War News Radio

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Coverage of war and politics can quickly devolve into a haze of statistics, strategies, and expert predictions. Lost are the completely real effects policy decisions have on real people around the world.

We at War News Radio are trying to rediscover the voices of real people. Our show fills the gaps in the media's coverage by airing new perspectives, both personal and historical, in a balanced and in-depth manner. We hope our broadcasts will engage our listeners and inspire them to engage critically with the rest of the world.

Beyond our journalistic goals, however, War News Radio also serves as an educational tool. Since our founding in early 2005, dozens of students have participated in the production of War News Radio, gaining a deeper understanding of international affairs and passing that knowledge on to their peers. We hope the program can be a model for other efforts to spread global awareness among American youth.

War News Radio is a production of Swarthmore College in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA. Our weekly, 29-minute program is currently carried on numerous radio stations worldwide and is available for free public broadcast.

Series

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4 Pieces

Features on the war in Iraq


Pieces

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Parts One and Two of Amy DiPierro's series on economic development, poverty, and inequality in Iraqi Kurdistan. These previously released segments ...

  • Added: Feb 17, 2012
  • Length: 22:43
Caption: An abandoned IDP camp in Iraqi Kurdistan near the border with Iran., Credit: Rachel Stacy
In Iraqi Kurdistan, a common adage says the Kurdish people have “no friends but the mountains.” Today, the mountains along the northern border of ...

Bought by WAMC and New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Feb 08, 2012
  • Length: 05:49
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: A farmer in Merikegia, a village in Iraqi Kurdistan., Credit: Rachel Stacy
Iraqi Kurdistan, once known for its rich soil, is rapidly becoming identified with its rich oil. War News Radio’s Amy DiPierro explains how these t...

Bought by KBGA 89.9 FM, WAMC, and WRST-FM Oshkosh


  • Added: Feb 08, 2012
  • Length: 06:19
  • Purchases: 3
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News and features on global conflict.

  • Added: Jan 06, 2012
  • Length: 08:15
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News and features on the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Libya.

  • Added: Dec 30, 2011
  • Length: 29:00
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News and features on the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Libya.

  • Added: Dec 23, 2011
  • Length: 29:00
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Libyan women—both expatriates working remotely and nationals involved at home—have been among the earliest supporters of the movement to overthrow ...

  • Added: Dec 16, 2011
  • Length: 07:11
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News and features on the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Libya.

  • Added: Dec 16, 2011
  • Length: 29:00
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News and features on the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Libya.

  • Added: Dec 09, 2011
  • Length: 29:00
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News and features on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and conflicts in the Middle East and Northern Africa.

  • Added: Dec 02, 2011
  • Length: 29:00