Voices of the Middle East

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Voices of the Middle East on 06/14/13

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Fri, 06/14/2013 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Panel on the Turkish Protests
Host Goudarz Eghtedari presents a panel discussion on Turkish Protests recorded on Wednesday, June 5th, at Portland State University.

Speakers:

  • Dr. Birol Yesilada, Professor of Political Science and International Studies, Endowed Chair of Contemporary Turkish Studies, Director of the Center for Turkish Studies
  • Dr. James Grehan, Associate Professor of History, Director of the Middle East Studies Center
  • Dr. Pelin Basci, Associate Professor of Turkish Language and Literature, Associate Chair of the Department of World Languages and Literatures

Voices of the Middle East on 05/10/13

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Fri, 05/10/2013 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Syria

Host Goudarz Eghtedari interviews Dr. Omar Dahi trying to cover the latest situations in Syria. Omar S. Dahi, professor of economics at the School of Critical Social Inquiry at Hampshire College, received his M.A. and Ph.D. in economics from the University of Notre Dame, Indiana.  His research and teaching interests are in the areas of economic development and international trade, with a special focus on South-South economic cooperation, and on the political economy of the Middle East and North Africa.

Voices of the Middle East on 04/12/13

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Fri, 04/12/2013 - 9:00am - 9:30am
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Cathy Breen of Voices for Creative Nonviolence on the people of Iraq and Iraqi refugees

The guest is Cathy Breen, who has volunteered with Voices for Creative Nonviolence for many years. She first went to Iraq in Fall of 2002 with Voices in the Wilderness as part of the Iraq Peace Team. She returned about eight months into the occupation and then again last October. Over the last six years she has also spent periods of time in both Jordan and Syria alongside of Iraqi refugees, to witness to their reality and advocate for their resettlement when desired.
Kathleen Stephenson interviews her about her experiences and the lives of the Iraqi people and Iraqi refugees.

Voices of the Middle East on 02/08/13

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Fri, 02/08/2013 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Public Affairs

Voices of the Middle East on 01/11/13

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Fri, 01/11/2013 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Drone warfare and the nomination of John Brennan to head the CIA

 Host Goudarz Eghtedari hosts a program about drone warfare around the world in light of President Obama's nomination of John Brennan to head the CIA.  He'll speak with Trudy Cooper and Linda Wenning, who just returned from Pakistan on a Codepink visit to the area.

Voices of the Middle East on 12/14/12

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Fri, 12/14/2012 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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The proposed constitution for Egypt and the turmoil currently unfolding in that country.

Host Goudarz Eghtedari speaks with Professor Mohammad Fadel of University of Toronto about the proposed constitution for Egypt and the turmoil currently unfolding in that country.

Voices of the Middle East on 11/09/12

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Fri, 11/09/2012 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Mike Ghouse on the elections and Obama's plan in the next cycle.

Host Goudarz Eghtedari speaks with Mike Ghouse, a Muslim advocate living in Texas, about the elections and Obama's plan in the next cycle.

Mike Ghouse is a speaker, thinker and a writer on pluralism, interfaith, politics, foreign policy, Islam, India, Israel, peace and justice. He is committed to building a cohesive America and offers pluralistic solutions on issues of the day. He is a frequent guest on Sean Hannity's show on Fox TV and a commentator on national radio. He writes weekly at Dallas Morning News and bi-monthly at Huffington Post and several periodicals. His daily blog is www.TheGhousediary.com

Voices of the Middle East on 09/14/12

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Fri, 09/14/2012 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Israel's push for war in the Middle East

Host Goudarz Eghtedari speaks with journalist and blogger Richard Silverstein about the current Israeli administration's push for another American war in the Middle East. Silverstein's recent story on an Israeli plot caught international attention via BBC's News Hour. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-19271083

Voices of the Middle East on 07/13/12

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Fri, 07/13/2012 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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A look at the Egyptian presidential elections and the struggle for power in Egypt

As new Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi calls on the People's Assembly to start its role in legislation until the new constitution draft is put to a vote, the Supreme Constitutional Court and the Council of the Army insist that the Assembly is null and can not resume.

Host Goudarz Eghtedari speaks with Professor Mohammed Aman of the University of Wisconsin, and Professor Nader Hashemi of the University of Denver about the recent presidential elections in Egypt and the current struggle between the popular revolution and the military establishment for control of the country.

Voices of the Middle East on 05/11/12

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Fri, 05/11/2012 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Iran: Myths and Facts

News and Public Affairs Day

Threats of military strikes against Iran have many of us concerned. We know peace is possible, but is another Middle East war probable?

