Khalil Bendib, co-host of Voices of the Middle East And North Africa, will be launching his new Prez-in-the-Fez bid for the White House, just in time to beat Obama and Romney after giving them enough of a head start. Besides his stomp speech, Mr. Bendib will also be presenting his newest book of editorial cartoons, “Too Big To Fail.”
Later in the program, we will hear from Iraqi filmaker Oday Rasheed. His beautifully shot feature film “Qarantina“, captures life in the post occupation Iraq, he portrays relationships among his film’s five characters. Shahram Aghamir interviewed him while he was visiting for his residence at the San Francisco Film Society.
Last Saturday, a criminal court in Cairo sentenced Egypt autocrat Hosni Mubarak -along with his long-time interior minister Habib al-Adli, to life in Prison but dismissed corruption charges against Mr. Mubarak and his deeply unpopular sons, Alaa and Gamal, on technical grounds. Six top police commanders, who faced the a charge of complicity in killing unarmed protesters, were acquitted for what the judge said was a lack of evidence.
Soon after the verdict was announced, protesters poured on to Tahrir Square and planned for a million strong march, which took place yesterday. Khalil spoke with Egyptian journalist Amad Shokr about the protests and the current political landscape in Egypt.
In this week’s program, we mark the 6th anniversary of the full-scale invasion and occupation of Iraq. Shahram Aghamir speaks to independent journalist Dahr Jamail and Nabil Al-Takriti, Assistant Professor of History at the University of Mary Washington.
Later in the program, Sanaz Meshkinpour and Shuka Kalantari take us through the tradition of NoRouz that starts at the exact moment of the vernal equinox, when the sun crosses the equator and winter ends. Scroll to the bottom of the page to for a short video of the event, produced by Kiazad Ehya.
The richly diverse and fascinating world of culture and politics of the Middle East and North Africa, co-hosted by Khalil and Malihe. The post Voices of the Middle East and North Africa – April 22, 2015 appeared first on KPFA.
Host Khalil Bendib interviews Professor Mansour Farhang. The post Mansour Farhang, Professor of International Relations at Bennington College discusses the U.S. Iran Nuclear deal. appeared first on KPFA.
On this week’s show, Youth Radio looks at Refuel, a new "Bible-zine" for teenage boys that repackages the New Testament as a glossy magazine, as well as a story about young men becoming more responsible fathers through a program called "Fathers at Work", and a poem by a young LA man now separated from his... […]
It’s Independence Day tomorrow: does that include the media??? Sut Jhally, founder and executive director of the Media Education Foundation will join us. He’s in the Bay Area for the Declarations of Media Independence Summit at USF. With host Kris Welch, nine to ten a.m. The post Saturday Morning Talkies – July 3, 2004 appeared […]
Attorney General John Ashcroft refuses to release memos detailing U.S. torture policy …at a Senate Judiciary Committee meeting, Democrats say they may try to hold Ashcroft in contempt of Congress The United Nations Security Council votes unanimously to adopt a U.S. – British resolution that nominally ends the occupation of Iraq on June 30th… Police... […]
7:00 amRachel West, co-coordinator of In Defense of Prostitute Women’s Safety Project. 7:15 amTariq Ali, author of Bush in Babylon: The Recolonization of Iraq, speaking on April 23rd 2004 in St. Louis. 8:00 amJohn W. Dean, author of Worse Than Watergate: The Secret Presidency of George W. Bush. Morning Show Segue Music: Time: 1st hour... […]
Youth Radio reporter Sanovia Jackson interviews her teacher about same-sex marriage, Ursula Mehl talks about growing up and leaving her childhood dentist behind, and a young G.I. in Maine tells his story about being wounded in Iraq and what it’s like readjusting to life at home. The post Youth Radio – April 10, 2004 appeared […]
Family of Slain Soldier Calls Bush WMD Jokes "Disgraceful" Navy Public Affairs Officer Who Worked in Iraq Condemns President Bush & The U.S. Invasion Life on the Outside: The Prison Odyssey of Elaine Bartlett The post Democracy Now! (6 am) – March 26, 2004 appeared first on KPFA.