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Monday, August 19, 2013

Female campers uses iPhone at summer camp Campers were allowed to bring smartphones, tablets and other technology to Longacre Camp for the first time in the summer of 2013. (Jennifer Hsu/WNYC)

Violent Confrontations Continue in Egypt | New Report Shows More Oversteps By NSA | The History of the Voting Rights Act: The Origins of Section 4 |Philly Schools to Open on Time Despite Financial Woes | Experiments With a Tech-Free Summer Camp | One Year Later, Undocumented Youth Program a Success

Violent Confrontations Continue in Egypt

Within the last 24 hours in Egypt, a police convoy was targeted by militants in the Northern Sinai desert and at least two dozen police were killed. Charles Sennott is the vice president and editor-at-large of the Global Post. He joins The Takeaway to discuss what has transpired in the region since the Arab Spring that has enabled such violence to take root.

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New Report Shows More Oversteps By NSA

According to documents provided by Edward Snowden to the Washington Post's Barton Gellman, the NSA has overstepped its legal authority thousands of times since 2008. Gellman joins The Takeaway to discuss the latest NSA revelations, and the consequences for the Obama Administration and American citizens. Glenn Greenwald, The Guardian reporter who published Edward Snowden's leaks, found that his domestic partner was held for nearly nine hours under British anti-terror legislation at Heathrow airport on Sunday. David Anderson is the U.K's Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation. He joins the program to discuss British anti-terror laws and why Miranda was held.

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The History of the Voting Rights Act: The Origins of the Preclearance Provision

Gary May is the author of "Bending Toward Justice: The Voting Rights Act and the Transformation of American Democracy." In his book, he explores the origins of the Voting Rights Act and answers the question: Why wasn't the preclearance test applied to all states and localities in the U.S. rather than the selective ones of the Voting Rights Act?

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Philadelphia Schools to Open On Schedule Despite Financial Woes

Until recently, it was unclear whether the Philadelphia school system would be able to open its doors in September. The superintendent of Philadelphia city schools said he would need $50 million to meet the minimum staff requirements needed to safely operate schools. Education reporter for our partner WHYY in Philadelphia, Kevin McCorry, joins The Takeaway to explain the school's financial crisis and how the city got there. 

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Experiments With a Tech-Free Summer Camp

Technology isn't stopping one Pennsylvania summer camp from trying to get kids to connect more deeply with nature and one another. The camp decided to conduct an experiment by letting its campers use gadgets as much as they wanted after the devices were away from the campers a period of time. Manoush Zomorodi, of WNYC's New Tech City, has followed the progress of this camp from initial withdrawal to the lessons learned after.

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One Year Later, Undocumented Youth Program a Success

While Congress may be unable to pass the DREAM Act, or immigration reform, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program has been quite successful. Hareth Andrade discusses her experience with the program and what it means to the undocumented youth community. 23 year-old Hina Naveed is Pakistani. Here family moved here from Dubai in 2001. She shares her DACA experience as well.

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