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The Silence Of War

Aug 23, 2016

  Terry McGowan had been a beat cop, a Marine captain, and a Special Agent for the FBI before retiring at the age of fifty. But when tragedy struck the United States on September 11th, 2001, Terry felt a sense of duty to protect and serve his country.

McGowan became a Special Advisor to the Marines and was immediately put to use on the frontline of battle in Afghanistan. He later celebrated his 59th birthday dodging bullets at a Marine base nicknamed “the Alamo.”

In his new memoir, The Silence of War: An Old Marine in a Young Marine’s War, Terry McGowan details his return to combat three decades after leaving the corps. 

  In Days Of Rage: America's Radical Underground, the FBI, and the Forgotten Age of Revolutionary, author Bryan Burrough offers an account of the decade-long battle between the FBI and the homegrown revolutionary movements of the 1970s.

Burrough digs deep to reveal the truth about what many call our country’s first “Age of Terror.”

Bryan Burrough is a special correspondent at Vanity Fair and the author of five previous books, including The Big Rich and Public Enemies

  Our tech guru, Jesse Feiler from North Country Consulting fills us in on (some of) what's going on with the Apple and the Department of Justice/FBI battle of an encrypted iPhone used by one of the San Bernadino participants.

He talks about the issues and some incidental extras that have recently emerged and ask the question: What does all this mean for the big picture, and, by the way, does it have anything to do with your own data and how you protect it? (Yes.)

The FBI conducted raids Wednesday in Rockland County’s Ramapo and Orange County’s Kiryas Joel to see if millions of federal dollars earmarked for technology in religious schools were misused. Now a state senator from the region is calling on congressional representatives to get involved.

Yassin Aref, the Albany imam sent to federal prison after being convicted of material support for terrorism, is part of a case heard in court this week involving inmates challenging confinement in special prison units.

The legal standoff between Apple and the FBI over access to the phone of one of the San Bernardino shooters is the latest debate over privacy versus security. Dr. Schuyler Foerster, the Brent Scowcroft Professor of National Security Studies at the Air Force Academy, will be speaking Monday evening at the Donald Katt Institute for Constitutional Studies at SUNY Ulster where he will address crime versus terrorism and other related topics including Apple versus the Justice Department. 

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A documentary that premiered at the 2015 Sundance Festival where it won a Special Jury Prize is playing at Bard College at Simon’s Rock in Great Barrington tonight. (T)ERROR is co-directed by Simon Rock’s graduate David Felix Sutcliffe who will lead a pre-screening talk followed by a Q and A after the film. As Sutcliffe tells WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Jim Levulis the documentary investigates the FBI’s use of informants in national security matters.

Outside of of the Mitchell H. Cohen Building & U.S. Courthouse, Camden, NJ. prior to the hearing for the Duka brothers on January 6, 2016
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Activists from Albany traveled to Camden, New Jersey, Wednesday in a show of solidarity with the Duka brothers—three of the so-called “Fort Dix Five” involved in an FBI entrapment case.

Federal prosecutors say they will not seek prison time for a New York state senator convicted of lying to the FBI about arranging a high-paying job for his son because the former lawmaker is terminally ill.

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When it comes to unmanned flying vehicles, technology is moving faster than regulation. U.S. Senator Charles Schumer stopped by Albany FBI headquarters Wednesday, continuing his crusade to regulate drones.  "There are reckless drones on the loose in New York, and we've gotta take action to reel them in."

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The Adams, Massachusetts man suspected of planning an attack on a college campus in support of the Islamic State group was arraigned in Springfield’s U.S. District Court this morning. Alexander Ciccolo pleaded not guilty to weapons and assault charges.

  Bryan Burrough is a special correspondent at Vanity Fair and the author of five previous books, including The Big Rich and Public Enemies. His new book is Days of Rage: America's Radical Underground, the FBI, and the Forgotten Age of Revolutionary Violence.

There was a stretch of time in America, during the 1970s, when bombings by domestic underground groups like The Weathermen, The Symbionese Liberation Army, The FALN, and The Black Liberation Army were a daily occurrence. The FBI combated those groups and others as nodes in a single revolutionary underground, dedicated to the violent overthrow of the American government.

The FBI’s response to the leftist revolutionary counterculture has not been treated kindly by history, Burrough’s book tempers those judgments with an understanding of just how deranged those times were.

4/20/15 Panel

Apr 20, 2015

  The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond.

Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock, SUNY Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Professor, Rosemary Armao, and political consultant, Libby Post.

Scheduled topics include Ship capsized off Libyan coast; FBI admits flaws in hair analysis; ISIS Video; New blood test in Cancer research; Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire.

2/13/15 - Panel

Feb 13, 2015

Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock, WAMC's Joe Donahue, WAMC's Ray Graf and UAlbany journalism professor Rosemary Armao. They discuss the death of journalist David Carr, Afghanistan and ISIS, and FBI Director James Comey's report on race.

