POW http://nwpr.org en Would-be Day Of Celebration In Bergdahl’s Hometown Passes Quietly http://nwpr.org/post/would-be-day-celebration-bergdahl-s-hometown-passes-quietly <p>A day of planned celebration of Bowe Bergdahl in his Idaho hometown turned out to be a pretty uneventful one. Hailey, Idaho, canceled Saturday’s event after the city received threats. Our correspondent Jessica Robinson has attended previous annual events for Bergdahl during his captivity and has more from Hailey. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 13:21:08 +0000 Jessica Robinson 48277 at http://nwpr.org Would-be Day Of Celebration In Bergdahl’s Hometown Passes Quietly Bergdahl’s Hometown Asks Media, American Public For Some Space http://nwpr.org/post/bergdahl-s-hometown-asks-media-american-public-some-space <p>A county commissioner in Blaine County, Idaho, is asking critics of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl to give Bergdahl's hometown some space. That includes members of the media. The commissioner says the town of Hailey is tired of being the target of people’s “misguided rage” over the former POW.</p><p> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 00:51:00 +0000 Jessica Robinson 47336 at http://nwpr.org Bergdahl’s Hometown Asks Media, American Public For Some Space ‘Awareness’ No Longer The Issue For Bergdahl’s Network Of Supporters http://nwpr.org/post/awareness-no-longer-issue-bergdahl-s-network-supporters <p>The parents of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl issued a statement through social media Monday. Bob and Jani thanked the people who have supported them for nearly five years as they waited for their son to be freed from Taliban captivity. Bergdahl's broad network of online supporters continue to back the POW amidst a raging debate about whether Bergdahl deserted.</p><p> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 00:37:49 +0000 Jessica Robinson 47216 at http://nwpr.org ‘Awareness’ No Longer The Issue For Bergdahl’s Network Of Supporters Citing Safety Concerns, Hailey, Idaho Cancels Bergdahl Celebration http://nwpr.org/post/citing-safety-concerns-hailey-idaho-cancels-bergdahl-celebration <p>An annual rally turned homecoming celebration for released POW Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has been canceled in his hometown of Hailey, Idaho. Boise State Public Radio’s Emilie Ritter Saunders explains the event is off because of safety concerns. Thu, 05 Jun 2014 13:38:03 +0000 Emilie Ritter Saunders 47018 at http://nwpr.org Idaho Town That Waited 5 Years For Bergdahl Now Must Defend Its Support http://nwpr.org/post/idaho-town-waited-5-years-bergdahl-now-must-defend-its-support <p>Almost immediately after the jubilant response to Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s release from the Taliban on Saturday, the story took a very different turn. First, there was criticism of the Obama administration exchanging five Taliban detainees for Bergdahl. Then, some soldiers from his former unit started speaking out against the freed POW. Josh Korder told CNN earlier this week that he believes men lost their lives searching for him. Wed, 04 Jun 2014 13:49:49 +0000 Jessica Robinson 46958 at http://nwpr.org Idaho Town That Waited 5 Years For Bergdahl Now Must Defend Its Support Military Says Efforts To Bring Idaho POW Home Are Not Disorganized http://nwpr.org/post/military-says-efforts-bring-idaho-pow-home-are-not-disorganized <p>There’s mixed news today on the fate of prisoner of war Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. The Associated Press is reporting efforts to bring home the northwest soldier are in disarray. The military says that just isn’t true.</p><p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 00:08:34 +0000 Jessica Robinson 44914 at http://nwpr.org Military Says Efforts To Bring Idaho POW Home Are Not Disorganized Celebrities Don Bracelets In Support Of Northwest POW http://nwpr.org/post/celebrities-don-bracelets-support-northwest-pow <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/02/021814JR_Nelson_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>U.S. diplomats are reportedly renewing their efforts to arrange a prisoner swap for a Northwest soldier who's been in Taliban captivity nearly five years.<p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 00:37:29 +0000 Jessica Robinson 41648 at http://nwpr.org Celebrities Don Bracelets In Support Of Northwest POW Proposed Prisoner Swap Offers Hope To Idaho Family Of POW http://nwpr.org/post/proposed-prisoner-swap-offers-hope-idaho-family-pow <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/02/021814JR_BergdahlSwap_web.mp3" class="asset-audio">The Idaho family of captured U.S. soldier Bowe Bergdahl is welcoming an effort to get their son home through a prisoner swap. </a><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Idaho family of captured U.S. soldier Bowe </span>Bergdahl<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is welcoming an effort to get their son home through a prisoner swap.</span><p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 00:18:50 +0000 Jessica Robinson 41647 at http://nwpr.org Proposed Prisoner Swap Offers Hope To Idaho Family Of POW Idaho Town Awaits Deal With Taliban That Will Bring POW Home http://nwpr.org/post/idaho-town-awaits-deal-taliban-will-bring-pow-home <p>Four years. That's how long Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has been a prisoner of the Taliban. The soldier from Hailey, Idaho remains the lone American POW from the Afghan conflict. Now, Bergdahl's parents are calling on the U.S. to reach an agreement that will bring their son home. But as correspondent Jessica Robinson reports, any deal hangs precariously on peace talks involving the Taliban, and the weekend saw yet another setback.</p><p> Mon, 24 Jun 2013 14:02:13 +0000 Jessica Robinson 29865 at http://nwpr.org Idaho Town Awaits Deal With Taliban That Will Bring POW Home Parents Of Idaho POW Call For Diplomatic Solution With Taliban http://nwpr.org/post/parents-idaho-pow-call-diplomatic-solution-taliban <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/06/062213JR_IdahoPOW_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>The parents of America's only prisoner of war in the current conflict in Afghanistan are urging the U.S. to reach a peace agreement with the Taliban and bring their son home. The end of June marks the fourth year Idaho soldier Bowe Bergdahl has been in captivity.<p>On Saturday his parents spoke out at a rally Bowe's hometown held in his honor.<p>Jani and Bob Bergdahl talk of a son who sought adventure in travels around the world. Mon, 24 Jun 2013 13:49:44 +0000 Jessica Robinson 29860 at http://nwpr.org Parents Of Idaho POW Call For Diplomatic Solution With Taliban