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In the first half, author and investigator Ethan Brown joined George Knapp to discuss how a series of unsolved homicides were not necessarily the work of a serial killer, but related to the violent fallout of a brutal sex and drug trade in Louisiana.

In the latter half, Alex Howard, the founder of Conscious 2, and director Meagen Gibson spoke about their new 6-part television series which investigates the cult-like organization EnlightenNext, run by a charismatic leader, named Andrew Cohen for nearly 30 years.

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'Freedomnomics' & Gun Laws

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Date: Sunday - May 3, 2009
Host: George Noory
Guests: John R. Lott

Appearing during the first three hours, research scientist John Lott discussed his theory of 'Freedomnomics,' as well as shared his views on gun control and concealed weapons. Free markets bring out the best in society, he contended, while efforts to constrain such markets lead to an increase in problems, such as crime and poverty. Incentives matter-- if something is less costly, people will do more of it, he explained.

When companies become nationalized or taken over by the government, as is happening now in America, they tend to be less successful or profitable because better decisions are made when their own money is at stake, he said. The US government is actually making the recession worse, he added.

There is a drop in the crime rate among states that have passed concealed carry weapons laws, particularly in cases of mass shootings, Lott stated. He believes criminals or gunmen are less likely to attack if they know people might be carrying guns to defend themselves. He cited statistics that Australia and Britain have had higher crime or burglary rates since enacting some types of gun control legislation, and that there are no academic studies demonstrating that the passage of the Brady and Assault Weapons Acts in the US have lowered crime. A recent run on ammunition could be due to a plan to micro-stamp ammo in some states, which would increase its cost, he noted.

The last hour of the program featured Open Lines.

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Emerging Artists

Emerging Artists

The first Sunday of every month, George Noory is featuring emerging artists for some of the Bumper Music selections. For the May 3, 2009 show, we heard from Sheila Marshall, Craig Cervantes, Jerry McCoy and the Hammers, Mike Pattie, Ernest Bailey Group, Robert Perala, and Liza G. Fly. For more info on how to submit your original music, visit this page.

Bumper Music

Bumper music from Sunday May 03, 2009