Arab novelist Ghaleb Halasa 1989 in Damascus, Syria (Part 1)

Noted Arab novelist and critic Ghaleb Halasa comments on modern Arabic literature in Part 1 of a 1989 interview with BN Aziz, in Damascus, Syria. (5:47)

1990 Commentary on Syria by historian and author Habeeb Salloum

From his home in Canada in 1990 historian and author Habeeb Salloum, speaking with BNAziz, reviews developments he has witnessed within Syrian over 3 decades during his regular visits there since 1961. Salloum is the author of numerous books including…

Radio Tahrir 2009 Syrian Professor and TV producer Amal Dakak

Professor of Sociology at Damascus University, Amal Dakak discusses Syrian expats and her television productions on Syrian TV, speaking with BN Aziz in Damascus. (8:38)  

Tahrir June 22, 2010 Broadcast

Oberlin College professor and poet Kazim Ali reads his poems and talks about his work an a poet with BNAziz; In Syria BNAziz interviews Damascus-based radio host Nidaa Hussein about her work in Syrian radio (starting @ 39:32) in Arabic…

Tahrir May 4, 2010 Broadcast

Syrian activist historian Nadia Khost speaks with BN Aziz about attempts by her and other citizens to protect and restore early architecture in the old quarters of the Syrian capital, Damascus. (Arabic, with English translation and voice-over by T Issak.)…

Tahrir April 20, 2010 Broadcast

BN Aziz interviews Islamic scholar Abdellah Adhami in Damascus, Syria (pt 3 in a series). Noted Iranian film director Bahman Ghobadi joins us on a visit to New York to review his productions including the latest: “Persian Cats”; Nisren Alamine…

March 9, 2010 Tahrir Broadcast

Chicago attorney Deema Khalidi reports on the campaign and petitions to save destruction by Israel of Old Jerusalem’s Arab cemetery currently underway; “A Damascus street”: Syrian student Bara’a Khadra produced this radio feature in the course of a journalism workshop…

Tahrir Nov 24, 2009 Broadcast

Zuheir Jennan is a trustee of Al-Andalus Medical University in Syria, one of a number of new private universities now established across the country; speaking in Damascus with host BNAziz. (starts at 1:53).  At 16:10 Producer Phil Kai speaks with…