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Dakota Spotlight Podcast

Dakota Spotlight, by James Wolner, is a deep-dive True Crime podcast with national recognition. Season 5: A Better Search for Barbara Cotton: Season 4: Chasing Billy. Season 3: The House on Sweet and Seventh. Season 2: Zeeland, the untold story of Wade and Ellen Zick. Season 1: The case of Victor Newberry. A production of Forum Communications, Dakota Spotlight is the first Podcast to be preserved by the North Dakota State Archives:

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Latest Episodes
The Man From Un Part 2 - Sajid Hussain and Karima Baloch
Thu Dec 23 04:00:00 EST 2021
Part 2 of 2 - Host James Wolner and his daughter head to a small apartment in Sweden to learn more about the lives and deaths of Sajid Hussain and Karima Baloch.  Music by Väsen Dakota Spotlight The Vault FaceBook

The Man From Un Part 1 - Sajid Hussain and Karima Baloch
Wed Dec 22 04:00:00 EST 2021
Part 1 of 2 - What do these things have in common: missing Barbara Cotton from Williston, ND, a hitman in Italy, secret agents, international crime and 3,300 pounds of heroin seized in a Dutch port city? I’ll tell you. They are all included in this 2-part story about how my Scandinavian vacation became sidetracked by a mysterious drowning and sent me looking for international secrets. Music by Väsen Dakota Spotlight The Vault

RED SULLIVAN SPEAKS OUT - A Better Search for Barbara
Thu Nov 11 14:08:16 EST 2021
Season 5, Episode 19.  James and Lisa Jo of #FindBarbCotton finally speak 'RED' who was with person of interest Stacey Werder when Werder was arrested and later took his own life.  Stacey was seen with Barbara Cotton on the night she disappeared.  For the first time ever, Red speaks out about Stacey Werder's last night. 

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The Inquest - A Better Search for Barbara Cotton
Sat Oct 23 23:58:16 EDT 2021
Season 5, Episode 18

Who was Stacey's friend C.E Sullivan aka Red Sullivan.  Can you help us find him? Lisa Jo of FindBarbCotton and James walk through the coroner's inquest hearing for the suicide of Stacey Demarr Werder, who hung himself in jail three months after Barbara went missing.  

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The FindBarbCotton Movement - A Better Search for Barbara
Wed Aug 25 04:00:00 EDT 2021
Season 5, Episode 17: Talks with Lisa Jo Schiele, Diane (Cotton) Schiele and Kathy (Cotton) Nulph all of the #findbarbcotton movement.  New information on why Barb's older (now deceased) brother Frank is considered a person of interest.  A billboard for Barb is now up in Williston and the new website.

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NEWS! Season 2 - David Feist to be released from federal prison
Fri Aug 20 04:00:00 EDT 2021
David Feist, one of three men convicted for the murders of Wade and Ellen Zick in 1976 is scheduled to be released after serving 45 years in federal prison.   David Feist is the third and last of the three to be released from prison.  His younger brother, Sebastian Feist was released last year in Texas and the third man, Gregory Huber was released over ten years ago and lives in North Dakota.  Full story at The Vault:  https://www.inforum.com/the-vault/7093169-Killed-in-their-pajamas-Listen-to-the-story-of-Wade-and-Ellen-Zick-murdered-45-years-ago-this-weekend

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Poetic Justice - chasing a serial pedophile with a microphone - interview with Deon Wiggett, My Only Story
Wed Aug 18 04:00:00 EDT 2021
Deon Wiggett woke up one day in 2017 with a startling realization.  He had blocked out a traumatic experience from his past; he had been sexually abused as a teen by a schoolteacher.  Anger turned to action and the result is a beautifully produced podcast about justice, activism and revenge, told in the most artful way.  Dakota Spotlight spoke with him in August of 2021 to talk about his podcast My Only Story Looking for a licensed therapist? Check out https://betterhelp.com/dakota

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Commercialized killings: Interview with Paul McNally of the podcast Alibi
Wed Aug 11 04:00:00 EDT 2021
In South Africa a school teacher was assassinated in front of her class by hit-men.  Who would take out a contract on a school teacher. That's what Paul McNally wanted to find out when he Season 2 of his gripping podcast Alibi.   Dakota Spotlight spoke with Paul from his home in South Africa. 

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Bowraville murders - interview with Dan Box
Wed Aug 04 04:00:00 EDT 2021
Interview with crime reporter Dan Box about his podcast Bowraville.  Three aboriginal children were murdered in a small Australian town.  All three vanished from the same street.  

With his podcast Bowraville, Dan Box teamed up with The Australian went looking for answers. 

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Ethics in True Crime podcasts: Interview with Eric Carter-Landin of True Consequences
Wed Jul 28 04:00:00 EDT 2021
Interview with Eric Carter-Landin of True Consequences podcast. Eric's brother Jacob was murdered over 30 years ago and justice has not been served.  I talk with Eric about the ethics of creating true crime content in this very popular yet problematic genre.

True Consequences

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