Often when we talk about Black History Month, we only hear about Sojourner Truth, Harriet Tubman, Rosa Parks and Ella Baker. Remembering the roles played by these heroines of their times is important, but Black Women’s history continues to be made every day, in our own communities. Yolanda Holder, is a professional Endurance Ultra Marathon Walker … Continued
We speak with music artists Miko Marks and Alia Sharrief.
Chivvis Moore discusses her memoir, First Tie Your Camel, Then Trust in God: An American Feminist in the Arab World. Moore spent 17 years living in Egypt, Syria and Palestine, and taught for nine years in the Institute of Women’s Studies at Bir Zeit University in Palestine. CHIVVIS MOORE reads from First Tie Your Camel, Then … Continued
As the narrative around the shooting at the gay club in Orlando has shifted from domestic terrorism to the internalized homophobia of a (possibly) closeted Muslim man, we look at some of the other narratives surrounding the massacre fanned by the mainstream media, and examine the real history of homosexuality in Islam. Lisa Dettmer talks … Continued
Jack Blum spent years as a staff attorney for the Senate Anti-Trust Subcommittee specializing in white-collar corporate crime and off-shore tax evasion. He’ll join us for a conversation on what the Panama Papers tell us about the global financial world and the difficulties in stopping questionable business practices. Then, Peter Manseau, author of the book … Continued
Ayad Akhtar is the Pakistani-American author of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize winning play, Disgraced, now at Berkeley Rep through December 27, 2015. A powerful look at a secular Muslim attorney whose inner feelings come out during a dinner with friends.He is interviewed by Richard Wolinsky.