Episode 30: Cleanup After Death: Part 2 With Christian Cadieux

November 14, 2017

Prepare for some raw true crime discussion, as we enter part 2 of our chat with Christian Cadieux of Crime & Trauma Scene Cleaners. What’s just another day at work for Christian, could very well be traumatizing for most of us.

Christian shares some of the not-so-pleasant about the work that his company does, but we also delve into some pressing subjects. Being on the front lines of death in Canada, Christian sees first-hand some of the problems we’re faced with, such as drug overdose and suicide.

Host and Producer: Karla Stephens-Tolstoy
Editor and Co-Producer: Joel at East Coast Radio Creative

Links:

http://crimescenecleaners.ca/

https://standupspeakup.podbean.com/e/episode-29-when-tragedy-strikes-christian-cadieux-his-team-are-called-in-to-handle-the-cleanup/

This episode contains music used under the CreativeCommons license:

Allister Thompson - My Name Is Death

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Episode 29: When tragedy strikes: Part 1 With Christian Cadieux

October 30, 2017

When tragedy strikes, Christian Cadieux and his team at Crime & Trauma Scene Cleaners are called in to handle the cleanup. With crews across Canada, there’s nothing they haven’t seen, and nothing they’re afraid of. Some content in this episode may be disturbing.

In today’s Stand Up Speak Up Halloween special, Christian talks with Karla about unwanted entities that can appear at crime scenes and other places. His new venture, Paranormal Contractors, uses what Christian claims to be a 100% effective method for removing these unwanted entities.

Christian claims he has seen the unexplainable, and tells us how sometimes his work follows him home. In a never before seen video, which Christian has given Stand Up Speak Up to release, he claims that orbs followed him home from a crime scene and could be seen near his sleeping children. Be sure to check out the video!

Host and Producer: Karla Stephens-Tolstoy

Editor and Co-Producer: Joel at East Coast Radio Creative

Links:

http://crimescenecleaners.ca/

Crime Scene Paranormal Activity video on YouTube: https://youtu.be/zCJV9ENnEoE

This episode contains music used under the CreativeCommons license:

Holy Gol – Devil Do

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Episode 28: When Murderers Run Free

October 13, 2017

We trust law enforcement to do the absolute best job keeping communities safe, conducting investigations, and bringing criminals to justice. But, what about when they don’t live up to their duty? As we saw with the Shelley Desrochers case, there appeared to be a lot more to the story than police were able or willing to discover.

These occurrences are more common than one might think, and have been for a long time. In this episode, we look at the case of Christine Rothschild, a University of Wisconsin student who was killed in the late 1960s. After police seemed to be no help, Christine’s friend Linda made it her mission to find the killer. While she was able to put together a strong case against one man, police mainly dismissed it and he was never brought to justice.
 
This story is featured in Dr. Mike Arntfield’s new book “Mad City” where he actually speaks with Linda, and his students even contact the alleged killer.
 
Mike also tells us about the Murder Accountability Project which helps track murder data and hold police departments in the U.S. accountable for their performance. You’ll also find out why such a thing does not exist for Canadian police.

Host and Producer: Karla Stephens-Tolstory
Editor and Co-Producer: Joel at East Coast Radio Creative
 
Murder Accountability Project: http://www.murderdata.org/

Mike’s Book “Mad City”: https://www.amazon.ca/Mad-City-Campus-Murders-America-ebook/dp/B01M6D8URV/
 
This episode contains music used under the CreativeCommons license:
Eric Eckhart plus Salonband - The One

Show what you stand for with StandUp SpeakUp Fashion: https://standupspeakupfashion.com/

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Episode 27: Maryalice Ashbrook speaks out about her time at MacLaren Hall Children’s Center

August 16, 2017

Maryalice Ashbrook was born into a family that seemingly had it all. Her grandfather was president of a huge company that listed a movie studio among its subsidiaries. Her mother counted Joan Crawford and Jane Russell among her friends. So how did Maryalice end up being sexually abused by a foster carer? Her mother’s pill addiction and divorce from her father led her to give up Maryalice’s brothers up to foster care. Meanwhile her mother’s continuing struggle with pills meant Maryalice spent time at MacLaren Hall Children’s Center before being placed with a foster family. Despite these setbacks and others Maryalice kept her positive attitude and keeps reaching for what she needs from life. Check out the podcast and hear her story about how she has overcome adversity in many forms to find happiness and fulfilment. Don’t forget to have a look through our various Against Abuse clothing products that are available for purchase here.

