Appearing during the middle two hours, best selling author of nine political thrillers, Brad Thor discussed government cover-ups and conspiracies, as well as security and terrorism issues. For his new novel, The Athena Project, about an all-female team of Delta Force operatives, he researched the mysterious Denver International Airport (DIA). The massive airport was built for $5.3 billion, and there are reports it contains eight subterranean levels, he said, adding that construction crews were kept compartmentalized so that none of them could see the overall structure.
He also researched the Philadelphia Experiment for his book, and concluded that the government may specifically float wild conspiracy theories as a way to distract from actual experiments they may be conducting.
Regarding terrorism threats and Homeland Security, he expressed concern that people are vulnerable in areas like airport ticket counters, and security lines. Additionally, he cited "soft targets" like movie theatres, which he said al Qaeda might try to attack to disrupt the American way of life. Thor also talked about his study of militant Islam, which he incorporated into his thriller The Last Patriot.
The last hour of the show featured Open Lines.
With the advent of The Beatles finally releasing their music on iTunes, first hour guest, author R. Gary Patterson talked about the impact of digital technology on music. With digital downloads people can select individual songs rather than entire CDs, giving greater power to the consumer, he noted. Yet the quality of the older format, vinyl records, can surpass digital music with a warmer, richer, sound especially when played on higher end systems, he commented.
Bumper music from Wednesday November 24, 2010
Midnight Express (The Chase)
Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds
Allman Brothers Band
Stand Or Fall
Distant Early Warning
Frankie Valli & Four Seasons
The Final Countdown
Tears for Fears
Puff (the Magic Dragon)
Peter, Paul & Mary