A 1.4-acre plot of land east of downtown Takoma Park has long been eyed for development. While a neighborhood food co-op has sat on part of it for 20 years, a new plan to redevelop the space envisions restaurants, cafes, a parking garage and office space.
The declassified summary of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s study of the CIA’s detention and interrogation program – also known as the “Senate Torture Report” — contained brutal details about the treatment of more than 100 prisoners. And while many were interested in its content, the online and government issues print versions made available to the public were poorly formatted and difficult to read. Melville House, a small independent press, decided to expedite publication of a cleanly formatted edition in book form. Kojo talks with the press’ co-publisher about why it was important for the report to be available in this format so quickly.
- Dennis Johnson Co-publisher, Melville House
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