CIA director authorized torture, Braille in the age of the internet, music in 1968

August 10, 2018

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CIA Director Gina Haspel, wearing dark rimmed glasses, looks right in the medium cropped portrait.

CIA Director Gina Haspel testifies at her confirmation hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee.


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Newly declassified CIA memos written by current CIA director Gina Haspel reveal torture techniques at a secret US prison in Thailand. Also, the mother of Osama Bin Laden speaks out. And a look back at the songs that topped the charts during the first week of August around the world and through the decades.

Music Heard on Air

The songs played between segments during this episode included:
Song: Dar Beida
Artist: Rhythms of Resistance Naïssam Jalal
Label: Les couleurs du son
Artist: Aphex Twin
Label: Warp Records
Artist: Penguin Cafe Orchestra
Label: Penguin Cafe
Label: Verve
Artist: Aphrodite's Child
Label: Decca International
Song: Baby
Artist: Gal Costa and Roupa Nova
Label: Mercury (Brazil)

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