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Unseen & Inscrutable

Friday, May 01, 2015

The deep historical roots of the Baltimore protests, shedding light on drone strikes, and combating sex worker stereotypes. 

The Takeaway

Time to Rethink The U.S. Drone Program?

Friday, April 24, 2015

Americans have been victims of drone strikes since President Bush implemented the program in 2002. Is it time to rethink the U.S. drone program? 

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The Takeaway

White House: American, Italian Hostages Killed in CIA Drone Strike

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Dr. Warren Weinstein, an American held by Al Qaeda since 2011, and Giovanni Lo Porto, an Italian national who had been an Al Qaeda hostage since 2012, died in January.


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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The Leonard Lopate Show

War by Remote Control

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Andrew Cockburn examines the secret history of drone warfare.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Carnegie Hall Perspectives, Ethan Hawke's Piano Lessons

Thursday, March 12, 2015

High-tech assassins. Mezzo-soprano Joyce Di Donato. Ethan Hawke with Seymour Bernstein, a pianist-turned-teacher.Trains carrying crude oil continue to explode. Fracking in China.


Video: How to Make a Flying Violin

Thursday, February 05, 2015

A video has been making the rounds on YouTube showing an antique violin modified for flight – a "Violincopter," as it's dubbed.
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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Loss of Transparency in the Military, and the Rise of Secret Warfare

Thursday, January 08, 2015

Journalist and lawyer Scott Horton explores the role of secrecy in American politics in his new book Lords of Secrecy: The National Security Elite and America's Stealth Warfare.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Torture, Drones, Surveillance... And Civil Liberties

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

The Director of the ACLU's National Security Project looks at the new Senate Report on torture in interrogation, as well as President Obama’s war legacy.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Leon Panetta's Tricky Choices

Thursday, October 09, 2014

In his new memoir, Leon Panetta, talks about Obama administration's controversial drone program, his time in the Clinton White House and some of President Obama's recent decisions.

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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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PRI's The World

Six months later, no one knows exactly who died in an American drone strike in Yemen

Friday, August 08, 2014

On December 12, 2013, a drone strike killed a group of twelve men in Yemen. But beyond the number of the dead — and the compensation paid to the victims' families — almost everything else about the attack remains murky.


The Brian Lehrer Show

Brian Lehrer Weekend

Friday, July 18, 2014

Three of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them: Alec Baldwin Remembers Elaine Stritch, Are Drones Legal in New York City?, and Remembering the Harlem Riots of 1964.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Game of Drones

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

More and more people are flying drones in and around New York City. We break down where to buy 'em, how to fly 'em, and when it's legal.

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Money Talking

Coming Attractions: Future Innovations to Spur Economic Growth

Friday, July 04, 2014

From the "Internet of Things" to drone deliveries to cell phone batteries that lasts longer.


The Brian Lehrer Show

McChrystal: "I Would Not Oppose Re-Instituting the Draft"

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Saying that the US armed forces should reflect the US population, General Stanley McChrystal, former commander of U.S. Forces in Afghanistan, offered support for the idea of re-instating the draft on the Brian Lehrer Show. He also discussed the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq, even agreeing that the invasion of Iraq may have been one of the biggest foreign policy mistakes in U.S. history.

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The Takeaway

U.S. Looks to Target American With Drone

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

The U.S. government has identified an American citizen who is a member of al-Qaida and is actively planning attacks against Americans overseas. The administration is debating whether to kill him with a drone strike and how to do so legally. When, if ever, is it appropriate to use a drone strike to kill an American citizen abroad? Karen Greenberg, Director of the Center on National Security at Fordham Law School, examines this question and the future of the U.S. drone program.

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The Takeaway

How to Prepare a Drone for Commercial Use

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Big news for the world of drones came late last month when the FAA announced that it was authorizing sites in 10 states to carry out drone aircraft testing. One of the sites where testing will take place is Virginia Tech. Jon Greene is Interim Executive Director of the Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership which is leading testing for Virginia Tech. He explains how his team is preparing drones for commercial use.

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The Takeaway

Drones: The Defining Airspace Technology of 2014

Monday, January 06, 2014

Over the next five years, the Pentagon is looking to increase the use of robotic weapons—is this a good thing for national security, and can the U.S. even count on its global drone edge for that long? Clint Watts, a Senior Fellow at the Homeland Security Policy Institute and at the Foreign Policy Research Institute, makes the case for why drones don’t deserve the bad reputation they get.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Amazon's Drone Delivery

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Brad Stone, a senior writer for Bloomberg Businessweek and author of The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon (Little, Brown and Company), talks about Amazon's announcement that they want to start delivering via drones.


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