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Friday, June 08, 2012

A US Predator unmanned drone armed with a missile stands on the tarmac of Kandahar military airport on June 13, 2010. (Getty)

In a series of articles, New York Times reporter Scott Shane has detailed the rise of drone warfare under the Obama administration. He discusses how we wage wars in 2012. Plus: WNYC's Beth Fertig continues the conversation on the role extra PTA funding has in schools; a new book looks at the effect of fracking; and the surprising economics behind local food trucks.

The New Drone Warfare

Scott Shane, reporter for the New York Times, discusses his recent series of pieces on the use of drone warfare by the United States—and how some of that reporting has been misconstrued.

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Following Up: PTA Funding

Beth Fertig, WNYC's education reporter and contributor to SchoolBook, follows up on the exploration of funding disparities in NYC's public schools with the rules as to what parents may, and may not, pay for.

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The Fracking Beat

Central New York journalist Tom Wilber, author of Under the Surface: Fracking, Fortunes, and the Fate of the Marcellus Shale, looks at the energy companies, landowners, scientists and politicians with stakes in the fracking controversy.

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The Cost of Hope

Amanda Bennett, an executive editor at Bloomberg News and the author of The Cost of Hope: A Memoir, combines her family's personal story of her husband's fatal illness with her reportage on end-of-life issues.

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Food Truck Permits

The economics behind the rise of food trucks in New York City are surprisingly complex. Ilya Marritz, WNYC reporter, discusses the convoluted permitting system for food trucks, and the black market that's sprung up as a result.

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