February 10, Etel Adnan interview, new podcast from our archive
1997 featured archive podcast: comment by Hussein Ibish, poet Lisa Muhammed and film reviewer Anissa Bouziane
Sept10 podcast "Fen Majnoon with Dean and Maysoon" (2005 archive).
April 16 podcast. Fawzia Afzal Khan on parallel US-Muslim agendas-- diverging or supporting?
March 8, podcast Women's Day special: poet and author Mohja Kahf
Jan 8 podcast ALGERIA: past and presernt:
Nov 20 podcast Salma K Jayyusi on modern Arabic literature; NY Arab Comedy Festival (2005 archive).
Sept 18 podcast American Muslims: advances and setbacks, with author Stephan Salisbury, attorney Fahd Ahmed, DRUM-NY and Adem Caroll of ICNA. Sayyid M. Sayeed discusses Islamophobia 13 earlier (1991 archive).
Aug 21 podcast "From Cordoba to Baghdad", Arab Music with virtuoso Simon Shaheen
Aug 14 podcast Naif Al-Mutawa creator of “The 99”and CEO of Teshkeel Media speaks about his challenges, his vision, his plans for this international superhero young people's project. The City of Cairo with Kadry Al-Arabi (1994 archive); some Ramadan poetry.
June 5 podcast, Muslim students talk about their experience after revelations of infiltration by US intellegence agencies of their student assemblies. Also, a Tahrir archive profile: the early 20th C. Egyptian feminist Doria Shafiq
April 24 podcast Actor/film-director Newark-born Usman Sharif
March 27 podcast "Water in the Middle East"-a radio documentary from our archive, with updates.
Sept 27 podcast. Mohammed Ghani Hikmat ,Iraqi sculptor (1929-2011); and BN Aziz' report on her 1993 visit to Gaza at the time of the Oslo Accord (archive)
Joining the airwaves in 1990 Tahrir, 'liberation', highlights our aim as a free voice for Arab peoples in the USA and abroad. We broadcast in English every week over 99.5fm, a member of WBAI Radio Station with studios in New York City.
Anthropologist and journalist Barbara Nimri Aziz, Tahrir's founder, serves as its executive producer and co-host. Contact here: info@RadioTahrir.org. The research emphasis and interviewing skills of anthropology give Tahrir its special character as a people's voice; we emphasize first hand testimonies and solid analysis.
Through RadioTahrir.org (also RadioTahrir.com), Tahrir now reaches far beyond our NY-NJ 99.5fm listening area. Tahrir Live-streams on www.wbai.org and we podcast all weekly broadcasts on our webpage. Weekly programs are available for anyone to download free at any time. Barbara Nimri Aziz' twice monthly blogs (RadioTahrir.org/blog.php) are posted on our webpage. These cover media issues, international events, and public affairs.
Our work is a team effort and a media training opportunity for young leaders. Former interns who produce for us are Sarah Malaika, Saadia Aslam, Fatima Ahsraf, Reem Nasr, Tamara Issak, Imran Ahmed, Kareem Freeman, Anissa Bouziane and Ryme Kathhouda. Mahmoud Ibrahim co-hosted during the 1990s with contributions from Ibrahim Gonzalez. Aisha Adawiya and Hassen Abdellah are occasional co-hosts.
Internships in radio journalism: since 2003, we regularly run a 2-month training course in hands-on radio journalism. The most recent was in 2012, sponsored by community organizations.
WBAI is listener-sponsored non-commercial radio belonging to the non-profit Pacifica Foundation (www.Pacifica.org). Neither Tahrir nor WBAI accept advertisements. We depend on listener contributions, so three months/year we join on-air fundraising events to seek pledges from listeners.
From 2005 to 2007, Dean Obeidallah (www.deanofcomedy.com) and Maysoon Zayid hosted (www.maysoon.com) "Fen Meshnoon with Dean and Maysoon" on Tahrir once a month. Today they continue their careers in stand-up comedy, in comedy festivals and international tours.
In response to public demand and emerging educational needs, in 1996 Tahrir evolved to include new perspectives on Islam. We highlight the work and opinions of Muslim Americans and issues relating to Islam in the US. Listen to clips of these on our webpage and over our podcasts.
"There is one constant in my work; I always make films about individuals who will not be crushed by history, who will not define themselves as victims."
Filmmaker Yousrey Nasrallah, Egypt
- a poem.. a song..
- "Identity Card"
by Mahmoud Darwish, read by poet Kazim Ali Flash
- Qur'an Surat Al-Shams
from 'Approaching The Qur'an', CD.
- Book review
- Mohandas K. Gandhi's
The Story of My Experiments with Truth
reviewed by BN Aziz.
- Tahrir Team
Barbara Nimri Aziz
- Read about Barbara Nimri Aziz in the team page.
- Africa/World International News
- Arab American Journalists
- Attorney Lynne Stewart--civil rights defender
- Boycott IsraelCampaign
- Electronic Intifada
- Journalists MiddleEast
- Pacifica Radio Network
- Palestinian Initiative
- Arab American Comedy Festival
- Arab Writers Conference, 2011
- AWAIR, Arab World & Islamic Resources
- Busboys and Poets; DC Bookstore & Cafe
- FSRN Pacifica Radio News
- Iraq Virtual Museum
- Muslim Women Lawyers
- Palestine--ongoing Cultural Genocide
- Women's Islamic Initiative