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The Leonard Lopate Show

What Happened When a Soldier Tried to Report War Crimes in Afghanistan

Friday, July 25, 2014

The story of Private Adam Winfield, a soldier in Afghanistan who attempted to alert the military to war crimes his platoon was committing.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Shedding Light

Friday, July 25, 2014

New York Times reporter Elisabeth Rosenthal looks at why vaccines are getting more expensive. Filmmaker Dan Krauss tells the story of Specialist Adam Winfield, an infantryman in Afghanistan who tried to alert the military to serious war crimes being committed by members of his platoon. We’ll talk to a family that founded an East-Indian music Academy in Queens that’s taught over 7,000 students. Plus, Please Explain looks at sunburn and all the other ways the sun can damage skin—and how to protect it!

The Takeaway

A Decade Later, A Radio Show Still Searches for Afghanistan's Missing

Friday, July 18, 2014

For three decades, Afghanistan has been a nation beset by war, and today, one million Afghans are missing. But twice a week there is hope, when Radio Free Europe broadcasts its decade-old program "In Search of the Missing."

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Morning Edition

Afghan Businesses: Election Season Caused Economic Hardship

Friday, July 18, 2014

The Afghan presidential election has been a financial disappointment. Businesses say revenue is down, and even companies you'd think would make money off a campaign, say they're in the red.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Iraqi and Afghan Asylum Seekers Are Struggling in the U.S.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Some Iraqi and Afghan citizens that provided critical assistance to the United States by working as interpreters and fixers have come to the United States on special visas, but their struggles haven't ended in this country.

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In Worst Attack In Years, 89 Afghans Killed By Suicide Bomber

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The attack occurred Tuesday morning near a market in the eastern province of Paktika. At a time of political uncertainty, deadly attacks are taking place on a near-daily basis.

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Kerry Brokers Deal To End Afghan Election Crisis

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Secretary of State John Kerry has helped the candidates in Afghanistan's contested election work out a formula to resolve their dispute over the runoff election results. All votes will be audited.

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Afghan Presidential Candidates Agree To Full Recount

Saturday, July 12, 2014

The 100 percent recount, brokered by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, will take weeks, postponing the planned Aug. 2 inauguration.

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Kerry Struggles To Resolve Election Crisis In Afghanistan

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Secretary of State John Kerry is in Kabul to try to resolve an election dispute threatening to derail the country's democratic process. NPR's Tamara Keith talks to Kabul correspondent Sean Carberry.

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All Things Considered

Veterans Kick The Prescription Pill Habit, Against Doctors' Orders

Friday, July 11, 2014

There's overmedicating and self-medicating, but some vets are "de-medicating." Prescribed multiple drugs to deal with PTSD and pain, they've stopped taking them — without authorization.

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Kerry Pushes For Audit Of Disputed Afghan Presidential Poll

Friday, July 11, 2014

The secretary of state has been meeting with the candidates, as well as outgoing leader Hamid Karzai, in an effort to broker a deal.

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All Things Considered

A Growing Number Of Veterans Struggles To Quit Powerful Painkillers

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Service members are prescribed narcotic painkillers three times as often as civilians. For some vets, dependence on those pills becomes a bigger problem than their original ailment.

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The Takeaway

Afghanistan's New President: One Election - Two Winners?

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

In Afghanistan, what appears to be widespread election fraud is causing new complications for the U.S. at a critical turning point for American involvement there. After a former World Bank official Ashraf Ghani was declared the winner of a run-off presidential election by million votes, his opponent, ex-foreign minister Abdullah Abdullah, charged that the election was rigged.

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Morning Edition

Afghan Civilians Suffer During Violent Year

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

There is renewed fighting in Kandahar as the outcome of the Afghan presidential election remains uncertain. And a new U.N. report says civilian casualties are up significantly from a year ago.

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The Takeaway

Afghan Translators Seeking Safety in U.S. Stuck in Limbo

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Most Afghan interpreters who worked on the front lines with the U.S. military have not been granted transit to the U.S., according to new reporting.

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All Things Considered

Early Vote Tallies Speed The Sparring Between Afghan Candidates

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Preliminary voting tallies in the Afghan presidential election, released Monday, did little to ease a brewing political crisis. The losing candidate continued to claim fraud, declaring himself the winner instead. Meanwhile, the U.S. is warning of a power grab.

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All Things Considered

Afghan Election Numbers Come With A Warning: Results Not Final

Monday, July 07, 2014

More than three weeks after a runoff vote in Afghanistan's presidential elections, preliminary results have been released. Candidate Ashraf Ghani has a wide lead, but audits are yet to come.

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Early Afghan Vote Count Gives Ex-Finance Minister The Lead

Monday, July 07, 2014

The result is unlikely to quell claims from Ashraf Ghani's rival, Abdullah Abdullah, that the election was fraudulent. Abdullah easily won the first round of voting, but now trails by a million votes.

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Morning Edition

Preliminary Results Show Ghani Winning Afghan Presidency

Monday, July 07, 2014

Former World Bank economist Ashraf Ghani had about a million more votes than Abdullah Abdullah, who had been considered the front-runner. Abdullah has charged massive fraud in the election.

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In Islamabad, A Rare Piano Teacher Pursues His Mission Quietly

Sunday, July 06, 2014

One of the few piano teachers in Pakistan's capital is determined to keep his art alive. To avoid being victimized by hard-line Islamists, he teaches on digital keyboards with the volume dialed down.

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