Arts Express: AP War Reporter Ian Stewart Talks Under Fire Journalists In Combat

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Under Fire: Journalists In Combat – The Psychological Cost Of Covering War. Former AP Bureau Chief Ian Stewart, who was shot in the head while on assignment in West Africa, is on the line from New Mexico to talk about this year’s Oscar Short List documentary contender.

Touching on the politics and the economics of the media; on location war junkies, why journalism has become a dirty word; Chris Hedges in post-traumatic war zone meltdown and the twisted cosmic joke of it all; sexing up the news; and what Clockwork Orange and the cauldron of rage have to do with combat reporting today.

Listen to the show here.

Music From The Barricades: Iconic performers Crosby and Nash get raw and real in a revolutionary musical moment down at Occupy Wall Street, the Arts Express Best Of The Net Hotspot this week. And what they have to say about why they were there and what the Movement means to them.

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Prairie Miller is a New York multimedia journalist online, in print and radio, who reviews movies and conducts in-depth interviews. She can also be heard on WBAI/Pacifica National Radio Network’s Arts Express.