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War News Radio

War News Radio from Swarthmore College

War News Radio fills the gaps in the media's coverage of the conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan, and beyond by providing balanced and in-depth reporting, historical perspective, and personal stories.

Episodes

When Things Fall Apart: Episode 2
00:14:57
2017-10-03 04:44:48 UTC 00:14:57
When Things Fall Apart: Episode 2

In the last episode of When Things Fall Apart, we examined the issue of educational inequity and the wave of student protests that took place in post-Apartheid South Africa. This week, we explore...

For more reports and exclusive content, please visit us at warnewsradio.org

When Things Fall Apart: Episode 1
00:16:08
2017-10-03 04:44:48 UTC 00:16:08
When Things Fall Apart: Episode 1

As part of a project connecting to Professor of Political Science Emily Paddon-Rhoads’ class on the Politics of Sub-Saharan Africa, several Swatties examine the recent wave of student protests...

For more reports and exclusive content, please visit us at warnewsradio.org

Narrow Passages Part III
00:11:16
2017-10-03 04:44:48 UTC 00:11:16
Narrow Passages Part III

This week on War News Radio, part three of “Narrow Passages,” War News Radio’s podcast series covering the details of the resettlement process for refugees from the Syrian war. Previous episodes...

For more reports and exclusive content, please visit us at warnewsradio.org

Narrow Passages Part II
00:18:07
2017-10-03 04:44:48 UTC 00:18:07
Narrow Passages Part II

In the last segment of Narrow Passages, we looked at the broad problems with U.S. and international refugee resettlement institutions as a whole. This episode, we will narrow in on more specific...

For more reports and exclusive content, please visit us at warnewsradio.org

Human History’s Biggest Labor Strike
00:17:34
2017-10-03 04:44:48 UTC 00:17:34
Human History’s Biggest Labor Strike

This past September, tens of millions of Indian workers staged a one-day general strike to protest Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s economic policies. It was the biggest work stoppage in human history....

For more reports and exclusive content, please visit us at warnewsradio.org

Narrow Passages Part I
00:21:01
2017-10-03 04:44:48 UTC 00:21:01
Narrow Passages Part I

This week on War News Radio, we kick off our series on the resettlement process for refugees coming out of the bitter conflict in Syria. In this first part of Narrow Passages, we look at the...

For more reports and exclusive content, please visit us at warnewsradio.org

A War-Torn Power Plant
00:09:03
2017-10-03 04:44:48 UTC 00:09:03
A War-Torn Power Plant

A single hydropower plant produces a third of the electricity consumed in the Republic of Georgia. But the plant’s generator lies on land controlled by Russian-backed separatists. Since the 90’s, the...

For more reports and exclusive content, please visit us at warnewsradio.org

Press-ing Matters
00:14:14
2017-10-03 04:44:48 UTC 00:14:14
Press-ing Matters

How does the rising tension between Hong Kong and China impact the city’s press freedom? This week, we turn away from headlines and speak to a few journalists and journalism students about their...

For more reports and exclusive content, please visit us at warnewsradio.org

Gaza Under the Blockade: Education
00:11:54
2017-10-03 04:44:48 UTC 00:11:54
Gaza Under the Blockade: Education

Reporter Lisa Kato begins the first of a three part series focusing on life in Gaza. In 2015, UNCTAD reported that the Gaza Strip could become “uninhabitable” by 2020 if the current situation does...

For more reports and exclusive content, please visit us at warnewsradio.org

Filibusted Presents – Exercising a Right: Throwing It Back to the Post-Reconstruction Era for a Look at the History and Impact of Felony Disenfranchisement in the United States
00:08:12
2017-10-03 04:44:48 UTC 00:08:12
Filibusted Presents – Exercising a Right: Throwing It Back to the Post-Reconstruction Era for a Look at the History and Impact of Felony Disenfranchisement in the United States

It’s hard to listen to the news without getting angry. War News Radio’s Sabrina Merold and Alex Kingsley have stopped trying. WNR proudly presents “Filibusted”, with all the news that makes us tear...

