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Tonight we welcome author and Jonestown survivor Laura Johnston Kohl to the show. When 914 members of Peoples Temple and four visiting Americans died in Guyana, South America on November 18, 1978, Laura Johnston Kohl survived. She was one of 87 who lived through the trauma.
After participating with the Black Panthers, and attending Woodstock, Laura moved into Peoples Temple in California in 1970, and was an active and enthusiastic member until the day it ended. She moved to Guyana in March 1977. She frequently traveled between Georgetown and Jonestown, a 24-hour boat ride, but moved into Jonestown in October 1978. Laura’s survival was a fluke.
It took twenty years for Laura to rebuild her life and have the determination to research this tragedy. The first ten years were spent in Synanon. Then, she reunited with many of the other survivors to put the pieces together and to get some understanding. After ten years she wrote her autobiography.
LAURA JOHNSTON KOHL
Laura Johnston Kohl grew up as an activist in Washington, D.C., and watched as many of her heroes were assassinated in the 1960s. While she was in high school and college, John Kennedy, Bobby Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, and others were killed. That had a huge impact on her. She attended college in Connecticut and continued her commitment to work for change and to make a difference. While exercising her civil rights to protest peacefully, she was tear-gassed while protesting the war in Viet Nam. After a brief marriage, a visit to Woodstock, and a stint working with the Black Panthers, she moved to California to join her sister.
Soon after that, she was introduced to Peoples Temple and spent the next nine years in California and Guyana. She was away from Jonestown on the day when 913 of her friends and family died. The next twenty years were spent recovering, and rebuilding her life
CHURCH FOLK REVOLUTION RADIO -Today we will have part two to our show on Wed where we take a look at how to get family members out of controlling churches. Do you have family members who are in a cult? Do you have family members who are under Apostolic control? How to escape Jonestown is a most listen to episode as we continue this call to redirect Christians back to Christ.
Our special guest tonight is Laura Johnston Kohl, Jonestown survivor and author of “Jonestown Survivor: An Insider’s Look.”
Laura Johnston Kohl was in Georgetown when the mass murder/suicide of 918 people occurred in Jonestown. Laura has written the book to tell her perspective of this tragic event in history.
In Laura’s past, she was an activist in Washington D.C. and watched as many of her heroes were assassinated in the 60s. During her years at college in Connecticut, she actively worked to make a difference in the world. Laura protested peacefully to fight against the war in Viet Nam and was tear-gassed in the process. She married, divorced and made a trip to Woodstock, followed up by a period of working with the Black Panthers. Soon after, she moved to California to be with her sister.
During this time, she was introduced to Peoples Temple where she spent the following nine years in California and then moved to Guyana with the group. She was away from Jonestown on November 18, 1978, when 913 of her friends and family died.
Tonight, Laura will talk about her life in Jonestown and her book, “Jonestown Survivor: An Insider’s Look”.
To read articles written by Laura Johnston Kohl and to learn more about Jonestown from members and outsiders, visit http://www.jonestown.sdsu.edu. To read Laura’s blog and her bio, learn more about the book and to read an excerpt or purchase “Jonestown Survivor: An Insider’s Look” visit her website at http://www.jonestownsurvivor.com.
Music "Something's Got a Hold on Me," by People's Temple Choir.
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Joecephus has created a unique style by mixing "outlaw" country sounds with rockabilly rhythms, jazz improv, reggae, rock, and old school punk blurring the boundaries of music. Rigorous time spent in the studio and on the road has not gone unrewarded, the music of Joecephus and the George Jonestown Massacre can be heard on the following compilation cd's : Gravewax Record's Yells From The Crypt This is My Memphis Double Talkin Jive: A Tribute to Guns 'N Roses and in the indie movies: The Importance of Being Russell Grim Sweeper Beyond The Wall of Sleep The Best of Rachel Rotten. The band can also be heard on local Memphis radio and on SiriusXM Outlaw Country. Featuring members who come together from a prestigious list of some of Memphis' finest bands, this is just the beginning for a band that will be tearing shit up for a long time to come.
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Today we will explore these issues where many fear to tread. The next hour and a half could change the way you look at the United States of America. Are we really free or is it an illusion, or maybe a delusion? Let's take a look!
This installment of The Forbidden Fruit will explore the pull of religion and why it makes ordinarily sane and intelligent people believe and do what they do? Why does it have such a strong grip on society? What is the cure? What are the pitfalls and what are the benefits? Have we not learned from the past or are we doomed to to repeat it? Does anybody have any ideas or a game plan on how we can begin to pull ourselves out of the Religious BS?
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Our first guest tonight will be Jim Bernheisel from Bernheisel Race Cars located in Jonestown, Pennsylvania. His reputation in racing is second to none. He has some news for us on this upcoming season which is great for the local racing community. The company has grown from humble beginnings in 1981, when the sale of racing bodies was its main source of revenue, to now where a large staff builds cars from the ground up and boasts an inventory of over one million dollars. Jim and his staff have an Open House this coming Saturday 17 January. Doors open at 9 a.m.
To keep with the Late Model stock car theme going our next guest is an up and coming driver in that division. G & H Motorsports, NASCAR Whelen All American late model driven Dan Green from Coatesville, Pennsylvania. Dan runs a Bernheisel Lazer Chassis. This 2013 Grandview Speedway Late Model Rookie of the Year has a big 2015 season planned and he will tell us all about it.
We will be blessed to have Jonestown Survivor Laura Johnston Kohl with us. She will be sharing her experience in the most dangerous cults in history. She is one of 87 survivors who escaped the Jim Jones Jonestown compound alive. Understanding is invaluable to help us understand modern day cults. Join in the conversation as we take a journey back in time to experience the horror of cult mind control.
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