articles tagged "drones"

Hardware of Death Tracking Killer Storms

Wednesday, 20 November 2013 | buzz

On November 8, Typhoon Haiyan made landfall in the Philippines, bringing it with it winds up to 230 miles per hour, and a storm surge over 13 feet high. The death toll in the Philippines is expected to reach over 2,300, with millions displaced from their homes. Typhoon Haiyan comes hot on the heels of other mega storms, like Hurricanes Sandy and Katrina. We may not be able to prevent such storms, but what if we had more time to be able to get people out of harm’s way? The University of Wisconsin’s Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies is at the center of the effort to track and predict where such storms go and when they will land. Derrick Herndon, Senior Researcher with the C.I.M.S.S. joined the Monday Buzz on 11/18/2013 to tell more about the latest in storm tracking. more »

The New Age Of Surveillance

Monday, 22 April 2013 | buzz
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  Big Brother is watching you… from the sky. Shahid Buttar and Nadia Kayyali, from the Bill of Rights Defense Committee, explain more and also have some ideas to keep the drones at bay.     more »

The Freedom Of Information Lawsuit

Wednesday, 20 March 2013 | buzz
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Jan Miyasaki, was joined by Bret Coughmen of the National Security program at the American Civil Liberties Union, on Wednesday, March 20, 2013. Jan Miyasaki is the Wednesday host at the 8 0’Clock Buzz. Last week the ADC appeals court rejected the CIA’s secrecy claims in the ACLU’s targeted killing freedom of information lawsuit. Listen to the interview below: more »

Senator Rand Paul filibusters over drones

Wednesday, 6 March 2013 | Molly Stentz

Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) is in the midst of a real live filibuster, a very long speech, on the question of John Brennan’s nomination for Director of the CIA. He has been speaking on the floor of the U.S. Senate since before noon, successfully delaying the nomination. Paul is raising questions about the Obama Administration’s use of drone strikes. Watch it on CSPAN live. You can read transcripts of his earlier remarks here. If you want a shortcut, you can just cut to the chase and get a quick update here. Or follow the Senator’s quips on Twitter. Here’s the article in Wired about the Pentagon selling drones to Afghanistan that Paul cited.   more »

The United States and Drones

Thursday, 17 January 2013 | buzz

On January 16, host Jan Miyasaki spoke with Journalist Cora Currier of ProPublica about her latest work recapping what we know about the United States’ use of drones around the world.   Read her piece here.   Listen to the interview: more »

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