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.
Back in the 1990's, I heard the story of the infamous Mel's Hole in Washington. Several years ago, I was visiting a friend in Yakima, we were listening to Coast to Coast, when he asked if I had heard about "Mel's Hole." He said that he knew where the “whale bone growing in to the tree” was located and he would take me. So we took a drive to Ellensburg, Washington and here is the tree.