The three will be talking about Whitney Houston and what their sources are telling them in regards to possible causes of her death.
Dr. Wecht, Dawna Kaufmann, and John J Nazarian will share their opinions on what caused the death of Houston.
John will have something to say about the ex-body guard, Alan Jacobs, who was Houston’s director of security from 1995 until 2002, quit because he said Houston and her now ex-husband Bobby Brown, and those around Houston would not allowed allow him to do his job. Jacobs said that working for the star was like ‘living in the eye of a hurricane’ and added he was ‘constantly trying to fight the swirl of activity that’s around you’. Jacobs had, “eliminated access to her by certain people I thought were negative influences. The reality of it is that you can protect someone from everything but you can’t protect them from themselves.’
Jacobs has said he told Houston, “[I told her,] ‘You hired me to do a job, to protect you … but I cannot protect you from yourself.” Jacob has added that Houston replaced him with family members who would not confront her and dropped the ball on protecting her. He also revealed that one of Brown’s family took over his job – but did not do it properly.
Dr. Wecht and Dawna Kaufmann have both been in touch with their sources within the M. E. office and has reaction and what information they have obtained.
Dr. Cyril H. Wecht, M.D., J.D. – Forensic Pathologist & Attorney
Dr. Cyril H. Wecht is an expert in Forensic Medicine who has frequently appeared on several nationally syndicated programs, national News Magazine shows, and HLN, CNN, NBC, CBS, ABC, etc. His expertise has been utilized in high profile cases involving the assassinations of both President John F. Kennedy and Senator Robert F. Kennedy, the death of Elvis Presley, the O.J. Simpson case, the Michael Jackson case, the Daniel Wayne Smith case, the Anna Nicole Smith case and the JonBenet Ramsey cases. He is certified by the American Board of Pathology, in anatomic, clinical, and forensic Pathology, and is also a Fellow of the College of American Pathologists and the American Society of Clinical Pathologists.
Dawna Kaufmann – Author/Investigative Journalist
Dawna Kaufmann is an accomplished true crime journalist. Her new book, “From Crime Scene to Courtroom: Examining the Mysteries Behind Famous Cases,” written with Dr. Cyril Wecht, blasts open the death probes involving Michael Jackson, Casey Anthony and five other criminal cases. Kaufmann has covered hundreds of high-profile homicide and missing person cases for national publications. She is also an award-winning producer and writer, with a multitude of credits in television, including late-night comedy programming and prime-time network variety series.
Comment telephone lines are open to call during the show at 818-572-8030 long distance charges will apply. If you have a question about Houston’s death, there’s a good chance that John or one of his guests, Dr. Cyril Wecht and Dawna Kaufmann, will know the answer or have a good analogy of what they think happened.
Dr. Glenn Scott Lipson is a Clinical and Forensic Psychologist trying to reduce the incidence of sexual misconduct in schools through education. He is a topic expert in this area and is available to discuss and inform the public about the range, causes and effects of school based sexual misconduct. It is his intention is to lower the incidences of such misconduct, which currently affects from 1 in 10 students. He is the creator of the online training program, Making Right Choices (MRC). At the request of a large San Diego school district, he created MRC, which to date has trained 4,000 educators to date, with another 100,000 slated in one county alone. Unique to this program, in addition to the outstanding feedback it has received, is the collaborative, community-based way in which it has been developed. More about this approach can be found at www.makingrightchoices.com.
Dr. Lipson is Program Director as well as Associate Professor of the Forensic Psychology Program at Alliant International University, San Diego Campus. A Diplomate in forensic psychology he has evaluated victims, perpetrators and has been retained in suits involving clergy, youth organization and internet exploitation. He has appeared in Expert capacity on local media outlets, Court TV/Sessions and the Verdict with Paula Todd. Dr. Lipson has worked with HBO and the Discovery channel. As a Diplomate in Forensic Psychology he has testified in homicide, sexual assault and other high profile cases.
Dr Lipson works and lives in San Diego and Los Angeles California.
Jefferson Fietek was awarded on Friday night, January 6, 2012, with the esteem Stonewall DFL’s “Alan Spear Award” for his outstanding work towards equality for ALL youth.
Jefferson Fietek is an outspoken advocate for LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, Transgender and Questioning) youth. He is the Vice President and Program Director for the newly formed LGBTQ youth program Justin’s Gift and has been working on a local, state and national level to ensure that schools are safer and more inclusive of LGBTQ students and their allies.
Fietek’s views about creating schools that are truly inclusive of LGBTQ youth has been featured extensively in local media as well as in the New York Times, the national news magazine Mother Jones and in the CNN documentary entitled “Don’t Teach, Don’t Tell”. His work lead to the creation of the first ever middle school level Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) in Minnesota’s largest school district. He has met with School Board and Superintendent to work toward the creation of better anti-bullying policies and classrooms that are more inclusive of LGBT students and/or LGBT parents. Fietek also continues to work closely with community members as they work to create a proactive anti-bullying curriculum and training for all adults who work with students, so that they can be more sensitive to the needs of LGBTQ students and families.
