War News Radio


War News Radio is an award-winning production of Swarthmore College in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA. The weekly, 29-minute program is currently carried on numerous radio stations worldwide and is available for free public broadcast.

Recent Submissions

  • Kato, Lisa; Bourguiba, Salima; Shrestha, Eriko (Swarthmore College, 2016-10-17)
    Reporter Lisa Kato begins the first of a three part series focusing on life in Gaza. In 2015, UNCTAD reported that the Gaza Strip could become "uninhabitable" by 2020 if the current situation does not improve. The blockade ...
  • Kingsley, Alex (Swarthmore College, 2016-10-10)
    It’s hard to listen to the news without getting angry. War News Radio’s Sabrina Merold and Alex Kingsley have stopped trying. WNR proudly presents “Filibusted”, with all the news that makes us tear our hair out. This month’s ...
  • Merold, Sabrina (Swarthmore College, 2016-09-28)
    As indigenous activists and environmentalists ramp up actions at Dakota Access Pipeline construction sites, solidarity marches have sprung up across U.S. cities. War News Radio accompanied other Swarthmore students to a ...
  • Clayton, Jay; Merold, Sabrina (Swarthmore College, 2016-05-11)
    It’s hard to listen to the news without getting angry. War News Radio’s Jay Clayton and Sabrina Merold have stopped trying. WNR proudly presents “Filibusted”, with all the news that makes us tear our hair out. This month’s ...
  • Sheth, Amber (Swarthmore College, 2016-04-26)
    This week on War News Radio, reporter Anna Weber takes a comparative look at the widespread crisis of femicide in Latin America. Recent protests across the region have sparked new media coverage and legislation in an attempt ...
  • Hageboutros, Joelle (Swarthmore College, 2016-04-22)
    War News Radio’s Joelle Hageboutros spoke with three students from Professor Atshan’s Israeli Palestinian Conflict class who traveled to the region to see and experience first-hand what they had been studying for a semester. ...
  • Ono, Haruka (Swarthmore College, 2016-04-11)
    This week on War News Radio, we catch up on Hong Kong’s case of the five missing booksellers. Why did the disappearance of bookstore employees stir up mass protest and unrest? And how does this complicate Hong Kong’s ...
  • Kato, Lisa (Swarthmore College, 2016-04-07)
    This week, War News Radio’s Eduard Saakashvili interviewed Natalia Antelava and Ilan Greenberg about the creation of a new website changing how journalists report on global crises, Coda Story, focusing on delving deeper ...
  • Shrestha, Eriko (Swarthmore College, 2016-03-24)
    What is the state of democracy in Iran? Although the 2016 US Presidential elections are occupying media and pundit analysis, equally significant electoral changes are occurring around the world. This week, we will be ...
  • Kwok, Katherine (Swarthmore College, 2016-02-21)
    This week on War News Radio, we hear from our partner station, Yatsani FM in Lusaka, Zambia on the impact of climate change on food security in Zambia. Featuring two panelists, a geophysicist and an economist. Tune in for ...
  • Bourguiba, Salima (Swarthmore College, 2016-02-16)
    This week on War News Radio, Anna Weber interviews Jody Williams about the plight of refugees during the current European refugee crisis and the importance of seeing the crisis as a human crisis when continuing to find solutions.
  • Ono, Haruka (Swarthmore College, 2016-02-10)
    This week on War News Radio, we report on the epidemic of the Zika virus in Latin America.
  • Weber, Anna (Swarthmore College, 2016-01-31)
    This week on War News Radio we bring you two voices: one returning and one new. In order to expand the scope of our work we collaborate with fellow reporters at Yatsani FM in Zambia and are starting to share content from ...
  • Yang, Rachel; Ono, Haruka; Merold, Sabrina; Weber, Anna (Swarthmore College, 2016-01-25)
    This week on War News Radio, Headlines: Explained. Reporters Haruka Ono, Anna Weber, and Sabrina Merold explain three headlines you may have seen in the news recently. They cover Taiwan's recent election, the Iran prisoner ...
  • Mariani, Joe; Elliot, Leo (Swarthmore College, 2015-12-06)
    This week on War News Radio, the third and last piece in our series on Central American migration. Reporter Liliana Frankel interviews El Wanaco, a young Salvadoran rapper, and examines the painful history of exchanges ...
  • Meng, Vanessa (Swarthmore College, 2015-11-25)
    This week on War News Radio, “Islamophobia.” Reporters Lisa Kato, Vanessa Meng, Haruka Ono, and Salima Bourguiba investigate Islamophobia in America today. Have a listen.
  • Weber, Anna; Sheth, Amber (Swarthmore College, 2015-11-06)
    This week on War News Radio, A Reflection on Home. Reporter Amber Sheth discusses her visit to Cuba, where she traced her family's past and came to a new understanding of the country's present. Take a listen.
  • Yang, Rachel; Choi, Eojin; Hrabar, Allison (Swarthmore College, 2015-10-29)
    This week on War News Radio, "Border Hysteria". We explore how the issue of immigration is debated and distorted during US presidential elections.
  • Meng, Vanessa; Frankel, Liliana (Swarthmore College, 2015-10-09)
    This week on War News Radio, we bring you two stories from different sides of the globe. First, we check the progress of the protest movement in Hong Kong, which began last year in response to proposed changes to the ...
  • By Force 
    Yang, Rachel; Frankel, Liliana (Swarthmore College, 2015-10-02)
    This week on War News Radio, “By Force.” Reporter Liliana Frankel spent summer 2015 living and working at a migrant shelter in Oaxaca, Mexico. While she was there, she collected interviews with people passing through. This ...

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