The Conversation: Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

Oct 4, 2017

Chronicling the Rise of ISIS in Syrian and Asia; Funding the Arts

Credit Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently


Credit Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently

Citizen Journalists Document ISIS in Raqqa

Raqqa, Syria is the de facto capital of the caliphate declared by the group Islamic State. A group of citizen journalists called Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently have made it their mission to document daily life under ISIS in Raqqa.

Outro Music: The Merchant of Cairo by Middle Eastern Musicians Conglomerate


Philippine military troops have been deployed to the country's southern region Mindanao in response to the activity of ISIS-linked militants.
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Chronicling the Rise of ISIS in Asia

Despite the acronym ISIS, the group Islamic State is no longer confined to Syria and Iraq. Asia is home to millions of Muslims and the group has been making inroads to those communities.

Outro Music: Became - Instrumental Version by Atmosphere


Credit Hawai'i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts

Funding the Arts in Hawaii

State support for the arts starts at the legislature---and one of its biggest backers is state Senator Brian Taniguchi, founder of Arts at the Capitol.