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Jesse Interviews Burl Benson Hall and Merry Stetson Hall - the authors of Sophia’s Web: A Passionate Call to Heal Our Wounded Nature. Burl Hall is an author, online radio co-host of Envision This, philosopher (lover-of-Sophia), mystic, and retired counselor. He writes with the editorial assistance of his muse and wife, Merry Hall, a retired teacher, author of Bringing Food Home: The Maine Example, and co-host of Envision This which connects listeners to visionaries of a more resilient, equitable, and Earth-friendly future. Together they enjoy grandparenting; permaculture gardening at their home in Sabattus, Maine; playing with their dogs, Sophie and Kali; and meeting and profiling the amazing visionaries they interview on their radio show. We look at their work with Sophia's Web. Visit them on the web where they blog, post about their radio guests, and converse with folks: www.envisionthismedia.com.
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Merry and Burl Hall have a mission. It is connecting listeners to visionaries of a more resilient, equitable, and Earth-friendly future. Merry and Burt say, “Together, we can move toward the abundant future we envision for our posterity unto the seventh generation.” Our purpose is to support and promote YOUR vision, mission, and passion. They are both authors and radio show hosts on Blog Talk Radio. Their show is “Envision This!” –@ 7:00 – 8:00 pm EDT wwwblogtlkradio.com/envision-this
1982: Oregon businessman Phil Champagne, age 52, dies in a tragic boating accident off Lopez Island. He is survived by one ex-wife, four adult children, an octogenarian mother, and two despondent brothers. Phil didn't know he was dead until he read it in the paper. All things considered, he took it rather well. So did Phil's brother, Mitch, the beneficiary of a 1.5 million dollar policy on Phil's life. 1992: Washington restauranteur Harold Stegeman, famous for his thick, juicy steaks, is arrested by the Secret Service for printing counterfeit United States currency in an Idaho shed. In addition to the bogus bills, Stegeman also has a fraudulently obtained passport, a fabricated Cayman Island drivers license, and Phil Champagne's fingerprints. When the uproarious reality of Harold Stegeman's secret identity hit the headlines, the counterfeit resurrection of Phil Champagne became one of the most celebrated and hysterically funny true-crime stories of the twentieth century. And while every supermarket tabloid and television talk show hounded after the untold story, only Edgar Award winner Burl Barer captured Champagne's confidence and received permission to detail Phil's post-mortem career of fraud, deception, trickery, lies, and fine prime rib, bringing to life the exploits of a man his family thought dead over a decade ago. MAN OVERBOARD-The Counterfeit Resurrection of Phil Champagne-Burl Barer
ENVISION THIS: A passionate call to heal the wounded nature of humanity and the earth is vital at this critical evolutionary moment in human history.
Sophia’s Web: A Passionate Call to Heal Our Wounded Nature is now available to all readers. Burl and Merry Hall are inviting YOU to participate in getting the word out. by calling 646-652-2235. Wednesday, May 27 between 7 and 8 PM EDT.
Sophia’s Web takes the reader deep into the heart of divine Wisdom. It encourages us to discover how we can co-create individual, planetary and universal health. It weaves together the Wisdom of worldwide religions, science, philosophy and myths, both ancient and modern, revealing how they relate to our lives and culture. Learn more and order Sophia’s Web: www.envisionthismedia.com/sophia-s-web
If you haven’t yet read Sophia’s Web, here are some quotations you can talk about:
“Each human being is one among many diverse manifestations of God/Nature.”
“We who live today have the opportunity to tear down the Berlin Wall separating us from Nature and one another.”
“The world we live in, for all her imperfections and contradictions, is our uni-versity”
“We need a paradigm shift from Scarcity which necessitates violence to Abundance that invites peace.”
“Our choice in this day and age is to divide and conquer or to unite and prosper.”
NYU graduate and publishing wunderkind Daniel Genis had a bright future before him which took a sharp turn to prison for serial mugging and consistent stupidity. Emulating the Beats whom he couldn’t stop reading, Genis became addicted to Heroin, that famed wonder drug originally promoted as a non-habit forming treatment for coughs and diarrhea. Smack’s long been revealed as exceptionally addictive, but there’s no finer anti-tussive and you can't poop no matter how hard you try.
