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Syria Uprising

The Takeaway

Chemical Weapons in Syria, How Diversity Contributes to Prosperity, Harnessing Facebook to Predict Obesity Rates

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

With 70,000 Syrians Dead, Why are Chemical Weapons the Game Changer? | Chemical Weapons in Syria: Israel Responds | The Medical Ethics of Force-Feeding Guantanamo Hunger Strikers | A Royal Example | The Newest Fight Over Wounded Knee, South Dakota | Hope that the Tragedy in Bangladesh Will Inspire Change

The Washington Report

Isreli Intel on Syria, Boston Intel on the Bombers and Are Journalists Too Cozy With Their Subjects in DC?

Monday, April 29, 2013

 

In this week's Washington Report, Kerry Nolan talks with New York Times Chief Washington Correspondent David Sanger about chemical weapons in Syria's Civil War, whether the Boston bombing suspects had overseas training and whether it's such a good idea for reporters to cozy up to the people they cover.

The Takeaway

The Challenges of Assmilation, A Father and Daughter Talk Finances, Costs of a City-Wide Lockdown

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

The Social and Economic Costs of a Lockdown | An Inconvenient Truth: Mounting Evidence Syria Crossed "Red Line" | Small Retailers Pushback on Proposed Online Sales Tax | Immigrants Share Their Experiences of Assimilating | Fitting in: Immigrant Children and Assimilation | Is My Generation Screwed?: A Father and Daughter Talk Finance

The Takeaway

An Inconvenient Truth: Mounting Evidence Syria Crossed 'Red Line'

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

There are now three nations saying they have evidence of the use of chemical weapons by the Assad regime in Syria. Israel's senior military intelligence analyst said the regime used chemical weapons "repeatedly" last month and France and Britain also wrote confidential letters to the United Nations with physical proof behind this claim.

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The Washington Report

Boston Bombing Aftermath, Israel and Terrorism, and US Aid to Syria

Monday, April 22, 2013

David Sanger, Chief Washington correspondent for the New York Times reports from Tel Aviv and talks with Kerry Nolan about the decision to send non-lethal aid to Syrian rebels; the aftermath of last week's bombing at the Boston Marathon and how Israel has handled similar terrorist attacks.

The Leonard Lopate Show

Frontline's “Syria Behind the Lines”

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Olly Lambert, writer/director/producer, discusses his Frontline documentary “Syria Behind the Lines.” Lambert is the first Western filmmaker to spend an extended period living on both sides of Syria's war—and to document, on camera, the realities of everyday life for rebels, government soldiers and the civilians who support them. “Syria Behind the Lines” airs Tuesday, April 9, at 10 p.m. on PBS.

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WNYC News

Fleeing Syria: Caught Between the Immigration System and Reuniting a Family

Monday, April 01, 2013

It’s been two years since the uprising in Syria began. Hundreds of thousands of Syrians have fled the country. One woman finds herself back in New York, caught at the intersection between the U.S. immigration system, war refugees and the conflict in Syria. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Silence and the Roar: the Syrian Uprising in a Novel

Friday, March 15, 2013

Nihad Sirees, Syrian novelist, playwright and screenwriter and now author of The Silence and The Roar, joins us to talk about his novel in the context of the Syrian uprising, and his own life in exile from Syria.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Syria Check-In

Friday, January 25, 2013

Just after accepting a DuPont award for her reporting on Syria, Clarissa Ward, CBS News' foreign correspondent, updates the situation there and other Middle East news.

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The Takeaway

Fractured and Criticized Syrian Opposition Attempts to Reorganize

Friday, November 09, 2012

Syrian opposition leaders have been meeting this week to tap new leadership after Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton pronounced the Syrian National Council a failure last month. Amr Al-Azm, member of the Syrian opposition and a professor at Shawnee State University, explains what's at stake for the opposition at this juncture.

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On The Media

Al-Arabiya Defends its Syria Coverage

Friday, August 24, 2012

Bob speaks with Mazen Hayek, a spokesman from the Arabic-language news channel Al Arabiya, who responds to Sultan Al-Qassemi's critique. Hayek says the network has a history of covering conflicts without bias, and is doing its best to cover Syria fairly under difficult reporting circumstances.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

David Sanger on Syria, Iran and Regional Conflict

Thursday, August 09, 2012

David Sanger, chief Washington correspondent for the New York Times, WNYC contributor and author of Confront and Conceal: Obama's Secret Wars and Surprising Use of American Power, discusses the latest diplomatic efforts around the Syria crisis and where Iran and the rest of the region fit in.

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The Takeaway

Syria's Prime Minister Reportedly Defects to Jordan

Monday, August 06, 2012

Syria's Prime Minister, Riyadh Farid Hejab, has defected to Jordan, according to the Jordanian Government. But state-run media in Syria says he was "fired." Dale Gavlak is a reporter for our partner the BBC and joins us from the Jordanian capital Amman.

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The Takeaway

Kofi Annan Surrenders His Fight for Peace in Syria

Friday, August 03, 2012

Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan announced his resignation as the UN Special Envoy of Syria yesterday confirming the situation in Syria hopeless and the help from the Security Council limited due to "finger pointing and name calling".

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The Takeaway

Thousands Flee Aleppo

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Syrian troops and rebels are fighting a fierce battle for control of Aleppo, Syria's largest city with nearly 3 million residents. As hundreds of thousands stream out of Aleppo, the Syrian Army is making a push to retake the city.

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The Takeaway

Syrians in Support of President Assad

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Following recent reports that Al Qaeda has infiltrated the Syrian opposition this week, maybe it's time to ask: Is there a case for President Bashar al-Assad staying in power?

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The Takeaway

Syrian Conflict Taking Heavy Toll on Children

Monday, July 23, 2012

Clashes continued across Syria over the weekend. As the conflict drags on, the toll of war is increasingly carried by Syria’s youngest citizens.

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The Takeaway

Uncertainty Looms in Syria

Thursday, July 19, 2012

In Syria, uncertainty about the future of the country looms after bomb blasts in Damascus reportedly killed at least three members of Syrian President Bashar al Assad's inner circle yesterday. From Cairo to Washington, officials expressed confidence that this latest violence will have repercussions.

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The Takeaway

Massacre Near Homs Puts Pressure on US Role in Syria

Monday, May 28, 2012

The UN Security Council held an emergency meeting yesterday to discuss a massacre that took place over the weekend in the Syrian town of Houla. The Syrian government insists that its tanks and artillery were not responsible for attacks that killed at least 90 villagers – including 32 children – but monitors who visited the village after the attacks said they found evidence that the Syrian military fired on civilians. Amr Al Azm, member of the Syrian opposition and professor of history and anthropology at Shawnee State University and Joshua Landis, director of the Center for Middle East Studies at the University of Oklahoma, react to the latest news from Syria.

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The Takeaway

Video Urges Asma al-Assad to End Syrian Violence

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Since the violence in Syria began, the country's First Lady Asma al-Assad, known for having a cherished place in her husband's inner circle, has been silent about the uprising. A new graphic video released this week by two UN ambassador's wives addresses the woman called "the real dictator" of her family directly, calling on Asma as a woman, a mother, and wife to the most powerful man in the country to "forget the image — and end the violence." Huberta von Voss-Wittig is the wife of the German ambassador to the United Nations, Peter Wittig. She explains why she thinks this video could make a difference.

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