Albany, NY – Republican Charlie Bass, who served under both Bush and Clinton on the Intelligence Committee, joins Alan to discuss the 9-11 Hearings and Condaleeza Rice's testimony. The conversation moves on to OPEC, the price of fuel and NH Governor Benson's departure from the adminidstration regarding the re-importation of prescription drugs. (24:00 mins)
Albany, NY – In the second part of Joe Donahue's 2-part interview with Brian Lamb, they talk about C-Span, his new Booknotes book on American Character and Joe began by asking his if the success over the past 25-years of C-SPAN has surprised him.
Albany, NY – Brian Lamb, the CEO of C-SPAN and host of Booknotes, has interviewed 765 authors on the program, and these deep and wide-ranging interviews have been the basis for three bestselling Booknotes books.
Now, in a new collection, Booknotes: On American Character, Lamb has selected seventy original pieces that reveal something about America: the nation's people, history, and character. WAMC's Joe Donahue spoke with Brian Lamb, in the first of a 2-part interview, about how the book came about.
Albany, NY – Did you know that after 9/11 there were Muslim peace marches in the US? Or that Islam and the US share some very basic values, like a belief in democracy? First generation American Azma Hasan wanted to inform her fellow Americans about her religion and its culture, and wrote, "Why I Am A Muslim". According to Hasan, women's rights are deeply rooted in Islam. Susan Arbetter asked her how it is then, that in many countries, Muslim women are treated as 2nd class citizens...
Albany, NY – Craig Unger's new book rigorously details how the personal fortunes of both Bush administrations have been entwined with the ruling family of Saudi Arabia.
Unger, who is the former deputy editor of the New York Observer, and former editor of Boston Magazine, also questions the current Bush administration's decision to allow over 140 Saudi citizens to fly out of the US 2 days after 9/11 when American air traffic was shut down. Susan Arbetter asked Unger what happened on September 13, 2001.
Albany, NY – New York Republican Sherwood Boehlert joins Alan in the Congressional Corner in a series of discussions including such topics as Boehlert's recent trip to the middle east as a member of the Select Committee on Intelligence and spending at NASA.