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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

How should the world react to Morsi's overthrow?

Thursday, July 04, 2013

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The Takeaway

Looking Ahead to the Next Steps in Egypt

Thursday, July 04, 2013

Did the protests undermined the elections that took place a year ago? Was Morsi not given the chance to carry out his leadership as the freely elected leader of Egypt? Will the military and Adli Monsour, chief justice of Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court, be able to move the country in a new direction? Joining The Takeaway to examine these questions and to look at the next steps for Egypt is David Kirkpatrick, Cairo bureau chief for our partner The New York Times.

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The Takeaway

Egyptian-Americans Weigh in on Nation's New Chapter

Thursday, July 04, 2013

For Egyptian-Americans, the definitions and ideas of freedom and independence are being tested as Egypt embarks on a new chapter. To reflect on this future, The Takeaway welcomes three Egyptian-Americans. Nancy Yousef is a professor of English at Baruch College. Sarah McGowan is an Egyptian-American who was born and raised in Dayton, Ohio, and Ahmed Soliman is a 37-year-old Egyptian-American attorney born in New York.

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WQXR Blog

Cairo Opera House Suspends Activities in Face of Military Coup

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

As Egypt’s military ousted Mohamed Morsi, the nation’s first freely elected president, the country's largest performing arts institution took steps to avoid being swept into chaos.

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The Takeaway

Military Coup Staged in Egypt, Morsi Ousted as President

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, who was elected democratically just one year ago, has officially stepped down from power. In addition to removing the president, the army has suspended the constitution and called for early elections.

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The Takeaway

Tensions in Egypt Intensify as Morsi Rejects Army Ultimatum

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

The situation in Egypt is quickly intensifying after President Mohamed Morsi rejected an army ultimatum to find a resolution to the protests. A ban on international travel has been placed on President Morsi and other Muslim Brotherhood members by security forces, and a senior aide to the president, Essam al-Hadded, has accused the military of staging a coup. Joining us on the ground in Cairo now is David Kirkpatrick, Cairo-bureau chief for our partner The New York Times.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Anthony Weiner; Women in AA; Open Phones on Egyptian Protests

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Anthony Weiner is here to discuss the latest in his campaign to be the Democratic nominee for mayor. Plus: Patricia Williams, Columbia University Law School professor and columnist for The Nation magazine updates us on the George Zimmerman trial that is underway in Florida; violent offenders and vulnerable women mix at Alcoholics Anonymous meetings; and we open the phones to Egyptian-Americans to hear thoughts on the anti-Morsi protests and the ultimatum he was given by the army.

The Brian Lehrer Show

Open Phones: Egyptians on the Anti-Morsi Protests

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

We open the phones for Egyptian listeners to discuss the latest protests against President Morsi. What kind of reflections do you have on his election now? How do you feel about having this elected president hand over power to the military?

Call 212-433-WNYC, or leave a comment below.

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The Takeaway

Protests Continue in Egypt As Demands Grow for Morsi to Step Down

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

After millions took to the streets on Sunday, protests continue in Egypt where hundreds of thousands continue to demand the ouster of the democratically elected President Mohamed Morsi. Omar Khalifa is the director of Egypt’s O Media and was skeptical of President Morsi’s regime from the beginning. He's been participating in the protests in Egypt that he says are overwhelming in scale. Khalifa joins The Takeaway to discuss the protests and the possible next steps in Egypt.

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WNYC News

Queens Residents React to Egypt Protests

Monday, July 01, 2013

Many Egyptian-Americans in "Little Egypt" in Astoria, Queens, said that they support those currently protesting against the Egyptian president.

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The Takeaway

Millions of Egyptians Take to the Streets to Demand Morsi's Resignation

Monday, July 01, 2013

On the one year anniversary of the election of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, hundreds of thousands gathered in Tahrir Square, and millions across the country, demanding his resignation. Michael Wahid-Hanna, a senior fellow at the Century Foundation, discusses the protests and the future stability of Egypt. And Dalia Ziada, an Egyptian blogger and activist, reports from Cairo on the unrest there.

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The Takeaway

Mass Anti-Government Protests in Egypt, Round Two of Texas Abortion Debate, Reflecting on the Battle of Gettysburg

Monday, July 01, 2013

New Listeners Start Here! | C.E.O. Pay Continues to Climb | Special Session Marks Round Two in Texas Abortion Battle | The Battle of Gettysburg, 150 Years Later | Millions of Egyptians Take to the Streets to Demand Morsi's Resignation | Nelson Mandela's Lifelong Friend Reflects on the Ailing Leader | The Changing Mission of the All-American Paratroopers

 

The Takeaway

Connecting the Voices of Democracy

Friday, June 28, 2013

Today, the overarching symbol of democracy is popular discontent—from Turkey and Bulgaria, to Brazil and again this weekend in Egypt, the language and the time zones may change, but the voice of their protest is increasingly the same. According to Columbia University Professor Alfred Stepan, these protests are a direct reflection of the levels of democratic consolidation in the countries at hand.

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New Sounds

Alone at My Wedding

Monday, April 29, 2013

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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The Takeaway

Thatcher Dead at 87, Democracy's Long Journey from Athens to Cairo, Pulling Out of Afghanistan

Monday, April 08, 2013

Syrian Opposition Leader on Fight to Overthrow Assad | How Democracy Made Its Way from the Halls of Ancient Athens to the Streets of Cairo | Afghanistan Prepares for 2014 and Beyond

The Takeaway

The State of Women's Rights in the Middle East

Monday, March 18, 2013

After the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood publicly affirmed its longstanding fundamental views on women, women's rights activists are left to question the state of their progress in an economically-troubled country rooted in traditionalist culture.

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Soundcheck

A Modern Revolution: Hip Hop Shines Over The Arab Spring

Monday, March 18, 2013

As the Arab Spring echoed throughout the Near East and North Africa, rappers led the way in Egypt, Tunisia, and even in Mali. Two of the leading musicians, Deeb, from Egypt and Amkoullel, from Mali, join us in the studio for a discussion about the importance of their music to their respective countries — and to perform a few songs.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Beat of the Revolution

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Shadia Mansour, Palestinian singer and MC, also known as "the first lady of Arabic hip hop," Amkoullel, a rapper from Mali, and Deeb, an Egyptian hip-hop artist, talk about their work in the Middle East and North Africa, and the political messages of their music as Egyptian, Malian, and Palestinian artists.

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New Sounds

Sufi Crossovers

Sunday, February 24, 2013

For this New Sounds, listen to music that combines Sufi traditions with Western sounds.  We’ll hear Sufi singers Abdul Ghani, Ajah Maideen and Saburmaideen Babha Sabeer from the Nagore Dargah -a sufi shrine- in a town of the same name in South India where a church, this shrine, and a Hindu temple are all next to each other.  They are part of a musical collaboration featuring Sufi, Indian, Middle Eastern and Western elements called the Nagore Sessions.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Egypt Two Years After Mubarak's Ouster

Monday, February 11, 2013

Joshua Stacher, Egypt expert at the Wilson Center assistant professor of Political Science at Kent State and the author of Adaptable Autocrats: Regime Power in Egypt and Syria, discusses the situation in Egypt two years after the fall of Mubarak.

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