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Campus radio station WJRH will begin airing a five-part radio series on terrorism that six students have researched, written, and produced as their semester project for History Workshop, a class taught by Richard Sharpless, professor of history.

The series of programs, each running seven to 10 minutes long, will begin airing 8 p.m. today through Tuesday, with the exception of Saturday, on 104.9 FM. Each segment describes terrorist organizations and their methods in recent history

The students who developed the series are Lawrence Bond ’02, a history major from Macon, Ga.; Michelle Angelo ’02, a history major from East Islip, N.Y.; Rachel Korpanty ’03, a history major from Summerville, S.C.; Royal Tuthill ’03, a biology major from Washington Crossing, Pa.; Amy Cohen ’02, a history major from Linwood, N.J.; and Jon Platt ’02, an A.B. engineering major from Essex Junction, Ver.

Originated by Sharpless, History Workshop is designed to take students out of the traditional classroom setting and provide them with practical experience in the uses of history. Last spring, students wrote educational video scripts for Easton’s recently restored Bachmann Public House, a major historic site.

The subject of this semester’s workshop was selected as a result of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the U.S.

“When the students expressed puzzlement as well as concern about the attacks, they decided to research terrorism in history,” says Sharpless. “The resulting programs cover the motivations and practices of terrorists from the American War for Independence to the present-day al-Qaeda.”

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