Friday, November 11, 2005

  • Arianna Huffington on the Retirement of Judith Miller and Schwarzenegger’s Ballot Defeat


    We speak with columnist and author Arianna Huffington about the resignation of New York Times reporter Judith Miller and California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s ballot defeat. Huffington says of Miller: "How can you be so cavalier as a journalist about reporting that is so fundamentally wrong, not about any matter, but matters of life and death, war and peace?" [includes rush transcript]

  • A Deadly Interrogation: Can The CIA Legally Kill a Prisoner?


    We speak with journalist Jane Mayer of The New Yorker as the Senate rejects demands for an independent commission on torture and the US military. We look at whether CIA agents are being allowed to kill detainees in their custody. [includes rush transcript]

  • Science Fiction Writer Octavia Butler on Race, Global Warming and Religion


    We speak with Octavia Butler, one of the few well-known African-American women science fiction writers. For the past thirty years, her work has tackled subjects not normally seen in that genre such as race, the environment and religion. [includes rush transcript]

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