We speak with Reem Assil, who was a community organizer for ten years before deciding that her true passion is food. Reem started Reem’s California, an Arab street corner bakery in Oakland’s Fruitvale district, with the help of several community initiatives including the Women’s Initiative for Self-Employment, La Cocina and ICA Fund Good Jobs. And in … Continued
Caroline hosts fellow KPFA team-mate, and author of Palestine Mystery Series, Kate Jessica Raphael – whose 2nd novel “Murder Under the Fig Tree” is a splendid deep delving noir into the complexity of the middle east, with a trust-worthy narrator. (Offering as gift for fund-drive pledge!) www.KateRaphael.com
Kate Jessica Raphael is the author of Murder Under the Bridge: A Palestine Mystery, based on her experience as a Jewish-American anti-Israel activist in Palestine during 2002-2003. Her main characters are a female Palestinian detective and an American activist, and the action takes place both in the West Bank and in Israel. Hosted by Richard Wolinsky.