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After Hours AM
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Hi, I'm Joel Sturgis creator & host of After Hours AM. I have been kicking around the radio world for several years. Dig the pa...


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October 25, 2017 08:03 PM PDT

On a burningly topical edition of After Hours AM/The Criminal Code — True Crime Wednesdays with hosts Joel Sturgis, Eric Olsen we dig into the flood of sexual abuse and assault accusations against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein and talk treatment for Weinstein and his ilk with Association For The Treatment Of Sexual Abusers Executive Director Maia Christopher. We talk with Maia hour1; at Hour 2 Joel and Eric will review the week’s top True Crime news.
After the Weinstein accusations hit the fan, The LA Times has compiled a list of at least 30 prominent men accused of sexual misconduct. Here’s some of the better known names and what they have been accused of:Harvey Weinstein
Harvey Weinstein began his meteoric fall from grace after the New York Times and then the New Yorker published stories alleging decades of sexual harassment and payoffs. Additional women immediately began sharing their stories, accusing the producer of sexual misconduct, including rape. Weinstein was quickly fired from the Weinstein Co., which he co-founded. Many have condemned and moved to distance themselves from the former executive, including Amazon Studios and the motion picture academy, the latter of which expelled Weinstein from its membership.
James Toback
After the Los Angeles Times published an article saying 38 women accused director James Toback of sexual harassment, more than 200 other women contacted The Times with similar allegations about him. The women’s accounts portray James Toback as a man who, for decades, sexually harassed women he hired, women looking for work and women he just saw on the street.
According to these women, Toback would approach them, offer up his credentials and say he could make them a star. Then, in a hotel room, a movie trailer or public park, meetings framed as interviews or auditions quickly turned sexual, they said. Toback has denied the allegations.
Bill Cosby
Comedian Bill Cosby is awaiting a retrial for sexual assault allegations relating to a 2004 incident involving former Temple University basketball staffer Andrea Constand. More than 50 other women have made similar claims against Cosby, though most of the claims have passed their statutes of limitations.
Roger Ailes
Roger Ailes was ousted as the chairman and top executive of Fox News when a sexual harassment lawsuit filed against him by former anchor Gretchen Carlson led to reports that he approached multiple other women for sexual favors in return for opportunities to advance their careers.
Bill O’Reilly
Advertisers bailed when reports surfaced that Bill O’Reilly and Fox News had paid $13 million in settlements against women who have accused him of sexual harassment since 2002. This quickly led to O’Reilly being fired from the network that many felt had been built around him.
Donald Trump
In addition to the leaked 2005 “Access Hollywood” tape that included audio of Donald Trump bragging about making unwanted sexual advances on women, including grabbing them by their genitals, multiple women have accused Trump of varying levels of sexual misconduct. He has denied all allegations and has since been elected president of the United States.
Other familiar names include Casey Affleck, R. Kelly, Steven Seagall, Anthony Weiner, Mike Tyson, Roman Polanski, and dozens more.
Maia Christopher
Maia Christopher