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Raid on Islamic Charities after 9-11, Interview with Tom Nelson

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Thu, 10/23/2008

In aftermath of the 9-11, many Islamic Charities and foundations became targets of FBI raids and investigations.  Al-Haramin was the first such institution in Oregon to be targeted.  I have interviewed Tom Nelson who represented Al-Haramin in their law suit against the Federal government.  Thomas Nelson is a local lawyer who is active with several cases dealing with Civil Rights affected by 9-11.

Presidential Candidates and the Middle East - Interview with Dr. Entessar

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Wed, 10/22/2008
US Presidential Candidates and the Middle East Affairs
Live interview with Professor Nader Entessar
Thursday October 9th, 2008
Nader Entessar is professor and chair of the Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice at University of South Alabama . He is the author of Kurdish Ethnonationalism (1992) and the co-editor of Reconstruction and Regional Diplomacy in the Persian Gulf (Routledge, 1992) and Iran and the Arab world (St Martin Press, 1993)

9/11 Impact on Islamic Communities

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Wed, 10/01/2008

As part of the September 11th Special: The War on Liberty since 9/11,  Goudarz Eghtedari speaks with Tom Nelson who talks about the 9/11 impact on communities in the Middle East and Islamic communities and organizations.

Robert Dreyfuss

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Thu, 08/14/2008
An interview with Robert Dreyfuss
On issues related to US presence in the Middle East: Iraq, Iran, and beyond 
 
Thursday August 14th, 6 pm
KBOO 90.7 fm in Portland, OR.
 
Previous shows are available at www.voicesofthemiddleeast.com
 
For nearly fifteen years, Robert Dreyfuss has worked as an independent journalist who specializes in magazine features, profiles, and investigative stories in the areas of politics and national security. In 2001, he was profiled as a leading investigative journalist by the Columbia Journalism Review, and two of his articles have won awards from The Washington Monthly. In 2003, Dreyfuss was awarded Project Censored’s first prize for a story on the role of oil in U.S. policy toward Iraq. He has appeared on scores of radio and television talk shows, including Hannity and Colmes on Fox News, C-Span, CNBC, MSNBC, Court TV, and, on National Public Radio, The Diane Rehm Show and Public Interest with Kojo Nnamdi, and Pacifica's Democracy Now! with Amy Goodman.

Based in Alexandria, Va., Robert Dreyfuss has been writing for Rolling Stone for at least a decade, and currently he covers national security for Rolling Stone’s National Affairs section. He is a contributing editor at The Nation, a contributing writer at Mother Jones, and a senior correspondent for The American Prospect.  On line, he writes frequently for TomPaine.com, and has produced a popular blog for Tom Paine called The Dreyfuss Report.

 

William Beeman, University of Minessota

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Wed, 05/07/2008

 Professor William Beeman, University of Minessota in an interview with Goudarz Eghtedari on the topic of saber rattling with Iran and threat of another war in the Middle East.  The US elections democratic primaries and tough talks by Hillary Clinton, and much more. 

George Habash Remembered

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Wed, 02/13/2008

An interview with historian Evan Siegel, Ph.D. (CUNJ), and Mazen Malek, Ph.D. local Palestinian activist on the death of Dr. George Habash leader of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), who died on January 26, 2008 at age 82.  For previous shows go to: www.voicesofthemiddleeast.com

Scott Ritter

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Thu, 01/10/2008

Scott Ritter is the former UN inspector in Iraq.  He was interviewed prior to his appearance in Portland on his US Tour of Duty.  Event was sponsored by the American Iranian Friendship Council www.aifcpdx.org , KBOO Community Radio and others.  For previous shows go to: www.voicesofthemiddleeast.com

Impact of the NIE on the Iran war

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Wed, 12/12/2007

An interview with Barbara Slavin:

Barbara Slavin has been senior diplomatic reporter for USA TODAY since 1996, responsible for analyzing foreign news and U.S. foreign policy. She has covered such key issues as the U.S.-led war on terrorism and in Iraq, policy toward "rogue" states and the Arab-Israeli conflict. She has accompanied three secretaries of State on their official travels and also reported from Iran, Libya, Israel, Egypt, North Korea, Russia, China, Saudi Arabia and Syria. Author of a new book on the United States and Iran entitled "Bitter Friends, Bosom Enemies: Iran, the U.S. and the Twisted Path to Confrontation," she is a regular commentator on U.S. foreign policy on National Public Radio, the Public Broadcasting System and C-Span. In October, she joined the U.S. Institute of Peace as a Jennings Randolph fellow, to continue her research on Iran.

Interview with David Barsamian

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Wed, 10/10/2007
A radio interview with David Barsamian the founder and producer of the Alternative Radio and author of "Targeting Iran" with Noam Chomsly, Ervand Abrahamian, and Nahid Mozzafari.

Turkey after the elections of 2007

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Wed, 08/08/2007

Interview with Professor Robert Olson, University of Kentucky, and John Olmstead, Portland State university. www.voicesofthemiddleeast.com

 

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