Happy New Year.
We at Mystery Scene hope everyone had a lovely holiday season and we wish all our readers a healthy, happy 2013.
On Jan. 2, many of us are going back to work and school; for others, Jan. 7 is the get back to normal day.
To help you plan the month, here is the schedule for Crime Beat, a weekly hour-long radio program that airs every Thursday at 8 p.m. EST on Artist First World Radio Network. You can listen here http://artistfirst.com/crimebeat.htm.
Crime Beat has been on the air since January, 2011, and averages 130,000 listeners each week.
January 3: Paul Lieberman, author of Gangster Squad, which is the inspiration for the movie by the same name, starring Sean Penn, left, as Mickey Cohen.
January 10: Phil Leonetti and Scott Burnstein, authors of Mafia Prince: Inside America’s Most Violent Crime Family and the Bloody Fall of La Cosa Nostra.
January 17: Robert Lombardo , author of Organized Crime in Chicago: Beyond the Mafia.
January 24: Gill Revill, author of Mafia Summit: J. Edgar Hoover, the Kennedy Brothers and the Meeting that Unmasked the Mob.
January 31: Noam Chomsky, world renowned activist will discuss the U.S. election and crime issues. Lois Banner, the author of Marilyn: The Passion and the Paradox, will discuss "Marilyn Monroe, the Mob and the Rat Pack."
February 7: Jack Cole, co-founder of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition and longtime undercover narcotics officer, will discuss the war on drugs.
February 14: JJ Leyden on "Skinhead Confessions: From Hate to Hope."
February 21: Norma Ramos, executive director, Coalition Against Trafficking in Women, and Stella Marr, founding member of The Survivors Connect Network.
February 28: Greg Kading, author of Murder Rap: The Untold Story of Biggie Smalls and Tupac Shakur.