James Bamford

journalist and author

Guest

Journalist who has written several books about the National Security Agency, including The Shadow Factory: The NSA from 9/11 to the Eavesdropping on America

James Bamford on KCRW

Former members of an elite Israeli military intelligence unit are refusing to “take part in the state’s actions against Palestinians.”

Israeli Military Spying

Former members of an elite Israeli military intelligence unit are refusing to “take part in the state’s actions against Palestinians.”

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Since Edward Snowden leaked hundreds of thousands of top-secret documents he took from the NSA, both detractors and supporters have waited to hear Snowden’s own explanation.

Edward Snowden, the NSA and Other Whistleblowers

Since Edward Snowden leaked hundreds of thousands of top-secret documents he took from the NSA, both detractors and supporters have waited to hear Snowden’s own explanation.

from To the Point

President Obama issued new orders today after months of controversy over spying by the National Security Agency.

Protecting National Security and Preserving Privacy

President Obama issued new orders today after months of controversy over spying by the National Security Agency.

from To the Point

More from KCRW

California Gov. Gavin Newsom now seems likely to survive the effort to recall him, but he should reflect on what got him into trouble.

from News Stories

If you live in California and care at all about a sudden change of leadership in this state, you’ll want to vote in the 2021 recall election.

Hawaii is experiencing its highest number of COVID cases, hospitalizations, and deaths since the pandemic began.

from Greater LA

Josh, David and Tim discuss the pay-fors of Democrats’ big spending plans, a looming government shutdown, the debate about booster shots, and California’s failed recall election.

from Left, Right & Center

After initial returns showed the recall failing by a nearly 70% to 30% margin, the Associated Press and TV networks called the race for Newsom.

from News Stories

Secretary of State Shirley Weber said the total cost of the special election could exceed $300 million.

from Zócalo's Connecting California

Josh Barro and Ken White talk about the fate of Rudy Giuliani associate, and why you should closely read the script before recording a Cameo.

from All the Presidents' Lawyers

California lawmakers are pushing to pay addicts not to use illegal drugs.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Saturday marks the 20th anniversary of the worst terrorist attack in American history.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand