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Remember Top Gun? Remember Tom Cruise’s all-American beach volleyball–playing, fighter pilot heroism? Well, the image of a tough guy pilot has evolved.

Top Gun Actor Discusses Playing a Drone Pilot

Remember Top Gun? Remember Tom Cruise’s all-American beach volleyball–playing, fighter pilot heroism? Well, the image of a tough guy pilot has evolved.

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When author Sonia Nazario wrote the Pulitzer Prize winning book  “Enrique’s Journey” in 2006, nobody was paying much attention to the number of children coming across the US border.

Sonia Nazario on children crossing the US border: ‘It’s a modern day odyssey’

When author Sonia Nazario wrote the Pulitzer Prize winning book  “Enrique’s Journey” in 2006, nobody was paying much attention to the number of children coming across the US border.

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From filming Burning Man to projecting views from Wilshire Grand to being programmed to kill, drones have multiple applications and raise many ethical and legal question.

KCRW’s Drone Coverage

From filming Burning Man to projecting views from Wilshire Grand to being programmed to kill, drones have multiple applications and raise many ethical and legal question.

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This is Rob Long and on today’s Martini Shot I talk with authority about Deep Fakes — those digitized and undetectable fakes of actors and well-known people doing and saying things…

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