Palestinian Poet Abu Arab (in Arabic); (starting at 4:30) Tamara Issak interviews poets Layla Halaby, Sam Hazo, and Naomi Shihab Nye at Radius of Arab American Writers Conference (RAWI) in Ann Arbor, MI: attorney Hassen Abdellah discusses the issue of “material support” and its ramifications in the US anti-terror laws (starting at 30:40).
NYC Councilman Robert Jackson and Imam Taleb in studio report on the community campaign efforts to have the city recognize the Muslim Holidays in NYC schools (starts at 4:00). Playwright and author Mujahid Ali talks with Tamara Issak about his play “Domestic Crusaders” currently on stage in New York’s East Village (starts at 34:04). Syrian student Razan‘s radio short feature based on her workshop in Damascus with BNAziz (starts at 44:30).
Hassen Abdellah announces the forthcoming Muslim American action in DC. (at 12:04) Reem Nasr speaks with Zeiba Ikhbal of New Jersey’s Muslim Professional Association. We play an excerpt from author Hanan Al-Shaykh‘s “The Locust and The Bird” (starting at 23:05) and at 30:59 BNAziz interviews Syrian professor and journalist Amal Dakak in Damascus. Dakak produces and hosts two children’s programs on Syrian TV.