In 2011, Mr. Fietek raised nearly $6,000 through theatrical events and other out-reach to bring attention to LGBTQ youth who have lost their lives to suicide. The money was donated to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Most recently GLSEN named Jefferson Fietek the runner up for the 2011 Teacher of the Year for his continued work to create safer schools for LGBTQ youth.
Dawna Kaufmann will be on to discuss the late Randy Stone who was the co-founder of the Trevor Project and was a co-worker of Kaufmann. Randy died way too early, of a heart attack. He had worked with Jodie Foster for years, after leaving Fox as a casting expert. Kaufmann knew him much earlier, when he was doing casting at a production company where Kaufmann worked. He was also a musician and put on tape some songs she happened to discover again recently. A nice man with a lot of talent. Before Kaufmann knew him he was wed to Streisand’s sister, Rosalind Kind. And he was about the handsomest guy you can imagine.
Dawna Kaufmann is an accomplished true crime journalist.
Kaufmann has covered hundreds of high-profile homicide and missing person cases for national publications. She is also an award-winning producer and writer, with a multitude of credits in television, including late-night comedy programming and prime-time network variety series.
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Don’t become part of the “contagion of suicide”. If you are a GLBTQ teen and you feel suicidal there are people to talk to and they will understand you. Call The Trevor Project Saving young lives at 866-4-U-TREVOR (866-488-7386); there mission statement is that “The Trevor Project is the Leading National Organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Youth.”
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Straight Talk with John J Nazarian, Nazarian is going to explain to us not living in California why both sides were not happy today, and why did Judge Pastor hint that the D. A. office might have sought second degree murder?
Because of the “realignment” of how cases are sorted in California, what Dr. Murray was found guilty of is not something that Judge Pastor had the ability to send Dr. Murray to state prison for even ONE day, the sentence HAS to be in County Jail which we know is letting prisoners go early on “none violent” convictions. Dr. Conrad Murray’s conviction in relation to the death of Michael Jackson is considered under California sentencing guidelines as a “none violent crime”, therefore the most that Judge Pastor could give Murray was 4 years in county jail.
Murray has already lost his license it appears from what is said in court today. That is what Edward M. Chernoff said while arguing for probation and no jail time. Judge Pastor made it clear he had nothing to do with any lost license to practice when Murray get’s out of L. A. County Jail.
Judge Pastor gave Murray the maximum of 4 years in county jail, so what does that really equal with the crowded county jail and this being a none violent crime by the realignment act passed in 2011? John Nazarian is here to explain that to all who do not live in the land of California criminal courts.
Judge Pastor also ruled in “victim” restitution that Murray pay an $800 restitution fine, $30 court fee, and a $40 criminal assessment fee. Murray must supply DNA to be put in the criminal data base.
However, for now Judge Pastor is not having any of the paying appropriate restitution to Jackson’s children of over $100 million appears for now to be way out of the ball park, even to Judge Pastor; thus Judge Pastor will set a new date for a restitution hearing for Jackson’s children which will be held without Dr. Conrad being present in January.
However using Lindsay Lohan and how many times judges have ordered her to stay for X number of days or months with her to only walk in a day John Nazarian will explain that once the county sheriff takes Murray’s care in his facility today just how long will Dr. Murray really remain an inmate?
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John J Nazarian show guests tonight are so off the cuff in zingers as well as so funny you will laugh so hard that you will cry. The show will as always be rated “mature content” but we are also warning the listeners that the comments will be “adult humor” tonight for an hour of hilarious and outrageous gossip and quips.
Straight Talk with John J Nazarian will feature Daniel DiCriscio, Dawna Kaufmann and Fifi Larue. When you get just one of them with John Nazarian the show takes on it’s own life with the hysterical humor. This is the first time they will be teamed together, so we have no idea where the show will go and neither does the guests.
Daniel DiCriscio TV personality and Celebrity Image Consultant
TV personality and Celebrity Image Consultant Daniel DiCriscio whose clients have included Pamela Anderson, Marilyn Manson, Stevie Nicks and many others over the years in the land called Hollywood. John Nazarian & Daniel DiCriscio have exclusive insight into countless Hollywood stories including Anna Nicole Smith, “The Housewives of Beverly Hills,” and Paula Jones. DiCriscio has all of the gossip in Hollywood. John and DiCriscio brings a special energy as they play off of each other during the talk show.
Dawna Kaufmann – Author/Investigative Journalist
Dawna Kaufmann is an accomplished true crime journalist. Her new book, “From Crime Scene to Courtroom: Examining the Mysteries Behind Famous Cases,” written with Dr. Cyril Wecht, blasts open the death probes involving Michael Jackson, Casey Anthony and five other criminal cases. Kaufmann has covered hundreds of high-profile homicide and missing person cases for national publications. She is also an award-winning producer and writer, with a multitude of credits in television, including late-night comedy programming and prime-time network variety series. Kaufmann will be a crossover guest also appearing alone covering all of the Celebrity Hollywood Gossip. You will love the way John and Ms. Kaufmann plays off of each other and her one line zinger come backs to John.