For more reports and exclusive content, please visit us at warnewsradio.org

The Fight Against the North Dakota Access Pipeline Isn’t Done
00:09:04
2017-10-03 04:44:48 UTC 00:09:04
The Fight Against the North Dakota Access Pipeline Isn’t Done

As indigenous activists and environmentalists ramp up actions at Dakota Access Pipeline construction sites, solidarity marches have sprung up across U.S. cities. War News Radio accompanied other...

For more reports and exclusive content, please visit us at warnewsradio.org

Filibusted Presents - Putin The Greatest Hits: Throwing It Back for a Look at Media Representations of US Russia Relations
00:07:32
2017-10-03 04:44:48 UTC 00:07:32
Filibusted Presents - Putin The Greatest Hits: Throwing It Back for a Look at Media Representations of US Russia Relations

It’s hard to listen to the news without getting angry. War News Radio’s Jay Clayton and Sabrina Merold have stopped trying. WNR proudly presents “Filibusted”, with all the news that makes us tear...

For more reports and exclusive content, please visit us at warnewsradio.org

A Comparative Analysis of Gender Violence
00:19:30
2017-10-03 04:44:48 UTC 00:19:30
A Comparative Analysis of Gender Violence

This week on War News Radio, reporter Anna Weber takes a comparative look at the widespread crisis of femicide in Latin America. Recent protests across the region have sparked new media coverage and...

For more reports and exclusive content, please visit us at warnewsradio.org

Eye Opening, Intense, Informative: A Swarthmore Trip to Israel and Palestine
00:25:10
2017-10-03 04:44:48 UTC 00:25:10
Eye Opening, Intense, Informative: A Swarthmore Trip to Israel and Palestine

War News Radio’s Joelle Hageboutros spoke with three students from Professor Atshan’s Israeli Palestinian Conflict class who traveled to the region to see and experience first-hand what they had been...

For more reports and exclusive content, please visit us at warnewsradio.org

Five Out of Seven Million
00:12:21
2017-10-03 04:44:48 UTC 00:12:21
Five Out of Seven Million

This week on War News Radio, we catch up on Hong Kong’s case of the five missing booksellers. Why did the disappearance of bookstore employees stir up mass protest and unrest? And how does this...

For more reports and exclusive content, please visit us at warnewsradio.org

Digging Deeper with Coda Story
00:09:06
2017-10-03 04:44:48 UTC 00:09:06
Digging Deeper with Coda Story

This week, War News Radio’s Eduard Saakashvili interviewed Natalia Antelava and Ilan Greenberg about the creation of a new website changing how journalists report on global crises, Coda Story,...

For more reports and exclusive content, please visit us at warnewsradio.org

Perspectives on Democracy and Diplomatic Relations: Iran and the United States
00:10:22
2017-10-03 04:44:48 UTC 00:10:22
Perspectives on Democracy and Diplomatic Relations: Iran and the United States

What is the state of democracy in Iran? Although the 2016 US Presidential elections are occupying media and pundit analysis, equally significant electoral changes are occurring around the world....

For more reports and exclusive content, please visit us at warnewsradio.org

A Local Take on a Global Problem
00:38:24
2017-10-03 04:44:48 UTC 00:38:24
A Local Take on a Global Problem

This week on War News Radio, we hear from our partner station, Yatsani FM in Lusaka, Zambia on the impact of climate change on food security in Zambia. Featuring two panelists, a geophysicist and an...

For more reports and exclusive content, please visit us at warnewsradio.org

Humanizing Refugee Journeys
00:15:20
2017-10-03 04:44:49 UTC 00:15:20
Humanizing Refugee Journeys

This week on War News Radio, Anna Weber interviews Jody Williams about the plight of refugees during the current European refugee crisis and the importance of seeing the crisis as a human crisis when...

For more reports and exclusive content, please visit us at warnewsradio.org

Zika Virus: Unrealistic Restrictions on Women’s Health
00:05:43
2017-10-03 04:44:49 UTC 00:05:43
Zika Virus: Unrealistic Restrictions on Women’s Health

This week on War News Radio, we report on the epidemic of the Zika virus in Latin America.

