The Hunt for D. B. Cooper: Alive or Dead; Keeping Communities Safe Despite Budget Cuts

November 2, 2011
Hosted by Susan Bartelstone

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Episode Description

In Nov, 1971, a skyjacker and extortionist who became known as D. B. Cooper parachuted out of a Northwest airlines flight somewhere near Ariel, WA with over $200,000 of the airline's money and was never seen again—dead or alive. This case has intrigued law enforcement and amateur sleuths alike for more than 40 years, and tonight, Crime Prevention Susan Bartelstone speaks with journalist Geoffrey Gray, author of Skyjack: The Hunt for D. B. Cooper, who was the first person to have access to confidential FBI case files on this most enduring of cold cases. Also on the show, Tracy Hobson, from the Center for Anti-Violence Education, talking about what communities can do to keep people safe in this age of police cuts and tight budgets. Lots of personal safety products for your holiday shopping list too.

Crime Prevention 101

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!

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Susan Bartelstone

Susan Bartelstone

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.

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  • 11/30/2011: Special Encore Presentation: The Thrilling Detective - and - Shop Safely on Black Friday Listen Now
  • 11/16/2011: The Penn State Child Sexual Abuse Case and Three Strategies to Protect Your Children Listen Now
  • 11/2/2011: The Hunt for D. B. Cooper: Alive or Dead; Keeping Communities Safe Despite Budget Cuts Listen Now


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