Salamat

Arab Mascot Comes Under Fire In California High School

12/10/13 11:54 PM | Salamat

Coachilla This week your host Sabi Atteyih presents poetry by revered Syrian poet Nizar Qabbani, a report on the controversy surround the California high school ‘Arab’ mascot, and the documentary “Reel Bad Arabs” written by Jack Shaheen. Sabi also reports on the settlement of a religious discrimination lawsuit in Albuquerque and the retirement of the former Director of Michigan’s regional office of the Arab-American Anti-Discrimination Committee. Sabi also checks in for an update from his correspondent in Alexandria, Egypt regarding Egyptian soldiers killed in the Sinai Peninsula and Egyptian financial turmoil.

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Reuters Poll Ranks Plight of Women in Middle East

11/20/13 6:10 PM | Salamat

artworks-000063297494-yaqrgw-t120x120 This week your host Sabi Atteyih plays from Abdel Halim Hafez’sThe Cup Reader.” Arab-American news updates include the “Burqa Bandit” in San Diego, Rashida Tlaib‘s run for Michigan state senate in 2014, Thomson Reuters Foundation’s survey on the state of women in the Middle East and an update on Damascus. Sabi also covers “Detroit Unleashed“, a film told from an Arab-American perspective that premiered at the Detroit Film Theater.

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Salamat Celebrates Islamic New Year

11/10/13 6:00 PM | Salamat

Islamic New Year This week your host Sabi Atteyih celebrates the sixth day of the Islamic New Year and explains its significance. He also reports on the Jewish Voice For Peace, Bedouin resistance to an Israeli relocation plan, the U.S. arrest of a 65-year-old Palestinian woman Rasmea Odeh, and vandalism by Jewish settlers against Palestinian property in the Israeli-occupied West Bank. Sabi also mentions Saudi expulsion of illegal immigrants, Time’s coverage of Susan Dabaja, the first Arab-American elected president to the Dearborn, Michigan city council, and his latest read by Mahmoud Darwish, A River Dies of Thirst. Masters of Iraqui Music by Daoud & Saleh Al-Kuwaity.     Photo by Hasan Baloch www.themereflex.com

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Salamat Reports U.S. May Be On ‘Thin Ice’ In the Middle East

11/3/13 6:00 PM | Salamat

ThinIce This week your host Sabi Atteyih reports on the suspension of Egyptian satirist Bassem Youssef‘s TV show. Youssef, who is also a cardiac surgeon, presents in the vein of comedian and show host Jon Stewart. Viewers were outraged when he mocked a pro-military group. Other Arab-American news includes a Dearborn, Michigan ceremony honoring entrepreneurs, Egypt’s closing of Gaza border tunnels, the United States walking on thin ice in the Middle East, and the plight of Middle Eastern domestic workers. News bits feature the Michigan Arab Orchestra, a mosque shoe thief caught on camera, and a controversial Lebanese film “Out Loud”. Thievery Corporation from “Arabic Chillout”.     Photo by Dylan Verheijden

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Salamat Reports on Popular Saudi Youth YouTube Program

10/20/13 6:00 PM | Salamat

salamat 1 This week your host Sabi Atteyih recites from Mahmoud Darwish’s “Don’t Write History As Poetry”, features music from Fairuz and reports on young Saudi comedian Omar Hussein’s extremely popular YouTube hit 3al6ayer, a comedy program that uses humor, satire, parody and smart sarcasm to talk about topics that “concern and worry everyone” in his culture. Salamat this week is abbreviated because of our fund drive.

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Salamat Explains Annual Islamic Hajj

10/13/13 6:00 PM | Salamat

haj This week your host Sabi Atteyih recites poetry from Mahmoud Darwish’s “Do Not Write History As Poetry” and explains the annual Islamic Hajj. He reports on deteriorating hunger conditions in Aleppo, Syria, the Arab-American Political Action Committee (AAPAC) in Dearborn Michigan, and Lady Gaga’s controversy amongst Muslims. Music from “Cairo to Casablanca”.     Photo by Hossam all line

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Salamat Correspondent Celebrates Egyptian Armed Forces Day

10/6/13 6:00 PM | Salamat

salamat 2 This week your host Sabi Atteyih celebrates the poem “The Confession Chair” from Muhammad al-Maghout of Syria and connects with his correspondent in Alexandria, Egypt. Sabi also reports on Damascus, Syria, The Wisconsin Center For Peace and Justice, and the book Obama and the Middle East by Faraz A. Gerges. Music this week from Arabica II: Voyages into North African Sound.     Photo by Stefan Geens

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Salamat Arabic News Update Includes Tasty Home Fries Recipe

09/29/13 6:00 PM | Salamat

potatoes This week your host Sabi Atteyih features poetry by Muhammad al-Maghout from Syria, news about the Madison-Rafah Sister Project City Benefit to furnish the library in the Rachel Corrie Cultural Center for Children and Youth in Rafah, United Nations Day events, the movie “The Citizen”, and an easy recipe for homemade home fries. Photo by Scott Bauer

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Salamat Interviews Egyptian Correspondent Under Curfew

09/22/13 6:00 PM | Salamat

Parkour Egypt Your host Sabi Atteyih hosts a live report from Alexandria, Egypt. Topics this week include Obama and immigration reform, the new electronic hookah, the International Festival in Madison, and The Freedom Theater of Jenin Refugee Camp touring play “The Island,” coming to the United States. The show includes poetry from Mahmoud Darwish and music by Radio Tarifa from the CD Temporal (1996).     Photo by Nasser Nouri

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Detroit Celebrates Arabic Heritage

09/15/13 6:00 PM | Salamat

YallaEatHeader This week Sabi Atteyih reports on The Muslims Are Coming! documentary, the Detroit Heritage Works project to promote dialogue with the Arab-American Community, the Detroit Arab-American Museum’s YallaEat! Walking Tours, current events. With music by Arab Idol host Ragheb Alama.

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Salamat
Salamat
News & Culture
Sundays @ 6:00 pm
Various Hosts
WORT's Arab-American show, Salamat seeks to create bridges of communication, education, entertainment, and understanding of Arabs in general and Arab-Americans in particular. The show includes cultural segments, music, news from the Arab world, trivia quizzes, recipes, and more.
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