Les Gold is the patriarch of the family behind American Jewelry & Loan in Detroit. In a quote from his autobiographical book of business wisdom, he says "I am lucky enough to have an unusual job. As a pawnbroker, my business goes in so many directions, there’s no such thing as a typical day at work. One day, I might be taking in a 1965 Bentley in pawn. The next I might be running out into the street after someone who’s just lifted a gold chain. Dealing with the unexpected is one of the reasons I became a pawnbroker-- and learning to love the craziness is one of the reasons I’m so good at it."
In the first hour, third-generation pawnbroker, Les Gold, discussed the pawnshop business as well as some of his weirdest, wackiest deals and steals. In the second hour, UFO expert Nick Pope talked about the final batch of UFO files released by the UK government. Open Lines followed. More »