We’re getting closer and closer to Thanksgiving this week, and on “What’s the Word” we’re digging into the history of the holiday’s culinary staple: turkey. Tune in as Adam Schuster takes us through how the bird got its name, why it has such significance in this country, and the effects of our own consumption today.
Yesterday, the Trump administration announced that the U.S. would be pulling its troops out of Syria as quickly as possible. What are the consequences of this action for Syria and the surrounding geopolitical region? On today’s episode, we hear from Shoresh Kesk, who recently returned from seven months of service as an internationalist volunteer in […]
Today we’re going to be talking with Turkish author Kaya Genc, a writer based in Istanbul. His new book, Under the Shadow: Rage and Revolution in Modern Turkey, has just been released here in the U.S., and is centered around the protests that took place in Istanbul’s Gezi Park. The modern Turkish republic is nearing its one […]
On the July 22 edition of A Public Affair, Esty Dinur discusses the situation in Turkey with guest Jennifer Loewenstein, including the attempted coup and what has transpired since, and Turkish relations with the U.S., and more. Turkey Jennifer Loewenstein is a senior lecturer of Middle Eastern Studies and English at Penn State University.
Turkey is off the radar for most Americans but should not be. Bordering Syria, Iraq and Iran, it is right in the midst of unrest in the Middle East. ISIS oil and Jihadis come through its borders–the oil transported to Malta by the Turkish President’s son. The country has renewed its attacks on Kurds, who […]
Photojournalist (and Wisconsin’s own) Jenna Pope helps us try to make sense of the chaos in Turkey.