For more reports and exclusive content, please visit us at warnewsradio.org

When Things Fall Apart: Episode 2
00:14:57
2017-10-09 07:43:37 UTC 00:14:57
When Things Fall Apart: Episode 2

In the last episode of When Things Fall Apart, we examined the issue of educational inequity and the wave of student protests that took place in post-Apartheid South Africa. This week, we explore...

For more reports and exclusive content, please visit us at warnewsradio.org

When Things Fall Apart: Episode 1
00:16:08
2017-10-09 07:43:37 UTC 00:16:08
When Things Fall Apart: Episode 1

As part of a project connecting to Professor of Political Science Emily Paddon-Rhoads’ class on the Politics of Sub-Saharan Africa, several Swatties examine the recent wave of student protests...

For more reports and exclusive content, please visit us at warnewsradio.org

Narrow Passages Part III
00:11:16
2017-10-09 07:43:37 UTC 00:11:16
Narrow Passages Part III

This week on War News Radio, part three of “Narrow Passages,” War News Radio’s podcast series covering the details of the resettlement process for refugees from the Syrian war. Previous episodes...

For more reports and exclusive content, please visit us at warnewsradio.org

Narrow Passages Part II
00:18:07
2017-10-09 07:43:37 UTC 00:18:07
Narrow Passages Part II

In the last segment of Narrow Passages, we looked at the broad problems with U.S. and international refugee resettlement institutions as a whole. This episode, we will narrow in on more specific...

For more reports and exclusive content, please visit us at warnewsradio.org

Human History’s Biggest Labor Strike
00:17:34
2017-10-09 07:43:37 UTC 00:17:34
Human History’s Biggest Labor Strike

This past September, tens of millions of Indian workers staged a one-day general strike to protest Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s economic policies. It was the biggest work stoppage in human history....

For more reports and exclusive content, please visit us at warnewsradio.org

Narrow Passages Part I
00:21:01
2017-10-09 07:43:37 UTC 00:21:01
Narrow Passages Part I

This week on War News Radio, we kick off our series on the resettlement process for refugees coming out of the bitter conflict in Syria. In this first part of Narrow Passages, we look at the...

For more reports and exclusive content, please visit us at warnewsradio.org

A War-Torn Power Plant
00:09:03
2017-10-09 07:43:37 UTC 00:09:03
A War-Torn Power Plant

A single hydropower plant produces a third of the electricity consumed in the Republic of Georgia. But the plant’s generator lies on land controlled by Russian-backed separatists. Since the 90’s, the...

For more reports and exclusive content, please visit us at warnewsradio.org

Press-ing Matters
00:14:14
2017-10-09 07:43:37 UTC 00:14:14
Press-ing Matters

How does the rising tension between Hong Kong and China impact the city’s press freedom? This week, we turn away from headlines and speak to a few journalists and journalism students about their...

For more reports and exclusive content, please visit us at warnewsradio.org

Gaza Under the Blockade: Education
00:11:54
2017-10-09 07:43:37 UTC 00:11:54
Gaza Under the Blockade: Education

Reporter Lisa Kato begins the first of a three part series focusing on life in Gaza. In 2015, UNCTAD reported that the Gaza Strip could become “uninhabitable” by 2020 if the current situation does...

For more reports and exclusive content, please visit us at warnewsradio.org

Filibusted Presents – Exercising a Right: Throwing It Back to the Post-Reconstruction Era for a Look at the History and Impact of Felony Disenfranchisement in the United States
00:08:12
2017-10-09 07:43:37 UTC 00:08:12
Filibusted Presents – Exercising a Right: Throwing It Back to the Post-Reconstruction Era for a Look at the History and Impact of Felony Disenfranchisement in the United States

It’s hard to listen to the news without getting angry. War News Radio’s Sabrina Merold and Alex Kingsley have stopped trying. WNR proudly presents “Filibusted”, with all the news that makes us tear...

