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 by BNAziz in Damascus (starting at 24:04). Syria-based Muslim scholar Abdellah Adhami talks about Arab Islamic semantics (part 2 of 3 interviews with BN Aziz). Music by HipHop Palestinian-London based artist Shadia Mansour.
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 HipHop vocalist, UK-based Palestinian Shadia Mansour on her work and the Palestinian struggle (part 1 of a 2 part interview). In the final segment (at 29:54) Arab music aficionado Dawn Elder and Dr. Mohanad Hamami discuss a forthcoming charity concert in Los Angeles.
(at 1:25 a solo by visiting student Maria Papadakis; starting at 10:16, project coordinator Rami Nasir and five visiting students from Syria gather in our NY studio to speak about their exchange program in the US; at 35:10 we open the phone to listeners with questions for guests.