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.


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4 Pieces

Features on the war in Iraq


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This month on War News Radio, “Forward Thinking”, we first discuss the future of Iraq in light of the ten year anniversary this past March. Then, w...

  • Added: Apr 11, 2013
  • Length: 30:01
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The four Iraqis you’re about to hear tell a story of a remembered landscape. It’s a story about how war blackened the city of Baghdad, split its ne...

Bought by WAMC Northeast Public Radio

  • Added: Apr 01, 2013
  • Length: 06:47
  • Purchases: 1
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In this week’s show, we commemorate the 10 year anniversary of the war in Iraq through a look at the country’s past, present and future and the imp...

  • Added: Mar 08, 2013
  • Length: 29:06
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Sometimes it’s hard to read the news without getting angry. Caroline Batten and Elliana Bisgaard-Church have stopped trying. War News Radio proudly...

  • Added: Feb 10, 2013
  • Length: 05:30
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On January 24, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta lifted the ban on women serving in combat roles in the military. War News Radio reporter Amy DiPie...

  • Added: Feb 09, 2013
  • Length: 03:47
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This month on War News Radio, “Moving Up, Moving Out”, we discuss what stories in the news this week angered us the most. Then, we learn about Fran...

  • Added: Feb 08, 2013
  • Length: 30:01
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This week on War News Radio, “Peace News in Wartime”, we discuss the role of Morocco in the Arab Spring. Then, we learn about the process of establ...

  • Added: Dec 12, 2012
  • Length: 30:01
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The annual Army-Navy football game is one of the few opportunities for civilian types to have a front row seat to military culture. War News Radio’...

  • Added: Dec 12, 2012
  • Length: 08:40
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When we think of the Arab Spring, the countries Egypt, Libya, Syria, and Tunisia come to mind. But what about Morocco? Elliana Bisgaard-Church ha...

  • Added: Dec 11, 2012
  • Length: 07:17
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This month on War News Radio, "Back to Work ". First, we examine the problem of youth unemployment in Morocco. Then, we look into the persecution ...

  • Added: Nov 18, 2012
  • Length: 29:01