Robert Turner

University of Virginia Law School

Guest

Professor at the Virginia Law School and Associate Director of its Center for National Security Law; counsel to the President's Intelligence Oversight Board during the Reagan Administration; former chair of the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Law and National Security

Robert Turner on KCRW

Britain's  Guardian  newspaper and the  Washington Post  broke the stories last week about the  National Security Agency collecting metadata  on virtually every phone call made in this…

Obama, Congress and the Surveillance State

Britain's Guardian newspaper and the Washington Post broke the stories last week about the National Security Agency collecting metadata on virtually every phone call made in this…

from To the Point

After months of quiet negotiations, Democrats and the Bush White house reportedly were close to a deal on the controversy between electronic surveillance of terrorists and the privacy…

The Administration's Broad New Wiretapping Powers

After months of quiet negotiations, Democrats and the Bush White house reportedly were close to a deal on the controversy between electronic surveillance of terrorists and the privacy…

from Which Way, L.A.?

President Bush may be a struggling lame duck, but Democrats can still be out-maneuvered if they think they'll be called soft on terrorism.

Bush Administration's Broad New Wiretapping Powers

President Bush may be a struggling lame duck, but Democrats can still be out-maneuvered if they think they'll be called soft on terrorism.

from To the Point

More from KCRW

The FBI, CIA, NSA and other agencies have historically exploited their power but their limits appear boundless in the modern age.

from Scheer Intelligence

The California Botanic Garden in Claremont has a Noah’s Ark of native plants. That’s where freezers preserve seeds from plants that might go extinct.

from Greater LA

Repairing the Whittier Narrows Dam was reclassified in 2016 from “high urgency” to “very high urgency” by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

from Greater LA

Unable to develop the land, the Bruce family decided to sell Bruce’s Beach back to LA County for $20 million. KCRW speaks to the attorney representing the family.

from Greater LA

Esteemed physician Dr. Stephen Bezruchka explains why spending the most in the midst of inequality and flawed politics produces an unhealthy prognosis.

from Scheer Intelligence

Panelists discuss Kyrsten Sinema’s departure from the Democratic Party, what a plot to overthrow the government in Germany has in common with America’s far right and how social media…

from Left, Right & Center

Protestors interrupted the first meeting of the new LA City Council today, continuing a chaotic string of days for the city’s government.

from Greater LA

Panelists discuss Kevin McCarthy’s failed bids to become speaker of the House, President Biden and Mitch McConnell’s joint infrastructure support, and the anniversary of the January 6…

from Left, Right & Center

Rogét Chahayed’s work is nominated for six Grammys this year, including Album of the Year for Mary J. Blige’s “Good Morning Gorgeous (Deluxe).”

from Greater LA