Maia Christopher is the Executive Director of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA). Focusing on preventing sexual abuse through understanding and interrupting the behaviors of people at risk of offending, ATSA specializes in disseminating research, defining and supporting effective treatment practices and promoting evidence base policies. Ms. Christopher started her work providing treatment services and developing treatment protocols for individuals who have offended sexually and non-sexually. She spent 19 years providing treatment services to incarcerated individuals that committed violent offenses in the Correctional Services of Canada and Washington State Department of Corrections. Ms. Christopher has presented extensively in the areas of practice guidelines of sex offender treatment, collaborating with community stakeholders invested in successful offender reintegration and policy pertaining to sexual offending. She is a member of the Violence Prevention Alliance, a network of World Health Organization Member States. She has served as President of the National Coalition to End Sexual Violence, is the Chair of the National Sexual Violence Resource Center Advisory Committee and is a member of Prevent Connect Advisory Committee.
Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA)
ATSA is an international, interdisciplinary, non-profit organization dedicated to making society safer by preventing sexual abuse. ATSA encourages sound research, effective practice, informed policy, and comprehensive prevention strategies, all designed to create safer communities.
ATSA:
Represents 3,000 members from 20 countries.
Has 25 chapters in the United States and one in the Netherlands.
Sets practice standards and issues practice guidelines for individuals who treat adults and adolescents who have sexually offended or are at risk to offend.
Produces a code of ethics for practitioners.
Produces the highly ranked peer-reviewed journal, Sexual Abuse.
Contributes to the development of sound public policy and evidence-informed legislation through amicus briefs, legislative responses, and educational efforts.
Provides continuing education classes taught by internationally known experts to help practitioners gain and maintain up-to-date training on evidence-based best practices.
Hosts the world’s largest annual research and educational conference focused on issues related to the treatment and management of people who sexually offend.
ATSA promotes the philosophy that empirically based assessment, practice, management, and policy strategies will enhance community safety, reduce sexual recidivism, protect victims and vulnerable populations, transform the lives of those caught in the web of sexual violence, and illuminate paths to prevent sexual abuse.
ATSA Mission
We prevent sexual abuse through: effective assessment, treatment and management of individuals at risk to sexually abuse. collaboration on comprehensive prevention strategies. sound research and education. informed public policy. ATSA believes in evidence based assessment, practice, management, and policy strategies will enhance community safety, reduce sexual abuse recidivism, protect and honor individuals at risk of harm, and transform the lives of all people caught in the web of sexual violence.
36th Annual Research and Treatment Conference
This conference offers symposia, workshop presentations, poster sessions, discussion groups, and advanced clinics relating to issues in both victim and perpetrator research and treatment. All sessions, with the exception of posters, have been approved for Continuing Education credits. Each presentation will provide information and training based on cutting edge research development and clinical application. The format is designed to best facilitate interaction with and learning from some of the most advanced practitioners and researchers in the field of sexual abuse.
The goal of the 36th annual Research and Treatment Conference is to advance the knowledge and skills of professionals providing services in the field of sexual abuse. With interdisciplinary approaches, the sessions will present current and relevant research and explore the implications for its use in clinical intervention, proactive intervention techniques, and the implementation of solutions to advance the scope of sexual abuse treatment, management, and prevention.

