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 […]
Two and a half years after former President Mubarak’s resignation, the Arab Spring in Egypt has turned sour. The Egyptian military removed Mohamed Morsi, Mubarak’s elected successor from office in a coup d’etat. The aftermath of the coup has been waves of chaos and death, as Morsi supporters and the Egyptian army have clashed in […]
While the death toll continues to rise in Egypt, Syria has also had issues escalate over the past couple of days. It appears that there were unconditional weapons used on villages especially chemical weapons. Civilians have been fleeing villages as the Assad forces continue to use chemical weapons in Syria. Our host Esty Dinur spoke with Professor Stephen Zunes about the turmoil that has shaken this part of the world.
On Thursday August 15th, host Allen Ruff discussed protests and controversy in Wisconsin and across the the world. For the first half of the hour, Ruff was joined by Gareth Porter, a historian with a PhD in Southeast Asian studies from Cornell University and an investigative journalist for the Inter Press Service, about the turmoil in Egypt and the possible “peace process” in the Israel-Palestine conflict. For the second half of the show, Ruff spoke live with Greg Gordon, who was at the Capitol in Madison, to give us the latest update on the Solidarity Sing-a-long and arrests.
Following days of protests and army ultimatums, Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi was deposed on July 4th, 2013. Now, with an interim President ruling the country, an election date next year, and protestors of both sides filling the streets of Cairo, the question must be asked – what now? On the Thurday, July 11th A Public Affair, host Allen Ruff was joined by Joel Beinen, history professor and expert of Egyptian studies at Stanford, to talk about where Egypt might go from here.
Sarah Salem, Ph.D student and writer in Cairo, joined Jan Miyasaki on the Buzz to talk about the varied political forces behind the Egyptian revolution and what she believes might be some of the outcomes.