Army Puts Out Casting Call for Spanish Radio Novella

Program would promote family values to counter guerilla messaging.

>The Army’s Military Information Support Team in Colombia is seeking a contractor to produce a radio novella -- a Spanish soap opera series, only it has a finite life with an ending -- to deter guerilla recruitment and to promote family values and respectful treatment of women.

In a May 22 contract notice, the Army said research has proved that radio is one of the most effective means of communication in Colombia, especially when attempting to reach some of the target audiences who live or operate in isolated areas of the country where other types of media cannot be used.

Maybe the Army can figure out how to incorporate the respectful treatment of women message into communications with its troops once the novellas have been produced.