Archives for Afghanistan

WERU Special 3/28/17 – Life for girls and women in Afghanistan

Producer/Host: Carolyn Coe

Three girls, aged 12-18, describe the socioeconomic challenges in their lives, yet they remain committed to helping others in their family and community.

Guests:
Hadisa, volunteer
Muqadisa, volunteer
Fatima, student

FMI:
Borderfree Nonviolence Community Centre, Kabul, Afghanistan
Voices for Creative Nonviolence, vcnv.org

WERU Special: Borderfree Radio Afghanistan & Street Kids Project 3/5/15

Producer/Host: Carolyn Coe

Topics:
Borderfree Radio in Kabul, Afghanistan
Street Kids Project

In Kabul, Afghanistan, a group of high school and college students have come together as the Afghan Peace Volunteers. At the Borderfree Nonviolence Community Centre and throughout their community, they work to build sustainable alternatives to the status quo.
In January, 2015, some of the Afghan Peace Volunteers formed a radio team and launched Borderfree Radio with the aim of sharing their work with a larger community and of promoting a life of nonviolence. Their first radio program features the voices of some of Kabul’s street children.
Why do Kabul’s street children want their own school?
How do the Afghan Peace Volunteers see their society? their city?
In what concrete ways does the Borderfree Nonviolence Community Centre work to promote understanding and nonviolence?

Guests:
Borderfree Radio broadcast:
Zarghuna, host
Street children: Mehdi , Ismael, Fatima, and Rahul
Interpreters: Bismillah, Hakim, Zahidi, and Abdulhai

Separate interviews:
Afghan Peace Volunteers: Zarghuna, Zahidi Sakina (Zarghuna, interpreter), Masood Sultani, Hoor Arifi and Farzana Safari (Hakim, interpreter)

FMI:
ourjourneytosmile.com/blog/
vcnv.org
www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_4zxZ9te7s&feature=youtu.be

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Women’s Windows Interview: Sonali Kolhatkar 3/20/11

Producer/Host: Marge May (aka Magdalen)

Topic: Malalai Joya denial of entry into the U.S.

Who is Malalai Joya an what is her role in Afganistan? Why was she denied entry into the U.S. for here 5th visit to this country?

Guest: Sonali Kolhatkar: journalist, activist, co-founder and director of the Afghan Women’s Mission in the U.S.

Weekend Voices 3/20/10

Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

Topic: Camden Conference Presentation by Larry Goodson, Professor of Middle East Studies, Department of National Security and Strategy, U.S. Army War College.

What are the current U.S. objectives in Afghanistan?  What is the current U.S. strategy to achieve those objectives?   How likely is that strategy to be successful?

RadioActive 3/18/10

Producer/Host: Meredith DeFrancesco

Topic:

Today we look at how the health insurance industry’s still unbridled quest for profits hits close to home.  Tomorrow state courts will hear Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield’s lawsuit against Maine for stopping their proposed 18% rate increase.

We also hear an editorial on a bill which would require cell phones to carry labels cautioning consumers on the health hazards of their radiation.

And we also review upcoming events which we will be covering in the next few days, concerning the war in Afghanistan,  the constitutional rights of corporations, and mountain top removal coal mining.

Weekend Voices 2/27/10

Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

Topic: “Is There an Afghanistan?” 2010 Camden Conference Speaker: G. Whitney Azoy
When and how was modern Afghanistan formed?  What are the major ethnic groups in Afghanistan?  What is the relationship of the Taliban to the Pashtun in Afghanistan?

RadioActive 12/24/09

Producers/Hosts: Amy Browne, Carolyn Coe, Meredith DeFrancesco

Topic: A recent event in which words from Obama’s speech justifying escalation of war in Afghanistan were burned and speeches made in opposition to the war, produced by Carolyn Coe.   Also, organizer Rob Shetterly reads his op-ed piece re: the reason & history behind the event.