For more reports and exclusive content, please visit us at warnewsradio.org

The Fight Against the North Dakota Access Pipeline Isn’t Done
00:09:04
2017-10-09 07:43:37 UTC 00:09:04
The Fight Against the North Dakota Access Pipeline Isn’t Done

As indigenous activists and environmentalists ramp up actions at Dakota Access Pipeline construction sites, solidarity marches have sprung up across U.S. cities. War News Radio accompanied other...

For more reports and exclusive content, please visit us at warnewsradio.org

Filibusted Presents - Putin The Greatest Hits: Throwing It Back for a Look at Media Representations of US Russia Relations
00:07:32
2017-10-09 07:43:37 UTC 00:07:32
Filibusted Presents - Putin The Greatest Hits: Throwing It Back for a Look at Media Representations of US Russia Relations

It’s hard to listen to the news without getting angry. War News Radio’s Jay Clayton and Sabrina Merold have stopped trying. WNR proudly presents “Filibusted”, with all the news that makes us tear...

For more reports and exclusive content, please visit us at warnewsradio.org

A Comparative Analysis of Gender Violence
00:19:30
2017-10-09 07:43:37 UTC 00:19:30
A Comparative Analysis of Gender Violence

This week on War News Radio, reporter Anna Weber takes a comparative look at the widespread crisis of femicide in Latin America. Recent protests across the region have sparked new media coverage and...

For more reports and exclusive content, please visit us at warnewsradio.org

Eye Opening, Intense, Informative: A Swarthmore Trip to Israel and Palestine
00:25:10
2017-10-09 07:43:37 UTC 00:25:10
Eye Opening, Intense, Informative: A Swarthmore Trip to Israel and Palestine

War News Radio’s Joelle Hageboutros spoke with three students from Professor Atshan’s Israeli Palestinian Conflict class who traveled to the region to see and experience first-hand what they had been...

For more reports and exclusive content, please visit us at warnewsradio.org

Five Out of Seven Million
00:12:21
2017-10-09 07:43:37 UTC 00:12:21
Five Out of Seven Million

This week on War News Radio, we catch up on Hong Kong’s case of the five missing booksellers. Why did the disappearance of bookstore employees stir up mass protest and unrest? And how does this...

For more reports and exclusive content, please visit us at warnewsradio.org

Digging Deeper with Coda Story
00:09:06
2017-10-09 07:43:37 UTC 00:09:06
Digging Deeper with Coda Story

This week, War News Radio’s Eduard Saakashvili interviewed Natalia Antelava and Ilan Greenberg about the creation of a new website changing how journalists report on global crises, Coda Story,...

For more reports and exclusive content, please visit us at warnewsradio.org

Perspectives on Democracy and Diplomatic Relations: Iran and the United States
00:10:22
2017-10-09 07:43:37 UTC 00:10:22
Perspectives on Democracy and Diplomatic Relations: Iran and the United States

What is the state of democracy in Iran? Although the 2016 US Presidential elections are occupying media and pundit analysis, equally significant electoral changes are occurring around the world....

For more reports and exclusive content, please visit us at warnewsradio.org

A Local Take on a Global Problem
00:38:24
2017-10-09 07:43:37 UTC 00:38:24
A Local Take on a Global Problem

This week on War News Radio, we hear from our partner station, Yatsani FM in Lusaka, Zambia on the impact of climate change on food security in Zambia. Featuring two panelists, a geophysicist and an...

For more reports and exclusive content, please visit us at warnewsradio.org

Humanizing Refugee Journeys
00:15:20
2017-10-09 07:43:37 UTC 00:15:20
Humanizing Refugee Journeys

This week on War News Radio, Anna Weber interviews Jody Williams about the plight of refugees during the current European refugee crisis and the importance of seeing the crisis as a human crisis when...

For more reports and exclusive content, please visit us at warnewsradio.org

Zika Virus: Unrealistic Restrictions on Women’s Health
00:05:43
2017-10-09 07:43:37 UTC 00:05:43
Zika Virus: Unrealistic Restrictions on Women’s Health

This week on War News Radio, we report on the epidemic of the Zika virus in Latin America.

