Current events in the Middle East and North Africa
Current events in the Middle East and North Africa have captured world attentions. Ben Ali and Husni Mubarak, the US's allies of 20-30 years in Tunisia and Egypt are under pressure to leave or have already submitted to the will of the people. What is happening there has impact on other countries of the region. Please join host Goudarz Eghtedari in talking with 3 scholars of the field: Sherifa Zuhur, Mike Ghouse and Peter Bechtold.
My guests this morning on KBOO Talk Radio: Larry Collins,Fulton Burns, and Bruce Johnson from the People of Purpose and Associates, who are doorknocking in East County to chat with people about community violence as well as police accountability.
After the uprisings in Tunis and then Egypt, many commentators were hesitant to embrace the as democratic. In The Guardian, Slavoj Zizek calls out this hesitation and the sometimes racist rationale that backs it up as hypocrisy. What's going on in Egypt IS democracy, as as Zizek puts it in an interview on Al Jazeera "universalism at work," but there is nothing to fear unless you are part of the power elite.
Today's Old Mole, hosted by Joe Clement shown to the left, features an ongoing discussion about the Egyptian revolution, a review of the film Biutiful, an article about the revolutionary arab spirit, and the almost forgotten women of blues and the jazz historian who rescued them.
It's a special half-hour Air Cascadia show. Susan Lindauer is the CIA asset who came close to stopping the Iraq war through back-channel negotiations…only to be arrested and incarcerated in a Texas prison. Her book, ‘Extreme Prejudice’ is a true life spy thriller that goes inside the Iraqi Embassy and FMC Carswell prison hospital. Lindauer is the featured guest on Air Cascadia for the KBOO News and Public Affairs All-Day Extravaganza.