CIA

The Roundtable
10:35 am
Fri February 27, 2015

Ideas Matter - Dealing With Foreign Terrorism

  We are very happy to continue our regular feature – Ideas Matter: Checking in with the Public Humanities. Today we check in with the Vermont Humanities Council and a speaker in their First Wednesdays lecture series. Haviland Smith, Former CIA Chief of Counterterrorism, will be talking about "Dealing with Foreign Terrorism" in Montpelier, Vermont on Wednesday, March 4.

He will examine the history of foreign terrorism directed against US interests, our policy for dealing with it, and how we might do better. He joins us along with Sylvia Plumb, Vermont Humanities Director of Communications.

The Roundtable
10:10 am
Wed February 18, 2015

'88 Days to Kandahar: A CIA Diary' By Robert L. Grenier

  The First American-Afghan War, a CIA war, was approved by President George W. Bush and directed by the author, Robert Grenier, the CIA station chief in Islamabad. Forging separate alliances with warlords, Taliban dissidents, and Pakistani intelligence, Grenier launched the “southern campaign,” orchestrating the final defeat of the Taliban and Hamid Karzai’s rise to power in eighty-eight chaotic days.

Grenier writes about the war - what happened and what is meant - in his book, 88 Days to Kandahar: A CIA Diary.

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Tue January 27, 2015

1/27/15 Panel

  The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond.

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, University at Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao, and Associate Editor of The Times Union, Mike Spain.

Topics include: Snow! (?), Koch Bros. Budget, White House Drone, Jeffrey Sterling Convicted, and Sheldon Silver.

Vox Pop
2:13 pm
Tue December 9, 2014

Open Forum: CIA Interrogation Report

Senate investigators have delivered a damning indictment of CIA interrogation practices after the 9/11 attacks, accusing the agency of inflicting pain and suffering on prisoners with tactics that went well beyond legal limits.

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The Roundtable
10:35 am
Wed November 5, 2014

'The Perfect Kill' by Robert Baer

  Assassination has been dramatized by literature and politicized by infamous murders throughout history, and for former CIA agent and bestselling author Robert Baer - it’s a source of endless fascination, speculation, and intrigue.

In his new book, The Perfect Kill, Baer wraps a captivating look at the history and theory of political assassination around the tale of his dangerous, two-decade-long pursuit of one of the world’s deadliest assassins, Hajj Radwan. Hajj Radwan was at the center of all of Hezbollah’s mayhem from the 1980s until his own assassination in 2008.

Robert Baer is one of the most accomplished agents in CIA history, and a winner of the Career Intelligence Medal. He is currently the national security affairs analyst for CNN.

The Roundtable
12:10 pm
Wed October 29, 2014

James Risen On The Corruptive Results Of Our Endless War On Terror

    Pulitzer Prize winning reporter James Risen's new book is Pay Any Price: Greed, Power, and Endless War. For his efforts, especially in his previous best-selling book, State of War: The Secret History of the CIA and the Bush Administration, he has become a target of both the Bush and Obama administrations and still faces the threat of jail time for his refusal to reveal how he found out so much information about an important story of CIA bungling.

In his new book he weaves several stories into the broadest canvas yet - a picture of how, he says, our endless war on terror has so corrupted us, so vastly warped the use of state power that America is waging wars on decency and truth.

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The Roundtable
9:00 am
Wed October 22, 2014

10/22/14 Panel

    

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, political consultant Libby Post, and University at Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao.

Topics include:
Ben Bradlee
Marijuana
Cybersecurity and iCloud in China
CIA on Panetta
Ukraine Economy
Renee Zellweger

The Roundtable
10:40 am
Thu September 11, 2014

CIA Analyst Mathew Burrows And Megatrends That Will Undo the World

  Twenty-five years ago when Mathew Burrows went to work for the CIA as an intelligence analyst, the world seemed frozen. Then came the fall of the Berlin Wall and the implosion of the Soviet Union; suddenly, unpredictability became a universal theme and foresight was critical. For the past decade, Burrows has overseen the creation of the Global Trends report—the key futurist guide for the White House, Departments of State and Defense, and Homeland Security.

In The Future, Declassified: Megatrends That Will Undo the World Unless We Take Action, Burrows has expanded the most recent Global Trends report into a full-length narrative, forecasting the tectonic shifts that will drive us to 2030.

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Fri July 11, 2014

7/11/14 Panel

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, political activist Libby Post and newsman Ray Graf.

Topics include:
Obama Travel
German CIA Anger
Colorado Race for Women's Vote
Boehner's Lawsuit
Chinese Hackers

Hudson Valley News
8:57 am
Wed June 18, 2014

HV Post Office To Be Named For Fallen CIA Agent

Credit Office of Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney

The first post office in the United States to be named in memory of a CIA agent is in the Hudson Valley, in Orange County.

The U.S. House of Representatives voted unanimously to approve Democratic Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney’s legislation to rename the post office on Route 17M in Monroe as the “National Clandestine Service of the Central Intelligence Agency NCS Officer Gregg David Wenzel Memorial Post Office.”

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