This Weekend's Program (Feb 8-9, 2013)

Bob Edwards Weekend, February 8-9, 2014

HOUR ONE:
 
Doyle McManus, Washington columnist for the Los Angeles Times, joins Bob to discuss the latest political news.
 
In his new book, Company Man: Thirty Years of Controversy and Crisis in the CIA, John Rizzo writes that there was a moment early in the planning stages of the war against terror when he could have single-handedly ended the use of “enhanced interrogation techniques.”  But he did not.  Instead, as the CIA’s chief lawyer, he prepared the government’s legal case for their use. And he says now that he’d make the same decision he made then.
 
Then, the latest installment of our ongoing series This I Believe
 
HOUR TWO:
 
In the mid-1950s, the government of Mississippi created the Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission, a secret organization that spied on Civil Rights activists.  Director Dawn Porter’s documentary, Spies of Mississippi, tells its history and airs February 10th on the PBS series Independent Lens.
 
Back when segregation still ruled the South, a totally integrated music studio in Memphis began making records, and launched the careers of Otis Redding, Isaac Hayes, Sam and Dave and many more. Bob talks with writer Robert Gordon about his book, Respect Yourself: Stax Records and the Soul Explosion
 

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