An estimated 3.5 million Americans are Arab; some are Muslims; some are in the US Armed Forces; one opened fire and killed 13 people at Ft. Hood. What is it like to be an Arab-American? We find out. PLUS: Boomers will spend more time being old than they ever spent being young: will our world be transformed by this generation—again? Ted Roszak says yes. With host Kris Welch, noon to one.
guests: Alia Malek, Syrian American, formerly an attn'y with the Civil Rights Division, US Dept. of Justice; worked with civil rights in Lebanon and the West Bank; free-lance writer, NYC; author ("A Country Called Amreeka: Arab Roots, American Stories")
Theodore Roszak, prof. emeritus hist. Cal State; author 20 books (Making of a Counter Culture '69; etc.); new book: "The Making of an Elder Culture: Reflections of the Future of America's Most Audacious Generation