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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.
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
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.
In the mid-to-late 1980's, a quiet neighborhood near Tacoma, Washington was terrorized by the violence of three men: Paul St. Pierre, an alcoholic psychopath; his younger brother, Chris, who had committed unspeakable acts to be one of the boys; and Paul's childhood friend, druggie Andrew Webb.
The three beat up one man before cutting his throat on a deserted beach. They decapitated another victim, whom Paul St. Pierre had killed, and buried his head in a bucket of concrete. Soon, the twisted triad turned on each other. St. Pierre shot Andrew Webb in the stomach during an argument. Chris St. Pierre called the cops. He and Webb, who survived his attack, were sentenced to life in prison. Paul St. Pierre choked to death alone in his jail cell. HEAD SHOT-Burl Barer
Burl Barer is a Edgar Award winning author and two-time Anthony Award nominee with extensive media, advertising, marketing, and public relations experience. Garnering accolades for his creative contributions to radio, television, and print media, Barer’s career has been highlighted in The Hollywood Reporter, London Sunday Telegraph, New York Times, USA Today, Variety, Broadcasting, Electronic Media, and on ABC’s Good Morning America.
Barer wrote, produced, and often voiced, national radio and television spots for such performing artists as Neil Diamond, Bob Dylan, Frank Sinatra, Billy Joel, Carly Simon, Eric Clapton, Moody Blues, Fleetwood Mac, Liza Minelli, Temptations, Four Tops, and many more. Barer also created and produced national radio and/or television campaigns for Warner/Electra/Atlantic, Media One, Management III, and Seattle Pacific Industries. Other national/regional clients have included Penzoil, Safeway, Superlube, Black Angus Restaurants, the Aladdin Theater for the Performing Arts, and the Sahara Hotel in Las Vegas. Barer wrote and produced the national electronic media campaigns for such cult classic films as King of Hearts, Harold and Maude, Ken Russell’s Mahler, Orson Welles’ F for Fake, The Four Musketeers, Academy Award winner The Man who Skied Down Everest, and the animated Allegro Non Tropo. His credits also include audio production for the award winning PBS series Images of Indians, 20th Century Art, Stained Glass Masters, and numerous television appearances. Most recently, Barer is featured with fellow author Tom Robbins in august 2006 release on DVD of the acclaimed documentary, Surrealism http://caribbeanradioshow.com ,http://crsradio.com 661-467-2407
Not since the Green River Killer had the Pacific Northwest been terrorized by so savage a serial killer. By day, Robert Lee Yates, Jr., 48 was a respected father of five, a skilled helicopter pilot who served in Desert Storm and the National Guard, and a man no one suspected of a deadly hidden life. By night he prowled the streets where prostitutes gathered, gaining their trust before betraying them with a bullet to the head. On August 26, 1997, the half-naked body of 16-year-old street prostitute Jennifer Joseph was found in an empty lot in Spokane, Washington. The same day, the decomposed corpse of prostitute Heather Hernandez, 20, was discovered in a wheat field. Both women had been shot point blank in the head. By the day after Christmas, four more women were added to the mounting death toll. All were found with plastic grocery bags tied over their heads - the gruesome signature of a killer who had sexually violated each one of them after snuffing out their lives. Spokane's elite Homicide Task Force's intense investigation turned up only one common link: a white Corvette driven by a frequent customer of Spokane's prostitutes. Investigators found a button from Jennifer Joseph's blouse and multiple blood stains in a vehicle recently sold by Yates Jr. On October 18, 2000, Yates pled guilty to 13 murders and was sentenced to 408 years. Sentenced for two similar murders in Washington's Pierce County, Yates is now on death row, awaiting execution. BODY COUNT-RE-RELEASE-Burl Barer
Our guest, Jim Bouchard, is the Director of Marketing & Development for Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice (AHCH). Your hosts, Burl and Merry, received compassionate support in caring for Burl’s mother, Mary Ann Hall, during the final months of her life from AHCH. In gratitude, we wish to share the empatheic and responsive care Mary Ann and we, as caregivers, received with our listeners.
AHCH “cares for the health, independence, and quality of life of Maine residents and their families in the comfort of their home and community. When a person is ill or homebound, the power to heal involves more than medical treatment. It's also the touch of a hand or the warmth of a smile.” The agency has a longstanding community service mission focused on building and sustaining a continuum of in-home services to address the acute, long-term and end-of-life care needs of individuals and their families.
