Unembedded on Campus
The New Yorker’s Talk of the Town section recently featured War News Radio, a weekly half-hour show broadcast on the Swarthmore College campus station and podcast over the web. Aiming to “rediscover the voices of real people” in Iraq, the War News team conducts phone interviews with Iraqis. One Iraqi doctor, who said his daughter had been shot by U.S. soldiers, described the mood at checkpoints. “Everybody feels terrified; everything around is horrible,” he said, “and you expect that you may be killed at any minute.” The show draws as many as three thousand listeners a day.