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Columnist Bruce Feiler explores spiritual journeys, and responses to the Senate torture report.

12/15/14 Rob Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Monday)
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Tags: Bruce Feiler, Pilgrimage, Dick Cheney, John McCain, torture

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On today's Radioactivity, Bruce Feiler, New York Times columnist and best-selling author, talks about the growing prevalence and personal meaning behind religious pilgrimages. His six-part documentary series, Sacred Journeys, premieres tomorrow night on PBS. With the Senate Intelligence Committee's torture report still fresh on the public conscious, we listen to Sunday talk show responses to the report from former vice-president Dick Cheney and senator John McCain, before opening up the phone...

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Abu Zubaydah's sister-in-law responds to his "sadistic" torture at hands of CIA listen

12/12/14 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Tags: Abu Zubaydah, torture, CIA, Guantanamo Bay, prison, waterboarding

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In the summary of the U.S. Senate’s report on CIA torture the abuse of one prisoner is mentioned dozens of times; Zayn Abu Zubaydah was the first person the CIA disappeared into its secret prison network and the first subjected to a number of so-called “enhanced interrogation techniques,” which are generally considered torture. For example, he was waterboarded at least 83 times.

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U.S. Senate releases summary of CIA torture report listen

12/09/14 Associated Press
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Tags: torture, George W. Bush, CIA, Dianne Feinstein, Senate, Crimes

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The head of the Senate Intelligence Committee said Tuesday the panel's long-awaited report on brutal CIA interrogation practices used after the 9/11 terror attacks stands as a record of "a stain on our values and on our history."

Senator Dianne Feinstein stood before the Senate to summarize the committee's seven-year effort to uncover and evaluate the ...

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Amnesty: Syrian forces routinely torture detainees listen

03/14/12 wire reports including AP
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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President Barack Obama says the prospect of international military intervention in Syria is premature and could lead to a civil war.

Speaking at a White House news conference, Obama says military intervention could lead to more deaths in Syria. The U.N. estimates that more than 7,500 people have been killed in a year-long struggle between Bashar Al-Assad's regime and opposition forces.

Meanwhile French President Nicolas Sarkozy is urging humanitarian corridors for Syria and says its lea...

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Does killing of Osama bin Laden justify use of torture by U.S.?

05/05/11 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Good morning, I'm Rob Lorei, welcome to Radioactivity. In recent days several commentators have claimed that the killing of Osama bin Laden shows that there are positive benefits to torturing terror suspects. Here to talk about torture is Marjorie Cohn.

Cohn is a professor at Thomas Jefferson School of Law and author of the new book "The United States and Torture: Interrogation, Incarceration and Abuse."

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WikiLeaks suspect Bradley Manning being moved out of Quantico listen

04/20/11 wire reports including AP
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Bradley Manning is being moved to a new prison at Fort Leavenworth in Kansas. The Army private is suspected of giving classified data to WikiLeaks. Pentagon general counsel Jay Johnson says more extensive mental, emotional and physical health care will be available for Manning.

"This facility is appropriate to meet Private Manning's health and welfare needs. Given the possibility that he will remain in pre-trial confinement for an additional time, we have the sense that this is in Private...

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Obama won't say if he disagrees with P.J. Crowley that Bradley Manning's abuse is "counterproductive and stupid" listen

03/11/11 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Bradley Manning is accused of leaking a trove of diplomatic and war documents to WikiLeaks. He is being detained at a military brig in Quantico, Virginia. His attorney says his clothes are confiscated nightly and he is kept in solitary confinement 23-hours a day. Glenn Greenwald and others have decried the abuse of Manning.

U.S. State Department Spokesperson P.J. Crowley t...

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UAW President Bob King Joins SOA Watch Protestors listen

11/18/10 Lisa Marzilli
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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This weekend tens of thousands of people from around the hemisphere will make their way to the gates of Fort Benning, Georgia with the single common goal of shutting down the School of the Americas or WHINSEC as it’s now known.

This will be the 20th year that opponents of torture and murder will join forces to call attention to US complicity in the atrocities the school’s graduates continue to commit against educators, union organizers, the religious and other innocents in Central an...

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SOA Watch Founder Fr. Roy Bourgeois Speaks on US Human Rights Abuses (Part 2) listen

02/24/10 Lisa Marzilli
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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For the last two decades Fr. Roy Bourgeois has been working to shut down the notorious School of the Americas, or SOA, now known as WHINSEC.

The US Army facility in Fort Benning, GA has trained some 60,000 Latin American military personnel in counter insurgency and torture since it opened in 1946. Its list of graduates includes some of the world’s most notorious human rights abusers. Speaking to a packed house at Lakewood United Church of Christ...

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SOA Watch Founder Fr. Roy Bourgeois Speaks on US Human Rights Abuses (Part 1) listen

02/23/10 Lisa Marzilli
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Close to a hundred people packed the small Lakewood United Church of Christ in St. Petersburg Friday night to listen to a man who has spent the last two decades working to shut down the School of the Americas, or SOA, now known as WHINSEC. The US Army facility has trained some 60,000 Latin American military personnel in counter insurgency and torture since it opened in 1946. Its list of graduates is a veritable who’s who of some of the world’s mo...

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