Host and producer: Karla Stephens-Tolstoy

Reporter and co-producer: Kris Mulliah

Editor: Cesar Del Castillo

Wearable Therapy 3000 Acts of Kindness:

This episode contains music used under the CreativeCommons license:

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kadhja_Bonet/Live_at_WFMU_for_Sophisticated_Boom_Boom_with_Sheila_B_10212016/Kadhja_Bonet_2_Tears_for_Lamont

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kadhja_Bonet/Live_at_WFMU_for_Sophisticated_Boom_Boom_with_Sheila_B_10212016/Kadhja_Bonet_3_Fair_Weather_Friend

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kadhja_Bonet/Live_at_WFMU_for_Sophisticated_Boom_Boom_with_Sheila_B_10212016/Kadhja_Bonet_5_Miss_You

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Episode 26: Finding Shelley Descrochers: Part 9 – Honouring Shelley

August 4, 2017

After a dramatic episode 8 of Finding Shelley Desrochers, we now bring the series to a close.

Karla shares her final thoughts on the case and an update on police involvement.

We’ll hear from Dr. Pauline Boss, an educator, and researcher, widely recognized for her research on ambiguous loss –the loss of somebody with no finality or resolution.

To close out the series, we’re raising money to establish a memorial bench in Shelley’s honor, with Wearable Therapy by Tokii donating the first $1000.

For additional content, Karla talks with Maureen Trask, a mother who is all too familiar with ambiguous loss.

Host and Producer: Karla Stephens-Tolstoy
Editor and Co-Producer: Joel at East Coast Radio Creative http://eastcoastradiocreative.ca

GoFundMe for Shelley’s Bench: https://www.gofundme.com/ShelleyDeroschers
Maureen Trask: https://www.facebook.com/pg/SupportForUs

https://www.facebook.com/Daniel-Trask-is-Found-141269306065266/
StandUp SpeakUp Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StandUpSpeakUpByTokii/

This episode contains music used under the CreativeCommons license:
Pachyderm – Never Knew Me At All

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Episode 25: Finding Shelley Desrochers: Part 8 – New Year’s Eve 2015

July 4, 2017

In the most dramatic episode yet, we call in the London Police after making a gruesome discovery. Karla and Chris Williams P.I. enter dangerous situations while trying to uncover the truth about Shelley Desrocher’s disappearance. At this point in time, we’ve been led to a group of individuals and one theory that seems highly likely. These possible suspects seem to be exhibiting strange behavior after our meddling. The pieces seem to start falling into place after one source becomes hysterical while describing a party that took place on New Year’s Eve, just days before Shelley went missing.

Host and Producer: Karla Stephens-Tolstoy
Editor and Co-Producer: Joel at East Coast Radio Creative http://eastcoastradiocreative.ca

Stand Up Speak Up Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StandUpSpeakUpByTokii/

Thanks to:

Canadian Private Investigation Services http://cpis.ca

Wearable Therapy 3000 Acts of Kindness: https://www.wearable-therapy-tokii.com/pages/100-acts-of-giving-back-new

This episode contains music used under the CreativeCommons license:

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kadhja_Bonet/Live_at_WFMU_for_Sophisticated_Boom_Boom_with_Sheila_B_10212016/Kadhja_Bonet_5_Miss_You

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Episode 24: Finding Shelley Desrochers: Part 7 – Uncovering the Truth

June 22, 2017

Karla and private investigator Chris Williams of Canadian Private Investigation Services spent an entire day in London, Ontario in the area where Shelley was last seen. They speak with people who live in the neighbourhood, other sex workers, and drug users who live in the crack houses that Shelley frequented.

