Department Of Homeland Security
Friday, February 28, 2014
Back in September, OTM producer Sarah Abdurrahman, her family, and her friends were detained for hours by US Customs and Border Protection on their way home from Canada. Everyone being held was a US citizen, and no one received an explanation. Sarah tells the story of their detainment, and her difficulty getting any answers from one of the least transparent agencies in the country.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Brooke Gladstone, co-host and managing editor of On The Media talks about a new program to shed light on the Department of Homeland Security (with a little help from listeners). Then, the 30 Issues in 30 Days election series continues with a look at the state of the MTA with WNYC’s Andrea Bernstein and Jim O’Grady. Plus: Emma Keller, columnist for The Guardian, and Kai Wright of Color Lines, talk about their personal exploration of DNA.
Friday, October 25, 2013
When OTM producer Sarah Abdurrahman tried getting answers from the Department of Homeland Security for her border detainment story, she experienced first hand how opaque the behemoth federal agency can be with reporters. But her experience wasn't unique. Brooke speaks with New York Times contributor Susan Stellin and Rio Grande Valley correspondent for the Associated Press Christopher Sherman--two journalists that regularly come in contact with DHS and its various agencies--about just how difficult it can be to get information.
Friday, October 25, 2013
Former Congressman Lee Hamilton told Brooke that the best way to get answers from the Department of Homeland Security is for constituents to put pressure on their representatives in Congress. Now the Data News Team at WNYC has created a tool to help do just that. Bob speaks to John Keefe, WNYC's Senior Editor for Data News and Journalism Technology, about the new tool, and how listeners can use it to do their own investigative reporting.
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Friday, September 27, 2013
Bob reads listener responses to producer Sarah Abdurrhaman’s piece“My Detainment Story or: How I learned to Stop Feeling Safe in My Own Country and Hate Border Agents.” Brooke talks to former congressman Lee H. Hamilton, co-author of a recent report calling for reform of the Department of Homeland Security, about how the DHS can, and should, work better.
My Detainment Story or: How I learned to Stop Feeling Safe in My Own Country and Hate Border Agents*
Friday, September 20, 2013
Friday, January 21, 2011
The U.S. deported 27 Haitians on Thursday, as the Obama administration overturned the freeze on repatriations that began one year ago after the earthquake. This group is the first in an unknown number of detainees that will be sent back to their country, most likely to detention centers with known outbreaks of cholera. Marina Giovanelli, reporter from WLRN and the Miami Herald joins us, along with Marleine Bastien, the founder and executive director of Haitian Women of Miami.
Friday, November 12, 2010
In his speech in Jakarta earlier this week, President Obama addressed Muslims across the world, seeking to reassure them that they are not the enemy. "America is not," he said, "and never will be, at war with Islam." But while President Obama reaches out to Muslims across the world, the federal government is trying to make sure Muslim communities here at home get the same message.
Monday, April 05, 2010
The Department of Homeland Security recently announced changes in its approach to passenger screenings at airports, in an effort to increase security after the failed bomb plot on Christmas Day. However, statistically, it is more likely that a terrorist would target a subway system or public buses than an airplane. And a week after two coordinated bombings on the Moscow subway, many cities are concerned about securing their surface-level public transportation systems.