Espionage is the world’s second oldest profession but with countries facing new security threats and an ever-evolving technology landscape – they have to adapt. We discuss the current state of human intelligence gathering and its future.
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LATEST SHOW | Friday, August 19, 2016
Friday, May 13, 2016
The 20th century was dominated by the rise of totalitarian regimes and new levels of destructive warfare and violence. At the same time, from Gandhi, to the American South, to the Solidarity movement in Poland, a different force also gathered steam.
Friday, March 25, 2016
The fight between Apple and the FBI over whether or not an iPhone should be unlocked to better solve the San Bernardino shooting, underscores a larger international debate over the trade-offs between national security and individual privacy rights.
Monday, February 15, 2016
We look at how drones are revolutionizing the skies, and how this technology has so quickly moved from science fiction to ubiquitous reality. Airs in place of Insight on Monday, Feb 15 at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Friday, June 5, 2015
A look at Muslim feminism in the Middle East and its importance of elevating the role of women in the region. Learn how an influential center of Islamic study is squaring its teachings on the changing status of women. 9 a.m. & 7 p.m.
Thursday, January 1, 2015
On this edition of America Abroad, we will celebrate the Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Malala Yousafzai, the young Pakistani woman who is an activist for female education. 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. in place of Insight.
Friday, August 1, 2014
Travel to different parts of the world to hear how unrestrained drilling threatens groundwater supplies, and how some have found solutions by working together. 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. on the News Station, in place of Insight.