For more reports and exclusive content, please visit us at warnewsradio.org

The Three Kings: Ghetto Musicians and Ugandan Politics
00:27:39
2018-01-04 19:42:54 UTC 00:27:39
The Three Kings: Ghetto Musicians and Ugandan Politics

As part of a project connecting to Professor of Political Science Emily Paddon-Rhoads’ class on the Politics of Sub-Saharan Africa, several Swatties examine the role of music in Ugandan politics. Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has been in power for three decades and has pushed the presidential age limit. In this troubling context, musicians take varying degrees of political engagement but are all restricted in their methods of expression by the government. How have artists responded? Some completely avoid politics; some see artistic expression as a mode of social activism. A number of musicians sang for Museveni’s campaign. Others ran for office to create change from within the system. Ugandan pop music reflects the disturbing trends of Ugandan politics. This week on War News Radio, our reporters Ozsu Risvanoglu, Lea Slaugh, and Sally Wang, with the help of Lisa Kato and Seimi Park, will take you on a journey with the music of parliamentary musician Bobi Wine (also known as “The King of Ghetto”),  top musician Eddy Kenzo, and human rights activist/musician Bana Mutibwa. 

Iraqi Kurdistan: Past and Present
00:13:45
2018-01-04 19:42:54 UTC 00:13:45
Iraqi Kurdistan: Past and Present

On September 25th, the semi-autonomous Kurds of Northern Iraq called a referendum for independence. Since ISIS was pushed from the country, the Iraqi Kurds’ President Masoud Barzani thought the timing was right. In response, on October 16th, Iraqi federal security forces seized disputed territory occupied by the Iraqi Kurds, quashing any hopes of Kurdish independence. Tensions remain high as the Baghdad government demands a renunciation of the referendum; productive negotiations and the establishment of a cease-fire have yet to be accomplished. This week on War News Radio, our reporters Jake Stattel and Nick Mayo offer a brief historical background on this conflict and the role of the Kurds in Iraq. Tune in to catch up on the breaking story in Iraq, as it continues to unfold.

Rohingya Refugee Crisis: Part 1
00:14:35
2018-01-04 19:42:54 UTC 00:14:35
Rohingya Refugee Crisis: Part 1

In August, clashes between the Burmese government and the ethnic minority Rohingya intensified, leaving casualties and many Rohingya people vulnerable to violence. Since then, over 500,000 Rohingya have fled their home in Myanmar’s Rakhine State. The media and foreign workers have been barred from entering Rakhine, but stories of ethnic cleansing and plunder have emerged. Who, exactly, are the Rohingya and how did this happen? To understand the current crisis, we have to go back in time… This week on War News Radio, our reporters Serena Sung-Clarke and Shiloh Sumanthiran have spoken with experts to understand the Rohingya's history in Myanmar. Tune in to find out more.

 

The background music in this episode was produced by Ian Sutherland on the Free Music Archive. 

When Things Fall Apart: Episode 2
00:14:57
2018-01-04 19:42:54 UTC 00:14:57
When Things Fall Apart: Episode 2

In the last episode of When Things Fall Apart, we examined the issue of educational inequity and the wave of student protests that took place in post-Apartheid South Africa. This week, we explore Equal Education, a movement that seeks to develop a standard for basic education across South Africa. We speak to Ntuthuzo Ndzomo, the Deputy General Secretary of Equal Education about the fundamental challenges to the provision and implementation of an equal basic education standard across the country. We also look at the role of media activism and its importance in a fragile environment. Produced by Meagan Currie, Shua-Kym McLean, Ziyana Popat, and Bobby Zipp, with the help of Katherine Kwok.

