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Iraqis submitting job applications. Photo courtesy of AP.
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This week on War News Radio, we take a look at young Iraqis’ struggle to find work. Karim Sariahmed reports. Read the transcript here.

Then, we hear from American soldiers about how they keep themselves entertained and release stress during their free time while deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan. Emily Crawford has the story.

Finally, we take a look at the Afghan School Project, an organization that focuses on education for women and children in Afghanistan. Marina Tucktuck reports.

These stories, plus this week’s news.

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US veteran sharing his thoughts with Warrior Writers. Photo courtesy of Warrior Writers.
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This week on War News Radio, we take a look at the Warrior Writers program, which helps US veterans channel their feelings and experiences through creative outlets. Jessie Arian reports.

Then, we check up on the Afghan indie rock band Kabul Dreams. Aaron Moser has the story.

Finally, we investigate traffic issues in Baghdad, and what makes it so difficult to get around the city. Bennet Goeckner reports.

These stories, plus this week’s news.

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Iraqis protest against lack of electricity and high temperatures. Photo courtesy of Reuters.
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This week on War News Radio, we talk to Iraqis about how they deal with the unbearable summer heat. Kyle Crawford reports. Read the transcript here.

Next, we examine the status of women in Afghanistan, how they have come to be marginalized in most aspects of Afghan society, and what NGOs are doing to combat this. Amandine Lee has the story.

Then, we look into some of the legal issues surrounding closing Guantanamo Prison. Sam Hirshman has the story.

Finally, we talk to a marine sniper who served in Iraq about his experiences. Kyle Crawford reports.

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A new member of the Iraqi Parliament in Baghdad. Photo courtesy of AP.
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This week on War News Radio, we look into why Iraq has still not been able to produce a government 5 months after the national elections. Amandine Lee reports. Read the transcript here.

Then, we examine the gradual withdrawal of American troops from Iraq, and see what it means for the future of the country. Kyle Crawford has the story. Read the transcript here.

Finally, we speak to activists about fledgling peace movements in Afghanistan. Karim Sariahmed reports. Read the transcript here.

These stories, plus this week’s news.

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An Iraqi women holding her passport. Photo courtesy of Reuters.
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This week on War News Radio, we talk to Iraqis about the difficulty of obtaining a passport. Jessie Arian reports. Read the transcript here.

Then, we take a look at an Afghan school that emphasizes music training and hopes to revive the region’s unique culture. Marina Tucktuck has the story.

Finally, we speak to medical students who are part of the Army’s Health Professions Scholarship Program. Kyle Crawford and Emily Crawford report. Read the transcript here.

These stories, plus this week’s news.

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Baghdad’s famous Al-Rasheed Street Photo courtesy of the Associated Press.
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This week on War News Radio, we bring you the best of our stories from the Swarthmore class of 2010.

First, we find out how an influx of Iraqi refugees has shaped one neighborhood of Damascus, and the lives of those who call it home. Listen now to this report by Gabriel Ramirez.

Then, we’ll learn about Baghdad’s Al-Rasheed street. Madeleine Abromowitz has the story.

And, shopping for food can be a dangerous errand for families in Baghdad. We hear about some of the ways Iraqis have found to shop safely. Listen now to Cyrus Stoller’s report.

Finally, we also hear about the issues surrounding temporary marriages in Iraq. Emily Hager reports.

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