• Apr 13, 2015 9:00 pm
  • 26:28 mins

Guest: Caroline Hoxby, Economics Professor at Stanford University and co-editor of the book "How the Financial Crisis and Great Recession Affected Higher Education" At 5.5 percent, the national unemployment rate is nearly back to where it was just before the Great Recession hit. Which is not to say that all Americans feel as though they’ve recovered from the shock to their earnings, their retirement funds, or the value of their homes. A new book co-edited by Stanford economist Caroline Hoxby finds universities managed pretty well during the recession, due in no small part to the fact that more people enrolled in college when the job market tanked.

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Drones and Targeted Killing

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Guest: Marjorie Cohn, professor of law at Thomas Jefferson School of Law, a former president of the National Lawyers Guild and author of the book, “Drones and Targeted Killing: Legal, Moral and Geopolitical Issues.” The War on Terror itself has evolved a lot in the last decade. Since President Barack Obama took office in 2008, it has increasingly been fought by soldiers sitting in secret command sites in the U.S. remotely controlling unmanned aircraft that hover and fire on suspected terrorists 7,000 miles away in Pakistan, Yemen, and Afghanistan. The use of drones has become intensely controversial among politicians, lawyers and academics of all partisan stripes. Thomas Jefferson School of Law professor Marjorie Cohn parses the legal, moral and geopolitical issues of America’s drone program in her book, “Drones and Targeted Killing.”

Guest: Marjorie Cohn, professor of law at Thomas Jefferson School of Law, a former president of the National Lawyers Guild and author of the book, “Drones and Targeted Killing: Legal, Moral and Geopolitical Issues.” The War on Terror itself has evolved a lot in the last decade. Since President Barack Obama took office in 2008, it has increasingly been fought by soldiers sitting in secret command sites in the U.S. remotely controlling unmanned aircraft that hover and fire on suspected terrorists 7,000 miles away in Pakistan, Yemen, and Afghanistan. The use of drones has become intensely controversial among politicians, lawyers and academics of all partisan stripes. Thomas Jefferson School of Law professor Marjorie Cohn parses the legal, moral and geopolitical issues of America’s drone program in her book, “Drones and Targeted Killing.”