In a half-hour interview, Howard Storm shared his near-death experience, which he has chronicled in his book My Descent into Death.
An atheist at the time, after entering into a hell dimension, he came out of it a changed man, and subsequently became a Pastor. In describing his experience of hell, he said he walked down a long featureless passageway that became progressively darker. He was escorted by individuals who grew in number and eventually turned on him, violently attacking him.
The second half of the show featured Open Lines devoted to the topic of near-death experiences.
Many cultures throughout time have ascribed a Hell or netherworld as a possible location for the afterlife, typically where the less-than righteous might end up. But the specifics of such a place show a fair amount of variety. Here is brief rundown on some of the conceptions:
Source: Hell: An Illustrated History of the Netherworld by Richard Craze
First hour guest, investigative journalist Bev Harris gave an update on the continued voting technology controversy. She commended the state of California for possibly filing criminal charges against Diebold, the voting machine manufacturer. In San Diego county, she said, they spent $33 million on Diebold's machines and 40% of them didn't work. Harris also noted the viability of three other touchscreen voting machine manufacturers, who in contrast to Diebold, have a paper ballot tracking system that backs up the electronic tabulations.
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