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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Presidential Apology

Friday, April 24, 2015

An analysis of President Obama's personal apology and the impact of US-led drone warfare in Pakistan.

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The Takeaway

Frustrated with U.S., Amazon Tests Drone Delivery in Canada

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

It's a bird ... It's a plane ... It's an Amazon drone carrying a package weighing less than 55 lbs.

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WNYC News

A Movie By a Drone

Friday, March 06, 2015

The New York City Drone Film Festival is the world’s first event dedicated to the art of drone cinematography. 

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New Sounds

Drones, Sometimes Words

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Listen to acoustic drones, electronic drones, overtone singing & sometimes words, with music by New York-based composer Kitty Brazelton, the late William Duckworth, and Annie Gosfield.

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New Sounds

As the World Drones

Saturday, August 23, 2014

For this New Sounds, listen to an hour of music built atop a drone, with music from Ergo, to traditional music of Georgia, to the medieval music of Hildegard von Bingen. 

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WQXR Blog

Video: Could These Drones Replace a Live Orchestra?

Friday, April 25, 2014

A startup called KMel Robotics this week released a YouTube video of its programmed drones playing Richard Strauss's Also Sprach Zarathustra.

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Transportation Nation

FAA Names Drone Test Sites

Monday, December 30, 2013

After sorting through dozens of applications from 24 separate states, the Federal Aviation Administration has chosen six sites to pilot "unmanned aircraft systems" -- the government's formal term for drones.

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New Sounds

Drones, Sometimes Words

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Listen to acoustic drones, electronic drones, overtone singing and sometimes even words for this New Sounds program. From New York-based composer Kitty Brazelton, hear music from her work, "Ecclesiastes: A Modern Oratorio," containing texts from the Book of Ecclesiastes, re-translated from the Hebrew and Latin by Brazelton herself. Also, hear music from the late William Duckworth, both acoustic and from the gargantuan, innovative web-based piece, "Cathedral," incorporating the pitchweb from the turn of the century.

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Studio 360

Making Friends with Drones

Friday, September 27, 2013

Missy Cummings saw the dawn of the age of drones — sorry, “unmanned aerial vehicles” — firsthand from the deck of an aircraft carrier. As one of the Navy's first female fighter pilots, flying an F-18, Cummings realized that improvements in GPS were going to obviate her job. So she switched gears ...

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Radiolab

Drone It To Me, Baby

Friday, August 30, 2013

Drones are for spying, right? Right. But if Jasper van Loenen's idea works, drones will also become private moving vans. Crows won't like this. Trees won't like this. I'm not sure I like this. But you've got to see Jasper's instant-drone deliver a bicycle wheel across campus ...

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New Sounds

As the World Drones

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Hear drones from across the world and recent recorded history on this New Sounds. Listen to instrumental melodies over drones, vocal melodies and vocal drones, and sometimes the drone of the Earth.  To that end, there's music from guitarist John Abercrombie, something from the band Ergo, and a piece from Norwegian saxophone player Jan Garbarek accompanied by a wind harp.  All that and more.

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The Takeaway

The First Mind-Controlled Flying Robot

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Last week, a team of scientists at the University of Minnesota demonstrated a new flying robot that can read human thoughts, and be navigated completely based on those thoughts. It’s the first robot of its kind. Bin He is professor of biomedical engineering at the University of Minnesota and led the team behind this new mind-operated robot.

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On The Media

The Legacy of a Filibuster

Friday, March 29, 2013

In early March, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul used a 13-hour filibuster to draw attention to the Obama Administration's drone programs. This week, Slate's David Weigel noticed that public opinion about drones has changed significantly since that filibuster. Bob spoke with Weigel about the connection.

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WNYC News

Watch Live: Brennan CIA Hearings

Thursday, February 07, 2013

In the midst of a contentious national debate about the Obama administration's use of drone warfare, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee will question John Brennan, chief counterterrorism advisor to President Obama and the president's pick to lead the CIA. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Targeted Killings; Wole Soyinka on Africa; NJ’s Jughandle

Thursday, February 07, 2013

A leaked White House memo lays out a legal defense for “targeted killings” – including drone strikes. Omar Shakir, co-author of Living Under Drones, talks about why he objects to the U.S. strikes. Then, Laura Seay, professor at Morehouse College, explains why the conflicts in Mali and Afghanistan should not be compared. Plus: Nobel prize-winning Wole Soyinka on his new book about Africa; a February series on fashion kicks off with Parsons Professor Hazel Clark; and the end of the New Jersey jughandle, and that odd left turn.

The Brian Lehrer Show

All's Faire

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

The White House has been trying to codify drone strike policy. Scott Shane of The New York Times talks about his reporting on why the Obama administration has recently been keen on creating a rule book. Plus: Neil Barofsky on the change of leadership at the SEC; what’s behind a spike in traffic-related deaths in New York City; WNYC’s Beth Fertig on this year’s report cards for NYC high schools; Stephen Dubner of Freakonomics; and a new book examines American culture at the Renaissance Faire.

New Sounds

Drones, Sometimes Words

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Listen to acoustic drones, electronic drones, overtone singing and sometimes even words for this New Sounds program. From New York-based composer Kitty Brazelton, hear music from her work, "Ecclesiastes: A Modern Oratorio," containing texts from the Book of Ecclesiastes, re-translated from the Hebrew and Latin by Brazelton herself. Also, hear music from the late William Duckworth, both acoustic and from the ginormous, innovative web-based piece, "Cathedral," incorporating the pitchweb from the turn of the century.

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New Sounds

As the World Drones

Monday, April 16, 2012

Hear drones from across the world and recent recorded history on this New Sounds. Listen to instrumental melodies over drones, vocal melodies and vocal drones, and sometimes the drone of the Earth.  To that end, there's music from guitarist John Abercrombie, something from the band Ergo, and a piece from Norwegian saxophone player Jan Garbarek accompanied by a wind harp.  All that and more.

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