October 24, 2017 07:16 PM PDT

On this addition of After Hours AM / Deeper Cuts, Joel & Greg talk with the one only Mystic John Culbertson. About John: A minister is a member of the clergy who attends to the emotional, mental, and spiritual needs of a person.

Metaphysics means beyond the physical world and is used as a catch-all phrase to describe any or all of the following subjects: ESP, Dreams, Mysticism, World Religions, Astrology, Tarot, Numerology, Positive Thinking, Reincarnation, Meditation, Transpersonal Psychology, Parapsychology, the Paranormal, New Thought, New Age, Self-Help, Mind/Body/Soul Connection, and Enlightenment Studies.

In other words, a metaphysical minister is someone that attends to the emotional, mental, and spiritual needs of other people through the knowledge and use of these subjects and skills.

While everyone is on their own spiritual path – some people need and want a guide to help them discover or better understand their path and life.

Rev. John Culbertson has been proudly and professionally helping people apply spiritual principles and techniques to improve their lives since 1998.

When you call Rev. John Culbertson you are calling someone who has spent his entire life, since he was a child, studying and applying spiritual principles. He has helped people throughout the world and chances are he’ll help you too.

October 19, 2017 08:05 PM PDT

On this thunderous edition of After Hours AM/America’s Most Haunted Radio — epic paranormal talk with hosts Joel Sturgis and Eric Olsen — we charge headlong into horror-metal gods GWAR’s mythos and new album THE BLOOD OF GODS with band lead guitarist Pustulus Maximus. We talk with Pustulus Top of Hour 2; Hour 1 we review the week’s freakiest paranormal news from the America’s Most Haunted Twitter feed.
GWAR’s new album, their 16th and first since the death of frontman Oderus Urungus, is being hailed by critics — whose families were, frankly, threatened — as the greatest sonic event since the Big Bang. THE BLOOD OF GODS chronicles the massive battle between GWAR and all the forces that oppose them. Along the way, the band challenges the sins of humanity from politics, pollution, and organized religion, to fast food, and factory farming. Humans are shown as what they are: a parasitic disease that must be eradicated before they suck the planet dry!
The story of GWAR is carved across the history of this barren and hopeless planet, but GWAR themselves are not of this world. Long ago, the beings who would become the rock band GWAR were part of an elite fighting force, the Scumdogs of the Universe. For eons, they served as thralls to a supreme being known only as the Master. But one by one, each future member of the band earned a glaring reputation for being an intergalactic screw-up. And so, they were banished, sent away on a fool’s errand to conquer an insignificant dirtball floating in a dark corner of the universe, the planet Earth. Once here, GWAR shaped the face of the globe, destroying and rebuilding the natural world, and giving rise to all of human history. Aliens to some, gods and demons to others, our erstwhile Scumdogs bred with apes to create the human race.

October 18, 2017 08:02 PM PDT

On a riveting, heartbreaking episode of After Hours AM/The Criminal Code — True Crime Wednesdays with hosts Joel Sturgis, Eric Olsen, and secret weapon, forensic psychologist Dr. Clarissa Cole — we talk with legendary criminal investigator and retired Miami Beach Detective Sergeant Joe Matthews, who solved the Adam Walsh murder cold case and dozens of others. He is the co-author of Bringing Adam Home: The Abduction That Changed America. We speak with Joe Top of Hour 2; Hour 1, Clarissa leads us through the week’s most interesting and bizarre True Crime news.
Bringing Adam Home: The Abduction That Changed America
Bringing Adam Home:The Abduction That Changed America, co-written with Les Standiford, begins with Adam’s abduction and ends with the Hollywood, Florida PD closing the case 27 years later. Essentially, the Hollywood PD had all the information they needed to implicate serial killer Ottis Toole in the murder. However, the lead investigator on the case, who only had three years experience on the police force, strongly believed that a Walsh family friend was the culprit. It seemed as if this lead detective did everything in his power to disprove the fact that Toole was the killer including not processing evidence, such as photographs of the inside of Toole’s car where he reportedly murdered Adam and kept his body parts. Joe Matthews was involved in the case from the very beginning, as he was hired by the Hollywood PD to be a polygrapher. However, he was dismissed early on when he started questioning the methods of the police. Later, after John Walsh had risen to fame, he and Matthews crossed paths again and Matthews was finally allowed to do the investigation the way it should have been done in the first place.
The evidence against Toole was strong. First, Ottis Toole often admitted to the crime both to family members, friends, and the police. He did recant once, however this is very common especially after a confession to the authorities where the perpetrator knows exactly what punishment they’re facing. Ottis Toole went on to say that he didn’t mean to recant and he recounted details about the murder that only the murderer would know. Additionally, there were actually witnesses that saw Toole and his very specific car at the scene of the crime on the day that it happened. There was a lot of blood evidence inside of Otis Toole’s car that the police inexplicably lost. But the nail in the coffin was a photograph that was taken of the back seat floorboard of the car. The photo was of a bloody face print that was left on the carpet by Adam’s severed head. Incidentally, before the photographs were found by Matthews, unprocessed in police evidence, Ottis Toole had admitted to putting Adams severed head on the back floorboard of his vehicle and transporting it to where it was discarded and eventually found. Were it not for Matthews dogged resolve, the case would likely still be open and cold.

