Federal contract investigator Oliver Hurt discussed with Lynn Moorer his memoir, Memories, War Stories, and STANS (Shoot That Ain’t Nothing), which traces his upbringing in Kansas, his career in law enforcement after service as part of the U. S. Army military police, then his transition to work in intelligence and counterintelligence. He shared overviews of various intelligence techniques, including elicitation—a discreet, subtle, and very useful technique that is the most difficult interview technique to learn or teach.
Dolores Archuleta and members of Las Esperanzas neighborhood organization share stories about many of the houses in the Mesquite historic district, and their new designation on the registry of historic places in New Mexico. (Originally broadcast on KTAL-LP on January 15, 2019 edition of Cafe Con Leche.)
Former U. S. Ambassador to South Africa Delano Lewis conversed with Lynn Moorer about his memoir, No Condition is Permanent: A Collection of Memories. A native Kansan who attended law school in Topeka, his career includes service in Nigeria and Uganda with the U. S. Peace Corps, staff assistance for legislators in Washington, D. C., two decades with a phone company that became Verizon, service as President of National Public Radio, and service as Ambassador to South Africa in the Clinton Administration. Among other things, he related how he organized to fight Speaker Newt Gingrich’s goal to defund public broadcasting in the mid-1990s.