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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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The Roundtable
9:00 am
Wed May 29, 2013

5/29/13 - Panel

  Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock and Times Union Associate Editor, Mike Spain. Ray Graf moderates.

Topics include:
Moms Are Now Primary Breadwinners In 40 Percent Of Homes
Drone Protestors
Racino
Racism
Circling the media wagons

Commentary & Opinion
3:43 pm
Tue May 28, 2013

Stephen Gottlieb: The Can-do Attitude Meets a Changing World

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.

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North Country News
11:45 pm
Tue March 19, 2013

NH Lawmakers Seek to Restrict Drone Surveillance

Predator Drone
Credit Wikimedia Commons/NOAA/Public Domain

New Hampshire lawmakers are proposing putting up a privacy bubble against surveillance drones.

Leading the charge is Republican Representative Neal Kurk, who says it's obvious drones will soon become both widespread and intrusive.

The bill cleared a committee by a vote of 16-2 and could be taken up in the House as early as Wednesday. It prohibits drones from taking pictures over private property without the owner's permission.

New Hampshire is among 34 states that proposed various drone privacy bills this year.

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The Roundtable
9:00 am
Mon March 11, 2013

3/11/13 - Panel

  We are launching a new format for the first hour of The Roundtable today and will have a panel discussion featuring Alan Chartock, Capital Correspondent, Karen Dewitt, WAMC News staff Ian Pickus and Ray Graf. The panel will be moderated by Joe Donahue.

Today's topics are:
Guns and legislating them, Paul Ryan's desire to appeal ObamaCare, drones and last week's filibuster, and sugar in New York City.

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Commentary & Opinion
3:30 pm
Tue February 19, 2013

Stephen Gottlieb: More on drones

In prior commentaries I have spoken about the moral and constitutional issues in targeting people for assassination, by drones or otherwise. Today I’d like to look at the problem coldly, and try to assess whether and when those moral arguments have consequences on our effort to end terrorism. In particular, what should we make of the Obama Administration’s use of drones abroad to kill those it labels enemies. Plainly al-Qaeda has few scruples; why should we? Should we “fight fire with fire” or “sink to their level” to use two common expressions?

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Commentary & Opinion
3:26 pm
Tue January 29, 2013

Stephen Gottlieb: Assassination by presidential decree – disclosure needed

David McCraw, vice-president of the New York Times and a graduate of Albany Law, has been involved in a lawsuit for documents showing how the Administration decided which Americans to assassinate who were on foreign soil but not in war zones. United States District Judge Colleen MacMahon decided that the government did not have “to explain in detail the reasons why its actions do not violate the Constitution and laws of the United States.”

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