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"Bradley Manning, WikiLeaks, and the Biggest Exposure of Official Secrets in American History"


Our guest on ST is Denver Nicks, a writer and freelance journalist based in New York City. Originally from Oklahoma, Nicks has written about such varied subjects as street art in Poland, a failed coup in the Philippines, and the working-class underbelly of Wall Street in the midst of the financial meltdown. His writing has appeared in The Daily Beast, AlterNet, The Nation, This Land, and other publications --- and his new book, "Private: Bradley Manning, WikiLeaks, and the Biggest Exposure of Official Secrets in American History," actually grew out of a cover story that he wrote for This Land a few years ago. We discuss this book with Nicks on today's show; we also talk about Bradley Manning's ongoing court martial trial, now in its third week, and about questions linked with secrecy, leaking, and classified information in contemporary America more generally. Nicks will appear in Tulsa this coming Friday night, the 28th, at a screening at the Circle Cinema of the newly released documentary film, "We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks." This event begins at 7:30pm, with a Q&A featuring Nicks to follow the screening; more details can be found at the Circle Cinema's website.

Rich Fisher passed through KWGS about thirty years ago, and just never left. Today, he is the general manager of Public Radio Tulsa, and the host of KWGS’s public affairs program, StudioTulsa, which celebrated its twentieth anniversary in August 2012 . As host of StudioTulsa, Rich has conducted roughly four thousand long-form interviews with local, national, and international figures in the arts, humanities, sciences, and government. Very few interviews have gone smoothly. Despite this, he has been honored for his work by several organizations including the Governor's Arts Award for Media by the State Arts Council, a Harwelden Award from the Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa, and was named one of the “99 Great Things About Oklahoma” in 2000 by Oklahoma Today magazine.
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