Drone program

11:29am

Fri May 15, 2015
Politics

Your Call Weekly Kudos: May 15, 2015

Every week on Your Call's Friday Media Roundtable, we ask the journalists on our panel to recommend great reporting they've seen this week.

Joining us this week:

Guests:

 Andrew Cockburn, Washington editor of Harper's magazine, author of Kill Chain: The Rise of the High-Tech Assassins 

  

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10:50pm

Thu May 14, 2015
Politics

Your Call: What's driving the Obama administration's drone policy?

On the May 15th edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with Andrew Cockburn, Washington editor for Harper’s Magazine about his new book Kill Chain: The Rise Of The High-Tech Assassins.  The book traces the genesis and the rise of drone warfare, including the U.S. “targeted killing” program. According to the Bureau of Investigative Journalism, more than 2000 people have been killed by US drone strikes since President Barack Obama took office in 2009, at least 314 have been civilians. What are the ethical and legal implications of Drone warfare?

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11:56pm

Thu January 22, 2015
Politics

Your Call: Yemen and the State of the Union

Houthi Yemeni gather while guarding a street leading to the presidential palace in Sanaa, Yemen
Hani Mohammed AP

On the next Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss coverage of President Obama’s State of the Union speech. He focused on a number of economic issues including tax reform, jobs and education. How does the media’s obsession with political partisanship shape coverage of domestic and foreign policy issues? Where are the facts about taxes and the economy? We will be joined by McClatchy’s Mark Seibel and investigative reporter David Cay Johnston. We will be also joined by Sana'a based independent journalist Ataif Al Wazir.

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11:57pm

Thu February 7, 2013