History Lessons

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…

Unembedded

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…

A Fork in the Road

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…

Death and Diplomacy

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…

Art and 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…

What Now?

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.…

A Change in Course

On Tuesday, the war in Iraq cast its shadow over the voting booth. This week on War News Radio, we asked three pollsters about the war’s impact on the election. In some states, Iraq policy itself was on the ballot. Listen now to reports from Michael Drezner and Sarah Whites-Koditschek.…

It’s the War, Stupid

Just a few days before the election, a new poll shows that Iraq, above all else, will determine who goes to Washington. This week on War News Radio, we analyze the military mindset. How do soldiers and veterans see politics? Listen now to this report from Cyrus Stoller and Emily…

Analyzing the Ads

Less than two weeks before the midterm elections, candidates search for just the right words to win over war-weary voters. This week on War News Radio, we look at campaign ads from across the country. Listen now to Aaron Schwartz’s report. Then, an interview with Democratic Senator Carl Levin, Ranking…

Young at War

This week on War News Radio, we take a look at how the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are playing out in the lives of the local youth. We speak with two Afghan students who have made their way to college in America, and we look at the perks and…