In the first half, writer, teacher, and author Bill Friedman discussed the inside story of the criminal careers of the leaders of the three biggest liquor gangs and how they built 80% of the Las Vegas Strip gambling resorts from the Flamingo in 1946 to Caesars Palace in 1966.
In the latter half, founder of Black Box Voting, an investigative reporting and public education organization for elections, Bev Harris, talked about voting issues related to the presidential primaries, and past elections.
According to a new study published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology, bad luck can be reversed by engaging in a ritual such as touching a piece of wood. Researchers from University of Chicago found that actions which exert force away from the body are effective in ridding oneself of a jinx. "Our findings suggest that not all actions to undo a jinx are equally effective," said study author Jane Risen. More at The Telegraph.