drones http://wamc.org en Syracuse Airport Home For Remote Drone Pilots http://wamc.org/post/syracuse-airport-home-remote-drone-pilots <p>Military drones piloted from Syracuse attack targets in Afghanistan. Griffiss airport in Rome tapped to test the safety of commercial drones.&nbsp; With little fanfare upstate New York has become central to adaptation of unmanned aerial vehicles. Last night, the controversy over drones came to Utica. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 22:25:00 +0000 Jon Kealy 87870 at http://wamc.org Syracuse Airport Home For Remote Drone Pilots 'Game Of Drones' Preview http://wamc.org/post/game-drones-preview <p>Next week, law professors, practicing attorneys and other experts will gather in Albany to discuss the use of drones, running the gamut from targeted killing to domestic drone use to drone journalism.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 17:20:35 +0000 Dave Lucas 85773 at http://wamc.org 'Game Of Drones' Preview Police Say Take It Slow With Conn. Drone Proposal http://wamc.org/post/police-say-take-it-slow-conn-drone-proposal <p>Connecticut police are urging state lawmakers not to rush into regulating high-tech unmanned aircraft known as drones. A proposed bill before the General Assembly's Public Safety Committee would allow police to operate drones, but only for legitimate law enforcement purposes.Officers would have to get warrants, unless there's an emergency.</p> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 01:40:00 +0000 Jim Levulis 84548 at http://wamc.org Police Say Take It Slow With Conn. Drone Proposal 2/20/14 Panel http://wamc.org/post/22014-panel <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Executive Editor of the Poughkeepsie Journal, Stu Shinske and University at Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao.</p><p>Topics include:<br />Ukraine Update<br />Drone report<br />NYS Solitary<br />Ex-Guard to Prison<br />Poor Church</p><p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 84237 at http://wamc.org 2/20/14 Panel Journalist Sues Police Who Questioned Drone Use http://wamc.org/post/journalist-sues-police-who-questioned-drone-use <p>A journalist has filed a lawsuit alleging Connecticut police violated his free-speech rights when they questioned him for using a drone to take pictures of a car wreck.</p><p>Pedro Rivera's federal complaint was filed Tuesday against the <a href="http://www.hartford.gov/Police" target="_blank">Hartford Police Department</a>. It says officers demanded that he stop flying the remote-controlled aircraft and told his employer that he had interfered with a police investigation.</p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 01:00:00 +0000 Jim Levulis 84108 at http://wamc.org Journalist Sues Police Who Questioned Drone Use Paul Elisha: The Robots Are Coming! http://wamc.org/post/paul-elisha-robots-are-coming <p>After viewing an especially well crafted Public TV video-history on the Scottish/American naturalist, John Muir’s role in the preservation of America’s National Parks and the founding of The Sierra Club, this commentator was moved to dig deeper and came across an observation, by biographer Donald Worster, who noted Muir’s belief that his mission was&nbsp; “…..Saving the American soul from total surrender to materialism.”</p><p> Tue, 07 Jan 2014 17:45:00 +0000 Paul Elisha 81357 at http://wamc.org Peace Activists Issue "Order of Protection" Against Drone Attacks on Civilians http://wamc.org/post/peace-activists-issue-order-protection-against-drone-attacks-civilians <p></p><p>Two Yale students and a long-time peace activist from New England were arrested Monday in a unusual protest at a Central New York air base.&nbsp; The trio are bent on stopping drone strikes on civilians in distant lands.</p> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 17:32:00 +0000 Dave Lucas 79797 at http://wamc.org Peace Activists Issue "Order of Protection" Against Drone Attacks on Civilians Welch Unveils Legislation to Assure Privacy Rights as Drone Use Increases http://wamc.org/post/welch-unveils-legislation-assure-privacy-rights-drone-use-increases <p></p><p></p><p>Vermont Congressman Peter Welch and ACLU Vermont Executive Director Alan Gilbert used the Chittenden County Courthouse as the backdrop to express their concerns about the increasing domestic use of drones. Welch, a Democrat, said he will introduce legislation to assure privacy rights are not infringed as more and more law enforcement, businesses and private entities use the technology. Fri, 12 Jul 2013 22:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 69103 at http://wamc.org Welch Unveils Legislation to Assure Privacy Rights as Drone Use Increases 5/29/13 - Panel http://wamc.org/post/52913-panel <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock and Times Union Associate Editor, Mike Spain. Ray Graf&nbsp;moderates.</p><p>Topics include:<br><a href="http://www.wamc.org./post/moms-are-now-primary-breadwinners-40-percent-homes">Moms Are Now Primary Breadwinners In 40 Percent Of Homes</a><br><a href="http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2013/05/drone_protesters_174th_attack.html">Drone Protestors</a><br><a href="http://www.timesunion.com/local/article/Saratoga-casino-to-expand-4553885.php">Racino</a><br><a href="http://www.timesunion.com/local/article/Feds-fault-Albany-schools-in-race-bullying-4555321.php">Racism</a><br><a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/circling-the-media-wagons/2013/05/27/4f80aeec-c4aa-11e2-914f-a7aba60512a7_story_1.html">Circling the media wagons</a></p><p> Wed, 29 May 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Ray Graf 65808 at http://wamc.org Stephen Gottlieb: The Can-do Attitude Meets a Changing World http://wamc.org/post/stephen-gottlieb-can-do-attitude-meets-changing-world <p>Too many Americans oppose and prevent serious efforts to head off problems until they become a crisis. They think we can postpone dealing with global warming, abuses in criminal trials, predictable shortages of fuel, food or water, threats to our health, and the backlash from our military adventures in the Middle East, among others.</p><p> Tue, 28 May 2013 19:43:26 +0000 Stephen Gottlieb 65834 at http://wamc.org