2/2/10 Latest episode of Send In The Clowns with Meria & Dave McGowan. The “Sleazefest in Seattle”. Dave’s latest “hunch”; “Programmed to Kill” by Dave McGowan; suicide bombing on CIA in Afghanistan? the killing of 4 armored, armed officers in Seattle? Another Seattle officer killed weeks earlier? What gives? Howard Zinn’s passing and Dave’s awakening – A People’s History of the United States; SOTU- a spectacle; racism a misnomer; colorist? Obama’s speech vs. Bush speech; The Vancouver Document; The Franklin Scandal; Missing kids in Haiti – pedophiles, body parts, orphans; Vancouver a major hub of human trafficking – any connection to the cops shot in Seattle? Are cops involved in the ring in Vancouver? Suspects assassinated; who were these shooters? How did 4 cops get taken out; the coffee shop and McCoy Air Force Base; The Franklin cover up and the Nebraska State patrol’s complicity (media’s too); Hollywood pedophiles; David Carradine’s death; Parallels between Laurel Canyon and Seattle; serial killers, mass murderers; the music scene, and more.Lots of giggles in this show.
The specter of the marauding serial killer has become a relatively common feature on the American landscape. Reactions to these modern-day monsters range from revulsion to morbid fascination-fascination that is either fed by, or a product of, the saturation coverage provided by print and broadcast media, along with a dizzying array of books, documentary films, websites, and "Movies of the Week". The prevalence in Western culture of images of serial killers (and mass murderers) has created in the public mind a consensus view of what a serial killer is. Most people are aware, to some degree, of the classic serial killer 'profile.' But what if there is a much different 'profile'-one that has not received much media attention? In Programmed to Kill, acclaimed and always controversial author David McGowan takes a fresh look at the lives of many of America's most notorious accused murderers, focusing on the largely hidden patterns that suggest that there may be more to the average serial killer story than meets the eye. Think you know everything there is to know about serial killers? Or is it possible that sometimes what everyone 'knows' to be true isn't really true at all?