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PRI's The World

A ship full of Kurdish oil remains trapped at sea off the coast of Texas

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

An oil tanker is sitting 60 miles off the Texas coast, trapped at sea with one million barrels of crude oil from Kurdish Iraq. It's worth $100 million, but Baghdad and the government of the country's autonomous Kurdish region can't agree on who's allowed to sell it.

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Soundcheck

Gig Alert: Hassan Hakmoun

Friday, April 11, 2014

Moroccan sintir player mixes new and ancient sounds at Joe's Pub on Saturday night. Download "Balili (My Father)."

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Food of Morocco

Friday, December 30, 2011

Paula Wolfert talks about her new cookbook, The Food of Morocco—from tender Berber skillet bread to spiced harira, from chicken with preserved lemon and olives to steamed breast of lamb stuffed with couscous and dates. She explains the essential elements of Moroccan flavor and tells where to get hard-to-find ingredients.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Food of Morocco

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Paula Wolfert talks about her new cookbook, The Food of Morocco—from tender Berber skillet bread to spiced harira, from chicken with preserved lemon and olives to steamed breast of lamb stuffed with couscous and dates. She explains the essential elements of Moroccan flavor and tells where to get hard-to-find ingredients.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Moroccan Spring

Thursday, July 14, 2011

As Moroccans continue to protest, Laila Lalami, associate professor of creative writing at the University of California at Riverside, author of the novel Secret Son and regular writer about Morocco for The Nation and Foreign Policydiscusses the difference between unrest in Morocco and the protests across North Africa and the Middle East.

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The Takeaway

Middle East News Roundup: Bahrain, Morocco, Syria

Friday, April 29, 2011

It's been another tumultuous week in the Middle East. Another Day of Rage is planned today in Syria, and European governments are meeting to discuss possible sanctions. Meanwhile, human rights activists claim that the four anti-government protesters in Bahrain—who were sentenced to death on Thursday over the killing of two policemen—did not receive a fair trial. And in Morocco, at least fifteen people were killed and more were injured after a suicide bomber attack in a popular restaurant. Shibley Telhami, Anwar Sadat Professor for Peace and Development at the University of Maryland, speaks with us about the news coming out of the Middle East.

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The Takeaway

Thousands Protest in Morocco

Monday, February 21, 2011

Following protests in the region, Moroccan demonstrators flooded the streets to rally for political reform Sunday. Along with calling for the monarchy's power to be re-evaluated, protesters chanted slogans heard elsewhere in the Middle East. Steven Erlanger, Paris bureau chief for The New York Times reports from Casablanca. He describes the protests. The demonstrations were authorized by the government and went peacefully. However, the question is whether this is the beginning of something greater.

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