Following Footprints

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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

On today’s show, guest host Daljit Dhaliwal speaks to Reza Aslan about the ideology fueling al-Qaeda, the Taliban, and militants throughout the Muslim world. Then, Anthony Rudel on the dawn of American radio. And, one man's story of growing up with an Iranian national father and a Jewish American mother who were dedicated to the cause of socialist revolution. Plus, Hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons talks about his efforts to reduce the carbon footprints of US universities.

How to Win a Cosmic War

Reza Aslan provides an in-depth study of the ideology fueling Al-Qaeda, the Taliban, militants through the Islamic world and explores violence in the Jewish, Christian and Muslim communities in his book How to Win a Cosmic War.

Event: Reza Aslan will be speaking with Ari Folman, director of ...

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Early Radio

In his book Hello, EverybodyAnthony Rudel traces the birth and early days of radio with an emphasis on the people who saw the medium's potential.

Event: Anthony Rudel will be in conversation with Arthur Yorinks, Artistic Advisor of A New Theater of Sound, WNYC’s The Jerome L. ...

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When Skateboards Will be Free

Said Sayrafiezadeh didn't have a typical upbringing. His father was an Iranian national and his mother an American Jew who were both dedicated members of the Socialist Workers Party. He recounts his life, and a childhood spent hearing the promise of a "workers revolution," in his memoir When Skateboards ...

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Russell Simmons

Record promoter and mogul Russell Simmons has been a part of some of the biggest acts in hip-hop, including The Beastie Boys and Run DMC. But his latest passion is reducing the carbon footprints of America's college campuses. To meet that goal he's running a contest called America's ...

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