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  • 01:02

    Laura Johnston Kohl, Jonestown Survivor

    in History

    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.  


    Today, Laura is a bilingual teacher, a member of ReadLocal San Diego, on the Speakers’ Bureau of The Jonestown Institute, a bilingual international speaker, a Quaker, and a Board Member of the Communal Studies Association.  She is interviewed often by national and international media, most recently on television, internet and radio programs.

  • 01:39

    My Jonestown Experience: The Lure of Cults with Laura Johnston Kohl

    in Culture

    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.  

  • 01:34

    Jim Jones Jonestown Cult Survivor testimony with Laura Johnston Kohl

    in Religion

    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

  • 02:19

    How To Get Your Family Out Of Jonestown?

    in Religion

    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.

  • 02:04

    Death Tape (FBI No. Q042)

    in Entertainment

    Join NLTH & Poegossi tonight as we discuss Jim Jones and the Jonestown Massacre of November 18th, 1978. We will discuss events leading to the murders as well as play the death tape along with hidden facts surrending this incident. Was it apart of MKULTRA brainwashing program or something more? Find out tonight!

  • 00:36

    JOECEPHUS and The GEORGE JONESTOWN MASSACRE

    in Music

    INTRODUCING: JOECEPHUS and The GEORGE JONESTOWN MASSACRE Blazing a trail out of Memphis, Tennessee, Joecephus and his always revolving band The George Jonestown Massacre are on a roll. Having been referred to as the link between Motorhead and Merle Haggard and and having served as opening acts for such diverse artists as Shooter Jennings, David Allan Coe, Jesco White, Southern Culture On The 
    Skids, Jim Dickinson, Green Jelly, Torture King from Jim Rose Circus, Scott Biram, The Reverend Horton  Heat, HR of the legendary Bad Brains and many more, 

    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. 
      Do yourself a favor and experience the electrifying energy of Joecephus and the  George Jonestown Massacre when they roll through your town. http://jk47.com

  • 03:06

    The Ombudsman Press Show

    in Current Events

    The Ombudsman Press Show with hostBishop L.J. Guillory always delivers a powerful lineup of insightful, thoughtful,wise commentary and surprise guests for every episode! Tonight we will be joined by our good friend and honored guest, Dick Gregory, who requests each one of us to say a quick prayer each day at noon to ask that we may learn the truth of the massive loss of life in the Jonestown massacre! Pastor Norwood has graciously accepted the invitation to join us again this week to discuss the truth about Jim Jones and the Jonestown Massacre, where 27 of her own family members were killed, and to discuss the November 18th memorial in their honor. We will also be joined tonight by the brilliant Professor, Dr. Oba T'shaka. Dr. T'Shaka is an activist's scholar, a renowned public speaker, a workshop leader, author, an organizer and a visionary of exceptional influence who addresses audiences in the United States, Britain, France and Africa. For 38 years, Dr. T'Shaka was a Professor at San Francisco State University, where he is now Professor Emeritus. Please, tune in to this important discussion on The Ombudsman Press Show! 


    Donations for the Jonestown event to honor the memory of the lives who were taken: PO Box 3330 Hollywood, CA 90078   *All are welcome to attend the November 18th service in honor of the lost at  6450 Camden Avenue in Oakland,CA

  • 00:54

    "Jonestown Survivor: An Insider's Look," Author Laura Johnston Kohl Interview

    in Blogs

    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.


     

  • 02:59

    The Ombudsman Press Show

    in Current Events

    The Ombudsman Press Show with host Bishop L.J. Guillory always delivers a powerful lineup of insightful, thoughtful,wise commentary and surprise guests for every episode! Tonight we will be joined by Stockton City Councilman Ralph White, Ret. who is speaking out on "Human Lives Matter!"  We will recieve a special call from our good friend and honored guest, Dick Gregory, who requests each one of us to say a quick prayer each day at noon to ask that we may learn the truth of the massive loss of life in the Jonestown massacre! Reverend Norwood pays us a special visit as well, to discuss the truth about the Jonestown Massacre, where 27 of her own family members were killed. Donations for the Jonestown event to honor the memory of the lives who were taken: PO Box 3330 Hollywood, CA 90078   *All are welcome to attend the November 18th service in honor of the lost at  6450 Camden Avenue in Oakland,CA

  • 02:00

    Surviving the Occult/NYC Premiere/Behind the Music

    in Religion

    Just days away from the New York City premiere, Triple Threat Danielle Mone’ Truitt will make an appearance to discuss her latest work, 3 Black Girl Blues. This play is described as an ironic, funny, painful and realistic journey through the lives of three women filled with complex growth and heart shattering change. http://unitedsolo.org/us/blackgirlblues-2015/

    We will also have A JONESTOWN SURVIVOR and author, Laura Johnston Kohl.Johnston Kohl grew up as an activist in Washington, D.C., and watched as many of her heroes were assassinated in the 1960s. 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. In March 2010, she published her own book, JONESTOWN SURVIVOR: An Insider’s Look. http://www.jonestownsurvivor.com/

    We will have none other than local Gospel Recording Artist Pele Price. Not only is he a gifted musician & artist but he has a story about some of his behind the scene experiences as he was gaining success and how it made him walk away in a search to find God. http://www.pelleprice.com/videos.html
     

  • 02:10

    Marvelous Monday

    in Politics

    Marvelous Monday with Dr. Shirley McKellar and Bishop L.J. Guillory is always the way to start the week!  In 2016 we will make some important decisions about the direction of our country and the lives of American people and families.  It is our civic responsibility to stay informed on the issues, pay close attention to the actions and decisions of our elected officials,  get to know the people who are running for office and educate ourselves and others about the importance of VOTING!  Let's get moving in the right direction for 2016, starting right here on Marvelous Monday!  Special guest tonight. Dr. Mamie Hughes,  Professor of Psychology and Sociology Ret. from University of Houston.


    Show your support for Dr. Shirley McKellar in her run for US Congress to send Louie Gohmert packing and give REAL representation to the good people of the First District in Texas!


    Please visit www.jones-town.org to support the memorial by Rev. Norwood of Compton, CA, who lost 27 family members to the Jonestown massacre.


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