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25
Sep

Weekly Newscast - September 26, 2014

This week on War News Radio, ISIS militants beheaded a French citizen in Algeria, Russian forces have started to withdraw in eastern Ukraine, the United Nations climate change summit began, and more.

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18
Sep

Weekly Newscast - September 19, 2014

This week on War News Radio, the United States Senate approves President Obama’s plan to both train and arm Syrian rebel groups to counter ISIS, pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, rising tensions on the Ukrainian border with an increase in the number of Russian troops in Crimea, and more. Along with our weekly newscast, War News radio will be releasing additional feature pieces from our show last week, “Neighbors.” Next up, War News Radio’s Sabrina Merold explores the impact of social media on the Israeli Palestinian Conflict.

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12
Sep

Neighbors

This month on War News Radio, “Neighbors.” We collect a wide variety of voices on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. First we hear from Aladdin Attari, a 25-year old Palestinian-Jordanian engineer residing in Saudi Arabia, on his perspective on the recent Gaza violence. Next, we explore how the exclusion of women on both sides from cease-fire negotiations reveals a broader obstacle to post-conflict society. Then, we hear from a young fiction writer from Palestine who grew up witness to the vicious cycle of violence in Gaza. After, we present our editorial segment “Filibusted.” Finally, we look to the Swarthmore community to explore the ability to talk about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. All that and so much more - but first, a roundup of this week’s news. Keep listening and stay tuned for more stories on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in a future show.

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4
Sep

Weekly Newscast - September 5, 2014

This week on War News Radio, US Secretary of State John Kerry meets with Palestinian negotiators, Russian President Vladimir Putin announces a peace plan after speaking with Ukrainian President Peter Poroshenko, President Barack Obama commits to sending 350 more non-combat American troops to Iraq, and more. 

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31
May

Remembrance

This week on War News Radio, “Remembrance.” April 7, 2014 marked the 20th anniversary of the 1994 Rwandan genocide. For this month’s show, we examine numerous perspectives on the Rwandan genocide two decades after it first took place. We hear from a diverse range of voices about the genocide’s causes and consequences and assess the long-ranging impacts of the massacre on the history and identity of the country. First, we discuss the role of justice in the peace and reconciliation process. Next, we interview a student who studied abroad in Rwanda about her experiences living in the country. Finally, we talk to experts about the role of the media in inflaming the genocide. But first, a round-up of this week's news.

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3
May

Reclaiming Identities

This week on War News Radio, “Reclaiming Identities.” First, we hear from Swarthmore Alumnus, David Kennedy, about the impact of the criminal justice system on social norms. Next, we present our editorial segment, "Fillabusted." Finally, we explore the recent evolution of Iraqi art and culture with New York University Professor Sinan Antoon. Stay with us.

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25
Apr

Weekly Newscast - April 25, 2014

This week on War News Radio, violence in South Sudan prevents peace talks, Fatah and Hamas reconcile, Israeli-Palestinian talks suspended indefinitely, the United States pledges military support to Japan in light of China-Japan territorial disputes and more

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18
Apr

Weekly Newscast - April 18, 2014

This week on War News Radio, clashes between Ukrainian security forces and pro-Russian activists, the sentencing of supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, armed gunmen stormed a United Nations peacekeeping base in South Sudan, and more.

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10
Apr

Weekly Newscast - April 11, 2014

This week on War News Radio, Pro-Russian demonstrators seize government buildings in Ukraine, Israeli/Palestinian peace talks face more barriers, car bombs in Syria and Iraq continue to threaten civilian populations, Kenyan authorities arrest over 3,000 Somalis in a security crackdown, and more.

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4
Apr

Changing Perspectives

This week on War News Radio, “Changing Perspectives.” First, we learn how the mainstream American media has sensationalized mass shootings and normalized urban gun violence. Next, we hear a satirical report of the news from our "Fillabusted" segment. Finally, we hear from Ukrainian citizens and expats about the upcoming elections, internal tensions, and uneasy relationship with the Russian Federation. Stay with us.


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