Archive for September, 2005

Whistleblowers and the Military

Friday, September 30th, 2005

Ian Fishback, an Army captain at Fort Bragg, recently spoke to Human Rights Watch about abuses of detainees by American soldiers. The possible abuses are now being investigated by the U. S. Army, but beyond the allegations, what are the repurcussions of going outside the military’s chain-of-command? Do soldiers put their careers at risk? And does the military offer opportunities for its soldiers to report such abuses? Host Frank Stasio speaks to: Scott Silliman, professor of law at Duke University; Marc Galasco, senior military analyst for Human Rights Watch; and Craig Marks, retired special forces officer. Listener Call-in. (50:00)


Fayetteville Annexation

Friday, September 30th, 2005

In a highly controversial move, the city of Fayetteville will annex 42,000 new residents on Friday. Frank Stasio talks about with Don Orthington, reporter for the Fayetteville Observer, about how residents are reacting, and how the increased population will affect the city. (10:00)


Popular Culture in Israel and Palestine

Thursday, September 29th, 2005

The new book, “Palestine, Israel and the Politics of Popular Culture” (Duke University Press/2005) rounds up several provocative ideas about the ways in which Israelis and Palestinians exchange information, and messages of anger and hope through popular culture. Host Frank Stasio speaks with Rebecca Stein, assistant professor of cultural anthropology at Duke; and Ted Swedenburg, the co-editor of the book, about their individual work on tourism and music respectively. Laleh Khahili and Melani McAlister also join the conversation to talk about their work on cyber culture and depictions of the Holy Land in the bestselling “Left Behind” series of novels. Listener Call In. (59:00)

Popular Culture

Carolinas Med-1

Wednesday, September 28th, 2005

Host Frank Stasio speaks with Rose Hoban, reporter at North Carolina Public Radio — WUNC about Carolinas Med-1, a mobile hospital deployed in Mississippi to serve victims of Hurricane Katrina. Hoban just returned from Carolinas Med-1, which is the first mobile hospital of its kind and has treated thousands of patients since Katrina ravaged the Gulf Coast. (8:00)


Tragedy, The News, and Children

Wednesday, September 28th, 2005

Broadcast reports of disasters like Hurricane Katrina, or pictures of the war in Iraq, can reach children and cause them confusion and fear. What are the short- and long-term effects on children who see and hear these harrowing accounts? And how can you help protect them from the ubiquitous news reports? Host Frank Stasio looks at how children process the news they see and hear. Guests include: Alvin Poussaint, director of the Media Center at the Judge Baker Children’s Center in Boston; and John Fairbank, co-director of the National Center for Child Traumatic Stress at Duke University and UCLA. Listener Call-In. (50:00)