This morning we hear a story of survival from a woman who has now made it her mission to help others. We also speak with an author that delved into the shadowy and mysterious world of the global financial markets.
Now the Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator for a domestic violence and sexual assault agency, Kathleen Bauer spent 11 years in a marriage that ended in violence. Kat shares some of the signs and symptoms of the abuse, how it escalated, and what it took for her to eventually leave. She shares what it was like in the days and weeks following leaving an 11-year marriage with 4 kids.
Now, Kat works for an agency that helps people in similar situations. In her position at the Sandhills Crisis Intervention Program, Kat works with people to spread the word that domestic violence and sexual assault, in any form, is not acceptable and there is help available for victims and their friends and family. We thank Kat for sharing a difficult story, and for paying it forward.
The Sandhills Crisis Intervention Program in Ogallala serves Keith, Deuel, Grant, Arthur, Garden, and Perkins Counties. The program spans the spectrum regarding domestic violence and sexual assault - from education and outreach, to crisis intervention, to offering help for batterers in hopes of breaking the cycle. The program's employees are funded mostly by grants, while many of the direct client services they offer are funded by donations.
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Sandhills Crisis Intervention Program
100 East 11th Street
Ogallala NE 69153
Office - 308.284.8477
CRISIS LINE - 308.284.6055
Guy Lawson has traveled the world reporting on war, crime, politics, and sports. His work has appeared in many national publications, including the New York Times, Harper's, GQ, and Rolling Stone, and he is the coauthor of The Brotherhoods. Guy has appeared on the Today Show, CNN, MSNBC, the BBC, and for two years he hosted a literary television program in Canada.
From Random House:
"His latest work (Octopus: Sam Israel, the Secret Market, and Wall Street's Wildest Con) is the first book to get inside the mind of hedge fund fraudster Sam Israel (who sat for hundreds of hours of interviews with Lawson), and to break news of an even deeper fraud centering on Israel that turns out to have had global dimensions. Israel is best known for faking his own suicide by pretending to jump off Bear Mountain Bridge in upstate New York. When Israel's hedge fund, Bayou, collapsed in the summer of 2005, the $450 Million fraud was the largest in Wall Street history. But "Octopus" isn't just a book about spectacular hedge fund flimflammery. Rather, it's a real-life thriller that reveals how - at the height of Israel's con, as the fast-talking trader searched for a way to make enough money to save Bayou and himself - he fell under the spell of another con man with a cloak-and-dagger resume. This con man introduced Israel to the idea that billions could be made trading inside a "secret market" run by the Federal Reserve - a market that had entry points around the world."
A shocking story that is too creative and thrilling to be made up.
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Segment 1 - John and Josh open the show:
Segment 2 - Sandhills Crisis Intervention Program:
Segment 3 - Guy Lawson:
Segment 4 - John and Josh close the show: