7:37 am
Thu July 10, 2014

Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses NYC police on drone use and Zephyr Teachout collecting the signatures she needs to challenge New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Tue April 29, 2014

4/29/14 Panel


  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, University at Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao and WAMC Newsman, Ray Graf.

Topics include:
Ukraine Sanctions
Grimm Charged
Drone Use
Sterling Update

New York News
6:25 pm
Thu April 10, 2014

Syracuse Airport Home For Remote Drone Pilots

Credit wikipedia

Military drones piloted from Syracuse attack targets in Afghanistan. Griffiss airport in Rome tapped to test the safety of commercial drones.  With little fanfare upstate New York has become central to adaptation of unmanned aerial vehicles. Last night, the controversy over drones came to Utica.

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Capital Region News
1:20 pm
Thu March 13, 2014

'Game Of Drones' Preview

WAMC's Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas recently sat down with two of the scheduled speakers at "Game of Drones."
Credit WAMC Photo by Dave Lucas

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. 

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New England News
8:40 pm
Mon February 24, 2014

Police Say Take It Slow With Conn. Drone Proposal

An example of a Quadcopter unmanned aerial vehicle
Credit wikipedia.org

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.

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The Roundtable
9:00 am
Thu February 20, 2014

2/20/14 Panel


  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.

Topics include:
Ukraine Update
Drone report
NYS Solitary
Ex-Guard to Prison
Poor Church

New England News
8:00 pm
Tue February 18, 2014

Journalist Sues Police Who Questioned Drone Use

An example of a Quadcopter unmanned aerial vehicle
Credit wikipedia.org

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.

Pedro Rivera's federal complaint was filed Tuesday against the Hartford Police Department. It says officers demanded that he stop flying the remote-controlled aircraft and told his employer that he had interfered with a police investigation.

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Commentary & Opinion
12:45 pm
Tue January 7, 2014

Paul Elisha: The Robots Are Coming!

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  “…..Saving the American soul from total surrender to materialism.”

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Central New York News
12:32 pm
Fri December 13, 2013

Peace Activists Issue "Order of Protection" Against Drone Attacks on Civilians

Protestors assembled Monday at Hancock AFB, Syracuse NY
Credit The Upstate NY Coalition to Ground the Drones & End the Wars

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.  The trio are bent on stopping drone strikes on civilians in distant lands.

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North Country News
6:30 pm
Fri July 12, 2013

Welch Unveils Legislation to Assure Privacy Rights as Drone Use Increases

ACLU Vermont Executive Director Allen Gilbert (left) and Vermont Congressman Peter Welch
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

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.

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