Voices of the Middle East and North Africa

Voices of the Middle East and North Africa – February 16, 2005

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

Voices of the Middle East and North Africa – February 9, 2005

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


Voices of the Middle East and North Africa

Voices of the Middle East and North Africa – January 19, 2005

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


Voices of the Middle East and North Africa

Voices of the Middle East and North Africa – January 12, 2005

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


Voices of the Middle East and North Africa

Voices of the Middle East and North Africa – December 29, 2004

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


Voices of the Middle East and North Africa

Voices of the Middle East and North Africa – December 22, 2004

Join co-hosts Malihe and Khalil for this week’s 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 Iran’s nuclear program. Later on tonight’s program, we will hear the first part of an interview with internationally acclaimed Turkish writer Orhan … Continued


Voices of the Middle East and North Africa

Voices of the Middle East and North Africa – December 15, 2004

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