Forthcoming

April- podcast, Egyptian director Yusri Nasrallah; 1996 Tahrir archive special

March 26  Our latest interview - poet and novelist Sam Hazo; podcast.

February 10, Poet Etel Adnan interview, Tahrir archive podcast

Dec 21, 2013 podcast Detroit Unleaded Director Rola Nashef. Author Evelyn Shakir's 2007 interview (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 30, 2013 podcast "The First Muslim" author Lesley Hazelton; biography of Prophet Muhammad.

April 23 podcast Adameer: Ramallah Palestine Prisoners Agency (archive); humorist Amer Zahr

April 16 podcast. Fawzia Afzal Khan on parallel US-Muslim agendas-- diverging or supporting?

April 9 podcast. Poetry Month selections; The Campaign to Free Lynne Stewart

April 2 podcast Poet Samuel Hazo on his novel The Time Remaining

March 19, podcast novelist Willow Wilson; author Hanan Al-Shaykh (archive)

March 8, podcast Women's Day special: poet and author Mohja Kahf

Jan 8 podcast ALGERIA: past and presernt: 

Dec 18 podcast. Algeria's Rai music tradition (1997 archive with Anissa Bouziane); filmmakers Yasmina Adi and Ruba Nadda.

Nov 27  podcast Before the the UN vote on Palestine. Poets Suheir Hammad and Lisa Majaj.

 

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.

 

Aug 7 podcast Mustafa Davis California-based filmmaker & photographer producer of “Deentight”.

 July 3 podcast. Attorney Omar Mohammedi  assesses Congressman King's hearings and Islamophobia; London-based S. Asia fusion vocalist 'Najma' ('94), and Farid Esack ('97 Tahrir archive)  

 June 26 podcast MT Medhi on airport profiling in 1997 (WBAI news archive); Three Veils director Rolla Selbak, and  review of gay/lesbian activists ('97 Tahrir archive) with host Dave Hall. 

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) 

 

About Us

about

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.