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The Takeaway

Nation's Top Psychological Group Aided CIA Torture

Friday, May 01, 2015

A new report finds that the American Psychological Association worked with the Bush Administration to justify its use of torture after the terrorist attacks on September 11th, 2001.

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On The Media

Who Oversees the Drone Program?

Friday, May 01, 2015

News that a US drone strike killed two innocent Americans raised new questions about who really runs the program, and who oversees it. 

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Justifying Torture, Kurt Cobain's Unseen Life, and The Daunting World of Modern Love

Friday, May 01, 2015

The Takeaway explores new allegations about the American Psychological Association, the director of a new Kurt Cobain documentary drops by, and we explore dating in the digital age.

On The Media

Shedding Light on Drones

Friday, May 01, 2015

Rep. Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, discusses oversight of US drone programs and proposes how to make them more public. 

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The Takeaway

White House: American, Italian Hostages Killed in CIA Drone Strike

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Dr. Warren Weinstein, an American held by Al Qaeda since 2011, and Giovanni Lo Porto, an Italian national who had been an Al Qaeda hostage since 2012, died in January.

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Tribeca Film Festival Live

The Hacker and The Spy

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Valerie Plame was a CIA operative during the Bush administration until the media blew her cover. Hear Plame, hacker Ralph Echemendia and others discuss secrets in the age of Wikileaks.

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The Takeaway

Reporting For Duty and Claiming Permission to Torture

Monday, April 20, 2015

David Passaro was an Army contractor who believed government officials had essentially given him permission to assault suspected terrorists.

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The Sporkful

Even Spies Hate Stale Bread: Secrets Of The CIA Cafeteria Revealed

Monday, March 23, 2015

We talk to a guy whose Freedom of Information Act request pried open the CIA cafeteria suggestion box. Turns out even spies hate stale bread. Plus the unwritten rules of office potlucks.

The Takeaway

An Imprisoned CIA Whistleblower Breaks His Silence

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

When John Kiriakou was imprisoned for leaking classified information, he became the first (and only) CIA officer to be imprisoned for leaks, or for any involvement with torture.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Directing the First American-Afghan War

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

The new book from Robert L. Grenier, the CIA station chief in Islamabad, discusses maneuvering Taliban dissidents, and launching the campaign that brought Hamid Karzai to power.

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Studio 360

For A TV Spy Show, The CIA Approves The Scripts

Thursday, January 01, 2015

On the FX's “The Americans,” Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys play a typical suburban family in the 1980s. They’re also Soviet spies, moles sent to live among us.

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The Takeaway

Polish Officials Under Fire for CIA Torture Sites

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The Senate's torture report discloses new details surrounding Poland's willingness to play host to an American "black site" in the years following September 11th.

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The Takeaway

The CIA Torture Report Is an Amazon Best-Seller

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

But there's a problem: Amazon readers say the PDF they bought for $2.99 was nearly unreadable. Now an independent publisher is putting out a high quality print version.

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The Takeaway

The Takeaway Weekender: Inside the CIA Torture Report

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Welcome to The Takeaway Weekender! 

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Slate Political Gabfest

The America's National Shame Edition

Friday, December 12, 2014

David Plotz, Emily Bazelon, and John Dickerson discuss the Senate Intelligence Committee's so-called "torture report," the unraveling Rolling Stone story about an alleged rape at UVA, and the satirical performance art that was the Colbert Report.

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On The Media

Special: The Torture Report

Thursday, December 11, 2014

On the Media takes a special look at the Senate Intelligence Committee's report on CIA torture, and examines the vocabulary of "enhanced interrogation."
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The Takeaway

KSM's Defense Has Questions For VP Cheney

Thursday, December 11, 2014

In light of the Senate report on CIA torture, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed's lead defense attorney describes what questions he would ask former V.P. Dick Cheney if he took the stand at Gitmo.

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The Takeaway

The CIA Torture Report: Your Conversation

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Listeners in The Takeaway community reached out to share their thoughts and opinions on the newly released Senate report on CIA torture. 

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The Takeaway

Torture & The Law: Justifying the Unjustifiable

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

We already have the legal framework for preventing torture, but it hasn't worked. We explore what new policies should be put in place, and the ways existing policies can be enforced.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Digging Into the Senate's Scathing Torture Report

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

A former CIA agent who says he personally interrogated Al-Qaida members discusses the interrogation techniques detailed in the report, from "water dousing" to "walling."

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