articles tagged "Michigan"

Reuters Poll Ranks Plight of Women in Middle East

Wednesday, 20 November 2013 | Salamat
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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. more »

Salamat Celebrates Islamic New Year

Sunday, 10 November 2013 | 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 more »

Rev. Edward Pinkney

Tuesday, 30 July 2013 | buzz
Free Michigan

On Tuesday, July 30th Rev. Edward Pinkney, head of the Black Autonomy Network Community Organization (BANCO), joined our host Aaron Perry on the 8 O’Clock Buzz. Rev. Edward heads activism against the “Stand Your Ground Law” and the “Emergency Manager Law.” Rev. Edward Pinkney will be at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on Aug 8-11. He will be speaking at the Democracy Conference. more »

Monday, June 24 — Jim Jeziorowski from Wayne, Michigan

Wednesday, 26 June 2013 | Access Hour

Jim’s an internet WORT listener-sponsor in Michigan who will be visiting Madison and playing songs, talking about the artists, checking out a few funny old time commercials and even a few station ID’s in which the station is not around anymore…fun, it’s clean and it’s entertaining and educational to boot. more »

Split Show: Right to Work Legislation in Michigan and Bradley Manning Hearing

Friday, 7 December 2012 | A Public Affair
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On Friday December 7th, host Esty Dinur started the show with guest Louise Somalski, Lobbyist for American Federation of Teachers in Michigan (AFT Michigan). She is in Lansing and gave listeners an update on the Right to Work legislation passed in the Michigan State Capitol on Thursday December 6th. This legislation would make it unlawful to require union membership as a condition of employment and was passed in the State House and Senate in one day. Somalski described exactly what happened in the Capitol yesterday as huge groups of protestors were locked out. Esty also spoke with John Hoadley, Campaign Manager for Working Michigan a labor/community coalition group, about community mobilization against the legislation.   Read more about American Federation of Teachers in Michigan (AFT Michigan): http://aftmichigan.org/aboutus/index.html During the second half of the program, Esty spoke with Kevin Gosztola, a journalist covering the Bradley Manning pre-trial hearing. Gosztola is the co-author of “Truth & Consequences: The U.S. vs. Bradley Manning,” and blogs at dissenter.firedoglake.com. Bradley Manning has been in pretrial confinement for over 900 days. He is accused of leaking hundreds of thousands of classified and confidential military and diplomatic documents to WikiLeaks. Today was day nine of his pre-trial hearing, with the actual trial set for March 2013. This was the first time Manning has spoken publicly since his arrest in 2010. Manning’s defense is arguing he was ‘unlawfully punished’ while imprisoned at the Quantico Marine Brig for nine months. They hope to have the charges dismissed or be awarded credit for time served and are putting key commanding officers on the witness stand to show how the Brig was more concerned with media attention and scrutiny from senior officials in the Pentagon and Washington than they were with Manning’s health.           Listen to the entire program: more »

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