A Pakistani man traveled with his children to the US to tell the story of the drone strike that killed his mother, the case of Coy Mathis, and listener mail on the problem with the phrase “special needs.”
The White House downplays two human rights groups reports saying US drone strikes violate international law, the Daily Caller's totally original take on angry feminists, and listener mail about ableism and gender.
Two human rights groups issue scathing reports on the US drone programs in Pakistan and Yemen, misrepresentation of a school that allows trans* kids to use preferred locker rooms, and listeners weigh in on Kanye West and anti-intellectualism.
Alexis Goldstein joins us to discuss the problems with members of Congress owning stock and trading on positions they can influence, the manufactured crisis of the debt ceiling looms, and Dear Prudence at Slate gets real victim blame-y.
The NSA is bulk collecting the contacts and buddy lists of as many as 250 million Americans annually, Esquire's mediocre politics survey, a science writer is called a whore for not writing for free, and we went apple picking and it was glorious.
The government shutdown continues, leaving thousands without necessary government services and as many as one million government employees furloughed. Also, an interview with the Prison Yoga Project of New York.