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Browsing Special Projects by Issue Date

Browsing Special Projects by Issue Date

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  • Holm, Peter; Shechtman, Anna (Swarthmore College, 2009-01-16)
    This week on War News Radio, we take a closer look at what it means to be young in Iraq and Afghanistan today. First, we learn about Scholastic International’s initiative to deliver American children’s books to Iraqi ...
  • Symonds, Daniel; Holler, Jessi (Swarthmore College, 2009-01-23)
    This week on War News Radio, we head down to Washington, DC for the presidential inauguration. Daniel Symonds reports. Next, we hear Iraqi and Afghan reactions to the election of Barack Obama. Jessi Holler and Ankhi ...
  • Abromowitz, Madeleine; Ramirez, Gabriel (Swarthmore College, 2009-01-30)
    This week on War News Radio, we take a look at the campaign tactics surrounding Iraq’s Jan 31st provincial elections. Candidates seeking votes in Baghdad are tearing pages from the Tammany Hall playbook — and then some. ...
  • Threlkeld, Elizabeth; Goeckner-Wald, Kyle (Swarthmore College, 2009-02-06)
    This week on War News Radio, we take a look at Iraq’s provincial election results in al-Anbar province and what the commotion says about al-Anbar’s messy political past. Elizabeth Threlkeld reports. Read the transcript ...
  • Hager, Emily; Threlkeld, Elizabeth (Swarthmore College, 2009-02-13)
    This week on War News Radio, we speak with a UN worker in Kabul about her life in the city over the past three years – and how she feels now that she’s leaving it behind. Emily Hager reports. Then, we look more carefully ...
  • Noble, Dani; Hager, Emily (Swarthmore College, 2009-02-20)
    This week on War News Radio, we profile an independent theater production that examines the ways the national media shapes conversations between individuals. Dani Noble reports. Then, we find out more about the deal ...
  • Threlkeld, Elizabeth; Engebretson, Jess (Swarthmore College, 2009-03-06)
    This week on War News Radio, we take a look at the current state of the Iraqi air force, and learn that training new pilots hasn’t been the highest priority. Jess Engebretson and Elizabeth Threlkeld report. Read the ...
  • Engebretson, Jess; Lo Wang, Hansi (Swarthmore College, 2009-03-13)
    This week on War News Radio, soldier poets shape their memories of the Iraq war into verse — and hope someone’s listening. Jess Engebretson reports. Next, we find out what makes a good Iraqi joke. Hansi Lo Wang ...
  • Abromowitz, Madeleine; Hager, Emily (Swarthmore College, 2009-03-20)
    This week on War News Radio, we pause to hear reflections from Iraqi civilians about what the war has meant to them since its start six years ago. Listen now. Next, we hear about the frustrations of a US soldier in Iraq ...
  • Kumar, Tarini; Ramirez, Gabriel (Swarthmore College, 2009-03-27)
    This week on War News Radio, we take a closer look at how Pakistan’s internal politics may impact the Afghanistan-Pakistan border region as a whole. Tarini Kumar reports. Then, we check in with a women’s rights activist ...
  • Threlkeld, Elizabeth; Hager, Emily (Swarthmore College, 2009-04-03)
    This week on War News Radio, a Sons of Iraq leader describes the poor treatment his forces have received from the Iraqi government. Elizabeth Threlkeld reports. Read the transcript here. Then, we talk to Afghan women’s ...
  • Grounded 
    Threlkeld, Elizabeth; Engebretson, Jess (Swarthmore College, 2009-04-10)
    This week on War News Radio, we hear about the challenges facing the Iraqi Air Force. Jess Engebretson and Elizabeth Threlkeld report. Read the transcript here. Then, we talk with journalist Helena Malikyar about ongoing ...
  • Lo Wang, Hansi; Ramirez, Gabriel (Swarthmore College, 2009-04-17)
    This week on War News Radio, we speak with the co-director of the documentary Body of War. The film follows a paralyzed Iraq war veteran who came home and found himself taking on a new role as an antiwar activist. Hansi ...
  • Hager, Emily; Lo Wang, Hansi (Swarthmore College, 2009-04-24)
    This week on War News Radio, we speak with two Iraqi refugees – one who’s been waiting for two years to make it to the US, and another whose life here has been such a struggle that he bought tickets home. Hansi Lo Wang, ...
  • Hager, Emily; Ramirez, Gabriel (Swarthmore College, 2009-05-01)
    This week on War News Radio, we hear the stories of Palestinian Iraqis who struggled to escape persecution in Iraq. Gabriel Ramirez reports. We also hear about small businesses in Afghanistan that are trying to offer ...
  • Hager, Emily; Abromowitz, Madeleine (Swarthmore College, 2009-05-08)
    This week on War News Radio, four Iraqis share their memories of the invasion of Iraq in 2003. Listen here. Then, we get the story of an American soldier in the Sunni Triangle at the start of the war, who found the ...
  • Wang, Laura; Davis, Chelsea (Swarthmore College, 2009-05-15)
    This week, War News Radio brings you a program from our sister studio, The Darfur Radio Project. First, we explore how a small radio studio in the Netherlands is connecting Darfuris to each other–and to the rest of the ...
  • Ramirez, Gabriel; Lo Wang, Hansi (Swarthmore College, 2009-05-22)
    This week on War News Radio, we hear what an Iraqi women’s rights activist is doing to change laws and attitudes in her country. Gabriel Ramirez reports. Then, we talk with Ellen Spiro, co-director of the documentary ...
  • Half Mast 
    Engebretson, Jess; Threlkeld, Elizabeth (Swarthmore College, 2009-05-29)
    This week on War News Radio, we mark this year’s Memorial Day with some of our favorite pieces about the men and women who serve in the U.S. military. First, we head to Philadelphia for the unveiling of a new memorial ...
  • Long Road 
    Jennings, Caitlin; Hager, Emily (Swarthmore College, 2009-08-14)
    This week on War News Radio, we talk with a Middle East expert about US military strategy in Afghanistan. Caitlin Jennings reports. Then, we hear from veterans suffering from traumatic brain injury – and their families. ...

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