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Public Radio International - Illinois Public Media News - April 01, 2013

Joseph Kony’s War in Central Africa – in Comics Form

By Carol Hills/The World


(Duration: 4:06)

Remember the film “Kony 2012?”

The film went viral last year and put Joseph Kony and the Lord’s Resistance Army in the cross-hairs of millions of outraged citizens.

Well, a year later, Joseph Kony and his remaining believers are still somewhere in Central Africa, literally raping and pillaging as they go.

War correspondent David Axe wants to remind people that Kony is still out there.

Axe has written a graphic novel with illustrator Tim Hamilton, “Army of God: Joseph Kony’s War in Central Africa,” to tell the story of the Lord’s Resistance Army.

The novel demonstrates why the show-and-tell nature of comics journalism works as a medium to talk about Joseph Kony and violence he has wrought.



Illinois Public Radio - Illinois Public Media News - March 28, 2013

Gov. Quinn Continues to be Asked About Prison System

This is the fourth in a four part series on Illinois prison life

WBEZ has asked the Illinois governor for months to explain his thinking on overcrowding and conditions in the state’s billion-dollar prison system.

By Robert Wildeboer


(Duration: 7:26)

Pat Quinn

UPDATE: Illinois Governor Pat Quinn says he will lay out his prison plans and policies, but it’s going to be a couple of months yet.

WILL - Illinois Public Media News - March 18, 2013

The Internet Creates a Gray Market for Firearms

Gun sales facilitated online often skirt gun laws

Gun buyers online might be able to avoid background checks.

By Chris Berube


(Duration: 5:41)

While the debate rages about gun control in America, one issue that hasn't been widely discussed is the so-called "gray market" for firearms online.

NPR - Illinois Public Media News - February 15, 2013

Conflict Transforms Syrian English Teacher Into War Photographer

By Kelly McEvers

Noor Kelze

Syria's war has thrown ordinary citizens into situations they never could have imagined and changed them in ways they never would have dreamed. It's turned carpenters, engineers and doctors into armed rebels. And in Aleppo, it has turned a young woman teacher into a war photographer.

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