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Episode 466: The Murder of Dawn Hacheney
On the morning of December 26, 1997, police and fire services responded to a call about a structure fire at the home Bremerton, WA home of Nick and Dawn Hacheney. When they were finally able to extinguish the flames and search the home, they discovered the badly burned body of twenty-eight-year-old Dawn Hachney in her bed, where her husband had left her several hours earlier. After a brief investigation, Dawn’s death was determined to be the result of an accidental fire—a tragic end to a short life, nothing more. The case, which most had considered closed years earlier, was revived in April of 2001, when a woman went to Bremerton Police with a startling statement. She claimed to have been having an affair with Dawn’s husband Nick, at the time of Dawn’s death and that, at some point during their affair, he’d confessed to drugging his wife and setting the house on fire to cover up the murder. Investigators took the woman’s claims very seriously; however, Nick Hacheney was a former minister, which added Thank you to the gorgeous, vibrant and talented David White for Research assistance References: Associated Press. 2002. "Former minister on trial in wife's death." The News Tribune, November 11: 16. Baker, Travis. 2003. "Angry words erupt at Hacheney Sentencing." Kitsap Sun, February 8: 1. —. 2002. "Defense presses woman who pointed finger." Kitsap Sun, November 27: 4. —. 2001. "Ex-minister might face life in prison without parole." Kitsap Sun, October 4: 1. —. 2001. "Ex-minister pleads innocent in wife's death." Kitsap Sun, September 18: 1. —. 2002. "Former minister guilty of murdering wife." Kitsap Sun, December 27: 1. —. 2001. "Hacheney denied reduced bail." Kitsap Sun, October 27: 4. —. 2002. "Judge: Jury will hear of alleged wife killer's affairs." Kitsap Sun, February 28: 10. —. 2002. "Pathologist testifies about changing autopsy results." Kitsap Sun, November 13: 3. —. 2002. "Sexual affairs not relevant, attorney argues." Kitsap Sun, February 9: 5. —. 2002. "Trial begins for ex-minister accused of killing wife." Kitsap Sun, November 4: 1. Kitsap Sun. 1997. "Dawn Hacheney Obituary." Kitsap Sun, December 30: 5. McCormick, Julie. 2001. "Former minister suspect in wife's death." Kitsap Sun, September 14: 1. Olsen, Gregg. 2010. A Twisted Faith: A Minister's Obsession and the Murder that Destroyed a Church. New York, NY: St. Martin's Press. State of Washington, Respondent, v. Nicholas Daniel Hacheney. 2007. 77767-5 (Supreme Court of Washington, May 31). See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
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The Ezra Klein Show
The Ezra Klein Show
New York Times Opinion
What Communes and Other Radical Experiments in Living Together Reveal
“Today’s future-positive writers critique our economies while largely seeming to ignore that anything might be amiss in our private lives,” writes Kristen Ghodsee. Even our most ambitious visions of utopia tend to focus on outcomes that can be achieved through public policy — things like abundant clean energy or liberation from employment — while ignoring many of the aspects of our lives that matter to us the most: how we live, raise our children, and tend to our most meaningful relationships. Ghodsee’s new book, “Everyday Utopia: What 2,000 Years of Wild Experiments Can Teach Us About the Good Life,” is an attempt to change that. The book is a tour of radical social experiments from communes and ecovillages to “platonic parenting” and intentional communities. But, on a deeper level, it’s a critique of the way existing structures of family and community life have left so many of us devoid of care and connection, and a vision of what it could mean to organize our lives differently. Mentioned: “The Nuclear Family Was a Mistake” by David Brooks Saving Time by Jenny Odell Book Recommendations: Pirate Enlightenment, or the Real Libertalia by David Graeber The Dispossessed by Ursula K. LeGuin Gender and the Politics of History by Joan Wallach Scott Listen to this podcast in New York Times Audio, our new iOS app for news subscribers. Download now at Thoughts? Guest suggestions? Email us at You can find transcripts (posted midday) and more episodes of “The Ezra Klein Show” at, and you can find Ezra on Twitter @ezraklein. Book recommendations from all our guests are listed at This episode was produced by Emefa Agawu. Fact-checking by Michelle Harris, Mary Marge Locker and Kate Sinclair. Mixing by Jeff Geld. The show’s production team is Annie Galvin, Jeff Geld, Rogé Karma and Kristin Lin. Original music by Isaac Jones. Audience strategy by Shannon Busta. The executive producer of New York Times Opinion Audio is Annie-Rose Strasser. Special thanks to Sonia Herrero and Kristina Samulewski.
1 hr 10 min
WNYC Studios
Eye in the Sky
Ross McNutt has a superpower: he can zoom in on everyday life, then rewind and fast-forward to solve crimes in a shutter-flash. But should he? In 2004, when casualties in Iraq were rising due to roadside bombs, Ross McNutt and his team came up with an idea. With a small plane and a 44 megapixel camera, they figured out how to watch an entire city all at once, all day long. Whenever a bomb detonated, they could zoom into that spot and then, because this eye in the sky had been there all along, they could scroll back in time and see—literally see—who planted it. After the war, Ross McNutt retired from the Air Force, and brought this technology back home with him. Manoush Zomorodi and Alex Goldmark (from the podcast Note to Self) give us the lowdown on Ross’ unique brand of persistent surveillance, from Juarez, Mexico to Dayton, Ohio. Then, once we realize what we can do, we wonder whether we should. Our newsletter comes out every Wednesday. It includes short essays, recommendations, and details about other ways to interact with the show. Sign up (! Radiolab is supported by listeners like you. Support Radiolab by becoming a member of The Lab ( today. Follow our show on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook @radiolab, and share your thoughts with us by emailing Leadership support for Radiolab’s science programming is provided by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, Science Sandbox, a Simons Foundation Initiative, and the John Templeton Foundation. Foundational support for Radiolab was provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
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