Jeremy Scahill and Giuliana Sgrena

Jeremy Scahill, independent journalist and frequent contributor to Pacifica’s Democracy Now!, talks about his explosive new book, BLACKWATER: The Rise of the World’s Most Powerful Mercenary Army. And Italian journalist, Giuliana Sgrena, talks about FRIENDLY FIRE: The Remarkable Story of a Journalist Kidnapped in Iraq, Rescued by an Italian Secret Service Agent, and Shot by U.S. Forces.

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About Francesca Rheannon

Francesca Rheannon is an award-winning independent radio producer. In addition to hosting Writer's Voice, she's a freelance reporter for National Public Radio and its affiliates. Recipient of the prestigious Nancy Dickerson Whitehead Award for reporting on substance abuse issues for her news series, VOICES OF HIV, produced for 88.5 WFCR public radio in western Massachusetts. She is also finishing a book on Provence (PROVINCE OF THE HEART) and working on a memoir of her father, THE ARGONAUTS.