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) 

 

Voices of Iraq

Environmental Ruin in Iraq by BN Aziz
Dr. Aliya Sousa
Dr. Aliya Sousa was the daughter and biographer of the remarkable and prolific Iraqi author, researcher, engineer and hydrologist, Dr. Ahmed Sousa (1900-1983).
In this 1999 interview in Baghdad, she recalls his early life. Aliya Sousa perished in the bombing of the UN office in Baghdad, August 19, 2003.
sound Sample Aliya Sousa speaks about her father Dr. Ahmed Sousa 7:29
sound Sample Pt 2, reviewing Sousa's research in irrigation 5:43
Doni George
Director of Documentation, Iraq National Museum.
Iraqi archeologist resigns, August 2006
sound Sample Iraq's intellectual and artistic heritage 4:41
BN Aziz
audio documentary-- "Iraq:How Can I Forget?"
sound Sample 'Iraq in the Embargo War 1990-2003'-- a Tahrir audio documentary 17:30
Abbas Jijan
Iraqi Poet Jijan presented this poem "Obama" in a 2009 program on Al-Arabiya TV. (in Arabic). See our July 20 podcast for the translation.
sound Sample 6:50
Suad Al-Radi
Iraqi resident, Baghdad, days before the invasion
sound Sample My country, my family 7:45
Ilham AlMadfaii
Iraqi musician
sound Sample from Al-Madfaii's 1997 interview with BN Aziz, prepared by Manaslu Gurung 4:01
AbdulAmeer Alwan, Iraq2
Kerbala street in my hometown, 2000 (charcoal) and Palm Grove, south Iraq (watercolor)
Mohammed Ghani Hikmat
Iraq sculptor Mohammed Ghani Hikmat, in his studio in Baghdad in 1991, after the US-led bombing against Iraq; speaking to BN Aziz. (Ghani died Sept 12, 2011, in Jordan.)
sound Sample 7:54


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