Friday, June 8, 2007

Driveway Moment

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.

Fresh Air from WHYY
to Wednesday's
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.

Interviews: McKelvey
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.

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