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The Takeaway

Looking Forward When Your Country Is Sliding Back

Thursday, March 14, 2013

How do you look forward when so much of your world is sliding backward? That's the question BBC war correspondent Hugh Sykes asked Iraqis as they watched their country crumble around them.

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The Takeaway

Pope Francis and the Dirty War, Scouts Survey on Homosexuality

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

The Takeaway

Iraq Ten Years Later: Soldiers on the Ground Share Their Stories

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.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

A tale of two Middle East anniversaries

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

A tale of two Middle East anniversaries

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The Takeaway

Special Coverage of New Pope, Blaming Sugar

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

The Takeaway

An Iraq War Veteran Finds an Outlet in Poetry

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Hugh Martin served for nearly a year with the Ohio National Guard in the Iraqi town of Jalala. He is the author of a new book of poetry about his experiences called "The Stick Soldiers."

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaway | March 11, 2013

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

America Abroad

A Decade At War: Afghanistan, Iraq & Counterinsurgency

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.”  

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Foreign policy priorities for Obama's second term

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Foreign policy priorities for Obama's second term

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The Leonard Lopate Show

General Stanley McChrystal

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.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Demonstrations over censorship in China and Obama's pick for US defense secretary

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Demonstrations over censorship in China and Obama's pick for US defense secretary

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Anthony Shadid

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.

Listen to all of Anthony Shadid's interviews on the Leonard Lopate Show here.

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The Takeaway

Syria Descends into Iraq-Like Carnage

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.

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It's A Free Blog

Opinion: I Don't Care about the Petraeus Scandal, and Neither Should You

Thursday, November 15, 2012

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?

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The New Yorker: Out Loud

Dexter Filkins and George Packer on the legacy of Iraq

Thursday, November 01, 2012

Dexter Filkins and George Packer on the legacy of Iraq

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Soundcheck

Vijay Iyer: Turning Veterans' Dreams Into Music

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Pianist Vijay Iyer, poet Mike Ladd and and Iraq War veteran Maurice Decaul join us for a live performance and discussion about the Harlem Stage-commissioned work Holding It Down: The Veterans’ Dreams Project.

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Soundcheck

Vijay Iyer: Transforming Veterans' Dreams Into Music

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. 

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The Takeaway

Facing Post Traumatic Stress in the Courtroom

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.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Backstory: Iraq After the U.S. Departure

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.

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The Takeaway

More Than 80 Killed in Attacks in Iraq

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.

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