October 17, 2017 07:34 PM PDT

Tonight on After Hours AM / Deeper Cuts Joel & Greg have the pleasure to talk with Rev. Tim Shaw. About Tim Shaw, Tim Shaw is Founder and CEO of Sean Thomas Productions. He is an accomplished Photographer who also enjoys Backwoods Primitive Trekking, Flintknapping, Urban Exploration and is also a skilled Traditional Leather-worker. Tim has authored "The Ghosts of Buffalo; Spirits, Murder, And Mayhem In The Nickel City,” Co-Authored “Haunted Rochester, and has contributed a chapter in Marla Brooks wonderful book "Animal Spells And Magick". In E.R. Verner's "Haunted Asylums" Tim has written both the Introduction as well as shared photographs from various locations. His photography also appears in Verner's newest release "Haunted Prisons." In his work "Please Talk With Me, The True Story Of The C2D1 Haunting" Tim has researched and written about one of the most devastating negative haunting in the Western New York region. It serves as the official companion book to a movie of the same name! In 2015 he finished an exciting new book of spirit channeled and inspired writings along with his photography in his latest book "The Dogma Of.....ME,” which was published by Dark Moon Press. His writings have been included in a Just Released Title....” Lost Whispers, A Collective Allegory Of Haunted America.” Tim has been featured on The SyFy Channel's "Ghost Hunters" (The Well of Horror),The Discovery Channel's "Ghost Lab" (The Betrayal/Fort Niagara), "CBS Radio"(The Wake Up Call, By The Soul, For The Soul, The Astral Bag Lady, and The Psychics Next Door), "Paranormal NY", Spike Network’s "Ghost Ops" (Fort Mifflin/William Howe), Deftone Pictures Studio's "Ombis", "To Catch A Soul", and "A Grim Becoming", The Award Winning "Marsh Creek Tramp," as well as Core Productions Documentary "John Zaffis, The World Within". Most recently he has been featured on Destination America’s hit show “Paranormal Lockdown” ( The Hinsdale House episode). Presently he and Eric Charles are filming an exciting new web series entitled “Curiosity.”

October 15, 2017 01:59 PM PDT

We wrap up our coverage of MN Paracon 2017, We sit down with Steve Gonzales, Grant Wilson of "Ghost Hunters",Tory Belleci of "MythBusters" Brad & Barry Kling of "Ghost Lab", Tennessee Wrath Chasers Chris & Porter from the hit show "Haunted Towns" and Marc Tetlow of "Ideal Management" & Lindsey Senter of "Senter Stage Events"!

October 14, 2017 12:02 PM PDT

On this addition of after hours am/deeper cuts Joel and Greg are live at Paracon 2017. We had the chance to sit down with Heidi Steffens, Jason Hawes, Johnsdale Paranormal, Kelley Freese.

October 13, 2017 02:31 PM PDT

On a sensationally star-studded edition of After Hours AM/America’s Most Haunted Radio — paranormal talk hour 2 with hosts Joel Sturgis and Eric Olsen — we visit with celebrated paranormal investigators Amy Bruni and Adam Berry, stars of KINDRED SPIRITS, now in its second season on TLC. We talk with Amy and Adam. Hour 1; at 9pE Joel and Eric review the week’s most edifying paranormal news from the America’s Most Haunted Twitter feed. Season 2 of TLC’s hit series KINDRED SPIRITS — airing Fridays at 9/8c — follows renowned ghost hunters Amy Bruni and Adam Berry as they help people tormented by paranormal activity in their homes. Frightened by mysterious activity but hesitant to pick up and leave, desperate families have turned to two of America’s leading paranormal investigators to capture evidence, help them overcome their fear, take back their homes, and reclaim their lives. In this week’s episode, fittingly airing on Friday the 13th, Amy and Adam are contacted by a couple in Somersworth, N.H., whose three children have been targeted by invisible forces in their home. Two are visited at night by a spirit that speaks to them, and the other was strangled by invisible forces. Amy and Adam know that strangulation, midnight visits and bizarre voices are a dangerous combination. They learn that a couple of blocks away from the house was the site of what was dubbed “The Murder of the Century” in 1897, in which Joseph Kelley killed a bank cashier. Even more shocking, a gravestone is discovered in the homeowner’s backyard. Kindred-Spirits-620 AMY BRUNI Amy Bruni first encountered paranormal activity as a six-year-old when her family moved to Alameda, California. Her family had no idea their home was haunted until Amy witnessed a full-body apparition of a man dressed in green. Years later, Amy discovered the ghost was the landlord’s son who died in World War II. Amy’s family encouraged her to not let the paranormal world spook her, but instead to embrace it. Amy’s been chasing ghosts ever since. In fact, her father started taking her on paranormal investigations when she was only nine! As Amy got older, her fascination kept growing. In her twenties, Amy spent her weekends flying to haunted locations and conducting her own investigations. Her passion for the paranormal became a full-time job when she joined SyFy’s Ghost Hunters in 2007. Amy founded Strange Escapes a few years ago, a paranormal travel agency that pairs people with the largest and most haunted locations in the United States. In between speaking at paranormal events and investigating ghosts, Amy stays at home in Massachusetts raising her daughter Charlotte. kindred-spirits-season-2-premiere ADAM BERRY Adam Berry grew up in the small town of Muscle Shoals, Alabama, and had more paranormal experiences in his childhood than most people do in a lifetime. But unlike Amy, the spirits Adam faced terrorized him. When he was just nine years old, Adam saw a paranormal creature haunting his home. It looked like a menacing ghost dog, and Adam couldn’t escape the harrowing sound of the dog scratching against the wall. His TV mysteriously glowed even though it was turned off. In 2006, Adam had his most intense experience in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. He saw massive white figures in a field, and heard loud gunshots and people yelling. He rushed to the paranormal sights and sounds, and found no explanation for what he witnessed. This event sparked his interest in the paranormal. In just a few years, Adam quickly progressed from unknown paranormal novice to well-respected researcher. His newfound passion led him to compete on Ghost Hunters Academy, which landed him a spot on Ghost Hunters in 2010. In addition to hosting paranormal conferences, Adam runs a musical theater in Massachusetts,

