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The CIA's Way of War, Adoption Stories, the Gurus of How To

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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Mark Mazzetti explains how the line between soldiers and spies has been blurred, and what that means for America’s national security. Mary Williams talks about growing up in the Black Panther movement and then being adopted as a teenager by Jane Fonda. Jennifer Gilmore talks about her latest novel, The Mothers. And our gurus of how-to, Alvin and Lawrence Ubell, will be here to answer your calls and questions about home repair.

Mark Mazzetti on the CIA's Secret Army and Shadow War

Pulitzer Prize–winning reporter Mark Mazzetti gives an account of the transformation of the CIA and America’s special operations forces into man-hunting and killing machines around the world. In The Way of the Knife: The CIA, a Secret Army, and a War at the Ends of the Earth, Mazzetti tells the story of that shadow war, a campaign that has blurred the lines between soldiers and spies.

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Mary Williams on Being Adopted by Jane Fonda

Mary Williams talks about being born into the Black Panther movement, being raised amid violence and near-poverty, and being adopted as a teenager by Jane Fonda. Her memoir The Lost Daughter is a chronicle of her transformed life, her time working with the Lost Boys of Sudan, and reconnecting with her biological family in Oakland.

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Jennifer Gilmore's Novel The Mothers

Jennifer Gilmore talks about her latest novel, The Mothers, the story of one couple’s ardent desire for a child and their emotional journey through adoption.

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The Gurus of How-To Embrace Spring

The Gurus of How-To, Al Ubell and Larry Ubell, answer questions and give advice on how to repair and maintain your home or apartment.

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