The latest eruption of Mount Etna spectacularly lit up the night sky in Sicily. While nearby communities were not threatened, a violent eruption of the volcano in 1669 killed 15,000 people. Photos and video at the Daily Mail.
In the first half of the program, George Knapp welcomed author Bill Friedman, who recounted inside stories about the organized crime origins of the Las Vegas Strip. In the latter half, investigative journalist Toby Rogers (book link) shared the untold story of mafia legend Silvio Eboli, a Genovese mob scion who developed an ongoing organized crime operation which involves the sale of marijuana throughout the New York metropolitan area.