He’s been embedded with US Army forces in Afghanistan numerous times. He’s climbed into the mountain regions of that country to get to know the Pashtun people. He’s written two books on what he calls our “failed war” in that southwest Asian land. He’s communed with mountain people in Tibet. And he’s studied the history of beer brewing in Indiana. Historian, reporter, author and curious sort, Doug Wissing is now writing a biography of “the most powerful man you’ve never heard of,” Benjamin C. Evans, Jr., executive secretary of the CIA from 1966 through 1981. He talks about Evans and the culture of the spy agency on this week’s edition of Big Talk.
Michael Glab goes one-on-one with Bloomington’s most fascinating people every Thursday at 5:30pm. Tune in for a bonus feature, Big Talk Extra, every Monday on the Daily Local News at 5:00pm for added chat not included in the previous week’s show.