Guests: Diana Montané + Peggi Moore [Friend of Victim; Michelle Lynn Jones 1966 -2004] | 10-1-2013
When detectives respond to a crime scene in Orlando, Florida, during the “Summer of Hurricanes” in 2004, they find Charlie Brandt hanging from the rafters in the garage of his niece; Michelle Jones’s home. Inside the house, they find a scene of horror that reminds them of other murders… In 1978, 13-year-old Carol Lynn Sullivan’s head was found inside a rusty paint can in Osteen, FL; her body was never found. Homeless transient Sherry Perisho was murdered in 1989, after moving to Florida from Illinois. Finally, in 1995, Miami prostitute Darlene Toler was deposited on the side of the road, wrapped up “like a package.” Perisho and Toler had their hearts removed; all three had been decapitated; and all three are believed by investigators to have been the prior victims of Charlie Brandt. The true story of the crimes committed by Brandt with insight from an FBI profiler and forensic psychologist, victims’ friends and relatives, and the unique writings from victims before their deaths.
Guest: Fernando Hernandez | 12-19-2012
Lead Instructor, Business Dept at Everest Institute Kendall campus (Miami) Fernando Hernandez is the author of The Cubans: Our Legacy in the United States. He was born in Banes, Cuba, arrived via the Pedro Pan Operation in 1962 at age 9. Grew up in NYC, attended Power Memorial Academy, Graduated from St.Thomas U. in Miami with a BA in Communications and a Masters in Management. I was in pharmaceutical sales for many years until one day I got up, and quit. That was in 2003. Ever since I have been teaching at Carlos Albizu University and Everest Institute in the Business Department.
The Cubans: Our Legacy in the United States chronicles the Cuban immigration to the United States from the 1800s to the present era. The author analyzes the impact the Cuban community has had on the cultural, economic, social, sports, and political scene in American society throughout multiple generations. Cuban immigrants have been one of the most successful communities in the United States. The book examines the contribution to baseball from Martín Dihigo to Tony Pérez and from Ernesto Lecuona to Gloria Estefan in music. In business circles the reader will discover that The Coca Cola Company, the Kellogg Company and McDonalds Corporation had Cuban-born Chief Executive Officers and that Movado watch company was owned by a refugee who fled communist Cuba. The book vividly depicts more than 250 extraordinary and intriguing men and women that make for engrossing and captivating reading.