Are D.C. Police Spying On Protesters? | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : The Kojo Nnamdi Show

Are D.C. Police Spying On Protesters?

Activists in Washington have long suspected that members of the Metropolitan Police Department, or MPD, were infiltrating their meetings and protests. Now lawyers representing the group United Students Against Sweatshops say they have evidence: a trail of Tweets and Tumblr posts that appear to document the double life of a local police officer, who routinely posed as a protester named "Missy Thompson." Kojo explores a story of activism, cyber-sleuthing and undercover police work.

NPR

The World Music Education of Philip Glass

In his new memoir, Music Without Words, the composer explains how a chance meeting with Ravi Shankar sparked a fascination with the cultures of the world and their music.
NPR

PepsiCo Swaps Diet Drink's Aspartame For Other Artificial Sweeteners

The company says Diet Pepsi consumers are concerned about aspartame. But the Food and Drug Administration has long affirmed that the sweetener is safe in amounts commonly used by beverage companies.
NPR

Surgeon General Vivek Murthy On Gun Control, Vaccines And Science

Surgeon General Vivek Murthy was officially sworn in this week. His confirmation was held up for more than a year because of comments he made about gun violence. Murthy talks with NPR's Scott Simon.
NPR

As Health Apps Hop On The Apple Watch, Privacy Will Be Key

The notion of receiving nutrition advice from artificial intelligence on your wrist may seem like science fiction. But health developers are betting this kind of behavior will become the norm.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.