March 3/2016, "An Other Syria: Returning to The Nation": lecture by BNimri Aziz at State University of New York, Puchase, NY. See March 8 blog for how to access our podcasts in Syria, and enter 'syria' on this page to access articles.
Feb 21, 2016 Schomburg Center and MalcolmX Museum, New York. Commemoration of Malcolm X. Join Dr. Barbara Nimri Aziz, theologian Dr. Obery Hendricks and activist Linda Sarsour talking about Malcolm's teachings in relation to present day struggles and ideals. See video here:
Dec 24, 2015 "Islam and Muslims in America Today and before Today" a Christmas Eve special on WBAI. Hosts B Nimri Aziz and Hassen Abdellah return to the air to discuss issues of importance to Muslims in the USA with special guests, listener calls, Muslim HipHop, and poems from our archives.
Recent posts include interviews with Rumi interpreter Shahram Shiva, London-based author Aamer Hussein, South African Muslim scholar, professor Farid Esack, and Iraqi journalist Nermeen Al-Mufti's brief account of Kirkuk City history. Your comments on our blogs are always welcome.
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.
“Very few people really care about freedom, about liberty, about the truth, very few. Very few people have guts, the kind of guts on which a real democracy has to depend. Without people with that sort of guts a free society dies or cannot be born.”
Doris Lessing, The Golden Notebook
- a poem.. a song..
- "I Am Palestinian", by Mohja Kahf
read by poet and author Mohja Kahf Flash
- Allahu Ya Allah
Praises to the Prophet, by women of As-Siddiq Institute and Mosque
- Book review
- Karen Armstrong's
Fields of Blood: Religion and The History of Violence
reviewed by BN Aziz.
- Tahrir Team
- Read about Saadia Aslam in the team page.