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Palestinian and Israeli soldier

Rabbi for Human Rights, Israel {format} 6:30 Jake Warga

A day-in-the-life of Rabbi Arik Ascherman with Rabbis for Human Rights in Jerusalem. He interacts with Arabs and Jews, and intercedes when he can during Palestinian home demolitions. He looks for common ground amongst the the rubble and rocks, the M-16s and tanks, and the two religions that started as one. (Photos by Jake Warga.)

Broadcast: Apr 25 2008 on PRI/WGBH/BBC The World Subjects: War, Family, International

Baby gorilla

Mountain Gorillas {format} 8:19 Jake Warga

The genocide in Rwanda decimated more than just people. Mountain Gorilla populations are just now recovering.

Broadcast: Apr 22 2008 on NPR All Things Considered Subjects: Environment

Sunset over tree, photo by Jake Warga

Hike Australia {format} {format} {format} 7:50 Jake Warga

A travel writer's upside-down Australian dilemma of drop bears and hoop snakes, swag and snores, knee-clicks and star clusters.

Broadcast: Jan 1 2008 on NPR All Things Considered Subjects: International, Environment, Sports, Travel

South African kids in doorway

Zulu Kids Xmas {format} {format} {format} 1:10 Jake Warga

A Christmas audio postcard sung by Zulu children in a South African orphanage. [transcript]

Broadcast: Dec 24 2007 on HV PODCAST; Dec 24 2004 on NPR Day to Day Subjects: Youth, Children, International, Holidays

Radio Gondar studios

Radio Gondar {format} {format} 3:03 Jake Warga

A community radio station in Gondar, Ethiopia broadcasts health education programs on subjects ranging from HIV/AIDS prevention to the dangers of using dirty tattoo needles.

Broadcast: Aug 13 2007 on HV PODCAST; Jun 7 2007 on PRI/WGBH/BBC The World Subjects: Media, International

Fireworks at night

Macau Fireworks {format} {format} {format} 5:09 Jake Warga

Every year Macau, China hosts an international Fireworks competition. We spend a night watching the American team compete.

Broadcast: Jul 4 2007 on NPR All Things Considered Subjects: International

Three women in white robes

The Perfect Photo {format} {format} 7:50 Jake Warga

The radio producer gets serious about his photographic career; he must hunt down and re-create a shot he saw published in National Geographic. A trip to Ethiopia: "Can you get me a helicopter?

Broadcast: May 28 2007 on NPR All Things Considered Subjects: Art, Travel


Dr Murphy- East Timor {format} 5:20 Jake Warga

Indonesia occupied this East Timor for 24 years. The people voted for independence in 1999. Pro-Indonesian militias reacted by terrorizing the population. International peacekeepers eventually brought calm. East Timor became independent in 2002. But most doctors had left East Timor in 1999. But here's an American doctor who's still there. Dr. Dan Murphy runs a health clinic in the capital, Dili.

Broadcast: Mar 5 2007 on PRI/WGBH/BBC The World Subjects: International, Health

Jake in Fedora

Raider of The Lost Ark {format} {format} 8:13 Jake Warga

A modern day quest for the not-so-lost Ark of the Covenant by another Indie (indie producer, that is).

Broadcast: Feb 6 2007 on NPR All Things Considered Subjects: International, Travel, Religious

Jenifir with an Ethiopian child

Saving the world in Ethiopia {format} {format} 5:50 Jake Warga

Spend the day with Jenafir as she works in Ethiopia trying to save the world.

Broadcast: Jan 30 2007 on NPR All Things Considered Subjects: Health, International

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