By The GroundTruth Project
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From Syria to Staten Island, a new generation of journalists are reporting on the ground, documenting the most important stories of their time. Hosted by Charles Sennott, founder of The GroundTruth Project, in partnership with WGBH News.
||CleanThe Eleventh Hour||100 Years Later, The Great War continues to destabilize||12/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWar Children||Once ISIS took over, a lot of times they implemented their own curriculum, so this entire generation of kids has lost a big chunk of their education in the years they could have been going to school because instead of ‘one apple, two apple, three appl||11/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat Ever Happened to Zika?||"This is CDC 101. If you don't test, how are you going to know who is infected?"||11/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Dancing Ghosts of Duffy's Cut||It’s very top secret, covert movements we’re gonna make today. They don’t realize they got a mass grave in their backyard.||10/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHope (and Contraband) in a Bottle||Jung Gwang-il: a 56-year-old North Korean defector works to undermine the Kim Jong-un regime, and remixes Korean ballads in his spare time||10/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRefugees Lost in Translation||"If you understand the language, then you understand the community...you make friends if you understand, because understanding IS friendship." --Ashiqullah Safi, refugee and translator||9/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUnheard in Appalachia||"When they talk about anger at being forgotten, it's because they have been."||9/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 5 Trailer||The next season of GroundTruth takes you on the ground in Mosul, Rwanda, the Marshall Islands...and a haunted railroad bed in Pennsylvania||9/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe New American Songbook: Nuevo Mariachi||For Omar Naré, the grandson of a Mexican immigrant, mariachi is in his blood. But he realized that to make mariachi that felt honest to his Californian experience, he had to break the rules. But if you break the rules of mariachi, is it still "mariachi||11/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe New American Songbook: Rhythms From Cyprus||It’s no easy feat to prove that you can make an extraordinary contribution to music in America. We follow a percussionist from Cyprus on a journey to follow in the footsteps of American jazz masters.||11/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe New American Songbook: Making It In The HMI||HMI stands for Haitian Music Industry, but its artists and fans are spread around the globe. A Haitian rapper in Boston, who goes by Masterbrain, knows that to make it big in the HMI, he'll need to make a journey back to where he's from.||10/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe New American Songbook: For My Ayeeyo||Two young Somali-American women in Boston are drawn together by poetry, and use it to connect with their grandmothers or ‘ayeeyo’ in Somalia.||10/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe New American Songbook: Cambodia Reincarnate||A Cambodian genocide survivor in Lowell, Mass., is trying to make sure Cambodia’s music traditions live on. Across town, a 9-year-old boy seems uniquely gifted to do just that.||9/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMaking Music In The Syrian Diaspora||Ahmad Naffory fell in love with the guitar in a Syrian grocery store, but he didn't know that his music would cause him to flee his home for another continent.||7/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Fix: Chapter 5 – We Need to Talk||On Long Island, the rate of death from opioid overdose is rising the fastest in all of New York. Here, providers are being trained in basic communication and learning to treat substance abuse like any other chronic disease. It starts with a conversation||5/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Fix: Chapter 4 – A Better Way to Treat Addiction||In the South Bronx, healthcare providers here are pioneering an approach that is way ahead of the rest of the country. This system, where all of the patients' needs are met in once place, allows them to live high-quality lives, despite a world of stigma||5/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Fix: Chapter 3 – Detox, Rehab, Relapse, Repeat||To deal with the crisis on Staten Island, health officials and law enforcement are pioneering new kinds of treatment options. But residents are largely in denial about the problem, and those wanting to get clean are more likely to go far away for rehab||5/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Fix: Chapter 2 – Not My Kid||Rampant prescriptions for painkillers laid the foundation for a deadly heroin epidemic in the mostly white, blue-collar community of Staten Island. Now, the old and new epidemics exist just a few miles apart. But the stigma of addiction has stopped thes||5/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Fix: Chapter 1 – The History You Never Heard||The South Bronx, New York's poorest neighborhood, has been dealing with a deadly heroin epidemic for generations. We look at the origins of the epidemic, residents' efforts to handle the crisis and the birth of a stigma that continues to kill, as opioid||5/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||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 vulnerabl||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|
||CleanFrom 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? In this report from our friends at the CBC podcast "Back Story," veteran reporter David Gutnik looks back on his harrowing journey to cover the aftermath of Haiti's 2010 earthquake, which killed more tha||1/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRazia'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.||12/29/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWar 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|
||CleanForeverstan: 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 invas||9/28/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanForeverstan: 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|
This is why podcasting exists
Groundtruth is creating content we should all be listening to right now. Podcasting is at its best when it gives us perspective. Will be sharing this with friends and family this holiday. A perfect time to listen.
Very good show about conflict reporters, esp. episode on Tracey Shelton. Well done.
Very well done reporting and story telling. Worth a listen!