Archive for 2006 Fall

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This week on War News Radio, we’re giving history lessons. We’ll bring you up to speed on Iraqi history and put the news in context.

Still fuzzy about the difference between Shi’a and Sunni? Listen now to Alan Smith’s report.

Curious about what Ba’athism really is? Listen now to Anne Kolker’s report.

Wondering if America can learn anything from previous occupations of Iraq? Listen now to Alan Smith’s report.

And what about Shari’a? Listen now to David Mann’s report.

Finally, we try to find some comic relief with a look at what makes Iraqis laugh. Listen now to Hansi Lo Wang’s report.

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Dec
15

Unembedded

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Unembedded Cover

This week on War News Radio, we speak with three photojournalists in Iraq who report perspectives that their colleagues embedded with the US military sometimes miss. Listen now to Clare Kobasa’s report.

Then, we hear about an American medical unit that is teaching First Aid to local Iraqis. Listen now to Emily Hager’s report.

Finally, we learn about the changing role of the burqa for Afghan women. Listen now to Anna Grant’s report.

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Afghan Woman with American and Baby

This week on War News Radio, as the Baker-Hamilton Commision recommends a change of course in Iraq, we hear a different proposal on what the US should do next. Listen now to Elizabeth Threlkeld’s report.

Then, we learn about emerging opportunities for women in Afghanistan: from jobs doing embroidery to jobs in Parliament. Listen now to Anna Grant’s report.

And, we find out about the changing role of the United Service Organization, or USO. Listen now to Sarah Manion’s report.

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Syrian Foreign Minister in Iraq

As the war brings diplomacy to center stage, this week on War News Radio, we learn about Iranian and Syrian interest in Iraq. Listen now to this report from Anne Kolker and Duncan Gromko.

Then, we speak with Daniel Heyman, an American artist whose work reflects the experiences of Iraqis tortured at the Abu Ghraib prison. Listen now to Michael Drezner’s report.

And, we follow up on the aftermath of Saddam Hussein’s death sentence. Listen now to Wren Elhai’s report.

We also look back at the judicial system behind Saddam Hussein’s trial. Listen now to Anne Kolker’s report.

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Iraqi artifacts

This week on War News Radio, we look at art in Iraq – above ground and below.

We investigate the market for illegal artifacts from Iraq. Listen now to this report from Hansi Lo Wang and Shelley Salant.

We also hear the story of an Iraqi artist who found beauty in a city under siege. Listen now to Amelia Templeton’s report.

Finally, we go beyond the physical impact of improvised explosive devices, IEDs, and find out about the psychological aftermath of IED attacks. Listen now to Zachary Fryer-Biggs’s report.

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Nov
17

What Now?

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Students Leaving Closed University

This week on War News Radio, we speak to Heather Coyne, a veteran with a unique double perspective on Iraq: military and civilian. Listen now to Robert Manduca’s report.

We also look at Tuesday’s mass kidnapping at the Iraqi Ministry of Higher Education. Threats are nothing new to Iraq’s educators. We hear from some university faculty in Iraq. Listen now to Wren Elhai’s report.

And, we learn about the US National Guard’s Flat Soldier program. For children whose parents are overseas, a cardboard cutout can’t fill the void. But some say it helps. Listen now to Peter Holm’s report.

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