When Things Fall Apart: Episode 1
00:16:08
2018-01-04 19:42:55 UTC 00:16:08
When Things Fall Apart: Episode 1

As part of a project connecting to Professor of Political Science Emily Paddon-Rhoads’ class on the Politics of Sub-Saharan Africa, several Swatties examine the recent wave of student protests fighting against continued educational inequity that haunts post-Apartheid South Africa. We speak to four alumni of the University of Cape Town who were each affected by the #RhodesMustFall and #FeesMustFall movements of 2015 and 2016. We learn more about the Equal Education movement that has developed to promote equitable basic education for young learners across the country, and examine the role of media activism in a changing world.

Narrow Passages Part III
00:11:16
2018-01-04 19:42:55 UTC 00:11:16
Narrow Passages Part III

This week on War News Radio, part three of "Narrow Passages," War News Radio's podcast series covering the details of the resettlement process for refugees from the Syrian war. Previous episodes looked at the big picture of resettlement as a whole process. Reporters Jake Stattel, Matthew Chaffinch, and George Menz spoke with officials from Allentown, PA, a major hub for resettlement, to understand how resettlement actually works in an American city. Take a listen! 

Narrow Passages Part II
00:18:07
2018-01-04 19:42:55 UTC 00:18:07
Narrow Passages Part II

In the last segment of Narrow Passages, we looked at the broad problems with U.S. and international refugee resettlement institutions as a whole. This episode, we will narrow in on more specific challenges refugees face along the way. We especially want to examine the many ways that opportunities for resettlement are unequally distributed, from start to finish.

Human History’s Biggest Labor Strike
00:17:33
2018-01-04 19:42:55 UTC 00:17:33
Human History’s Biggest Labor Strike

This past September, tens of millions of Indian workers staged a one-day general strike to protest Prime Minister Narendra Modi's economic policies. It was the biggest work stoppage in human history. Reporters Aru Shiney-Ajay and Will Marchese recap the strike and further interview Indian labor organizers and scholars. 

Narrow Passages Part I
00:21:00
2018-01-04 19:42:55 UTC 00:21:00
Narrow Passages Part I

This week on War News Radio, we kick off our series on the resettlement process for refugees coming out of the bitter conflict in Syria. In this first part of Narrow Passages, we look at the institutions that serve as the first point of contact for refugees, how an individual becomes a refugee, and how Western media distorts the reality of the crisis and the resettlement process. 

A War-Torn Power Plant
00:09:03
2018-01-04 19:42:55 UTC 00:09:03
A War-Torn Power Plant

A single hydropower plant produces a third of the electricity consumed in the Republic of Georgia. But the plant’s generator lies on land controlled by Russian-backed separatists. Since the 90’s, the area has seen war, ethnic cleansing, and an increasingly suffocating Russian occupation. But amid all this tension, the power plant has somehow kept operating without problems. Eduard Saakashvili took a look at how that works.

 

Press-ing Matters
00:14:13
2018-01-04 19:42:55 UTC 00:14:13
Press-ing Matters

How does the rising tension between Hong Kong and China impact the city's press freedom? This week, we turn away from headlines and speak to a few journalists and journalism students about their experiences and perspectives. Tune in for more.

Gaza Under the Blockade: Education
00:11:54
2018-01-04 19:42:55 UTC 00:11:54
Gaza Under the Blockade: Education

Reporter Lisa Kato begins the first of a three part series focusing on life in Gaza. In 2015, UNCTAD reported that the Gaza Strip could become "uninhabitable" by 2020 if the current situation does not improve. The blockade on Palestine by Israel and Egypt that restricts the flow of goods and people in air, land, and sea has debilitated their living conditions. This piece focuses on the significance of education in the life of Gazans despite the constant conflict that confines them. Lisa Kato, along with reporters Eriko Shrestha and Salima Bourguiba interviewed Christopher Gunness, spokesperson of UNRWA, and Rola Mattar, graduate of Al-Azhar University. 

Filibusted Presents – Exercising a Right: Throwing It Back to the Post-Reconstruction Era for a Look at the History and Impact of Felony Disenfranchisement in the United States
00:08:11
2018-01-04 19:42:55 UTC 00:08:11
Filibusted Presents – Exercising a Right: Throwing It Back to the Post-Reconstruction Era for a Look at the History and Impact of Felony Disenfranchisement in the United States

It’s hard to listen to the news without getting angry. War News Radio’s Sabrina Merold and Alex Kingsley have stopped trying. WNR proudly presents “Filibusted”, with all the news that makes us tear our hair out. This month’s topic? Felony Disenfranchisement.

