Afghanistan http://wesa.fm en Ambassador Peter Tomsen on a Regional Way Forward for Afghanistan http://wesa.fm/post/ambassador-peter-tomsen-regional-way-forward-afghanistan <p>As the year draws to a close, many Americans are looking forward to 2014, the year we're scheduled to withdraw combat forces from Afghanistan, ending the longest war in US history.</p><p>But many questions remain about the roles the global community and Afghanistan’s neighboring nations will play in the years to come.</p><p>US Ambassador Peter Tomsen, a <a href="http://www.pitt.edu">University of Pittsburgh</a> alumni, returns to Pittsburgh this week to try to address those questions.</p><p> Tue, 03 Dec 2013 21:37:30 +0000 Nick Frost 20741 at http://wesa.fm Ambassador Peter Tomsen on a Regional Way Forward for Afghanistan Reporting on America's Longest War http://wesa.fm/post/reporting-americas-longest-war <p>Pittsburgh native Carmen Gentile, has been an embedded freelance reporter with American troops throughout the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, America’s longest war. &nbsp;</p><p>Despite a slow removal of troops from the Middle East, Gentile says the violence is far from under control. Mon, 11 Nov 2013 19:35:49 +0000 Katie Martin 19622 at http://wesa.fm Reporting on America's Longest War Filming and Reporting in a War Zone http://wesa.fm/post/filming-and-reporting-war-zone <p></p><p>Kalpana Biswas, filmmaker and Board Chairperson of <a href="http://www.wifmpit.org">Women in Film and Media Pittsburgh</a>, decided to make a film about women and children in Afghanistan, but she had no experience when it came to filming in an area of conflict.</p><p>This led her to ask journalists in the Pittsburgh area for advice on how to prepare. One of the major questions that she asked was, “How do I go through filming without endangering myself?” Fri, 18 Oct 2013 18:20:29 +0000 Nick Frost 18369 at http://wesa.fm Filming and Reporting in a War Zone Mike Sears and the Warrior Foundation http://wesa.fm/post/mike-sears-and-warrior-foundation <p><em><strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong></em></p><p></p><p><strong>Mike Sears</strong> <a href="http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/local/neighborhoods-west/beaver-resident-honored-for-heroic-actions-688807/">put his life on the line</a> to save a wounded soldier in the heat of battle in Afghanistan. For his bravery, he received the Purple Heart and Bronze Star. We'll begin the Memorial Day weekend with a conversation with Mike Sears covering his war experiences and his involvement with the <a href="http://www.iatw.us/">Warrior Foundation.</a> Thu, 23 May 2013 21:50:18 +0000 Heather McClain 10106 at http://wesa.fm Mike Sears and the Warrior Foundation