US pilots practice flying drones over New York state, raising questions about civilian privacy. Also, we examine Hillary Clinton’s legacy as Secretary of State, as she prepares to step down. Plus, turmoil at Moscow’s Bolshoi Ballet in the wake of an acid attack against the artistic director there.
The drones that fly over Afghanistan are generally piloted by people sitting in the United States. Those pilots also fly training missions over domestic skies. That’s the case in northern New York. North Country Public Radio’s David Sommerstein reports on the fuzzy line between military preparation and a creepy eye in the sky.
Drones aren’t just used for spying and dropping bombs. The civil applications for unmanned aircraft are numerous, from spreading seeds on fields to delivering medical supplies to remote areas. The World’s Jason Margolis has more.
Thursday, Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Nigerian-American author Teju Cole, about a series of literary-inspired short stories about drones that Cole posted recently on Twitter. Here, Cole reads some of his tweets.
The gang rape and murder of a young woman in India’s capital in December has exposed what many women in Delhi already knew — it’s dangerous for women to get around there on public transportation. There are solutions for women who can afford it, including a small taxi service for women, driven by women.
Sunita Chaudhary is one of Delhi’s only auto rickshaw drivers. The World’s Sonia Narang filmed a day in the life with this woman driver.
Indian-American reporter Deepak Singh recalls an unusual cab ride on a December morning in Philadelphia.
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton testified on Capitol Hill in what is expected to be her last appearance before lawmakers as America’s top diplomat. Steve Clemons, the editor-at-large of The Atlantic Monthly discusses Clinton’s legacy at the helm of the State Department.
The growing demand for Africa’s natural resources has meant work for experienced energy industry experts, including many from the US and Canada.
Moscow’s famous Bolshoi Ballet appointed a new temporary artistic director this week. A former ballerina will take the place of Sergei Filin, who was viciously attacked with acid last week. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with journalist Anna Nemtsova in Moscow about the latest on the investigation and the reportedly toxic atmosphere at the Bolshoi.
A magistrate in Australia has dismissed charges against a goat named Gary. The goat was booked by Sydney police for eating flowers outside a museum.
Betto Arcos tells us about singer Lara Bello, who grew up surrounded by flamenco music and dance in Granada, Spain.