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How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The NSA?

The NSA is creating a partnership with N.C. State.
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When ex-NSA contractor Edward Snowden revealed how the National Security Agency collected data on Americans, the uproar was deafening.

Last week, in response to the outrage, President Barack Obama announced plans for some reforms to the agency’s domestic surveillance program. Host Frank Stasio talks about the program with former CIA officer turned activist Ray McGovern; and David Schanzer, an associate professor at Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy, and director of the Triangle Center of Terrorism and Homeland Security.

Alex Granados joined The State of Things in July 2010. He got his start in radio as an intern for the show in 2005 and loved it so much that after trying his hand as a government reporter, reader liaison, features, copy and editorial page editor at a small newspaper in Manassas, Virginia, he returned to WUNC. Born in Baltimore but raised in Morgantown, West Virginia, Alex moved to Raleigh in time to do third grade twice and adjust to public school after having spent years in the sheltered confines of a Christian elementary education. Alex received a degree in journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He also has a minor in philosophy, which basically means that he used to think he was really smart but realized he wasn’t in time to switch majors. Fishing, reading science fiction, watching crazy movies, writing bad short stories, and shooting pool are some of his favorite things to do. Alex still doesn’t know what he wants to be when he grows up, but he is holding out for astronaut.