Henry Crumpton – The Art Of Intelligence

David chats with former CIA spy and counterterrorism expert Henry Crumpton about his book The Art Of Intelligence: Lessons From A Life In The CIA’s Clandestine Service. One of the most well-respected former spies of the CIA, Crumpton led the CIA’s global covert operations, including his work with al-Qaeda both pre and post-9/11.

Original Air Date: 06-7-2012

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David Crist – The Twilight War

David chats with author David Crist about his new book The Twilight War. This book is a comprehensive examination in the decades long struggle between the United States and Iran. As a historian for the United States government, Crist was given unique access to often classified information outlining the full history of the conflict between Iran and the United States. This book outlines the many times that the two countries were not only on the brink of war, but also peace.

Original Air Date: 09-26-2012

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Kevin Sack – Kidney Transplants

New York Times reporter Kevin Sack join David to talk about America’s ever-going struggles with kidney transplants. In his report, Sack found that almost 1/3 of all kidneys destined for transplant end up disposed of for reasons that are often a mystery. In their conversation, David and Kevin discuss possible changes to the kidney transplant procedure and how these changes could lead to many more donors receiving the help they need.

Original Air Date: 09-24-2012


Lisa Kereszi – Joe’s Junk Yard

David speaks with photographer Lisa Kereszi about her latest work of auto-biographic examination entitled Joe’s Junk Yard. Lisa Kereszi’s grandfather was a first-generation American and boxer-turned-junkman, who built an empire of used cars and scrap metal in Chester, Pennsylvania, during the 1950s boom era, which was gradually eroded by a series of misfortunes. Kereszi’s disquieting, tender photographs of the last decade of the junkyard, accompanied by business ephemera and family scrapbook photographs, tell the story of this family and its struggles with a changing economy, urban decline, family feuds, tragic and untimely deaths. If you want to check out some of Lisa’s work including images from Joe’s Junkyard, visit her online here: Lisa Kereszi Homepage

Original Air Date: 09-20-2012


Robert Lorenz – Trouble With the Curve

David chats with Robert Lorenz, director of the new film “Trouble With The Curve.” The film, starring Clint Eastwood, is set in Atlanta and follows the story of an aging Atlanta Braves scout whose eyesight is starting to cause him trouble in his job. After years of acting as Producer for Clint Eastwood’s films like “Million Dollar Baby” and “Invictus,” this film is Lorenz’s directorial debut.

Original Air Date: 09-10-2012


Anne Emanuel – Judge Elbert Parr Tuttle

David speaks with local author and GA State law professor Anne Emanuel about her new biography Elbert Parr Tuttle: Chief Jurist of the Civil Rights Revolution. Tuttle is the judge from Atlanta who led the federal court with jurisdiction over most of the Deep South through the most tumultuous years of the civil rights revolution. In landmark cases relating to voter registration, school desegregation, access to public transportation, and other basic civil liberties,Tuttle’s determination to render justice and his swift, decisive rulings neutralized the delaying tactics of diehard segregationists who were determined to preserve Jim Crow laws throughout the South.

Original Air Date: 09-6-2012


Larry Tye – Superman

David chats with author Larry Tye about his latest book Superman: The High-Flying History Of America’s Most Enduring Superhero. As suggested in the title, this book examines how Superman has retained his popularity over the past 75 years and remains one of the most admired superheroes in popular culture.

Original Air Date: 09-5-2012

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Robin Wright – Salafis

David chats with Robin Wright about her New York Times article titled “Don’t Fear All Islamists, Fear Salafis.” This article seeks to debunk myths about the modern Islamic culture throughout the Middle East by highlighting some of the trends of different sects of Muslims. Highlighted are the Salafis, the ultraconservative Sunni Muslims whose literal interpretation rejects modern culture and the secular world outside of the Islamic faith.

Original Air Date: 08-30-2012


Barry Sanders – American Avatar

David speaks with adjunct professor of communications studies at UCLA Barry Sanders about his book American Avatar: The United States in the Global Imagination. This book examines how the rest of the world views the United States and how these views have been formedover time. While this subject has been written on time and time again since September 11, this book aims to debunk the theory that these views are set in stone and unable to change.

Original Air Date: 08-23-2012


Steven Martin – Opium Fiend

David speaks with author Steven Martin about his adventures in researching and writing his new book, Opium Fiend: A 21st Century Salve to a 19th Century Addiction. A life-long collector, Martin found interest in opium pipes and opium paraphernalia while on assignment in Southeast Asia. His collecting soon took a nasty turn once his interest in his collection’s use led him to a long, severe opium addiction.

Original Air Date: 08-22-2012

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