Hospice emphasizes palliative rather than curative treatment; quality rather than quantity of life. The dying are comforted. Professional medical care is given, and sophisticated symptom relief provided. Hospice affirms life and regards dying as a normal process. Hospice neither hastens nor postpones death.
We are especially moved by the final days Mary Ann and we spent at Hospice House, thoughtfully designed to be sensitive to the needs of patients and their families, "allowing family members to be relieved of the role of caregiver and focus solely on gathering together to support their loved one.”
Follow Envision This! Radio and our upcoming book, Sophia's Web: A Passionate Call to Heal Our Wounded Nature, on our new website: www.envisionthismedia.com
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
Burl Barer is a Edgar Award winning author and two-time Anthony Award nominee with extensive media, advertising, marketing, and public relations experience.
Garnering accolades for his creative contributions to radio, television, and print media, Barer’s career has been highlighted in The Hollywood Reporter, London Sunday Telegraph, New York Times, USA Today, Variety, Broadcasting, Electronic Media, and on ABC’s Good Morning America.
Barer wrote, produced, and often voiced, national radio and television spots for such performing artists as Neil Diamond, Bob Dylan, Frank Sinatra, Billy Joel, Carly Simon, Eric Clapton, Moody Blues, Fleetwood Mac, Liza Minelli, Temptations, Four Tops, and many more. Barer also created and produced national radio and/or television campaigns for Warner/Electra/Atlantic, Media One, Management III, and Seattle Pacific Industries. Other national/regional clients have included Penzoil, Safeway, Superlube, Black Angus Restaurants, the Aladdin Theater for the Performing Arts, and the Sahara Hotel in Las Vegas.
Barer wrote and produced the national electronic media campaigns for such cult classic films as King of Hearts, Harold and Maude, Ken Russell’s Mahler, Orson Welles’ F for Fake, The Four Musketeers, Academy Award winner The Man who Skied Down Everest, and the animated Allegro Non Tropo. His credits also include audio production for the award winning PBS series Images of Indians, 20th Century Art, Stained Glass Masters, and numerous television appearances. Most recently, Barer is featured with fellow author Tom Robbins in august 2006 release on DVD of the acclaimed documentary, Surrealism.,
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Veteran radio broadcaster and Edgar award-winning author Burl Barer and famed attorney Don Woldman created True Crimes Uncensored on Outlaw Radio in 2008. Don left the program in 2011 but has reunited with Barer for a 2012 syndicated television series True Crimes produced by Hart D. Fisher for the American Horrors channel. Hart is a successful horror author, a critically acclaimed poet, a horror filmmaker (Flowers on the Razorwire) and was a regular contributor to author Corey Mitchell’s In Cold Blog. Fisher has also produced music videos, currently involved with Danzig and Gorgeous Frankenstein. His first feature, The Garbage Man, was released in 2009 to critical acclaim. Hart’s opinions on serial killer culture have been sought by television programs such as Entertainment Tonight, Larry King Live, The Jerry Springer Show, CNN Headline News, A&E's Biography, as well as Time magazine and The A-Z Guide to Serial Killers. Fisher began his art career as the publisher of Boneyard Press, an independent publishing house that has garnered coverage worldwide from mass media and protest marchers thanks to books such as Jeffrey Dahmer: An Unauthorized Biography of a Serial Killer and O.J.'s Big Bust Out. Hart is the producer and on camera host for the internationally syndicated television program American Horrors. Burl, Don and Hart will discuss the new television program, giving the audience a sneak peak as to what viewers can expect from the program. TRUE CRIMES on AMERICAN HORRORS-Burl Barer, Don Woldman and Hart D. Fisher.
Hey y'all...we are breaking ground on this episode! Join us for our first musical at Mama Char's houzzz! Award winning Songwriter/Singer, Amy Hindman (amyhindman.com) will be sharing her music, her journey as a musician and her inspiration for each song!
Amy's music has been shared on the west coast and Hawaii including singing with Burl Ives (actor, writer and folk singer) and in her CDs, "In my waking Dream" and "Beyond the edge". Her style reminds me of Joni Mitchell and her lyrics pack a message. You won't want to miss her song "Gandhi and King; Becoming the dream"...a song about Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr...it is so awesome Mahatma Gandhi's grandson endorsed it!
Join us Tuesday, August 25th at 9pm EDT/8pm CDT/6pm PDT or on replay here!
You can always reach me on mamachar.com or on Social Media sites @mamacharblessed.
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