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Global reporting on the front lines of the planet's most urgent issues — from terrorism to global warming to income inequality. Veteran correspondent Charles Sennott partners with the next generation of international reporters to tell stories that will change the way you see the world and the journalists who cover it.
||CleanDispatch: Trump and the next chapter on climate||Donald Trump's victory in the U.S. presidential election sent shockwaves around the world, but particularly at U.N. climate conference in Marrakech. GroundTruth's Justine Calma and Chris Bentley share voices from the global gathering.||12/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLiving Proof: Anguish in Arctic Scandinavia||A mental health crisis is taking root in Arctic Scandinavia among the indigenous Sami, as a changing climate threatens wildlife and ways of life. GroundTruth's Melody Schreiber reports from Sweden and Norway.||12/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLiving Proof: Storms, sex and survival in the Philippines||After covering the devastation of Typhoon Haiyan in 2013, GroundTruth's Aurora Almendral investigates how typhoons are driving waves of human trafficking in the Philippines. This is a coproduction with KCRW's UnFictional.||12/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLiving Proof: Zika in the Americas||Zika virus is now in dozens of countries, including the United States. GroundTruth's Beth Murphy documents the epidemic in Puerto Rico, exploring how climate change is affecting mosquito-borne diseases, here and around the world.||11/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLiving Proof: Jakarta's fight against flooding||The rising seas and increased storms that come with climate change pose a threat to many coastal cities. GroundTruth's Chris Bentley goes to Indonesia’s capital to investigate how even projects done in the name of defending the city’s most vulnerable residents could actually leave them worse off.||11/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLiving Proof: Somalia's climate for conflict||For 25 years, drought and war have reinforced each other in a deadly cycle in Somalia. GroundTruth's Laura Heaton reports on how the underlying causes of Somalia's long-running civil war are being worsened by climate change.||11/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDispatch: Drowned Out In Paris||Are young people being shut out of the world's response to climate change? GroundTruth climate fellows Justine Calma and Chris Bentley kick off our new series of reports on global warming with this dispatch from the historic COP21 conference in Paris.||3/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 5, From Syria With Baklava||The epic journey of a group of Syrian refugees brought together by a famous sweets shop called Salloura. Syrian-American correspondent Dalia Mortada tells the story.||3/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanExtra: Covering Haiti's Unimaginable Earthquake||What do you learn from seeing the world collapse? Veteran CBC reporter David Gutnik risked his life to cover the aftermath of Haiti's 2010 earthquake, which killed more than 230,000 people. Even in the wake of catastrophe, David found moments of resilience and rebirth. In this report from our friends at the CBC podcast "Back Story," David looks back on his harrowing journey to Haiti...and how it affected him. Listen to more "Back Story" -- and subscribe to their show.||1/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4, Razia's Way: One School's Fight for Afghanistan's Girls||How do you convince the conservative men of Afghanistan to get behind girls' education? This is the story of one determined, Afghan woman from Massachusetts who seems to have found a way...and one student her school tried to reach. The third and final part of our "Foreverstan" series, episode four is reported by Director of GroundTruth Films, Beth Murphy.||12/29/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3, War Reporting: A Love Story||Conflict reporter Tracey Shelton has been willing to risk her life to tell the stories of ordinary people in war zones. But now that she's found love, is her work still worth the risk? GroundTruth Producer Nathan Tobey tells the story.||11/11/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2, Foreverstan: The Aftermath||Where is Afghanistan heading? GroundTruth correspondent Jean MacKenzie assesses the fall of Kunduz, and Charlie Sennott travels along the country's "Ring Road" with Iraq War veteran and photojournalist Ben Brody to investigate the legacy of the US invasion and occupation.||9/28/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1, Foreverstan: The First Casualty||Correspondent Charles Sennott follows the roots of the war in Afghanistan from the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. He then returns to the scene of a harrowing prison uprising where the first American was killed in a war that seems to go on forever.||9/9/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
I felt like I was actually there in Afghanistan. Kudos to the folks at GroundTruth. This is outstanding!
Gives the sense of being there
This is a great way to hear stories — when you read the news you rarely get the “story behind the story” from the journalist on the ground. And there are so many things about the experience of reporting that we never hear or see. But with GroundTruth, we can listen! It really gives the listener a sense of what it’s like to be in a place at a certain time, really experiencing news as the journalists themselves experience it.
Important issues, told well with great sound
I've been looking for more shows to broaden my horizons, to cover what's happening in the world today, not just what's in my FB news feed. So far, this seems to be a great podcast for my collection. The host's voice and read manages to be both serious and engaging - a personal quality to it that's a a nice change from some of the more reporterly sounds of public radio. The production quality is high, which is also refreshing. Sometimes I lose the story in all the description, but I also don't really mind because I'm rewarded with a sense of actually being in the places talked about. Bravo, looking forward to more.