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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Features on the war in Iraq


Pieces

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While much of the focus of the conflict in Syria has been on violent tactics used by the opposition movement, armed resistance is not the only choi...

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  • Added: Nov 04, 2013
  • Length: 06:11
  • Purchases: 1
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War and violence never exist in a vacuum. Intrastate conflict often has far-reaching effects that extend outside a nation’s borders. War News Radio...

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  • Added: Oct 04, 2013
  • Length: 08:38
  • Purchases: 1
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This month on War News Radio, “Strife in Syria,” where we look at the current conflicts in Syria from multiple perspectives. Beginning with a backg...

  • Added: Oct 04, 2013
  • Length: 45:27
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Sometimes it’s hard to read the news without getting angry. Caroline Batten and Sara Morell have stopped trying. War News Radio proudly presents “F...

  • Added: Oct 04, 2013
  • Length: 09:08
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Global conflict in Iraq, Afghanistan, and beyond.

  • Added: Sep 06, 2013
  • Length: 30:02
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When President Obama promised to scale back U.S. drone strikes targeting militants in Yemen, they stopped for a full seven weeks - only to start ag...

  • Added: Sep 06, 2013
  • Length: 03:31
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News and features on global conflict.

  • Added: May 23, 2013
  • Length: 07:39
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It's hard to listen to the news without getting angry. War News Radio's Caroline Batten and Elliana Bisgaard-Church have stopped trying. WNR proudl...

  • Added: May 17, 2013
  • Length: 06:23
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In this month’s show, we examine three issues that build on the relationship between environmental stresses and conflict. First, we examine the imp...

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  • Added: May 03, 2013
  • Length: 40:01
  • Purchases: 1
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The ten most water-stressed countries in the world – gosh, it sounds like a bad Buzzfeed article - are all in the Middle East or North Africa. Yeme...

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  • Added: May 03, 2013
  • Length: 08:12
  • Purchases: 1