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Recently on Radio Specials:

Sat, Feb 1, 2014 -- 2:30 PM
Sat, Feb 1, 2014 -- 2:30 PM Intelligence Squared U.S.

Does Domestic Spying Keep Us Safe? -- The NSA collects data on billions of phone calls and Internet communications per day. Are these surveillance programs legal? Do they keep us safe? If not for the former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, most Americans would be unaware of the vast amounts of information their government is secretly collecting, all in the name of national security. But whether you believe leakers are heroes or traitors, an important public conversation has finally begun. What tradeoffs are we willing to make between security and privacy?

Fri, Jan 31, 2014 -- 2:00 AM
Fri, Jan 31, 2014 -- 2:00 AM American Radio Works

Examining the GED -- There are big changes coming to the GED exam, America's high-school equivalency test. In January, the GED is going digital and it's going to be harder to pass. The program documents how the GED - originally designed to help World War II veterans go to college - became the fallback option for millions of high school dropouts. How is the GED changing, and what do those changes mean for millions of Americans being left behind in the new economy?

Thu, Jan 30, 2014 -- 8:00 PM
Thu, Jan 30, 2014 -- 8:00 PM American RadioWorks

Examining the GED -- There are big changes coming to the GED exam, America's high-school equivalency test. In January, the GED is going digital and it's going to be harder to pass. The program documents how the GED - originally designed to help World War II veterans go to college - became the fallback option for millions of high school dropouts. How is the GED changing, and what do those changes mean for millions of Americans being left behind in the new economy?

Thu, Jan 30, 2014 -- 2:00 AM
Thu, Jan 30, 2014 -- 2:00 AM Intelligence Squared U.S.

Does Domestic Spying Keep Us Safe? -- The NSA collects data on billions of phone calls and Internet communications per day. Are these surveillance programs legal? Do they keep us safe? If not for the former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, most Americans would be unaware of the vast amounts of information their government is secretly collecting, all in the name of national security. But whether you believe leakers are heroes or traitors, an important public conversation has finally begun. What tradeoffs are we willing to make between security and privacy?

Wed, Jan 29, 2014 -- 8:00 PM
Wed, Jan 29, 2014 -- 8:00 PM Intelligence Squared U.S.

Does Domestic Spying Keep Us Safe? -- The NSA collects data on billions of phone calls and Internet communications per day. Are these surveillance programs legal? Do they keep us safe? If not for the former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, most Americans would be unaware of the vast amounts of information their government is secretly collecting, all in the name of national security. But whether you believe leakers are heroes or traitors, an important public conversation has finally begun. What tradeoffs are we willing to make between security and privacy?

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