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A single hydropower plant produces a third of the electricity consumed in the Republic of Georgia. But the plant’s generator lies on land controlled by Russian-backed separatists. Since the 90’s, the area has seen war, ethnic cleansing, and an increasingly suffocating Russian occupation. But amid all this tension, the power plant has somehow kept operating without problems. Eduard Saakashvili took a look at how that works.

Categories : 2016 Fall
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How does the rising tension between Hong Kong and China impact the city’s press freedom? This week, we turn away from headlines and speak to journalists and journalism students about their experiences and perspectives. Tune in for more.

Categories : 2016 Fall
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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 topic? Felony Disenfranchisement.

Categories : 2016 Fall
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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 #NODAPL march in Philadelphia, and video of the protest will be released soon. This week, reporter Gabriel Contreras offers insight into the timeline of these protests and interviews two students from Swarthmore’s environmental action group, Mountain Justice.

Categories : 2016 Fall
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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 topic? US Russia Relations.

Categories : 2016 Spring
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"That's enough of living in a world that treats woman like things"

“That’s enough of living in a world that treats woman like things”

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 to combat gender discrimination. Anna interviewed two sexual harassment prevention organizations, one in Peru and one in Argentina, in order to learn their different methods to raise sexual harassment awareness.

Categories : 2016 Spring
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