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a native of Thunder Bay, Canada, is a full-time freelance journalist, screen writer, film producer and radio host based in Rock Hill, South Carolina, USA. He has a B.A. (Bachelor of Arts) degree from Minnesota State University in Moorhead, Minnesota, a Masters degree in library science (M.L.S) from Atlanta Clark University and a post-graduate diploma in archival administration from the National University of Dublin in Ireland. Before freelancing full-time, he was a professor of library service for twenty-five years at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina. Ron has also taught online courses in the journalism program of UCLA’s Extension Division.
As an award winning screenwriter, Ron has had four screenplays optioned for movies. In all, Ron has published 40 books and more than 4,000 original articles in FHM, USA Today, Black Enterprise, Woman’s World, Modern Maturity, The Rotarian, New York Times Syndicate, Toronto Star, Los Angeles Times Syndicate, Collier´s Encyclopedia, the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, the New York Daily News and more than 400 other print publications.
Ron has reported from more than 35 countries, including Cuba, Northern Ireland, Colombia, Kenya, Colombia, Hong Kong, Nepal and Czechoslovakia, and his 16,000 plus interviews include such luminaries as Robert Kennedy, Jr., Gerry Adams, Yasser Arafat, Russell Simmons, John Kerry, Dave Barry, Andie McDowall, Jimmy Carter, Abbie Hoffman, Noam Chomsky, Frank Lucas (the subject of the movie, ¨American Gangster¨), a former president of Nicaragua and three former presidents and two vice presidents of Colombia, South America.
He serves as a consultant to the History Channel´s ¨Gangland¨ series and has been interviewed by NBC´s Dateline, the Biography Channel’s “Mobsters”, The Discovery Channel’s “Undercover” and Black Entertainment Television´s ¨American Gangster¨ Ron has also been interviewed or quoted on radio by the CBC, BBC, CBS, NPR, XM Satellite Radio, Radio Australia and numerous Irish radio stations, among other outlets, and by such newspapers as Washington Post, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, San Francisco Chronicle, The Weekly Standard, New York Times, St Petersburg Times, Associated Press, the Guardian (United Kingdom) and the Dallas Morning News.
Ron has won numerous writing awards sponsored by such organizations as USA Book News, Foreword Magazine, and Independent Publishers Book Award. He is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Association of Journalists and Authors, the International Association for the Study of Organized Crime, Investigative Reporters and Editors, the Florida Freelance Writers Association and the Professional Writers Association of Canada.
To contact the Crime Beat radio program for interviews, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 803-366-5440.
The Real Mr. Big. Ron's latest book!
This is the story of an ambitious Colombian refugee
who migrated to the United Kingdom and set up a sophisticated drug
trafficking organization that the British Security Service MI-5 said
made more than a billion pounds over a ten-year period, making him
Britian’s first billion dollar cocaine dealer. Ruiz Henao’s impact on
the British economy was such that the price of cocaine increased 50
percent for several months after his arrest, earning Ruiz Henao the
infamous title, as British law enforcement described him, of being “
the Pablo Escobar of British drug trafficking.”
CRIME BEAT: ISSUES, CONTROVERSIES AND PERSONALITIES FROM THE DARK SIDE
The Crime Beat Radio Show’s Upcoming Schedule from February 8, 2024 through April 4, 2024.
Guests include Aquilino Gonell, Eric Ullis, Alan Warren, Burl Barer, Lance Williams, and more.
Subjects include DB Cooper, Hollywood, the Mafia, Rod Serling, Chicago gangs and politics, and more.
