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Voices of the Middle East on 03/09/12

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Fri, 03/09/2012 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Trita Parsi on U.S. Policy on Iran and the AIPAC conference and Tina Foster on the Child Foundation

Trita Parsi with National Iranian American Council about President Obama's Iran Policy and AIPAC conference this week.  He is author of the book "A Single Roll of the Dice, Obama's Diplomacy with Iran." 

Have the diplomatic efforts of the Obama administration toward Iran failed? Was the Bush administration's emphasis on military intervention, refusal to negotiate, and pursuit of regime change a better approach? How can the United States best address the ongoing turmoil in Tehran? This book provides a definitive and comprehensive analysis of the Obama administration's early diplomatic outreach to Iran and discusses the best way to move toward more positive relations between the two discordant states.

Voices of the Middle East on 01/13/12

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Fri, 01/13/2012 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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The stalemate with Obama's Iran policy and threats of war with Iran

Host Goudarz Eghtedari interviews William Beeman of the University of Minnesota, who just came back from Iran after attending a conference in Tehran, and Reza Marashi, Policy Director with the National Iranian American Council, about the stalemate with Obama's Iran policy and threats of war with Iran.

Voices of the Middle East on 09/14/11

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Wed, 09/14/2011 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Stephen Zunes, Professor and Mahdi Darius Nezamolraya, reporter on Libya

Goudarz Eghtedari interviews Stephen Zunes, Professor of Politics and Chair of Mid-Eastern Studies at the University of San Francisco, whose recent article about Libya is "Lessons and False Lessons from Libya," and Mahdi Darius Nezamroaya of Canadian Global Research Institute, who was present in Libya in the past 3 months and has reported for Pacifica as well as other news media from inside Libya.

This program was pre-empted from its regular slot this past Friday for special coverage of the anniversary of 9/11. Voices of the Middle East normally airs on the second Friday of the month at 9AM.

Voices of the Middle East on 07/08/11

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Fri, 07/08/2011 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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"Focus on North Africa: A Second Roundtable on the Middle East"

Host Goudarz Eghtedari presents a panel discussion on "Focus on North Africa: A Second Roundtable on the Middle East." recorded recently at Portland State University and featuring Lindsay Benstead, Assistant Professor of Political Science in the School of Government at PSU, where she teaches courses on Middle East and North African politics; Nabil Boudraa, Associate Professor of French and Francophone Studies at Oregon State University; and Professor Keith Walters, a Professor in the Department of Applied Linguistics at PSU.

Voices of the Middle East on 04/08/11

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Fri, 04/08/2011 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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The Great Arab Revolt and How the West Is Dealing with It

Host Goudarz Eghtedari discusses the situation in Libya and the Middle East with an Oregon activist and an international journalist.

Voices of the Middle East on 02/11/11

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Fri, 02/11/2011 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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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.

Voices of the Middle East on 01/14/11

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Fri, 01/14/2011 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Reese Erlich and Dr. Nasser Abufarha

Host Goudarz Eghtedari speaks with journalist and foreign correspondent Reese Erlich. His new book is Conversations with Terrorists: Middle East Leaders on Politics, Violence, and Empire. 

Reese Erlich speaks on Friday January 28, 2011, 7-9 PM at the Multicultural Center, Smith Memorial Student Union, Room #228, Portland State University

 

Voices of the Middle East on 12/10/10

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Fri, 12/10/2010 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Iranian Human Rights Day 2010.

Two groups that face gross discrimination by the government in Iran as well as the society are religious and sexual minorities.  While these groups do not threaten the government establishment in a political way, they are still subject to silent violations of their human rights.  Followers of Baha'i and Jewish faiths are accused of spying for Israel and their loyalty is questioned.  Their education and chances of participation in the regular life are extremely minimal, and in many cases they are denied equal opportunities.  The GLBT community are treated as outcasts by both the society and the gove

Voices of the Middle East on 09/10/10

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Fri, 09/10/2010 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Interview with veteran journalist Stephen Kinzer

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Iran and Islam "mother of all problems" US faces in the world!!

 

A look at 9-11 anniversary, the Tony Blair's Journey and how Bush-Blair were denied a cake & flower walk into the Middle East.

 

An interview with Stephen Kinzer, and more.

Voices of the Middle East on 08/13/10

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Fri, 08/13/2010 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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BP and Coup of 1953 in Iran, and the CIA's role in it
BP and Coup of 1953 in Iran, and the CIA's role in it.
 

August 19th will be the 57th anniversary of a Coup D'etat in Iran that removed democratically elected Prime Minister Dr. Mohammed Mossadegh and brought back the Shah.  BP's recent operations in the Gulf of Mexico has brought back the references to the coup and it is time to revisit the history of the Coup once again to better understand what people of Iran felt at the time when a company like BP was instigating regime change and CIA was implementing it.

 

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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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