Coming Out

Former service members discharged under Don’t Ask Don’t Tell protest in front of the White House. Photo courtesy of the AP. First, We follow up on the status of the military’s Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy. Sam Hirshman and Duyen Nguyen report. Then, we speak with an Iraqi refugee adjusting…

Asking and Telling

Protesters demonstrating against the military’s don’t ask don’t tell policy on Capitol Hill. Photo courtesy of the AP. First, we hear from opponents of the US military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy. Sam Hirshman and Minh-Duyen Nguyen contributed reporting to this story. Then, we speak to some Iraqis who fled…

Bailed Out

Afghan soldiers chat in front of the main office of Kabul Bank in Kabul, Afghanistan. Photo courtesy of the AP First, we look at problems at Afghanistan’s central bank. Sam Hirshman has the story. Then, we explore traumatic brain injury in soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. Emily Hager reports.…

Medical Malaise

Medical professionals in Iraq going about their business. Photo courtesy of the AP We explore the trials and successes of health care in Iraq. Amandine Lee, Chloe Wittenberg, and Abdulla Mizead bring the story. Then, we hear about the legacy left by American troops after they pull out of Iraq.…

Dunson Checks In

Sgt. Dunson is facing controversy over a video he posted to YouTube. Photo courtesy of the AP We speak with Sgt. Leo Dunson about the controversy surrounding a prank he pulled on an Iraqi going through a roadside check point. Kyle Crawford reports. Read the transcript here. Then, we take…

Bollywood Across Borders

Posters of Bollywood actors at a store in Afghanistan. Photo courtesy of the AP This week on War News Radio, we hear about Afghans’ love for Bollywood cinema. Karim Sariahmed reports. Then, we speak to medical students who are part of the Army’s Health Professions Scholarship Program. Kyle Crawford and…