1/12/15 Panel

Jan 12, 2015

  Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock, political consultant Libby Post, and Associate Editor of the Times Union, Mike Spain.

Topics include Paris Aftermath, Atlanta Fire Chief Dismissal, Mitt Romney (and Jeb Bush), FBI Surveillance, and the Golden Globes.

1/5/15 Panel

Jan 5, 2015

  The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond.

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Associate Editor of the Times Union, Mike Spain, and political consultant Libby Post.

Topics include NYPD Funeral, State of Union Preview Tour, FBI Security Bias, Boston Bomb Trial Move Rejected and local stories from The Times Union.

10/29/14 Panel

Oct 29, 2014

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Editor of The Daily Gazette Judy Patrick, and political consultant, Libby Post.

Topics include:
Ebola
NASA
White House Hacking
FBI

9/26/14 Panel

Sep 26, 2014

  Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock and University at Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao. WAMC New Director, Ian Pickus also joins for part of today's conversation.

Topics include:
Eric Holder
Subway terror plot?
FBI director blasts Apple, Google for locking police out of phones
Derek Jeter
Property tax cap upheld

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The worldwide terror threat ratchets upward with nations falling behind the U.S. to fight the so-called Islamic State. Closer to home, there are concerns about cyber-security and public corruption. The director of the FBI discussed those issues and more during a rare visit to Albany on Tuesday.

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An eyewitness to the Vermont car crash that injured Louis Freeh says the former FBI director appeared to be asleep when his vehicle crossed the centerline, forcing two cars and a motorcyclist to swerve out of the way.

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A Muslim advocacy group is out with a study critical of methods used by the federal government to identify, entrap and prosecute terrorists.

3/20/14 Panel

Mar 20, 2014

    

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, newsman Ray Graf and Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus, Ira Fusfeld.

Topics include:
Ukraine Pulls Military
Malaysia to FBI
Feds Cut Bond
Toyota Fined
Fat Link

1/7/14 Panel

Jan 7, 2014

  Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock and Newsman, Ray Graf. Meteorologist, Paul Caiano, will join us for part of the show to talk about the record breaking cold weather.

Topics include:
Utah - Supreme Court
Cheney Out of Race
Yellen In
Polar Vortex
Biden in Albany
Burglary Exposed J. Edgar Hoover's FBI

Meningitis Victims Hope For Mass. Criminal Charges

Nov 25, 2013

Victims of last year's fungal meningitis outbreak don't hold out much hope that they will receive compensation for the deaths and illnesses caused by tainted steroids traced to a Massachusetts compounding pharmacy.

But some hope they will find justice if criminal charges are brought against the company's executives.

A federal grand jury in Boston has been investigating the Framingham-based New England Compounding Center for more than a year.

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Halfmoon town supervisor “Mindy” Warmouth faces up to seven years in prison after hearing charges Thursday in connection with allegedly stealing thousands from her campaign committee.

Police Probe Capitol Hill Car Chase; 1 Woman Dead

Oct 4, 2013
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Law enforcement authorities are investigating why a Connecticut woman tried to breach a White House barrier, setting off a high-speed car chase that put the Capitol on lockdown and ended with her being killed by police.

The harrowing chase Thursday unfolded between two national landmarks and briefly shuttered the chambers where lawmakers were debating how to end a government shutdown. It also stirred fresh panic in a city where a gunman two weeks ago killed 12 people.

5/30/13 - Panel

May 30, 2013

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Editor of the Daily Gazette, Judy Patrick, and Times Union Capitol Reporter, Jimmy Vielkind. Ray Graf moderates.

Topics include:
Former Bush Official Said to Be Obama Pick to Lead F.B.I.
Holder Faces New Round of Criticism After Leak Inquiries
A Second Democrat Calls for Silver to Resign
CSEA attacks Cuomo tax-free zone plan
Saratoga racino expansion's inclusion of theater space
Cuomo's new tax free zones
The end of the NY legislative session
Gloversville ice cream trial

FBI Agents Descend Upon A Town Hall In Rockland County

May 15, 2013

SUFFERN, N.Y. (AP) — The FBI says agents with a search warrant entered a town hall in the Hudson Valley Wednesday and told employees to leave for the day.

Boston Bomber Suspect On The Run 9:38 a.m.

Apr 19, 2013
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There have been many developments in the Boston Marathon bombing overnight. Twenty four hours ago, investigators didn’t know very much about who was responsible for Monday’s attack.

Here’s how last night’s events played out.  

Late Thursday afternoon the FBI released photographs and video of two suspects and appealed to the public’s help identifying them. Around 10 p.m. shots were fired on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology campus in Cambridge. At 10:30, an MIT campus police officer, who was later pronounced dead, was found with multiple shot wounds in his vehicle.

 BOSTON (AP) — The FBI has released photos of two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings and is asking for the public's help in identifying them.

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