Fifi Larue Gothic Killer Clown of Rock ‘N’ Roll
Fifi Larue TV personality and also known as Gothic Killer Clown of Rock ‘N’ Roll. Larue has been featured on Gene Simmons Family Jewels, America’s Got Talent, “The Next Great American Band.” Fifi Larue looks like a member of the band “KISS” when made up and ready to go on stage. John and Larue have a friendship that has spanned decades. They will unravel more Hollywood Secrets about famous bands, including KISS.
Today’s, Sunday November 13, 2011, will air live for one hour at the time slot of 7 PM PST – 10 PM EST.
Comment telephone lines are open to call during the show at 818-572-8030 long distance charges will apply. Shortly we will be announcing how you can call using your Skype account form anywhere including internationally. If you have a question about the rich & famous of Hollywood, there’s a good chance that John or his guests will know the answer.
What will John guests divulge about other celebrities and in their own lives? Tune in and find out!
Straight Talk with John J Nazarian guests tonight are Criminal Defense attorney Adam Braun, who has been both a prosecutor and now one of the top criminal attorneys in California. Adam Braun can tell us what the Deputy D. A. David Walgren and his team or doing and thinking today about the upcoming week. Braun can also tell us what it is like as a defense lawyer waiting for the verdict to come in and Braun can give us a pretty good guess as to what Dr. Conrad Murray is doing this weekend except for just praying.
Adam Braun will be joined by two retired homicide detectives who were also partners for a time with the L. A. P. D, Robert Jakucs and William Cox. They can share what the detectives are doing this weekend now that months and months of work is complete and it is just a waiting game at this point.
The radio broadcast will be embedded here soon after it airs live at 7 PM PST – 10 PM EST
Adam H. Braun, Esq.
One of the best criminal defense lawyers in California. Braun is the Principal at Law Offices of Adam H. Braun and was a Federal Prosecutor at the United States Attorney’s Office for over 6 years. The Princeton University graduate represented Dr. Khristine Eroshevich during the lead up to the Anna Nicole Smith trial. Braun was the attorney for one of Anthony Pelicanno’s co-defendants. Braun comes from one of the highest profile families of brilliant criminal attorneys.
Robert A. Jakucs – Retired Homicide Detective of L.A.P.D
Robert A. Jakucs is a retired Los Angeles Police Department Detective with over 30-years of investigative experience. During his distinguished career with the L.A.P.D he worked such high-profile assignments as Homicide, Hollywood Vice, SWAT, Robberies, Burglaries, Complex Thefts, and gang-related shootings. He was a member of the Night Stalker Task Force that investigated the serial murderer Richard Ramirez. Robert Jakucs is also a consultant for national television specializing in private and police investigation issues and has appeared on the news shows Nightline, 20/20 and Inside Edition.
William Cox was a Los Angeles Police Detective who retired in 2007 after 32 years
William Cox worked in a variety of assignments including uniformed patrol, CRASH (gang detail) in South-Central and West Los Angeles areas. He also worked homicides for over 20 years and finished his career in Robbery-Homicide Division (RHD) which handles major cases including serial killers, multiple murders, media and high-profile cases, officer-involved shootings, and assaults and murders on police officers. He also worked the Rampart Corruption Task Force for two years. William Cox was also involved or handled several high-profile cases over the years including the Kimes (mother-son grifters who were responsible for 3 murders in LA, NY, and the Bahamas); the Goetz of the West case; the murder of the pregnant mother at LAX; plus several others.
William Cox has appeared on Investigative Discovery channel, 48 Hours, and E-entertainment. He is currently employed by the US State Dept. as a background investigator.
William Cox’s last case he worked on at RHD was a Chinese immigrant student attending USC who had gone to a frat party and had attempted to pull a gun and start shooting students. He was wrestled to the ground by other students who then called police. After a search warrant was served on the suspect’s apartment Cox and three other detectives were sent to NY City to investigate and attempt to identify approximately 20 persons he had targeted to possibly kill. (This incident occurred shortly after the mass murders at West Virginia Tech.) Cox was also working on a murder where a husband set his car and wife on fire on the Golden State Frwy. Cox had also been working (for the past four years) on a double homicide that had occurred in 2002 wherein two victims were killed in their car and their car set on fire. That murder was the story that 48 Hours has done and shown on television in February 2011.
With this combined years of experience this is a must tune in a listen and even ask a question of two as to what we should expect this coming week of the verdict watch for Dr. Conrad Murray.
Telephone lines are always open to call in, join in the discussion or ask questions of John and his guests, Adam Braun, Robert “Bob” Jakucs and William “Bill” Cox at 818-572-8030 long distances charges do apply.
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