Friday, September 19, 2008

ARTICLE #53) Mike on Crime

Sunday, April 1, 2007
Mike on Crime
Crime & Punishment (Radio Show) by Mike McIntyre


LEVI AND CARRIE DRAHER – Fresh off an appearance on NBC’s “Today” show and on the eve of interviews with CNN and Geraldo Rivera, 16-year-old Levi Draher and his mother, Carrie, will join Mike from their Texas home to discuss his brush with death as a result of a shocking game police say many youths are risking their lives by playing. Called “The Choking Game”, many teens say they get a drug-like euphoria from surviving. But as Levi knows too well, it’s downright dangerous. He will recall his harrowing experience last fall in which doctors say he technically died after being found by his mother hanging from a nylon rope in his bedroom.

GORDON CRUSE – Cruse knows about Canada’s youth justice system like few others. The British Columbia resident spent 26 years working with at-risk youth inside Victoria’s Youth Custody Centre. He retired a few years ago but still has strong feelings about what is working – and what is not – as stories of teens out of control continue to dominate headlines. Cruse has shared many of his views in his book “Juvie: Inside Canada’s Youth Jails”. And now he will join Mike for an hour-long discussion about a hot-button topic on the minds of so many Canadians. There will be plenty of time for open lines as well.

RAMONA PINEDA – This Edmonton resident still remembers listening to her mother’s screams as she was stabbed to death in 1982. Now Pineda is furious that the killer – her own father – is being allowed to visit family in Nova Scotia through permits granted by the National Parole Board. Pineda will discuss her mother’s killing and what she believes is the re-victimization of her family. Click HERE to read full story.

*** 1:00 PM > GLENDENE GRANT – It has now been a full year since B.C. resident Jessie Foster seemingly vanished without a trace in the seedy underworld of the Las Vegas strip. Despite an FBI investigation and countless calls for help, the case remains unsolved. Grant, Jessie’s mother, refuses to give up hope. She will join me to discuss the hellish year she has just survived and what can be done to find her daughter.

FLOYD WIEBE – Following the horrific 2003 murder of his son, T.J., this Winnipeg father has become the a strong voice for victims of violence. As passionate as he is articulate, Wiebe has brought together countless other families who’ve experience a similar loss, called on government for legislative change, honoured his son’s memory with a moving website (Click HERE to view) and established a “educational awareness fund” in T.J.‘s name. Wiebe is now planning a gala fundraising event on May 16 in Winnipeg or victims of crime and needs your help. Tune in to find out what you can do to support this very important movement.

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