12 March 2007
Sectarian violence isn't unique to Iraq. It's happened in India, Bosnia and Ireland. In this two-part series, Charles Lane explores conflict in the modern world through the lens of Ireland. Here's how Lane describes Voice of the Troubles: "The program begins with an intimate conversation with a hunger striker's brother who was with him on his last night alive. We then hear two starkly different interpretations of the riots and protests that followed. The second segment follows the earlier lives of two children growing up during the Troubles, the good times and the bad. The program concludes in a soundscape of wisdom on the effects of conflict, how it erodes even the most fundamental elements of society."