Here is the lineup:
February 8 - Aquilino Gonell, author of American Shield: The Immigrant and Sergeant Who Defended Democracy, https://twitter.com/sergeantaqgo?lang=en/
February 15 -.Nick Parisi, author of Rod Serling: His Life, Work, Imagination. www.amazon.com/Rod-Serling-Life-Work-Imagination/dp/1496817508/
February 22 – Alan Warren, author of The Grindr Serial Killer: The True Story of Stephen Port. www.thriftbooks.com/w/grindr-serial-killer-stephen-port/37294197/#edition=65290448&idiq=54023282/
February 29 – Nate Hendley, author of Atrocity on the Atlantic. www.dundurn.com/books_/t22117/a9781459751347-atrocity-on-the-atlantic/
March 7 – Eric Ulis, author of Silver Bullet: The Undoing of D.B. Cooper. https://ericulis.com/
March 14 -- Jeffrey Sussman, author of Tinseltown Gangsters: The Rise and Decline of the Mob in Hollywood https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781538173572/Tinseltown-Gangsters-The-Rise-and-Decline-of-the-Mob-in-Hollywood/
March 21 - Lance Williams, author of King Davis and Boss Daly: The Black Disciples, Mayor Daley, and Chicago on the Edge. https://southsideweekly.com/king-david-and-boss-daley/
March 28 – Burl Barer, author of Murderer’s Row, https://wildbluepress.com/murderers-row-volume-four-burl-barer-true-crime/
April 4 - Command appearance of Bob Batchelor, author of Road House Blues: Morrison, The Doors and the Death Days of the Sixties.
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February 22, 2024 Show
talks about his book, the Grindr Serial Killer: Stephen Port. (Killer Queens). It is based on the case of Stephen Port, a serial murderer in London, U.K., who was convicted of drugging, raping, and murdering four young men. He was also convicted of drugging and raping several other men. His victims were found through a new type of gay sex parties called 'Party N Play' or 'Chemsex' parties that have become all the rage. Killer Queens is a new series of historical fiction books based on true stories. The series explores the world of murder in the gay community, whether the victims or the killers themselves, and sometimes both, are homosexual.
talks about his book, Rod Serling: His Life, Work, Imagination. Long before anyone had heard of alien cookbooks, gremlins on the wings of airplanes, or places where pig-faced people are considered beautiful, Rod Serling was the most prestigious writer in American television. As creator, host, and primary writer for The Twilight Zone, Serling became something more: an American icon. When Serling died in 1975, at the age of fifty, he was the most honored, most outspoken, most recognizable, and likely the most prolific writer in television history. Though best known for The Twilight Zone, Serling wrote over 250 scripts for film and television and won an unmatched six Emmy Awards for dramatic writing for four different series. His filmography includes the acclaimed political thriller Seven Days in May and co-writing the original Planet of the Apes. Parisi's book is a painstakingly researched look at all of Serling's work—in and out of The Twilight Zone.
February 8, 2024 Show
discusses his book, American Shield: The Immigrant Sergeant Who Defended Democracy. Aquilino Gonell left the Dominican Republic when he was 12 in pursuit of the American dream. He joined the Army, fought in Iraq and became a police officer at the U.S. Capitol. On Jan. 6, 2021, Sargeant Gonell was attacked and beaten by Trump cultist rioters as he and his fellow officers tried bravely to hold the line in defense of democracy. The brutal injuries he sustained that day would end his career in law enforcement. But when some of the very people he put his life on the line to protect downplayed or denied the truth of that day, he chose to speak out against the injustice done to him and the country. Hear Aquilino Gonell's story. Join us.
February 1, 2024 Show
Mike Rothmiller and Douglas Thompson
to talk about their book, Bombshell: The Night Bobby Kennedy Killed Marilyn Monroe. Rothmiller and Thompson pull no punches. They claim to prove that Robert Kennedy was directly responsible for her death. The book details the legendary star's tumultuous personal involvement with him and his brother, President John Kennedy, and how they sought to silence her. The new evidence and testimony is ostensibly provided by Mike Rothmiller who, as a detective of the Organized Crime Intelligence Division (OCID) of the LAPD, had direct personal access to hundreds of secret LAPD files on exactly what happened at Marilyn Monroe's Californian home on August 5, 1962. Rothmiller used that secret information to get to the heart of the matter, to the people who were there the night Marilyn died—two of whom played major roles in the cover-up—and the wider conspiracy to protect the Kennedys at all costs. Explosive indeed!.
