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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Unidentified woman & children live in the Dadaab refugee camp where thousands of Somalis wait for help. August 15, 2011 in Dadaab, Somalia. (Sadik Gulec/Shutterstock)

Manning Verdict & First Amendment Rights | Latest High-Tech Tools in Cars are Distracting for Drivers | Manning Verdict's Impact on Snowden & Future Whitsleblowers | We Refugees: Growing Up in a Kenyan Refugee Camp | Examining the Recalculation of Global GDP Measurement | Braving Violence for the Sake of Journalism in Somalia

Manning Verdict's Consequences For Snowden, Future Whistle-Blowers

Army Private Bradley Manning was acquitted on charges of aiding the enemy by a military judge at Fort Meade, Maryland on Tuesday. Former New York Times Executive Editor Bill Keller explains what the verdict means for Edward Snowden and future government whistle-blowers. Elizabeth Goitein, co-director of the Brennan Center’s Liberty and National Security Project, offers a legal perspective on the Manning verdict and the precedent it sets in First Amendment law.

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High-Tech Tools in Cars are Distracting for Drivers

Car manufacturers are increasingly offering more and more ways for drivers to stay connected online even while driving. But could cars with cutting edge voice-activated hands-free systems pose a safety hazard because of the mental distractions they can create for drivers? Kara Miller, host of WGBH's Innovation Hub, discusses the newest technology showing up in cars and the implications for everyone’s safety. 

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We Refugees: Growing Up in a Kenyan Refugee Camp

All week this week, The Takeaway journeys into the complex realities faced by refugees from around the world. Farhiya Shazz Hussein is 22-years-old. In 1992, she left Somalia with her mom and seven siblings for the Kenyan refugee camp Kakuma. When she was 6-years-old, her family vanished from the camp. She joins The Takeaway to discuss her efforts to help the displaced and her plight as a refugee.

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Braving Violence for the Sake of Journalism in Somalia

Despite receiving death threats, being beaten by insurgents, and even being arrested, Mustafa Haji Abdinur remains on the ground in Mogadishu to report on the continuing crisis and violence in Somalia. Mustafa was in New York City earlier this month where he spoke to the United Nations about threats to journalists around the world. He stopped by The Takeaway studios to talk about the uncertainties of reporting each day from Somalia, and how sometimes it is hard to see rays of hope in his own country.

 

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Examining the Recalculation of Global GDP Measurement

The United States' Gross Domestic Product will grow 3 percent today—but not because of increased productivity. Government statisticians will be applying new GDP rules retroactively, forcing economists to re-evaluate everything from corporate profits to the Federal Reserve's inflation stability measure. The U.S. will be one of the first countries to adopt the new standard of international accounting. Robert Armstrong, U.S. Lex Editor at The Financial Times, explains.

Government statisticians will be applying the new rules retroactively, forcing economists to re-evaluate everything from corporate profits to the Federal Reserve's inflation stability measure. The U.S. will be one of the first countries to adopt the new standard of international accounting.
Robert Armstrong, U.S. Lex Editor at The Financial Times, explains

 

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Manning Verdict Echoes Pentagon Papers Call for First Amendment Rights

Yesterday, a military judge found Pvt. Bradley Manning not guilty of “aiding the enemy” for releasing hundreds of thousands of classified military documents to WikiLeaks. Amidst the mix of rumblings and applause that followed the verdict were the echoes of another case: the 1971 Pentagon Papers. Floyd Abrams defended The New York Times in that case, and joins The Takeaway to discuss the impact of yesterday's ruling on the freedom of the press and the First Amendment.

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