NPR 4 THE DEAF: Giving Public Radio Edge Since 2006



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The Iraq War five-years later. Part One. We’ll start our conversation with FEISAL ISTRABADI who served as Iraq’s deputy permanent representative to the United Nations from 2004-2007. We’ll talk to him about whether Iraqi leaders are making political progress needed to stabilize the country. Then CONRAD CRANE who co-authored the latest counter-insurgency manual for the U.S. military about how long we can sustain the current troop levels, and PAUL HUGHES who worked with the Coalition Provisional Authority right after the invasion on reconstruction programs. Listen to this show via Real Audio | mp3

Hour 2
The Iraq War five years later. Part Two. We’ll hear from LORRAINE ALI a Senior Writer for Newsweek magazine whose relatives fled Iraq to escape the violence. Then GEORGE PACKER who wrote The Assassins’ Gate talks about the future prospects for Iraq, and finally we catch up with PAUL REICKOFF, who founded Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, about the long term needs of our vets. Listen to this show via Real Audio | mp3

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The Ghost of Bobby Dunbar
In 1912 a four year-old boy named Bobby Dunbar went missing in a swamp in Louisiana. Eight months later, he was found in the hands of a wandering handyman in Mississippi. (The picture at left was taken just days later.) In 2004, his granddaughter discovered a secret beneath the legend of her grandfather’s kidnapping, a secret whose revelation would divide her own family, bring redemption to another, and become the answer to a third family’s century-old prayer. We devote our entire episode to the story. More…

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New York-based singer-songwriter Dawn Landes uses traditional American roots and alternative folk elements in her music. Incorporating a variety of instruments, ranging from guitar and accordion to glockenspiel and Optigan, her songs have a sweet sounding indie-pop groove, colored by touches of bluegrass. After the release of her self-produced debut, Dawn’s Music, Landes has recently released her second album, Fireproof. Recorded in an old fire station in Red Hook, Brooklyn, it’s mostly a live recording, made with the help of her bandmates.


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