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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
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.
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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.
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
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
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
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.
Show is live Mon~Wed~Fri 4:00-6:00 p.m. EST...1/23/15: Sit back, relax, and join Rainbow Warrior GodDess Lisa for a Rocksome dose of Consciousness Caffeine and Conscious Community with topics regarding Re-Education, Healing, Empowerment, Inspiration, Dominion, & Conscious Co-Creation. On today's show Lisa hosts special guest Burl Benson Hall, Author, Philosopher, and Mystic along with his muse and wife Mary Hall. Burl And Merry will discuss Burl's upcoming book "Sophia's Web: A Passionate Call to Heal Our Nature, Sophia Goddess of Wisdom, and how she is helping us Co-Create a new reality through our dreams. Please call in and join our Rainbow Warrior Circle to ask questions and share if you are so Inspired. This show was created with the intention to gather other Rainbow Warriors together to Co-Create from Unity Consciousness so...Let's Get This Party Started!!!
For more from Burl & Merry: www.envisionthismedia.com
Their blogtalkradio show Envision This!: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/envision-this
For more from Rainbow Warrior GodDess Lisa visit her website : http://www.transcendance.us/
To donate to support the show and Random Acts of Love & Kindness go to: https://wesharecrowdfunding.com/RainbowGodDess
Sam Thurman, Cliff Stewart and Lisa Stewart of the Colorado exoneration firm A Just Cause, discuss what happens when the wheels of justice trample unbridled over the rights of innocent Americans.
Our Special Guests for tonight's show are Niger Innis, who currently serves as the National Spokesman for the Congress of Racial Equality and Burl Barer, a Radio Show Host, a Crime Expert, a Edgar Award winner and best selling author of true crime, mystery fiction, supernatural thrillers, and pop culture.
A Just Cause is currently campaigning for "FreeTheIRP6," who's been wrongly imprisoned in Florence, CO for a crime they didn't commit. Read full story: www.freetheirp6.org.
For more information, about A Just Cause and to Donate to the IRP6 legal defense fund, visit www.a-justcause.com.
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ENVISION THIS: Meat that fills your soul as much as your belly
Our guest, Ben Slayton lived abroad in Tuscany on an organic farm specializing in pastured pork. There he developed a passion for well-raised meat and craft butchery. After a couple of years raising his own animals here in Maine, Ben switched his focus to building a network of several small farms to support Farmers’ Gate in an effort to bring more locally raised meat to the Maine marketplace.
Farmers’ Gate Market bridges the gap between local, pasture-based livestock farms and the growing number of families who are looking for good locally-raised meat. They work with a network of Maine farms to provide their customers with grass fed beef, pastured pork and lamb, and free range poultry. They work only with farmers who produce pasture-based livestock, and they process all the meat in-house. As a result, they can ensure safe handling of all their products and retain complete knowledge about everything they sell – from farm to table.
Like their customers, Farmers’ Gate butchers are hungry for good homegrown food – meat raised locally on pasture by farm families who are thinking about the future. They also look for creative ways to build awareness about local, sustainably raised and craft-butchered meat. Therefore, they share the stories of their farm partners, preserve the skills of whole carcass butchery, and incorporate old world traditions with new technology.
Coming soon: Sophia's Web: A Passionate Call to Heal Our Wounded Nature by your Envision This co-hosts, Burl and Merry Hall
WE WILL START OUT BLACK HISTORY MONTH DISCUSSING THE ASSASSINATION OF MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.
THIS WILL BE A DEEP LOOK INTO THE EVENTS THAT LEAD UP TO HIS MURDER.
DID JAMES EARL RAY ACT ALONE?
WAS THERE A CO-CONSPIRATOR INSIDE THE INNER CIRCLE OF MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.
COME JOIN US FOR GREAT CONVERSATION AND INFORMATION ON LETS TALK.
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