsters, undercover law enforcement agents, sports officials, informants, prisoners, drug dealers and investigative journalists, who have provided insights and fresh information about the world’s most fascinating subject: crime.

Crime Beat is currently averaging 130,000 listeners plus each week, and the figure is growing. Crime Beat is hosted by award-winning crime writer and documentary producer Ron Chepesiuk ( and broadcast journalist and freelance writer Will Hryb.
Dr. Michael H. Stone of New York City, world famous forensic psychiatrist and author of the spine chilling book, titled 'ANATOMY OF EVIL' writes "I really enjoy being on your program and look forward to discussing the lives of serial killers in future broadcasts".

Carolyn and Chi Chi Yarema of Toronto, Canada, write, "You two guys from the East End of Thunder Bay click like 'champagne glasses'... Your Crime Beat show is a must to listen too... great show!".

Crime Beat airs weekly every Thursday at 8 P.M. EST on the Artist First World Radio Network at

To contact the Crime Beat radio program for interviews, e-mail or call 803-366-5440.