January 25, 2024 Show
discusses his book The Real Ted Hastings. The True Story of the Copper at the heart of Line of Duty. The British TV series, Line of Duty, now in its sixth year and available on Amazon Prime, holds its status as the defining TV crime drama of today. The conspiracy theme of the series chimes at a time when public institutions and representatives are distrusted. Ted Hastings, the show's head of anti-corruption, has emerged as the beating heart of the series. The scale of the problem facing Robert Mark, the real life Ted Hastings, was institutionalized corruption in Criminal Investigation Department. During his four years eleven months as commissioner, he saw 478 men leave the force following or in anticipation of criminal/disciplinary proceedings. Departures in the previous decade had averaged about 16 a year. Robin Jarossi's book reveals how the compelling drama reflects real crimes, events and figures, most notably that of Robert Mark and his battle against Met corruption. Line of Duty is one of Crime Beat's favorite TV programs.
January 18, 2024 Show
discusses her forthcoming book, The Siren of San Quentin: Getting to Know the Tool Box Killers. It's Book one of three books. More than a terrifying true crime trilogy, THE SIREN OF SAN QUENTIN is a deeply personal memoir, tracing Brand's journey from a haunting family tragedy to her quest to unlock the minds of serial killers. She has conducted hundreds of interviews with death row inmates at San Quentin State Prison, north of San Francisco. Brand's persistence earned her the nickname 'The Siren of San Quentin' from the inmates. Among the killers she asked to interview were the notorious 'Toolbox Killers,' Roy Norris and Lawrence Bittacker. Norris was eager to answer Brand's questions; however, Bittaker was initially hostile. But Brand persisted, and he eventually began to open up, sharing invaluable information, including a map pinpointing the locations of buried evidence.
January 11, 2024 Show
discusses his book, Becoming Clark Rockefeller: Murder, Love, Deception, and the Conman Behind It all. Girardot delves into the life of a young immigrant entangled in a multi-generational murder investigation ensnaring some of the wealthiest Americans. Posing as bogus aristocrat Clark Rockefeller, the audacious grafter duped the affluent, leaving a trail of deception and national headlines in his wake. Clark Rockefeller's real name: Christian Gerhartsreiter,
June 9, 2022 Show
January 4, 2024 Show
Ralph Friedman, author of Street Justice: The True Story of the NYPD’s Most Decorated Detective and the Era That Created Him. https://www.bronxstreetwarrior.com/
April 7, 2022 Show
December 28, 2023 Show
Renee Fehr, author of Wheels of Justice: The True Story of a 27-year Battle to Convict My Sister’s Killer https://www.facebook.com/FehrAdvocacyandConsultation/
December 9, 2023 Show
21, 2023 Show
Lucy Adlington, author of The Dressmakers of Auschwitz: The Story of the Women Who Sewed to Survive. https://www.lucyadlington.com/
December 14, 2023 Show
discusses his book, Monsters on the Loose: The True Story of Three Unsolved Murders in Prohibition San Diego. In 1931, San Diego's idyllic image as a beach town with peaceful suburbs concealed a harrowing reality: a series of unsolved crimes targeting women, fueling fear and vulnerability. Local law enforcement, out-of-town criminologists, and investigators from what would become the FBI pursued hundreds of leads. Statewide, newspapers covered every angle and clue and sometimes played a role in the investigations. Yet, the killer(s) were never identified and brought to justice. In MONSTERS ON THE LOOSE, award-winning author and historian Richard L. Carrico pieces fragments of evidence together for three cold cases, shedding light on a dark chapter in San Diego's history.
December 7, 2023 Show
discusses his book, Grim Paradise: The Cold Case Search for the Mackinac Island Killer. When widow Frances Lacey was murdered in July 1960 on Mackinac Island, only a few meager clues were found by police, and the case soon turned cold. But more than sixty years later, will those same clues finally solve the mystery? In Grim Paradise, true crime author Rod Sadler delves into the secrets of one of Michigan's most perplexing murder cases. Offering an in-depth and suspenseful account of the long-standing mystery, he poses the question: Could advanced DNA technology lead to the identity of the Mackinac Island murderer as it did recently in the case of the Golden State Killer?
November 30, 2023 Show
discusses his book, You Thought It was More: New Adventures of the World's Greatest Counterfeiter. The book, done in collaboration with Louis Colavecchio, tells the story of Louis Colavecchio, the man considered the world's greatest counterfeiter. Colavecchio's prowess as a jeweler, manufacturer, and charmer has earned him a place in history, having been featured on prestigious platforms such as The History Channel and The BBC. His profound impact on the casino gaming industry has left a lasting legacy, forever changing it.