Silenced: The Radio Murders

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A chilling wave of murders sweeps through Little Haiti, a Miami neighborhood that is home to many Haitian exiles. The victims are radio broadcasters, using the airwaves to demand democracy at home. Little Haiti is up in arms, calling for justice for the fallen heroes, but the investigation stalls. To this day, the masterminds remain free. And rumors persist … about cocaine trafficking, CIA assets, and transnational coups. Ana Arana, who first investigated the crimes thirty years ago, teams up with Oz Woloshyn to find answers to a case that continues to haunt her.

  • 3 minutes 39 seconds
    Introducing: Afghan Star, hosted by John Legend

    From the fall of the Taliban until its return, people all over Afghanistan planned their lives around Afghan Star. People would pack into apartments. Villages would hook up generators to a single tv so crowds could watch. New Year’s celebrations would come to a halt, all to watch this one show. Over its 15 seasons, Afghan Star spotlighted an Afghanistan that could be: women singing without hijabs, Afghanistan’s first rapper, people of warring ethnic groups hugging and cheering for each other on stage. And it launched a cultural revolution. This is the story behind it all– from how a ragtag team scrambled to make the show every week, to the dangers they faced for trying to push the country forward. In Afghanistan, a cultural revolution was televised through a musical talent show, and this is its story. Hosted by John Legend.

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    16 May 2024, 5:18 pm
  • 34 minutes 59 seconds
    Silenced recommends: The Burden

    Check out the first episode of "The Burden," a brand new podcast from our friends at Orbit Media.

    EPISODE 1: THE SCOOP

    New York Times journalist Frances “Frenchy” Robles gets a tip about a group of wrongfully convicted men in the New York State prison system. The common denominator: many were arrested by the same detective. Frenchy tracks down the story in a surprise visit to prison. 

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    19 March 2024, 12:00 pm
  • 26 minutes 48 seconds
    Bonus: The President

    “In the heart of every Haitian is a sleeping president.” - An interview with Jacqueline Charles, Caribbean correspondent for the Miami Herald, about the 2021 assassination of President Jovenel Moise.

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    22 June 2023, 7:01 am
  • 23 minutes 56 seconds
    Legacy

    Our co-host Ana Arana speaks with Pulitzer-prize-winning journalist Garry Pierre-Pierre, founder of the Haitian Times about the legacy of Miami radio broadcasters. 

    This interview is a reunion of sorts – Garry and Ana both lived in Miami in the early 1990s, when Veye Yo was active on the airwaves and in the streets, and they worked together as reporters at the Sun Sentinel.

    ​​Available to all on June 15, 2023.

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    15 June 2023, 7:01 am
  • 33 minutes 36 seconds
    The Flame

    President Aristide finally returns to office in Haiti, but to some in his movement, he’s not the same leader. With the murder of one more radio journalist, an era comes to an end.

    ​​Available to all on June 8, 2023.

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    8 June 2023, 7:01 am
  • 34 minutes 20 seconds
    Federal Hook

    There’s no statute of limitations on murder. Ana investigates whether the intellectual authors could still be brought to justice.

    ​​Available to all on June 1, 2023.

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    1 June 2023, 7:01 am
  • 29 minutes 13 seconds
    The Agency

    Oz asks the question he’s been wondering all along: could the CIA know anything about the broadcaster murders?

    ​​Available to all on May 25, 2023.

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    25 May 2023, 7:01 am
  • 33 minutes 46 seconds
    Death Squad

    A coup in Haiti empowers a new paramilitary squad, bold enough to face down the U.S. military. In Miami, the black book resurfaces – and the killings continue.

    ​​Available to all on May 18, 2023.

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    18 May 2023, 7:01 am
  • 28 minutes 53 seconds
    Cocaine Colonels

    An explosion of cocaine trafficking through Haiti is fuelling gangs in Miami. The radio broadcasters are calling out the drug trade on air. A fateful concert lights a fuse.

    Available to all on May 11, 2023.

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    11 May 2023, 7:01 am
  • 27 minutes 59 seconds
    Truth and Bullets

    The investigation into Olivier’s killing begins, and another young radio journalist is shot. It can’t be a coincidence. 

    Available to all on May 4, 2023.

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    4 May 2023, 7:01 am
  • 34 minutes 52 seconds
    The Black Book

    When music promoter and DJ Jean-Claude Olivier is shot outside a club in Miami, Little Haiti wonders – how much further is this going to go?

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    27 April 2023, 7:01 am
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