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Monday, February 20, 2012

Tim Weiner discusses the FBI’s history of secret intelligence operations and looks at how the agency has waged war against terrorists, spies, and even American presidents. Laura Cantrell performs live with Mark Spencer and tells us about her month-long residency at Hill Country Live. A History of the World in 100 Objects continues with a look at an ancient Chinese bronze bell. Fawzia Koofi talks about her rise to become the first female deputy speaker of the Afghan Parliament and a potential presidential candidate.

Tim Weiner on His History of the FBI

Tim Weiner offers the first definitive history of the FBI’s secret intelligence operations. Enemies: A History of the FBI is the story of how presidents have used the FBI, and Weiner exposes the hidden history of America’s hundred-year war on terror, in which the FBI has fought against terrorists, spies, and anyone it deemed subversive.

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Laura Cantrell Performs Live

Laura Cantrell performs live with Mark Spencer and discusses her residency at Hill Country Live, where she’s performing every Thursday night through February. She also talks about her latest album, "Kitty Wells Dresses: Songs of the Queen of Country Music."

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Fawzia Koofi on Leading Afghanistan into the Future

Fawzia Koofi, the nineteenth daughter of a local village leader in rural Afghanistan discusses rising from abuse and hardship to become the first Afghani woman Parliament speaker. Her new book, The Favored Daughter: One Woman’s Fight to Lead Afghanistan into the Future, describes the Russian and Taliban regimes in Afghanistan, the murders of her father, brother, and husband, and attempts on her life. She also describes the future and freedoms she wants for all the women of Afghanistan.

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