Is Hosting an Internet TV Show as Scary as Infiltrating the Mob?
March 18, 2010
Hosted by Susan Bartelstone
Did you ever wonder what it would be like to go undercover and infiltrate the mob? This week, Crime Prevention Specialist Susan Bartelstone speaks with former FBI agent Joaquin "Jack" Garcia, author of Making Jack Falcone: An Undercover FBI Agent Takes Down a Mafia Family, and media personality Valerie "The Voice" Smaldone who are partners in crime as the co-hosts of the internet TV show Crossing the Line: The Smaldone/Falcone Show. And, we're going to find out if being on internet TV is as scary as informing on the Cosa Nostra! We've also got our WebSleuths gal, Tricia Griffith, with us to talk about what's hot on the true crime forums this week; and we’ll try to help Kevin Boehm, from the Central Indiana Crime Stoppers, catch a criminal. It'd be a crime not to listen!
Crime Prevention 101
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Welcome to Crime Prevention 101, the Personal Safety radio show with an optimistic perspective on a sober subject. Get set for personal safety stories that demand to be heard whether heartbreaking, infuriating or just plain weird; learn about hot crime topics and people who are making the headlines; and find out about the trends and legal developments that are going to impact your life, either positively or negatively, in the future. Most importantly, be empowered and inspired by success stories about people who've fought off an attacker or deterred a crime. You’ll also get a chance to address your own personal safety concerns, either by phone or e-mail. So, tune in to “Crime Prevention 101.” It'd be a crime not to listen!
Talking the talk because she's walked the walk! Years ago, Susan Bartelstone had a bad break-up with a guy, complete with physical and emotional bruises, and determined to learn how to protect herself. Today, she's a certified Crime Prevention Specialist and personal safety expert, with 17 years combined training in WWII Combatives, self defense and martial arts. Along the way, she deterred five extremely dangerous criminal encounters, fought her way out of a surprise attack and, for more than 18 years, from such organizations as American Express, the U.S. Post Office and the Livery Cab Owners Coalition of New York.. Author of Think Fast and Prevent a Violent Crime: How to Respond to Danger in 20 Seconds (or Less!), which is based on her own experiences, she’s been featured in a long and varied list of media, including the “Today Show,” “America’s Most Wanted” and Self Magazine.
Over the years, she’s helped thousands of people solve their personal safety dilemmas with her personal safety programs and her practical advice—which stresses the many opportunities you have to avoid or defuse a criminal encounter and how to use your brains instead of your muscles in a fight.