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This week on War News Radio, we host a piece from Human Rights Hummus, a new podcast started by Swarthmore alums Lily Tyson ’17 and Marissa Cohen ’17…

Human Rights Hummus: Voices of the Holy Land is your passport to the front lines of one of the most contentious issues of our time: The Israeli Occupation. This podcast brings you across the table with Israelis and Palestinians who share their life stories and political perspectives.

How did the state of Israel come to fruition from the dream of Zionism? How did this effect the Palestinian population? What is the current situation in Israel-Palestine? Travel with Lily Tyson and Marissa Cohen through Israel/Palestine as they meet inspiring human rights activists fighting for peace and justice in the region.

Click here to listen to the first episode.

Categories : 2017 Fall
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In the last episode of When Things Fall Apart, we examined the issue of educational inequity and the wave of student protests that took place in post-Apartheid South Africa. This week, we explore Equal Education, a movement that seeks to develop a standard for basic education across South Africa. We speak to Ntuthuzo Ndzomo, the Deputy General Secretary of Equal Education about the fundamental challenges to the provision and implementation of an equal basic education standard across the country. We also look at the role of media activism and its importance in a fragile environment. Produced by Meagan Currie, Shua-Kym McLean, Ziyana Popat, and Bobby Zipp, with the help of Katherine Kwok.

Categories : 2017 Spring
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As part of a project connecting to Professor of Political Science Emily Paddon-Rhoads’ class on the Politics of Sub-Saharan Africa, several Swatties examine the recent wave of student protests fighting against continued educational inequity that haunts post-Apartheid South Africa. We speak to four alumni of the University of Cape Town who were each affected by the #RhodesMustFall and #FeesMustFall movements of 2015 and 2016. We learn more about the Equal Education movement that has developed to promote equitable basic education for young learners across the country, and examine the role of media activism in a changing world. Produced by Meagan Currie, Shua-Kym McLean, Bobby Zipp, and Ziyana Popat, with the help of Katherine Kwok.

Categories : 2017 Spring
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This week on War News Radio, part three of “Narrow Passages,” War News Radio’s podcast series covering the details of the resettlement process for refugees from the Syrian war. Previous episodes looked at the big picture of resettlement as a whole process. Reporters Jake Stattel, Matthew Chaffinch, and George Menz spoke with officials from Allentown, PA, a major hub for resettlement, to understand how resettlement actually works in an American city. Take a listen!

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In the last segment of Narrow Passages, we looked at the broad problems with U.S. and international refugee resettlement institutions as a whole. This episode, we will narrow in on more specific challenges refugees face along the way. We especially want to examine the many ways that opportunities for resettlement are unequally distributed, from start to finish.

Categories : 2016 Fall
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This past September, tens of millions of Indian workers staged a one-day general strike to protest Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s economic policies. It was the biggest work stoppage in human history. Reporters Aru Shiney-Ajay and Will Marchese recap the strike and further interview Indian labor organizers and scholars.

Categories : 2016 Fall, Journalism, Labor
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