This week on War News Radio, we bring you two stories from different sides of the globe. First, we check the progress of the protest movement in Hong Kong, which began last year in response to proposed changes to the electoral system. Next, "Too Close", the story of Alex, a Honduran man who was raised in Canada, but deported, and survived kidnapping and torture this summer while attempting to return. Take a listen.
Note: Alex's is the second in a series of interviews we're producing with Central American migrants crossing Mexico. You can listen to the first, "By Force," on our website in English and Spanish. A Spanish version of our story about Alex will be available later this week.
Bienvenidos a nuestro primer episodio en español.
Esta semana, empezamos a contar las historias de algunos migrantes centroamericanos que nuestra periodista Liliana Frankel conoció el verano pasado durante su estancia en Albergue Hermanos en el Camino. Es la primera instalación de lo que será una serie de tres. Hoy, hablamos con Lisandro López, un veterano hondureño de la guerra en Irak.
Aquí está el enlace para la versión en inglés: http://www.warnewradio.podbean.com/e/by-force
This week on War News Radio, "By Force." Reporter Liliana Frankel spent summer 2015 living and working at a migrant shelter in Oaxaca, Mexico. While she was there, she collected interviews with people passing through. This week, we hear the story of Lisandro Lopez, a Honduran veteran of the Iraq War. Lisandro's is the first in a series of stories we're producing from Liliana's interviews. Take a listen.
We also produced a Spanish version of this show. Listen here: www.warnewsradio.podbean.com/e/a-la-fuerza/
This week on War News Radio, "Stepping Forward". We explore U.S., international, and Iranian politics of the Iranian nuclear deal, and we cover Secretary John Kerry's recent speech on the topic in Philadelphia.
This week on War News Radio, peaceful demonstrations and
riots broke out in Baltimore, Saudi Arabian-led airstrikes destroyed one of
Yemen’s last operational airports, the Nigerian army freed 200 girls and 93
women from Boko Haram camps, and more.
This week on War News Radio, Saudi-led airstrikes in Yemen have entered a new stage, President Obama announced the deaths of two aid workers in Pakistan by US drone, new information on the strength of North Korean ballistic missiles, and more.
This week on War News Radio, President Obama is removing
Cuba from the United States sponsor of terrorism list, the terrorist group
Al-Shabaab staged an attack on the Somalian Ministry of Higher Education in
Mogadishu, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani criticized the recent compromise
between the Obama administration and Congress over the nuclear agreement with
Iran, and more.
In addition, we present a featured piece by WNR reporter
Amber Sheth. A couple of weeks ago, Amber Sheth had the opportunity to meet
with Theresa Williamson, founder of Rio on Watch, a watchdog news organization
that brings reporting directly from Rio favelas and translates it into English.
Take a listen!
This week on War News Radio, updates on last week’s nuclear
deal established between Iran, the United States, and five other nations, newly
elected Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari pledged to spare no effort to
defeat Boko Haram, fighting continued in the Iraqi city of Tikrit since
government forces recaptured the city from ISIS control, and more.
This week, War News Radio also brings to you content from
our partner radio station, Yatsani FM in Lusaka, Zambia from reporter Maybin
Katungulu on deforestation. In addition, War News Radio’s Sara Morell and Jay
Clayton present Filibusted, an editorial segment dedicated to the news that
makes you want to tear your hair out.
This week on War News Radio, at least 147 are dead and 79
injured after Islamist militants attacked a university in northeast Kenya, Iraq
recaptured the city of Tikrit from ISIS, the Palestinian Authority officially
became a member of the International Criminal Court, and more.
This week on War News Radio,
a coalition led by Saudi Arabia started airstrikes against Houthi rebels in
Yemen, a US announcement that it will join airstrikes against ISIS in the Iraqi
city of Tikrit prompted over a third of Iraqi fighters to withdraw or refuse to
cooperate in the battle, Boko Haram kidnapped 500 women and children from the
Northern Nigerian town of Damasuk, and more.
This week, War News Radio is
also presenting content from two of our partner radio stations, Yatsani FM in
Loo-saka, Zambia and Mazabuka Community Radio in Mazabuka, Zambia. We bring to
you content from reporter Maybin Katungulu on the Beating Famine Conference and
reporter Lorraine Hamusonde on drought conditions in her district of Zambia.