This week, John Young and Johayna Marlow of the Middle East Radio Project are joined in the studio by Dr. Jess Ghannam for an exclusive, in-depth interview. Based in San Francisco, Jess Ghannam is a psychoanalyst, human rights activist, and documentary filmmaker. He has been working on describing the psychological effects of torture, occupation, and … Continued
Voices of the Middle East and North Africa
2:00 PM Pacific Time: Wednesdays
The richly diverse and fascinating world of culture and politics of the Middle East and North Africa, exploring the complex web of class, gender, ethnic, religious and regional differences which separate and distinguish the ways of life and political and ideological perspectives of people in that part of the world.
Co-hosted by Malihe and Mira.
Join co-hosts Malihe and khalil for a special program featuring the very last video interview that the late Edward Said ever gave. This documentary has never been aired or screened in California before. You will hear a conversation with DD Guttenplan, the producer of this documentary, titled Edward Said: the Last Interview as well as … Continued
Join Malihe and Ali, sitting in for Khalil, for this week’s program, during which we will first hear a conversation with History Professor Juan Cole of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor about the upcoming elections in Iraq and the policies of the U.S. government in that country. You can visit Juan Coles web … Continued
Part 1 of a 2 part series on the 1915 Armenian genocide. Rising nationalism due to capitalist development in Europe found its reflection in the Ottoman empire as a new, religiously and ethnically pure nation state. As the new "Turkish" identity was fabricated, the previous tolerance for diverse ethnic and religious structure of the Ottoman … Continued
Join Malihe and Khalil for this week’s program, during which we will first hear a conversation with Professor George Giacaman of Birzeit University in Ramallah, who is the founder and a board member of Muwatin, The Palestinian Institute for the Study of Democracy. UC Berkeley history professor Beshara Doumani will talk to professor Giacaman about … Continued
This week, John Young and Johayna Marlow of the Middle East Project bring you a special program on the upcoming presidential election in Palestine. It seems as if every major broadcast network and news organization is intent upon portraying the election as free and fair. The reality is that the US, the UK, and Israel … Continued
Join Malihe and Khalil for this week’s program, during which we will first hear a conversation with recently released Israeli nuclear whistleblower Mordechai Vanunu, a Moroccan Jew who was imprisoned for 18 years in Israel, including 11 and a half years in solitary confinement. Among other topics, Mr. Vanunu will address his experience as a … Continued
Join co-hosts Malihe and Khalil for this weeks program, during which, we will continue the series on the history of Iran-United States relations. This week, the focus will be on the crisis around Irans nuclear program. Later on tonights program, we will hear the first part of an interview with internationally acclaimed Turkish writer Orhan … Continued
Christmas in Palestine In this special seasonal program prepared by Johayna Marlow and John Young, we feature exclusive interviews with the Anglican Bishop of Jerusalem – the Right Reverend Riah Abu El-Assal, and with the Mayor of Bethlehem, Hanna Nasser. These eminent Palestinians discuss with us the physical, economic, and demographic effects of the ongoing … Continued
Join co-hosts Malihe and Khalil for this weeks program, during which, we will hear the first of a two-part series on the history of Iran-United States relations since 1953. This week, from the 1953 Anglo-American coup till September 11, 2001. We will be hearing the second part of the series from 9-11 till now on … Continued