NPR Reporter Turned Humanitarian

Thursday, Sep 7, 2006 at 1:32 p.m.

She reported for NPR from Paris, the Balkans, Algeria and Afghanistan. But after four years covering Afghanistan's post-war struggle, former NPR correspondent Sarah Chayes left the news business to work for a non-governmental...

Darfur Update

Tuesday, Sep 5, 2006 at 1:06 p.m.

As the United Nations prepares to deploy peacekeepers to Darfur, the Sudanese government is escalating military operations in the war-torn region. We look at the ongoing violence and its implications.

Kamikaze Diaries

Wednesday, Aug 23, 2006 at 1:27 p.m.

The suicide runs of Japanese Kamikaze pilots during World War II are legendary. But several newly-translated diaries reveal that much of what we think we know about the Kamikazes may be incorrect. Join Kojo for a glimpse into the diaries...

Congo Election Update

Wednesday, Aug 23, 2006 at 12:06 p.m.

The Democratic Republic of the Congo remains racked by political instability, after that country's historic presidential election failed to produce a clear winner. We get an update, and look at how recent violence in the capital will...

Jill Carroll's Abduction Story

Wednesday, Aug 16, 2006 at 12:06 p.m.

The details of journalist Jill Carroll's 82-day ordeal are now coming to light. Just this week, four people were arrested for their roles in the kidnapping. We talk with one of Carroll's colleagues at the Christian Science Monitor and...

Humanitarian Workers at Risk

Tuesday, Aug 15, 2006 at 1:06 p.m.

They provide aid to vulnerable populations in war-torn countries. But humanitarian workers are increasingly targeted by combatants in places like Sudan and Sri Lanka. We look at how escalating violence is affecting the work of global aid...

Political Tensions in Mexico

Monday, Aug 14, 2006 at 12:23 p.m.

It's a protest that could go on for years. That's the word from the leftist candidate who narrowly lost Mexico's presidential election last month. We get an update on the electoral turmoil and the latest recount of the nation's contested...

London Terror Alert Update

Thursday, Aug 10, 2006 at 1:06 p.m.

A plot to blow up planes flying from Britain to the U.S. is disrupted. We look at the regional response to the news and get analysis of the significance of the latest plot.

Shia Revival

Tuesday, Aug 8, 2006 at 1:06 p.m.

For 1,400 years, the Muslim world has been wracked by political and theological rifts between the Shias and the Sunnis. Kojo explores the history of the Shia/Sunni split, and the legacy it has wrought on contemporary Mid-East crises.

A Personal Story of Afganistan & Iraq

Monday, Aug 7, 2006 at 1:06 p.m.

Rory Stewart is an idealistic young man with international aspirations. He's walked across the entire country of Afghanistan and even did a stint as Interim Governor of the Marsh Region of Iraq. He shares his a unique view of both...

The Refugee All Stars (Rebroadcast)

Wednesday, Aug 2, 2006 at 1:36 p.m.

They were forced from their homes by civil war in Sierra Leone. Meet a band that turns suffering into song and hope into harmony. The Refugee All Stars perform, and discuss music and healing.

Middle East Scholars: Teaching Peace

Wednesday, Aug 2, 2006 at 1:06 p.m.

Two scholars -- one Israeli, one Palestinian -- are spending the summer together at the University of Maryland. They're sharing a house and even a cell phone as part of a "conflict resolution experiment." They join Kojo to talk about the...

Rwanda: Memories from a Genocide

Monday, Jul 31, 2006 at 1:06 p.m.

It's been twelve years since more than 800,000 were killed and some two million displaced in the clashes between Rwanda's Hutu & Tutsi communities. Kojo sits down with two women whose lives were uprooted by the violence to hear their...

Compensating American Prisoners of War

Thursday, Jul 27, 2006 at 12:36 p.m.

Some 25,000 American soldiers held as POWs during World War II were used as slave labor by Japanese companies. Kojo learns why the veterans can't sue the companies or Japan for restitution, and why they hope the U.S. Congress will...

Elections in the Congo

Tuesday, Jul 25, 2006 at 1:06 p.m.

For the first time since independence, voters in the Democratic Republic of Congo will vote this weekend in multi-party elections. But with thousands of candidates and continued political instability, the challenges are daunting. Kojo...

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