Thursday, March 14, 2013
For New Pope, a Complex Association with Argentina's Dirty War | The Future for Women in the Catholic Church | Happy Pi Day! | Boy Scouts Survey Members on Homosexuality | The Taco Bell Takeover | Unwilling Witness: The Terror of Reporting on Your Own Country
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Ten years after the American invasion of Iraq began, the BBC's Hugh Sykes files a report about how American soldiers handle the responsibilities, contradictions, and challenges of occupying Iraq.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
North Korea Ups the Ante | What the Developing World Can Teach Us About Economic Growth | Iraq Ten Years Later: Soldiers on the Ground Share Their Stories | Steubenville Rape Trial Begins in Divided Ohio Community | Is Sugar a Scapegoat? | SXSW: Bands To Look Out For
Monday, March 11, 2013
How the American Invasion Shaped Iraq | The Young Iraqi Translator Who Gave His Life for the American Effort | Cardinals Gather in Rome to Elect New Pope | Ryan Trying to Find His Groove in Budget Talks | Rethinking Prisons Through Digital Technology
Friday, March 08, 2013
Broadcast Times: Friday, 11pm on AM 820, Saturday, 6am on 93.9FM, Saturday, 2pm on AM820 and Sunday, 8pm on AM820.
After a decade of war, the soldiers are home from Iraq and they are coming home from Afghanistan. But we are left to ponder and debate the important lessons from these wars. Consensus has hardly been reached on the effectiveness of the war-fighting doctrine known as “counterinsurgency.”
Thursday, January 17, 2013
General Stanley McChrystal, former commanding officer of all U.S. and coalition forces in Afghanistan, explores the major episodes and controversies of his eventful career. His memoir My Share of the Task is a portrait of his life in the military, and shows how the traditional military establishment turned itself into the adaptive, resilient force that would soon be tested in Iraq, Afghanistan, and the wider War on Terror.
Wednesday, January 09, 2013
Friday, December 28, 2012
New York Times reporter Anthony Shadid died on February 16, at the age of 43, while on assignment covering the conflict in Syria. He was a guest on the Leonard Lopate Show many times, discussing in depth the politics and turmoil in across the Middle East. He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his reporting, and to remember him we’re re-airing an interview with him from September 2005, about his book Night Draws Near: Iraq's People in the Shadow of America's War, about his time reporting on the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq.
Thursday, December 20, 2012
This March will mark two years since the Syrian uprising began. While the revolt was born out of peaceful demonstrations, in recent months it has slipped into a state of ongoing and escalating violence. Patrick Cockburn is a veteran war correspondent currently reporting for The Independent.
Thursday, November 15, 2012
By Adam Dawson : It's A Free Country blogger
Can we stop to think for a second about how staggeringly pointless it is to expect sexual and moral purity from the head of the CIA?
Thursday, November 01, 2012
Monday, September 17, 2012
The latest collaboration between pianist and composer Vijay Iyer and spoken word artist Mike Ladd delves deep into the psyche of modern-day veterans. "Holding It Down: The Veterans' Dreams Project" transforms dreams experienced by Iraq and Afghanistan veterans into poetry and music.
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
While President Obama has officially ended the War on Iraq and is in the process of withdrawing troops from Afghanistan, for many veterans the war is far from over. An estimated 350,000 veterans will return home with PTSD, making it difficult for them to readjust to civilian life.
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Earlier this week Iraq was rocked by a series of coordinated attacks, which killed at least 115 people across the county. The associated press called the attacks the worst the country has seen in two years. Sebastian Walker, a correspondent for Fault Lines, on Al Jazeera English, looks at the situation in Iraq since the United States withdrawal.
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Deadly violence across Iraq this morning. Our partner the BBC reports more than 80 people have been killed in a wave of attacks in Baghdad and elsewhere in Iraq. Authorities say the bombing appears to have been coordinated to strike during a major religious festival. Sebastian Usher is the Arab affairs editor for the BBC.