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Michael Scott Moore talks with Dave Davies about his two and half years of captivity. He was beaten, considered suicide, attempted escape, and was eventually released. after his mother raised 1.6 million dollars in ransom.  He has a new memoir, The Desert & the Sea. Join us.

Dave Davies talks with Dan Kaufman, author of The Fall of Wisconsin, about how a state long known for progressive politics came to embrace a governor who attacked public employee unions, and helped send Donald Trump to the White House. It’s a story of dark money, gerrymandering, and democratic complacency. Join us.

Dave Davies talks with David Sanger, author of The Perfect Weapon: War, Sabotage, and Fear in the Cyber Age.  He writes about the Russian hacking of the DNC; digital sabotage from Russia, China, Iran, and North Korea; and how the U.S. is trying to defend itself. Sanger is a national security correspondent for the New York Times. 

On today’s Fresh Air, sports journalist Howard Bryant. He is a senior writer for ESPN.com, and ESPN the Magazine. He's also a correspondent for NPR's Weekend Edition Saturday.  His new book is The Heritage: Black Athletes, a Divided America, and the Politics of Patriotism.  In light of the current debate over African-American athletes, like Colin Kaepernick, who refuse to stand for the national anthem, Bryant examines the long tradition of athlete-activism that goes back to Jackie Robinson, Bill Russell, Muhammed Ali and others.   Interview by Dave Davies.