In the first half of the show, intelligence expert Douglas Hagmann reacted to the news of the US' successful mission in killing Osama bin Laden, which was announced by Pres. Obama late on Sunday night. Since 2002, there's been no substantial proof that bin Laden was still alive, yet there had been some intel he might be living in Afghanistan or Pakistan. To that end, "it would make sense...that he would be found where he was-- a heavily guarded compound," he noted, adding that he thought some type of back-deal arrangement was made between the US and Pakistan in regard to the mission.
People are going to want to see the body, and there should be independent forensic testing of the body to ensure that it is bin Laden, and his death occurred as reported, Hagmann suggested. (Later in the morning, the surprising news broke that bin Laden's body had already been "buried at sea" in "accordance with Muslim tradition.")
Hagmann also pointed out the curious timing of an article that ran in The Telegraph on April 25th, warning that if bin Laden was captured, al-Qaeda would unleash a "nuclear hellstorm," and that they had already hidden a nuclear bomb in Europe.
Conversations with a Medium
Appearing during the third hour, spirit medium Maureen Hancock discussed her psychic impressions and communications with the dead. Interestingly, she sometimes incorporates humor in her readings, and is known as the "comedian medium." She described working with law enforcement on missing person cases, and said that while teamed up with a detective, they've brought home five living children and adults in the last six months. Her latest adventures include working with Hollywood producers on developing a TV show (she just finished shooting the pilot, "Ghost Town" for the Style Channel).
The last hour of the show featured Open Lines, with a number of callers reacting to the news about bin Laden.
The first Sunday of every month, George Noory features emerging artists for some of the Bumper Music selections. On the 5/1/11 show, we heard from Julie Ragins, The Clinton Johnson Band, The Toyes, Todd Allen, Nathan Creek, The Safes, and Elan Vital. For more info on how to submit your original music, visit this page.
Bumper music from Sunday May 1, 2011
Midnight Express (The Chase)
I've Loved You Forever
The Clinton Johnson Band
Waiting for the Aliens
The Epiphany of Savanah Kontis part 2
Cool Sounds Are Here Again
Ray Parker Jr.
Frankie Valli & Four Seasons
Interstate Love Song
Stone Temple Pilots
Is This Love
Come Sail Away