Julia Scheeres is the author of the New York Times bestseller Jesus Land, a memoir about her relationship with her adopted black brother David. The brother and sister grew up in a small Indiana town and, as teens, were sent to a Christian reform school in the Dominican Republic together. The book explores the themes of race, fundamentalist religion, and the sustaining bond of sibling love. Her second book, A Thousand Lives, was published by Free Press in October 2011.
Ingrid Dean, detective sergeant, forensic artist, and 20-yr. police veteran in the Michigan State Police Force, discussed her work researching true stories from the front lines of law enforcement which were purportedly shaped by angels, apparitions, and unexplainable phenomena. Police officers Alan L. White, Herman Brown, and Anthony V. Rosales, joined the discussion throughout the night. In the first hour, exploitation film director Frank Henenlotter talked about the weird world of Herschell Gordon Lewis, who directed the world's first slasher/gore film—Blood Feast (1963). Next, investigative journalist Julia Scheeres spoke about deception and survival at Jonestown. ... More »Host: Ian Punnett