Fresh Air from WHYY
show · June 6, 2007
Interviews: Scott Shane
on U.S. Interrogation Techniques
Journalist Scott Shane writes for The New York Times about terrorism and the CIA's interrogation techniques. His article "Soviet-Style 'Torture' Becomes 'Interrogation'" describes how the United States has adopted interrogation techniques that it decried when they were used by the Soviet Union.
Talks of Terror and Torture
Author Tara McKelvey interviewed former
prisoners from Abu Ghraib for her book Monstering: Inside America's Policy of Secret Interrogations and Torture in the Terror War McKelvey is senior editor at The American Prospect and a research fellow at the NYU School of Law's Center on Law and Security.
Friday, June 8, 2007
Wednesday I caught the second half of Fresh Air on NPR. Usually Terry Gross interviews musicians, actors, and such, but the authors that day really caught my attention. I just caught the very end of the interview with Scott Shane, and then heard most of the second half with Tera McKelvey. Absolutely, fascinating and horrible. I sat in the driveway for the last 10 minutes not wanting to miss the end, but there was no way I could turn it on inside where my kids could hear.