October 11, 2017 08:03 PM PDT

On an up-to-the-minute edition of After Hours AM/The Criminal Code — True Crime Wednesdays with hosts Joel Sturgis and Eric Olsen — we catch up with the investigation into the horrific October 1 Las Vegas shooting, the aftermath, and media coverage. We talk Vegas tragedy at Hour 2; Top of Hour 1, Joel and Eric review the week’s True Crime news and ponder human nature.
Here is the current timeline of the tragic events of October 1 in Las Vegas that left 58 people dead and almost 500 wounded while attending the Route 91 Harvest concert, according to Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo.
Stephen Paddock, 64, avid a video poker player, checked in to Mandalay Bay on Sept. 25. Paddock spent three days in a separate room that the hotel provided free of charge for unknown reasons. Paddock spent the remaining days in the corner suite where he staged his attack.
Though Paddock checked in about a week before the shooting occurred, he did not remain in Las Vegas, but traveled to Mesquite several times in the days leading up to Oct. 1.
A bellman helped Paddock bring bags up to his 32nd-floor suite on at least two separate occasions. Authorities have yet to spot any red flags about Paddock’s actions leading up to Oct. 1 that may have signaled his planned ambush.
Doctors have begun Paddock’s autopsy and thus far an examination of his brain revealed no abnormalities. There is no toxicology report yet. Dr. Steven Winkler of Henderson prescribed Paddock an anti-anxiety drug in June – the investigation has not identified any other physicians who treated him.
The night of the shooting, there were 51 Metropolitan Police Department officers working overtime to staff the Route 91 Harvest festival and those officers formed several strike teams to find and take down the suspect when the shooting began, but the echoes of gunfire created confusion, leading to false reports of gunshots at multiple Strip locations, Medics were also dispatched to several different locations because some gunshot victims were able to run from the festival and then call for help.
Prior to his assault on the crowd, Paddock opened fire down the hallway of the 32nd floor, injuring Mandalay Bay security guard Jesus Campos. The unarmed guard was on the floor responding to a door left ajar when he heard the sound of drilling coming from Paddock’s room. The guard was shot in the thigh, and though Paddock fired more than 200 rounds down the hall and into nearby rooms, no one else in the hotel was injured.
After the guard was shot, he radioed Mandalay Bay security, who then reported the shooting to police. The sheriff commended hotel staff for their response.
Neither Paddock’s girlfriend Marilou Danley nor the shooter’s brother, Eric Paddock, have been cleared of wrongdoing by investigators.

October 10, 2017 07:02 PM PDT

On this dark and scary yet enlightening edition of After Hours AM / Deeper Cuts with Joel Sturgis & Greg Bakun we talk with Demonologist Rev Neal Farley. Rev Farley talks with us about demon possession and the who's, what's, where's & why's of demon possession and how we can guard ourselves against these evils.

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