What’s going on in the Middle East, from ISIS to Al-Shabab, from Egypt to Tunisia and Iran? What is causing the conflicts? How is all this affecting populations and the environment? On Friday, July 24th, host Esty Dinur talked with Professor Joel Beinin to discuss this and the global forces involved.
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 […]
This week your host Sabi Atteyih plays from Abdel Halim Hafez’s “The 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 […]
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 […]
Last August, when the Buzz last talked with Sharif Abdel Kouddos, he told us that despite the bloodshed and chaos in his country, he still had hope for freedom in Egypt. Since then, the situation has gotten even more convoluted. As we enter the fourth month of the military takeover of Egypt, with former President […]
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 […]