The Fight Against the North Dakota Access Pipeline Isn’t Done
00:09:04
2018-01-04 19:42:55 UTC 00:09:04
The Fight Against the North Dakota Access Pipeline Isn’t Done

As indigenous activists and environmentalists ramp up actions at Dakota Access Pipeline construction sites, solidarity marches have sprung up across U.S. cities. War News Radio accompanied other Swarthmore students to a #NODAPL march in Philadelphia, and video of the protest will be released soon. This week, reporter Gabriel Contreras offers insight into the timeline of these protests and interviews two students from Swarthmore’s environmental action group, Mountain Justice.


Filibusted Presents - Putin The Greatest Hits: Throwing It Back for a Look at Media Representations of US Russia Relations
00:07:31
2018-01-04 19:42:55 UTC 00:07:31
Filibusted Presents - Putin The Greatest Hits: Throwing It Back for a Look at Media Representations of US Russia Relations

It’s hard to listen to the news without getting angry. War News Radio’s Jay Clayton and Sabrina Merold have stopped trying. WNR proudly presents “Filibusted”, with all the news that makes us tear our hair out. This month’s topic? US Russia Relations.

A Comparative Analysis of Gender Violence
00:19:30
2018-01-04 19:42:55 UTC 00:19:30
A Comparative Analysis of Gender Violence

This week on War News Radio, reporter Anna Weber takes a comparative look at the widespread crisis of femicide in Latin America. Recent protests across the region have sparked new media coverage and legislation in an attempt to combat gender discrimination. Anna interviewed two sexual harassment prevention organizations, one in Peru and one in Argentina, in order to learn their different methods to raise sexual harassment awareness.


Eye Opening, Intense, Informative: A Swarthmore Trip to Israel and Palestine
00:25:10
2018-01-04 19:42:55 UTC 00:25:10
Eye Opening, Intense, Informative: A Swarthmore Trip to Israel and Palestine

War News Radio's Joelle Hageboutros spoke with three students from Professor Atshan's Israeli Palestinian Conflict class who traveled to the region to see and experience first-hand what they had been studying for a semester. Here's their story.



Five Out of Seven Million
00:12:21
2018-01-04 19:42:55 UTC 00:12:21
Five Out of Seven Million

This week on War News Radio, we catch up on Hong Kong's case of the five missing booksellers. Why did the disappearance of bookstore employees stir up mass protest and unrest? And how does this complicate Hong Kong's relationship with mainland China? Haruka Ono, Katherine Kwok, and Katherine Pemberton tell us more...

Digging Deeper with Coda Story
00:09:06
2018-01-04 19:42:55 UTC 00:09:06
Digging Deeper with Coda Story

This week, War News Radio’s Eduard Saakashvili interviewed Natalia Antelava and Ilan Greenberg about the creation of a new website changing how journalists report on global crises, Coda Story, focusing on delving deeper into global conflicts and crises than mainstream media.


Perspectives on Democracy and Diplomatic Relations: Iran and the United States
00:10:22
2018-01-04 19:42:55 UTC 00:10:22
Perspectives on Democracy and Diplomatic Relations: Iran and the United States

What is the state of democracy in Iran? Although the 2016 US Presidential elections are occupying media and pundit analysis, equally significant electoral changes are occurring around the world.  This week, we will be analyzing last month’s elections in Iran, and what they hold for the future of Iranian relations, both domestic and foreign. We will also revisit the Iran-US prisoner swap that occurred this past January.


War News Radio’s Ava Shafiei spoke to Shervin Malekzadeh, a visiting professor of political science at Swarthmore College. As an Iranian-American and frequent visitor to Iran, Malekzadeh provides us with commentary on the state of Iranian democracy and attitudes of the Iranian populace.