Posts Tagged ‘Jonestown Institute’

Jonestown Survivor Interview on All Out Attack Podcast

  JONESTOWN SURVIVOR Interview on All Out Attack Podcast with Harry Robinson I was interviewed for All Out Attack Podcast this last week. During the 40th Anniversary of Jonestown, many of us survivors expected the interest in/curiosity about Jonestown and Peoples Temple to slow down. Afterall, it had been 40 years. The opposite has been true. Since November 18, I have had many students, researchers, and historians reach out for interviews. This month, I have had people from around the world contact me for interviews - from Sweden, England, and other countries, and numerous students who were competing in the National History ...

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JONESTOWN SURVIVOR – Arkansas On-Line Article about my Arkansas Tech University Presentations

In 1978, 918 people died at the hands of cult leader Jim Jones, but Laura Johnston Kohl lived to tell By Francisca Jones This article was published April 14, 2018 at 4:30 a.m. PHOTO BY SPECIAL TO THE DEMOCRAT-GAZETTE Jonestown survivors Laura Johnston Kohl (left) and Jordan Vilchez pause at the grave in Guyana devoted to the 918 people who lost their lives on Nov. 18, 1978. Johnston Kohl recounted her experiences as a member of Peoples Temple and her visit last month to Guyana during “Don’t Drink the Kool-Aid: Advice from a Jonestown Survivor” at Arkansas Tech University on April 5. Laura Johnston Kohl’s Guyana ...

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JONESTOWN SURVIVOR Appears on YouTube 03-29-2018

As a Jonestown Survivor, I was interviewed for a YouTube program for this program: an AfterWords to our Believers and Nonbelievers episode on “The Differences Between Cult and Religion.” The first link was the orignal discussion, which I was unable to participate in. The second link is my interview. Here are the two links: https://youtu.be/mY_F1RhtQBw https://youtu.be/W5zVOat-CZ0

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JONESTOWN SURVIVOR: Where does Jonestown fit into the Historical Perspective of the Millennialist, Apocalyptic, and Utopian Intentional Communities?

JONESTOWN SURVIVOR PRESENTS: Where does Jonestown fit into the Historical Perspective of the Millennialist, Apocalyptic, and Utopian Intentional Communities?   COMMUNAL STUDIES ASSOCIATION PRESENTATION - I sent in my Abstract for the scholarly paper I will present in Salt Lake City in October. Call for Papers 2016 Conference Theme: Anticipating the End Times: Millennialism, Apocalypticism, and Utopianism in Intentional Communities October 6–8, 2016 Salt Lake City, Utah.Deadline for Submission of Paper and Session Proposals: May 15, 2016   Where does Jonestown fit into the Historical Perspective of the Millennialist, Apocalyptic, and Utopian Intentional Communities? I will present a brief overview of these Intentional ...

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Final Jonestown Cremated Remains Find their Home

Three months ago, a Dover, Delaware Forensics Investigator discovered the cremated remains of nine Jonestown victims in an abandoned funeral home. For the past several months, a number of people from the media, The Jonestown Institute, and the Dover Forensics Investigators Office worked to locate the family members and relatives of these nine remains. I was delighted to be able to help with the location of living relatives.  Seven of the nine were successfully located, with several of the families deciding to have their loved ones buried at Evergreen Cemetery in Oakland, with the over-four-hundred other victims. The cremains of ...

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JONESTOWN SURVIVOR Interviewed on Channel 10

I was interviewed by Michael Chen of Channel 10 News this week. Channel 10 News with Michael Chen 9/18/14 SAN DIEGO - Two more sets of family members have been tracked down after a stunning discovery of the cremated remains of nine Jonestown Massacre victims. Some 35 years after the tragedy that captured a world's attention, the emotions have barely faded for Laura Johnston Kohl, who survived because she wasn't living at the main encampment. "I do get emotional. Some call it PTSD - 'Peoples Temple Stress Disorder,'" said Johnston Kohl. More than 900 members of the Peoples Temple, led by American preacher Jim Jones, ...

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