Jun 29, 2010 • 59M

The Aaron Vargas Story, Pt. II

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Richard L. Miller
Dr. Richard Louis Miller is an American Clinical Psychologist, Founder of Wilbur Hot Springs Health Sanctuary, and broadcaster who hosts the Mind Body Health & Politics talk radio program from Mendocino County, California. Dr. Miller was also Founder and chief clinician of the nationally acclaimed, pioneering, Cokenders Alcohol and Drug Program. Dr. Miller’s new book, Psychedelic Medicine, is based on his interviews with the most acclaimed experts on the topic. Mind Body Health & Politics radio broadcast is known for its wide ranging discussions on political issues and health. The program’s format includes guest interviews with prominent national authorities, scientists, best-selling authors, and listener call-ins. The programs offer a forum and soundboard for listeners to interact with the show and its guests. We invite you to listen to the latest broadcasts below or visit our many archived programs. We’d love to hear from you on political and health issues!
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"Aaron Vargas: Unanswered Questions" Mind Body Health & Politics explored some of the questions raised by the recent sentencing of Aaron Vargas, who received a nine year state prison sentence after killing Darrell McNeill, a neighbor, Boy Scout leader, and businessman who reportedly sexually and psychologically molested Vargas for twenty years. McNeill also reportedly molested other local boys.

The show included interviews with experts in the area of psychology and criminal law, as well as the Vargas family and Vargas prosecutor Assistant District Attorney Beth Norman.

Guests also included Dr. David Wolfe of the University of Toronto, a psychologist and author specializing in abuse and trauma issues affecting children and youth and Gerry Schwartzbach, a nationally respected criminal law attorney with over 40 years of courtroom experience.

On this show, Mind Body Health & Politics explored whether law enforcement, probation departments, district attorney's offices, and judges have the willingness and the expertise to consider the effects of long term sexual molestation on molestation victims such as Aaron Vargas.

The guests provided a variety of views and perspectives on this controversial case and the challenging issues it raised.