May 6 - France Rejects Austerity; A CIA Interrogator on the Guantanamo Trials; Reversing Wealth Inequality

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We begin with the French Presidential elections and speak with Philippe Marliere, an expert on the French Socialist Party, whose candidate Francois Hollande appears to have won the election and has vowed to change the direction of France away from the austerity policies that have crippled Europe. phillipe marliere

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Then we speak with a former CIA officer who broke with the Agency over torture and has written a book about his experience of using enhanced interrogation against alleged Al Qaeda terrorists, “The Interrogator: An Education”. Glenn Carle joins us to discuss the 9/11 terrorism trial at Guantanamo just underway where defense attorneys say they are not allowed to discuss torture with their clients.

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Then finally we speak about the growing inequality in America that Mitt Romney’s biggest donor and former partner at Bain Capital says is a sign that our economy is working and that a little more inequality would be good for the 99%.  Chuck Collins, the Co-founder with Bill Gates Sr. of Wealth for the Common Good joins us. He has a new book “99 to 1: How Wealth Inequality is Wrecking the World and What we can do About It”.

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