Program Notes for Left Out November 9, 2004

Left Out is a public affairs program produced by WRCT 88.3FM that discusses the news from a perspective left out of the mainstream media. Left Out is co-hosted by Bob Harper and Danny Sleator. Today's program is produced by Molly Meyer. Listeners are welcome to call us at (412) 268-WRCT (9728), or send us email.


Last week, Amy Goodman of Democracy now (which you can listen to at 8am each weekday right here on WRCT) was in Pittsburgh. She gave two addresses to packed halls, and standing ovations. In case you missed these events....

Come to a free public screening of Independent Media in a Time of War on Wednesday December 1st, 7pm at Cafe Bliss in Point Breeze, 7332 Penn Avenue. (This is near the intersection of Penn and Braddock.) This is a film based on a speech given by Amy Goodman. It compellingly tells the story how the mainstream corporate media sold the Iraq war to the American people.


Listen to the broadcast (requires MP3 player).

Track 1: Streaming, Download

Guest: Ray McGovern

Ray McGovern is a retired senior analyst, 27 years with the CIA. McGovern co-founded Veteran Intelligence Professionals For Sanity (VIPS) in January 2003. He has appeared in a high-profile position in several recent movies, including Uncovered, the War on Iraq. McGovern recently wrote a chapter about the CIA entitled A Compromised Central Intelligence Agency: What Can Be Done? in the book Patriotism, Democracy and Common Sense. He's also written a number of articles in Tom Paine Common Sense.

We'll talk with McGovern about a number of issues raised in these articles, including these:

  1. The intelligence "failures" prior to the 9/11 attacks. Rice's mishandling of the August, 2001 PDB.
  2. The CIA and the Pentagon in the run-up to the Iraq War, especially the role of George Tenet, Dick Cheney, and Douglas Feith in preparing the "intelligence" used to justify the attack.
  3. The Valerie Plame affair: the outing of an undercover CIA operative by the White House, and the Justice Department's treatment of the case so far.
  4. The 9/11 commission report, the Senate intelligence report, and the ongoing reorganization of the CIA and other intelligence operations.
  5. Porter Goss's memorandum stressing that the CIA should support President Bush's initiatives, rather than provides facts.
  6. The purge at State and at the CIA, and the nomination of Rice as the new Sec'y of State.


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