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An insightful look at a female hosting a family radio show in #Afghanistan. Story by @joshjonsmith

View Photo Gallery » U.S. Psychological Operations soldiers hand out radios to children in a village in southern Afghanistan. The new radio shows on Army-run stations are seeking to reach wider audiences. Josh Smith/Stars and Stripes Lightbox link Lightbox link FORWARD OPERATING BASE SPIN BOLDAK, Afghanistan — There’s no crackle of static or catchy radio jingle to be heard. Squeezed into a cramped plywood room adorned with Afghan flags and stacked with electronic equipment, the two women could be speaking among themselves. But they are speaking to a much larger audience via a radio transmitter the size of a small refrigerator. With a target audience of women and families, the weekly show — called in Pashto “Da Kor Rana,” or “The Light of the House” — is broadcast from Forward Operating Base Spin Boldak to the booming border areas in southern Afghanistan. On this day, host ...

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