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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
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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.
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.
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
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
ENVISION THIS: The threads of Love that weave us together spread throughout all aspects of our lives and our universe, including personal, cultural, spiritual, philosophical, intellectual, and scientific.
Burl Hall is author of the upcoming book, Sophia's Web: A Passionate Call to Heal Our Wounded Nature. You will probably also recognize him as co-host of Envision This! Merry interviews him regarding his understanding of the unity within diversity that underlies the book.
Advance praise for Sophia's Web comes from many outstanding sources. Anne Baring, author of The Dream of the Cosmos: A Quest for the Soul calls Sophia's Web, "A most wonderful and inspiring book, incandescent with personal visionary experience and words that communicate in prose that is often poetry." Don Oscar Miro-Quesada, co-author, Lessons in Courage: Peruvian Shamanic Wisdom for Everyday Life and founder of The Heart of the Healer Foundation says "In Sophia's Web, Burl Hall has masterfully articulated a long overdue vision of human evolutionary transformation found reflected within the inherent integrity of Creation itself." Rob Kall, Editor-in-Chief of Opednews.com says "This book pulls together the holistic Earth-Wisdom of many physicists, philosophers, psychologists, and myths. It will inspire you, get you thinking in new, out of the box ways and give you hope for the future of humanity within us all." Carolyn Baker, author of Collapsing Consciously, in her Forward says "Rarely do we have the opportunity to hear an embodied male acknowledge what Burl Hall lays bare in Sophia’s Web.”
You can see an invitation to share Burl's vision at www.indiegogo.com/projects/sophia-s-web-a-passionate-call-to-heal-our-nature/x/6943290
ENVISION THIS: A way to address the needs of local small business owners for capital raised locally through a loan/investment opportunity mechanism.
Our guest, David Whittlesey, helped found and currently manages Bowdoinham Community Development Initiative designed to stimulate, grow, and sustain healthy enterprises in the local community. The initial focus has been on raising capital locally through an innovative loan/investment opportunity mechanism.
David also manages MaineStreams – Creative Consulting, and is Chair of the Board of CDA Collaborative Learning Projects, a Cambridge, MA – based nonprofit seeking to improve the effectiveness of national and international actors who provide international development and humanitarian assistance and engage in peace practice.
His commitment to developing true community doesn't just embrace economics. He also regularly invites local folks to join him at Whittlesey House Concerts, featuring local musicians and fostering community togetherness.
Meet David on Linked-In: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/david-whittlesey/b/7a/a03
Meet your Envision This! hosts, Merry and Burl Hall and learn about their new book, Sophia's Web: A Passionate Call to Heal Our Wounded Nature at www.envisionthismedia.com where you will also be offered an opportunity to donate to the support of this program.
ENVISION THIS: “Once you express your will, the Universe will conspire with each and every atom to help you reach your destiny” (from Each Time She Wakes-Sophia)
KATY TACKES emigrated from Persia to Canada, where her immense love and gratitude for Mother Nature blossomed. She has lived many places worldwide, reinforcing her belief that “we are all connected…we are One”. Through her love and studies of theosophy and ancient wisdom she continues her quest for Truth.
Katy’s book, Each Time She Wakes - Sophia, is a mystic tale of a young girl's quest for Truth and the unforeseen effects she has on the people she meets along her journey. Katy weaves together magic and allegory into a modern-day fable of wisdom and wonder that stirs one to self-discovery and transformation.
Your hosts, Burl and Merry Hall, are especially interested in Sophia, the Spirit of Wisdom, as is evident in their new book, Sophia’s Web: A Passionate Call to Heal Our Wounded Nature, so we are eagerly looking forward to this discussion with a fellow philosopher (lover-of-Sophia).
Ann White and Ginger Dawn Harman of The Creating Calm Network had the opportunity to chat with the charming Burl Barer about his life and work.
Barer is the author of several true crime books including Body Count and Head Shot. He wrote the novel Headlock. He is an Edgar award winning author and two time Anthony award nominee.
He also hosts TRUE CRIME UNCENSORED on outlawradiousa.com with show business legend Howard Lapides, and TRUE CRIME CLASSICS with Don Woldman on HereWomenTalk.com
His many talents in print, audio and television plus the fact that he is a menche, made for a delightful interview.
Guests: Merry and Burl Hall!!!
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