800 military bases later, happy Independence Day! (E755)
Before building its $100-million drone base in Niger, the US State Department surveyed the region, finding strong opposition to its presence. The NSA is deleting hundreds of millions of phone calls and text messages dating back to 2015. Author and speaker D. Watkins joins the show to discuss the legacy of Independence Day, the 1964 Civil Rights Act, and how little has changed for marginalized communities since 1964. And, scientists photograph the creation of a new planet.