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The Edward Snowden Narrative, Privacy vs. Convenience, and More

Friday, June 14, 2013

The media's turn from the value of Edward Snowden's leaks to the nature of his character, the evolving story of the PRISM program, our privacy trade-offs in the Internet age, and an interview with Fox News mole Joe Muto.

On The Media

The Ever Changing Story of the PRISM Program

Friday, June 14, 2013

Last Thursday brought leaks that about a government program called PRISM. But while the early reports described a program that had unilateral, unfettered access to companies like Google, Yahoo, and Microsoft, subsequent reports made the program look significantly less intrusive. Brooke talks to Wired's Kim Zetter about the evolution of reporting on PRISM, the perils of national security reporting, and what we still don't know about the government program.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Understanding the National-Secrecy-Complex

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Edward Snowden was a contractor for Booz Allen Hamilton when he accessed NSA intelligence information and leaked it to The Guardian and The Washington PostMarc Ambinder, editor-at-large at The Week and author of the book Deep State: Inside the Government Secrecy Industry, discusses the state of national security infrastructure -- and how "secret" something can be if a contractor has access to it.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Phone Records and Online Data Collection by Feds

Friday, June 07, 2013

Eric Lichtblau, The New York Times reporter who won a Pulitzer Prize for his reporting on National Security Agency wiretapping during the Bush administration talks about the NSA's current collection of Verizon phone records and online data.  

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Glenn Greenwald on the Verizon Call Records Report

Thursday, June 06, 2013

Glenn Greenwald, columnist and blogger for The Guardian, former constitutional law and civil rights litigator, and author of With Liberty and Justice for Some: How the Law is Used to Destroy Equality and Protect the Powerful, discusses his reporting on the National Security Agency collecting Verizon phone records.

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The Takeaway

Susan Rice to Replace Donilon as National Security Adviser

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

The White House is announcing a major change to its foreign policy team today. National security adviser Tom Donilon is stepping down and will be replaced by Susan Rice, the American Ambassador to the United Nations. Ambassador Rice has faced sharp criticism from Republicans since the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi that left four Americans dead last September.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Next Phase in the War on Terror

Friday, May 24, 2013

Justin Vogt, senior editor for Foreign Affairs, and Jess Bravin, Supreme Court correspondent for the Wall Street Journal and the author of The Terror Courts: Rough Justice at Guantanamo Bay (Yale University Press, 2013), offer analysis of President Obama's speech on national security and counter-terrorism.

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WNYC News

Watch Live: President Obama on National Security Measures

Thursday, May 23, 2013

The president is expected to give an address about national security at 2 p.m. There's speculation that he will speak about Guantanamo Bay and the controversy over the use of drone strikes overseas that have killed four Americans.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The DoJ vs. Leakers vs. Reporters

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Details continue to emerge about how the Justice Department is investigating leakers and the reporters they collaborate with (including a long report in the Washington Post about Fox's James Rosen). Ryan Lizza of The New Yorker discusses the effect on journalists and the balance between revealing sensitive information and preserving freedom of the press.

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The Takeaway

Friends of Boston Bombing Suspect Charged

Thursday, May 02, 2013

Three friends of one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, have been arrested and are being charged by the F.B.I. with crimes related to covering up their friend's involvement in the bombings. Two of the men are accused of putting Tsarnaev's backpack and fireworks into a black trash bag and then tossing the items into a dumpster.

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The Takeaway

Gay Athletes, "Top Secret America," Sleep Deprivation and ADHD

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Gay Athletes, In and Out of the Closet | "Top Secret America": How Safe Are We?  | How to Fight the Wealth Gap | From the National to the Local: Federal Investment in Urban Policy | 1979: The Birth of the Modern Age  | Sleep Deprivation or ADHD? 

The Takeaway

Manhunt Underway for Boston Marathon Bombing Suspect

Friday, April 19, 2013

A manhunt is underway for the surviving Boston Marathon shooting suspect, who has been identified as 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. The other suspect Tsarnaev's brother was killed in a shootout with police after an extended chase that resulted in the death of an MIT police officer.

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The Takeaway

Explosions Rock the Boston Marathon

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Explosions tore through the large crowds at the Boston Marathon Monday afternoon, claiming three lives and injuring hundreds. Four hours into the race at around 2:50 p.m.,  two bombs detonated in rapid succession near the finish line, triggering confusion and panic as people attempted to flee.

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The Takeaway

Tragedy at the Boston Marathon

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

A History of Marathons in America | Explosions Rock the Boston Marathon | Running Coach Discusses the Scence on the Ground in Boston | Remembering Atlanta Olympics in the Wake of Boston Marathon Bombing | Security in the Aftermath of the Boston Marathon Explosions | Surgeon Tends to Wounded at the Boston Marathon | What we can Learn From Israel

The Takeaway

This Might Be the Next American to Be Killed by Drones

Friday, April 05, 2013

Omar Hammami's was born and raised in a small town near Mobile, Alalbama, but now lives in Somalia where in 2006 he joined an Islamist guerrilla army group called al Shebab. His relationship with the al Shebab has faltered, though, and with the U.S. government assigning a $5 million bounty on his head he's a man with enemies on all sides.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Cyborg Insects and Remote Controlled Rats

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Researchers are beginning to understand how to “hack” the central nervous systems of certain animals in ways that would allow us to control their movements—including a flying beetle which can be remotely steered.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The NSA's Trailblazer Program

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Tim Shorrock, longtime contributor to The Nation, discusses Trailblazer, the National Security Agency’s flagship system for analyzing intercepted communications, and tells about the whistleblowers who have been harassed for exposing waste and fraud behind Trailblazer.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Abuse at Horace Mann, Growing Up in Alaska, the Novel Ghana Must Go, Waste and Fraud in the NSA.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

The New Yorker contributor and Horace Mann graduate Marc Fisher talks about the shocking allegations of sexual abuse at the elite prep school. Then, one woman’s memoir of splitting her childhood between the wilds of Alaska and urban wilds of Baltimore. Taiye Selasi talks about her novel, Ghana Must Go.The Nation’s Tim Shorrock on what’s happened to the  men who blew the whistle on the waste and fraud they saw in the NSA’s system to intercept communications before 9/11.

The Leonard Lopate Show

The Future of Al Qaeda

Thursday, March 07, 2013

Over the last decade Al Qaeda has evolved into a complex and far-flung threat. We’ll speak with journalist Abdel Bari Atwan—who interviewed Bin Laden on two occasions—about the future of the organization. He's the author of After Bin Laden: Al Qaeda: The Next Generation.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Targeted Killings

Thursday, February 07, 2013

Karen Greenberg, director of Fordham Law School’s Center on National Security, discusses the controversial legal theories behind the Obama Administration’s targeted killing program.

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