Dick Lehr on Whitey Bulger

David speaks with author Dick Lehr about the recent capture of Whitey Bulger. In his time with the Boston Globe, Lehr was among the first to break the possibility of FBI corruption when dealing with Irish mobster Whitey Bulger. In 2000, Lehr was the author of the book Black Mass: The Irish Mob, The FBI, and a Devil’s Deal. This best seller was and still is the most complete chronicle of how Bulger was helped and even admired by certain members of the FBI and how this helped him further his stronghold on the Winter Hill Gang in Boston from 1979 until 1994.

Original Air Date: 07-8-2011

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David Willman – The Mirage Man

David speaks with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Willman about his new book The Mirage Man: Bruce Ivins, the Anthrax Attacks, and America’s Rush to War. This book takes a look at the anthrax attacks that happened shortly after September 11th and would go on to kill five and infect 17. The book focuses on one character, Bruce Ivins, who even after a history of mental illness was brought to work at the government’s biodefense labs at Fort Detrick in Frederick, Maryland without any type of background of mental competency check.

Original Air Date: 07-5-2011

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Peter Godwin – The Fear

David speaks with journalist and Peter Godwin about his latest book The Fear: Robert Mugabe and the Martyrdom of Zimbabwe. In this book, Godwin chronicles his experiences after returning to his homeland of Zimbabwe during the 2008 election. In these elections, longtime leader Robert Mugabe loses the election but after careful consideration decides not to cede his power and goes on to torture and torment the residents of Zimbabwe as he has in his many years in command.

Original Air Date: 07-5-2011