Best of Spring ’09

Refugees from Iraq sit in the airport in Hanover, Germany. Photo courtesy of the Associated Press. This week on War News Radio, we dip into our archives and put together a few of our favorite pieces from the past spring. First, we hear from two Iraqi refugees – one who…

Half Mast

Lowering the flag on Memorial Day. Photo by Elizabeth Threlkeld. This week on War News Radio, we mark this year’s Memorial Day with some of our favorite pieces about the men and women who serve in the U.S. military. First, we head to Philadelphia for the unveiling of a new…

Finding Their Voices

A demonstration for women’s rights in Baghdad. Photo courtesy of the Associated Press. This week on War News Radio, we hear what an Iraqi women’s rights activist is doing to change laws and attitudes in her country. Gabriel Ramirez reports. Then, we talk with Ellen Spiro, co-director of the documentary…

The Ties That Bind

Refugees in Darfur listen to a radio program. Photo courtesy of the Associated Press. This week, War News Radio brings you a program from our sister studio, The Darfur Radio Project. First, we explore how a small radio studio in the Netherlands is connecting Darfuris to each other–and to the…

A Look Back

A US soldier guards detainees outside of Kirkuk. Photo courtesy of the Associated Press. This week on War News Radio, four Iraqis share their memories of the invasion of Iraq in 2003. Listen here. Then, we get the story of an American soldier in the Sunni Triangle at the start…

Men in the Sun

An Iraqi Palestinian family at a camp on the Syrian-Iraqi border. Photo courtesy of the Associated Press / UNHCR. This week on War News Radio, we hear the stories of Palestinian Iraqis who struggled to escape persecution in Iraq. Gabriel Ramirez reports. We also hear about small businesses in Afghanistan…

Another Man’s Paradise

Iraqi refugees fill out paperwork in Michigan. Photo courtesy of the Associated Press This week on War News Radio, we speak with two Iraqi refugees – one who’s been waiting for two years to make it to the US, and another whose life here has been such a struggle that…

The Cost of War

Iraq War veterans carry Tomas Young up the Capitol steps in Washington DC. Credit: Kevin McKinney / Mobilus Media. This week on War News Radio, we speak with the co-director of the documentary Body of War. The film follows a paralyzed Iraq war veteran who came home and found himself…

Grounded

Supporters Pakistan’s hard-line cleric Sufi Muhammad leave Mingora in Pakistani troubled Swat valley on Thursday, April 9, 2009. Photo courtesy of the Associated Press . This week on War News Radio, we hear about the challenges facing the Iraqi Air Force. Jess Engebretson and Elizabeth Threlkeld report. Read the transcript…

A Woman’s Place

Suraya Pakzad (right), with a former resident of her Voice of Women Organization shelter. Photo courtesy of the Philadelphia Inquirer. This week on War News Radio, a Sons of Iraq leader describes the poor treatment his forces have received from the Iraqi government. Elizabeth Threlkeld reports. Read the transcript here.…