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Smart Talk: Valerie Plame on her new novel Burned; Full communion

Written by Scott LaMar, Smart Talk Host/Executive Producer | Nov 2, 2014 2:20 PM
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What to look for on Smart Talk Monday, November 3, 2014:

When the history books are written about the run up to the Iraq War, Valerie Plame will have her own chapter.  Plame was a CIA covert operative whose cover was exposed by the Bush Administration.  Many believe it was in retaliation after her diplomat husband Joseph Wilson publicly refuted what the Administration called evidence that Iraq was attempting to acquire materials that could be used in a nuclear weapon. 

Today, Plame is writing spy novels.  Her second novel -- Burned -- has just been published.

It follows the story of covert CIA agent Vanessa Pierson, who is on the trail of the world's most notorious nuclear arms dealer.

Readers of the book will be left wondering how much of the fictional material is derived from Plame's real life experiences in the CIA.

Valerie Plame talks about Burned and her real life on Monday's Smart Talk.

You can find Burned and her other books on her website at http://www.valerieplamewilson.com/buy-the-book-burned/

Also, A full communion agreement event is scheduled for Monday, November 10 at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Camp Hill.

Smart Talk explores what full communion agreements are and why worshipers feel it's important for cooperation amongst diverse denominations and religions.

Appearing on the program are Rev. Sandra Strauss of the Pennsylvania Council of Churches, Rev. Warren Eshbach, retired District Minister, Southern District Church of the Brethren and Adjunct Faculty at Gettysburg Theological Seminary and Bethany Theological Seminary and Bishop Donald Main, Bishop Emeritus of the Upper Susquehanna Synod.

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Rev. Warren Eshbach, retired District Minister, Southern District Church of the Brethren and Adjunct Faculty at Gettysburg Theological Seminary and Bethany Theological Seminary, Bishop Donald Main, Bishop Emeritus of the Upper Susquehanna Synod, and Rev. Sandra Strauss of the Pennsylvania Council of Churches

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  • jjones img 2014-11-03 09:47

    Interesting show - thank you. I'm wonder why Richard Armitage and others who so badly wanted, and for so long, to go into Iraq (see http://www.iraqwatch.org/perspectives/rumsfeld-openletter.htm), were not held accountable for exposing Valarie Plame, her family, AND all those in other countries whom she interacted with over the years she worked undercover for the CIA, to enemies of the United States. I wonder how many non-US citizens were put in grave danger because of some in the Bush Administration's anger with her husband for telling what he saw was the truth and which events have shown over the years, and after many, many deaths, to be just that - the truth.

  • Lisa img 2014-11-03 09:53

    You've missed identifying the denomination of the Upper Susquehanna Synod -- Evangelical Lutheran Church of America. As a Lutheran I appreciate the work being done to reach out to other denominations. We can achieve more good with agreement than by division.