New this week: Philadelphia Speaks – Part OneBy
American news is filled with issues such as the debt, natural disasters, the Arab spring, and unemployment. Amid all of these issues and controversies, the United States is still involved in multiple conflicts abroad: Iraq, Afghanistan — and now Libya. How salient are these issues to the public? Is other news more pressing as the media seem to suggest? The War News Radio staff hit the streets of Philadelphia – just after Memorial Day to survey public opinion and awareness of the conflicts. Elliana Bisgaard-Church has part one of this story.