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Need to Know, September 14, 2012: Drones

This week's host, Scott Simon. Photo: Will O’Leary

Need to Know’s Hannah Yi travels to Pakistan to investigate the impact U.S. drone attacks are having on citizens in targeted areas.

Anchor Scott Simon interviews Pir Zubair Shah, a Pakistani journalist who grew up in South Waziristan and is now a fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.

The “American Voices” essay is by Khaled Hossein, author of “The Kite Runner” and “A Thousand Splendid Suns.” His topic: growing up in Afghanistan before the war years.

Read the full transcript of this week’s episode.

What’s on this week:

Drone strikes in Pakistan

Reporting from Pakistan, Need to Know investigates the impact U.S. drone attacks are having on citizens in targeted areas.

Interview with Pir Zubair Shah

Anchor Scott Simon interviews Pir Zubair Shah, a Pakistani journalist who grew up in South Waziristan and is now a fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.

American Voices: Khaled Hosseini

Khaled Hosseini, author of “The Kite Runner” and “A Thousand Splendid Sun” talks about growing up in Afghanistan before the war years.

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