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The AP's Adam Goldman and Matt Apuzzo discuss their Pulitzer Prize-winning reporting and new book on the NYPD's counterterrorism unit and its domestic spying practices post-9/11. Plus: How Joe Lhota might capture enough votes to win the general election; Jeff Yang on perceptions of Asian American women on television, including Julie Chen and the first South Asian Miss America; WNYC's Beth Fertig on public schools using 911 calls to manage disruptive students; and how NYC's art and real estate markets interact.
Thursday, July 18, 2013
Day two of air flow testing in the NYC subway and around the city is happening Friday, the NYPD announced.
Monday, June 24, 2013
Philip Mudd, former deputy director of the Counterterrorism Center at the CIA and of the national security branch of the FBI, current research fellow at the New America Foundation and the author of Takedown: Inside the Hunt for Al Qaeda, talks about how the White House, the State Department and the national security agencies worked together.
Monday, June 24, 2013
Molly Ball, political reporter for The Atlantic, rounds up the political news from Washington, including immigration reform and the Farm Bill. Plus: your local library may have more resources than you thought for both job hunters and entrepreneurs; Philip Mudd, formerly of the CIA and FBI and now research fellow at the New America Foundation, talks about how federal agencies worked together on counterterrorism over the last decade; and the Supreme Court is nearing its deadline to decide major cases – we’ll open the phones to get your analysis and reaction.
Friday, June 07, 2013
There is growing outrage at the revelation this week that the Obama administration required Verizon to provide call data on their customers. The news yesterday that the NSA is also mining internet data via sites like Google, Facebook, and Apple only heightened public anger. What can the government do with our cell phone and internet data, anyway?
Friday, May 24, 2013
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Officials say Times Square was a possible target for the brothers allegedly responsible for the Boston Marathon bombing. This revelation comes almost three years after an attempt to detonate a car bomb in the tourist hub. A security expert discusses the risk to the city landmark, as well as how the NYPD has sought to protect it.
Thursday, April 18, 2013
When the bombs went off at the Boston Marathon, social media networks lit up with cell phone pictures and videos. Investigators requested that anyone with footage of the attacks share them with authorities. While that information may have been helpful, the key technology used to identify the bombing suspect was Closed Circuit Television footage.
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
The tragic bombing at the Boston marathon leaves many unanswered questions. Who orchestrated it, and for what purposes? New York City's Metropolitan Transit Authority's first Deputy Director of Security for Counter Terrorism, Nick Casale, discusses counterterrorism and security measures at mass gatherings.
Friday, February 01, 2013
Since 9/11, the FBI has stepped up its reliance on sting operations to catch potential terrorists before they strike. But in the process, says journalist Trevor Aaronson, the agency has ended up "hatching and financing more terrorist plots in the United States than any other group." Bob talks with Aaronson about his new book, The Terror Factory: Inside the FBI's Manufactured War on Terrorism.
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Friday, January 04, 2013
Last March, the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) was granted unprecedented power to collect data on ordinary U.S. citizens, data like flight records or lists of casino employees. Critics have likened the NCTC to the "Pre-Crime Squad" in the movie "Minority Report." Wall Street Journal reporter Julia Angwin talks with Bob about this dramatic shift in the intelligence community's power over US citizens.
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
The Associated Press has obtained a new report from the New York Police Department which provides a surprising portrait of just how far the NYPD's intelligence division went in a surveillance program targeting Muslims. The NYPD tracked closely the activities of Muslim student groups at 13 colleges in the northeast, monitoring their e-mails and taking notes on their activities.
Friday, February 03, 2012
By Stephen Nessen : Reporter, WNYC News
Several Muslim and interfaith groups demonstrated at Foley Square in Lower Manhattan Friday to call for more police oversight and protest against what they say are discriminatory practices in the department.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
An 80-minute movie called "The Third Jihad," produced by the Clarion Fund, asserts that a vast number of radical Islamic forces exist in the U.S. and are preparing a violent jihad against America. Last January, the NYPD revealed that this direct-to-DVD movie had been shown once during anti-terrorism officer training. But this week, following a freedom of information request, the Brennan Center for Justice revealed that the video may have been viewed by nearly 1,500 officers during training breaks as well.
Monday, September 19, 2011
Six men and one women have been arrested by British police on suspicions of planning a terror attack in Birmingham. While the details are not yet known, police say the threat appears to involve Islamist radicals. The suspects are between the ages of 22 and 32, and are all British citizens. Bob Walker, correspondent for the BBC, reports on the latest.