A devout atheist who doesn't keep Kosher, Daniel’s been called ‘Prisoner Laureate of the Internet’ for his ubiquity. in the ten months of 2014 that he was not a prisoner, Genis published 60 articles. Ten years is a lot to make up. Recently he’s moved beyond the written word.
Daniel is now ruling the universe of expert commentary. When ever the media wants 60 seconds of authoratative, concise insights from a devout athiest who doesn't keep kosher, who do you think they call? Guess again. They call Daniel Genis
When a German magazine wants to kiss and make up for all that stuff on the History Channel, who do they have write their cover story? No, wrong again -- it's Daniel Genis
When legendary broadcaster and Edgar Award winning author Burl Barer wants to share time and space with a vastly amusing literary co-hort with a marked affinity for ITC television productions from the 1960's, who does he call? No, wrong again -- it's Daniel Genis.
Listen now as Burl politely grills Daniel like a swordfish. (Ed note: while this statement is grammatically incorrect, and should be written as "grills Daniel as if Daniel were a swordfish," the idiomatic humor is lost in the oppression of gramatical correctness)
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Join me on Monday, October 20th as I sit down with Burl Barer. Mr. Barer will be on hand to discuss his to discuss his True-Crime novel, Man Overboard: The Counterfeit Resurrection of Phl Champagne and so more. Not only an accomplished author, he has credits in television and has worked in radio as well. Phone lines will be open, please call in with all your questions and comments.
Tyson Wrensch went on a pleasure cruise, and stopped in a port and checked his bank balance -- there wasn't one -- he'd been cleaned out, robbed....not only had his money been stolen, but so had his identity and his life -- the perpetrator was even living in his house!!! The authorities said there wasn't much that could be done "until someone gets hurt" -- eventually this same scam artist not only hurt someone, he killed them....this story is shocking, true and you just better sit back and listen..
Regarded as one of America’s premier investigative journalists, Burl Barer‘s true crime books such as BODY COUNT, HEAD SHOT, MOM SAID KILL, BROKEN DOLL, FATAL BEAUTY, MURDER ON 9/11, MANLING WILLIAMS’ DEADLY SINS, and MURDER IN THE FAMILY are required reading in many criminology classes and among true crime fans. Barer has appeared on numerous Investigation Discovery television shows, including Deadly Women (2011), Snapped (2011), Scorned: Love Kills (2012), Deadly Sings (2013), and Behind Mansion Walls (2013). Also in 2013, Barer served as a consultant to the television pilot series, “The Saint,” starring Adam Rayner as Simon Templar.
WildBlue Press recently released the 20th anniversary edition of Burl Barer’s MAN OVERBOARD the story of the death, and resurrection, of Phil Champagne.
How far they’ve come! Join Annie and Burl tonight as they celebrate their first year “AnnieBurlsary” of broadcasting on BlogTalkRadio. Hear some highlights and lowlights from past shows; listen to clips of interviews with the likes of Tim Conway, Bob Fraser, Craig Shoemaker, Elyse Haren, and Michael Laimo; get an idea as to what’s been on the mind of the callers; and take a look back at the “early days” of the show. All this PLUS we’ll take a trip to RockDog’s Clinic and maybe take a surprise
When Jerry Heimann's son arrived at his father's home in Everett, Washington, he found his grandmother, an Alzheimer's patient, alone in the house, starving and dehydrated. His father was missing. The furniture was gone. Within hours, police realised that Jerry's live-in housekeeper, Barbara Opel, had robbed him and fled. But where was Jerry?The next morning, Opel's 11-year-old son led police to Jerry's body. Soon, stunned detectives were getting confessions from a rage tag group of teens and pre-teens. At Barbara Opel's command, they had set upon Jerry Heimann with knives, fists, and baseball bats - and battered him to death.From 13-year-old Heather, who frantically stabbed Jerry after having sex with her boyfriend, to 7-year-old Tiffany, who helped clean up the blood, this is the horrifying true story of how a mother turned her children and their friends into stone cold killers - and then rewarded them for their crime...MOM SAID KILL-Burl Barer
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