CIA director authorized torture, Braille in the age of the internet, music in 1968
August 10, 2018
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
Artist: Rhythms of Resistance Naïssam Jalal
Label: Les couleurs du son
Artist: Aphex Twin
Label: Warp Records
Artist: Penguin Cafe Orchestra
Label: Penguin Cafe
Artist: HUGH MASEKELA
Artist: Aphrodite's Child
Label: Decca International
Artist: Gal Costa and Roupa Nova
Label: Mercury (Brazil)
Stories in this Edition
1968 was a year of political upheaval and the music reflected the restless times. The World's host Marco Werman went back and checked out the 1968 chart-toppers from the US, Japan, France and Brazil.
Yemenis mourned the deaths of about 30 children following a Thursday air strike on a busload of school boys.
Haspel oversaw a CIA "black site" in Thailand in 2002.