7/18/13 - Panel

Jul 18, 2013

Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock, Newsman Ray Graf, Times Union Editor Rex Smith and Times Union state editor and columnist Casey Seiler. Joe Donahue moderates.

Surveillance Backlash
NYC Poll
Cuomo ranked on Bad Gov. List
Emmy Nominations

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.

  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.

6/13/13 - Panel

Jun 13, 2013

  Today's panelists are Alan Chartock, Ray Graf, and Ira Fusfeld. Joe Donahue moderates.

Topics include:
NSA Hacks and Leaks
Community College Graduation Rates
Hilary Clinton on Twitter
LCA Show

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.