The Other Side is a one-hour radio program I produced a few years ago for WBCR-LP, community radio in Great Barrington, Massachusetts.
If you’re interested in reviewing some of our recent history in Iraq and hearing from veterans, and the families of soldiers and Iraqi civilians, try listening to episodes of The Other Side, a one-hour radio magazine about the war.
These are large audio files and I recommend you download them with a DSL connection.
Download instructions for media files:
Windows – right click on the link and choose “save target as”
Mac – If you’re using Safari as your browser, you can control click on the link and choose “download link to disk” or “download linked file”. If you’re using Firefox, the program will open in iTunes and you can listen to the show or save the file to listen later.
They feature In-depth interviews woven between some terrific music. These programs are about the difficult realities of war and are intended for adult listeners.
THE OTHER SIDE: JIMMY MASSEY [41.1MB mp3]
Sgt. Jimmy Massey was a Marine recruiter before he served in Iraq. He talks about what the war was like during its first year.
THE OTHER SIDE – VOICES FROM THE WAR [42.1MB mp3]
This show features Iraq vets and members of the N.Y. National Guard.
THE OTHER SIDE – RECRUITMENT [42.1MB mp3]
This show features excerpts from a workshop on military counseling and recruiting.
THE OTHER SIDE – DAHR JAMAIL [28.1MB mp3]
Independent reporter Dahr Jamail talks about the challenges and realities of reporting from Iraq.
THE OTHER SIDE -THE FAMILIES [28.1MB mp3]
Hear Lila Lipscomb and Fernando Suarez of Military Families Speak Out.
THE OTHER SIDE – SCOTT RITTER [28.1MB mp3]
Former weapons inspector Scott Ritter was an early critic of the rush to war. Hear his assessment of what is happening now.
THE OTHER SIDE – DOWNING STREET [28.1MB mp3]
Excerpts from a congressional hearing on secret Iraq memos.
THE OTHER SIDE -EMPIRE OF DIRT [28.1MB mp3]
How we went to war; powerful excerpts from BBC interviews with Iraqi civilians.
THE OTHER SIDE – IMPEACHMENT [28.1MB mp3]
Attorney John Bonifaz links the Downing Street Minutes, the WMD misstatements and the outing of the CIA’s Valerie Plame.
THE OTHER SIDE – 4 WEEKS OF WAR [28.1MB mp3]
We usually hear about the war in short soundbites. 4 Weeks of War takes you deeper into the realities of the war.
THE OTHER SIDE – CINDY SHEEHAN #1 [28.1MB mp3]
Cindy Sheehan lost her son to the war in Iraq. This begins an in-depth look at Cindy Sheehan’s call to action.
THE OTHER SIDE – CINDY SHEEHAN #2 [28.1MB mp3]
Part 2 of the story of Cindy Sheehan and the vets and family mambers who rallied to her cause.
THE OTHER SIDE – WHEN SEPTEMBER ENDS [28.1MB mp3]
Stacy Bannerman, Military Families Speak Out; Michael Hoffman and Patrick Resta, Iraq Veterans Against the War; and Carlos Arredondo, Gold Star Families for Peace.