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On Being

Mohammed Fairouz — The World in Counterpoint

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Called a “post-millennial Schubert,” Mohammed Fairouz weaves poetic language, even political speech, into his compositions — opening wide the notions of illustrious language as a form of music too.

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On Being

[Unedited] Mohammed Fairouz with Krista Tippett

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Called a “post-millennial Schubert,” Mohammed Fairouz weaves poetic language, even political speech, into his compositions — opening wide the notions of illustrious language as a form of music too.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Political Divisions in Spain, Georgia and Puerto Rico

Monday, April 13, 2015

The Takeaway chats with the President of Catalonia, we explore an unlikely historical landmark in Georgia, and the secret history of Puerto Rico.

The Brian Lehrer Show

BL Weekend: Neuroscience Pioneer; Congestion Pricing; Middle East Unrest

Friday, February 20, 2015

Three of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them: Neuroscience Pioneer (First) | Congestion Pricing (Starts at (20:52) | Middle East Unrest (Starts at 50:51)
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The Takeaway

Libya: A New Frontier in the Fight Against ISIS

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

With Sunday's beheading of 21 Egyptian Christians by ISIS, experts are wondering: Was this an isolated terror attack, or has this opened up a whole new front in the fight against ISIS?

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Unrest From Cairo to Jerusalem

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Two New York Times correspondents in Cairo and Jerusalem, along with The Forward's editor-in-chief, discuss the two dominant stories out of their respective bureaus this week.

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On The Media

Reporting Between the Lines in Egypt

Friday, January 30, 2015

The 4th anniversary of the Egyptian revolution saw tragically familiar violence on the streets of Cairo. But Egypt's media is subtly resisting the state's crackdown on critical voices. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Two Unlikely Revolutionaries In Tahrir Square

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

In January 2011, a group of strangers sparked a revolution in Cairo. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Exploring Muslim Identity in Theater, Comedy, and Revolution

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Aasif Mandvi guest hosts. Thanassis Cambanis on revolution in Cairo. Ayad Akhtar on heading to Broadway. Corey Powell on life on Mars. Dean Obeidallah on religion and comedy. 

FT Big Read

From Tahrir Square to Isis: the story of Ahmed al-Darawy

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

From Tahrir Square to Isis: the story of Ahmed al-Darawy

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New Sounds

Music With Echoes of the Near East

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

For this New Sounds show, listen to music with echoes of Turkey, Israel, & Egypt. Hear music from the French-born clarinetist Yom, Montreal-based chamber post-rock band Esmerine, & more.

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On Being

Scott Atran — Hopes and Dreams in a World of Fear [remix]

Thursday, October 16, 2014

For over a decade, the French-American anthropologist Scott Atran has been exploring the human dynamics of what we analyze as “breeding grounds for terrorism”...

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On Being

[Unedited] Scott Atran with Krista Tippett

Thursday, October 16, 2014

For over a decade, the French-American anthropologist Scott Atran has been exploring the human dynamics of what we analyze as “breeding grounds for terrorism”...

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The McGraw Hill Financial Young Artists Showcase

Music from the Hartt School, Part I

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

The Young Artists Showcase goes to The Hartt School in Connecticut for a return performance by Egyptian pianist Mohamed Shams, and introductions to a string quartet called 20/20.

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PRI's The World

An Eritrean refugee endured brutal torture. But he may find hope on a ranch in California

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Philemon Semere has a harrowing story to tell. For seven months, the Eritrean refugee was held captive in the middle of the Sinai desert for a huge ransom. He managed to be set free last year after his family paid some of the $25,000 his captors demanded. Now, an American woman is offering him a place to stay and work — on her remote ranch in California.

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PRI's The World

In Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, no one wants to be seen taking the first step

Friday, August 15, 2014

Bitter enemies negotiating? It sounds like an oxymoron. But that's exactly what the Israeli and Palestinians have been trying to do in Cairo. How does it actually play out?

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New Sounds

Alone at My Wedding

Thursday, August 14, 2014

This New Sounds is all about party music from the Balkans, Near East, and Central Asia.  From the frantic and sweaty pop that provides the soundtrack for celebrations in Egypt, to Punjabi wedding music, it’s all here.  Listen to music from the Albanian horn band Fanfara Tirana, along with a Bjork tune arranged by Syrian pop legend Omar Souleyman.  Then there’s music from Egyptian DJs of the Cairo Liberation Front, and music from Brooklyn-based Punjabi sweaty-making party band, Red Baraat.  Plus, listen to the highly danceable Syrian electronic dabke music, also heard at weddings and parties.  And more.

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PRI's The World

How cement could de-rail the Gaza peace talks

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

With the cease-fire holding in Gaza, both sides are now facing the difficult task of negotiating a lasting truce. This involves huge political issues. But also some very mundane issues, which could de-rail any settlement. For instance, cement. Cement is obviously needed for reconstruction. But Israel doesn't want Hamas to re-build its tunnels.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Gaza crisis: what does current conflict mean for Netanyahu, Hamas and the wider middle east?

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Gaza crisis: what does current conflict mean for Netanyahu, Hamas and the wider middle east?

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The Takeaway

Egypt Steps Up in Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, But to No Avail

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Airstrikes and rocket fire continue in Gaza, despite Israel’s initial embrace of an Egyptian cease-fire proposal — a deal Hamas rejected. Until yesterday, Egypt, the traditional regional player, had remained silent. 

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