national security

The Roundtable
11:35 am
Wed February 19, 2014

Nick Turse

    Nick Turse, award-winning journalist specializing in national security and military issues, is the managing editor of TomDispatch.com and Investigative Fund fellow at the Nation Institute.

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WAMC News
3:35 pm
Mon June 24, 2013

Dick De Veaux, Williams College - Troubleshooting The NSA's Data Collection Programs

Dick De Veaux

The whereabouts of alleged NSA leaker Edward Snowden is only the latest mystery surrounding the agency’s phone and internet surveillance programs that were largely clandestine up until about three weeks ago.

For Dick De Veaux, professor of statistics in the department of mathematics and statistics at Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts, news of the programs wasn’t surprising. Since 2004 De Veux has been taking part in a summer program organized by the NSA to bring some of the best technical minds together and troubleshoot their data collection and analysis programs.

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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Wed June 19, 2013

Congressional Corner with Bill Owens

  We have entered a new era in domestic surveillance.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Bill Owens tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that there must be a balance between national security intelligence and privacy.

New England News
4:13 pm
Fri June 7, 2013

Public Reacts To NSA's Collecting Of Phone Records

Residents of Pittsfield, Massachusetts voiced their views of reports that the NSA has gathered phone records from millions of Americans.

Pittsfield mayor Dan Bianchi rounded out the conversations with city residents.

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New York News
6:48 pm
Mon May 27, 2013

UPDATED 7:30 pm: All-clear given after Brooklyn Bridge closure

Brooklyn Bridge with Freedom Tower and 8 Spruce Street in the background.
Credit Wikimedia Commons/Kadellar

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police have given an all-clear after an abandoned vehicle closed the Brooklyn Bridge at the tail end of the Memorial Day long weekend.

Police say the Dodge Durango found stopped along the Manhattan-bound side of the span had no license plates when they investigated Monday evening.

Investigators say they received the call around 5:15 p.m. and halted traffic in both directions around 6 p.m. Police gave the all-clear as of 7 p.m.

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The Roundtable
10:00 am
Fri May 24, 2013

5/24/13 - Panel

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

Topics include:
President Obama's national security address
The IRS/tea party scandal
The Boy Scouts of America allow gay scouts, but not gay scout masters
Anthony Weiner comes back on the political scene

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