WHYY Radio Sunday Specials

The best specials and series to inform, entertain and keep you company.

Listen Sundays at 8 p.m. on WHYY radio.

October 6, 2019
Debate: Is Recent U.S. Policy towards China productive?

The United States is cracking down on China in an attempt to create a more favorable balance of trade. Other concerns include continuing Chinese thefts of intellectual property and the imposition of technology transfer requirements to do business in China. The U.S. seeks to frustrate China’s program to achieve dominance in a range of advanced technologies. And it wants to cripple Huawei, the telecoms giant, which it sees as a potential security threat. Are recent U.S. policies tough and focused enough to achieve key economic and strategic objectives? Or will U.S. policy escalate tensions too much, ultimately reducing the chances that the world’s two major powers can achieve a sensible accommodation?

October 13, 2019
I’ll Be Seeing You – Episode One: Project Vigilant — The Evolution of Hacking

Adrian Lamo is the hacker who rather controversially turned Chelsea Manning into the authorities almost a decade ago. He died under mysterious circumstances last Spring. We take listeners on a narrative journey to reveal not only how he died, but explain how hacks work and what Lamo was doing on the DarkWeb.

October 20, 2019
I’ll Be Seeing You – Episode Two: Elephants and AI — Can Artificial Intelligence Save the Elephangs?

We go to Malawi to look at how researchers are tailoring AI in their efforts to find poachers, and how a team at Cornell who are using machine learning to understand elephant language

October 27, 2019
I’ll Be Seeing You – Episode Three: Hacking ISIS — Cracking into the Most Secretive and Deadly Terrorist Organization in the World

We go behind-the-scenes of a military unit to reveal, for the first time, how soldiers cracked into ISIS’s network and launched missions against the most dangerous terrorist organization in the world.

November 3, 2019
I’ll Be Seeing You – Episode Four: Spycatcher — Finding Insider Threats in the Digital Age

We delve into one of the most damaging spy cases this country has ever known, and explain how casinos, algorithms, and data surveillance will transform spying in the modern age.

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