While interviewing, Karla & Chris started hearing a few names mentioned repeatedly, along with eerie stores and rumours about these individuals possibly harming Shelley.

You’ll hear an outline of findings from the first trip as the team prepares for a second London visit to dig deeper using this new information.

In Part 8, Karla & Chris dig deeper into our leads, and end up in one of the houses where Shelley’s remains are rumoured to be. Look for that episode July 4th.

Host and Producer: Karla Stephens-Tolstoy
Editor and Co-Producer: Joel at East Coast Radio Creative http://eastcoastradiocreative.ca

Thanks to:

Canadian Private Investigation Services http://cpis.ca

My Sisters Place GoFundMe:
https://www.gofundme.com/mysistersplacelondonontario

Wearable Therapy 3000 Acts of Kindness: https://www.wearable-therapy-tokii.com/pages/100-acts-of-giving-back-new

This episode contains music used under the CreativeCommons license:
http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Amy_Sayer/Amy_Sayers_Songs/Siren_Song

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Episode 23: Finding Shelley Desrochers: Part 6 – Stories From The Streets

June 13, 2017

Karla took to the streets of London, with Chris from Canadian Private Investigation Services, to see what they could find out with regards to Shelley’s disappearance. In this mini episode, Karla talks about what that experience was like, visiting crack houses, and talking to people on the street.

We also hear two dramatic stories that shed a light on some of the serious things happening in our very own cities that we may not even realize.

Next time, a full slate of interviews and updates from the streets of London.

Host and Producer: Karla Stephens-Tolstoy
Editor and Co-Producer: Joel at East Coast Radio Creative http://eastcoastradiocreative.ca

Olivia’s Song:
https://soundcloud.com/olivia-paige-5/see-you-later-shogun-x-snapzkush-x-redrum-tha-don-x-live 

Don’t forget, Wearable Therapy by Tokii is donating an additional $5 to My Sisters Place for every written iTunes or Podbean review we get for the month of June!

My Sisters Place GoFundMe:
https://www.gofundme.com/mysistersplacelondonontario 

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Episode 22: Finding Shelley Desrochers: Part 5 – Pushing For Change

June 6, 2017

By now you’ve heard Shelley’s story. You’ve heard about her troubled childhood, her time in the foster care system, how she was trafficked into sex work, and everything we know about Shelley’s disappearance. We now wanted to make the most of all the attention this series has received, so we take a look at the foster care system and programs available today, to see if anything has changed. Plus, Karla finds a private investigator willing to look into some of the leads that we’ve uncovered during our research. Can we find out what happened to Shelley? Does anybody know? Are they too scared to talk?
Guests this episode are child & youth welfare expert Jane Kovarikova, Halton Collaborative Against Human Trafficking Coordinator Cindy Stover, and Chris Williams of Canadian Private Investigation Services. http://cpis.ca

My Sisters Place GoFundMe: http://www.gofundme.com/mysistersplacelondonontario

This podcast contains music used under a creative commons license.
http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Dazie_Mae/Songs_Matured_in_Oak/12_-_Dazie_Mae_-_The_Winter_Of_My_First_Love

Host and Producer: Karla Stephens-Tolstoy
Editor and Co-Producer: Joel at East Coast Radio Creative http://eastcoastradiocreative.ca

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Episode 21: Finding Shelley Desrochers: Part 4 - Series Update

May 30, 2017

In this mini episode, we take a look at the Finding Shelley Desrochers series so far. You’ll hear some of Karla’s radio interviews, and then get an inside view of what it’s been like behind the scenes working on this podcast and dealing with the flood of information that has come in.

Have you seen Shelley Desrochers? E-mail findshelleynow@gmail.comLondon Police Missing People: https://www.londonpolice.ca/en/about/Missing-People.aspx

Host and Producer: Karla Stephens-Tolstoy
Editor and Co-Producer: Joel at East Coast Radio Creative http://eastcoastradiocreative.ca

This episode contains music used under a Creative Commons License.

Great Lake Swimmers - Gonna Make It Through This Year

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Great_Lake_Swimmers/20120127150256228/GreatLakeSwimmers-GonnaMakeItThroughThisYear

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