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Shahira Amin on Increasing Tensions in Egypt

EgyptMarch 28, 2014 – Segment 1

We turn our attention to Egypt, where earlier this week a court sentenced to death over 500 members of the Muslim Brotherhood. We will talk with Shahira Amin, former Deputy Head of the state-run Nile TV and former contributor to CNN.

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The Arab Spring Three Years Later

Supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi run from Egyptian security forces firing towards them during clashes in Cairo's Nasr City district, Egypt, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013. Egyptian police in riot gear swept in with armored vehicles and bulldozers Wednesday to clear two sprawling encampments of supporters of the country's ousted Islamist president in Cairo, showering protesters with tear gas as the sound of gunfire rang out. (AP Photo/Manu Brabo)January 27, 2014 – Segment 4

We take an in-depth look at what is happening in Egypt today, especially in the wake of this weekend’s violence in Cairo. We begin with a look at Egypt on the third anniversary of the revolution, and then move to an analysis of Egypt and Tunisia and the state of the Arab Spring. Our guests are: Shahira Amin, Former Deputy Head of the state-run Nile TV And former contributor to CNN;  Ahdaf Soueif, Egyptian novelist and political and cultural commentator; Dr. Ghada Talhami, Emeritus Professor in the Department Of Politics at Lake Forest College and author of The Mobilization Of Muslim Women In Egypt and Palestine In The Egyptian Press; Tunisian human rights activist Massaoud Romdhani; and Dr. Florence Martin, Professor of French and Francophone Literature and Film at Goucher College.

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Political Complexity in the Middle East: Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, Israel and Egypt

IraqJanuary 7, 2014 – Segment 3

We begin the day with a roundtable on the Middle East, including Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, Israel and Egypt. Our panel of guests are:

  • Dr. Thabit A.J. Abdullah, Associate Professor of Middle East History & Associate Dean for External Relations at York University, Toronto;
  • Dr. Adil Shamoo, Associate Fellow of the Institute for Policy Studies and Senior Analyst for Foreign Policy in Focus;
  • Dr. Steven David, Professor of Political Science and Vice Dean for Undergraduate Education at Johns Hopkins University;
  • and Phyllis Bennis, Director of the New Internationalism Project at the Institute for Policy Studies.

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Dr. Shibley Telhami On The Middle East

TelhamiSeptember 9, 2013 – Segment 2

Dr. Shibley Telhami joins us for a conversation on the Middle East. Dr. Telhami is the Anwar Sadat Professor for Peace and Development at the University of Maryland, College Park, and author of The World Through Arab Eyes: Arab Public Opinion and the Reshaping of the Middle East. He joins us to speak about the Israeli/Palestinian peace process, protests in Egypt and the ongoing conflict in Syria.

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Dr. Shibley Telhami On The Middle East

MorsiAugust 22, 2013 – Segment 3

Dr. Shibley Telhami joins us for a conversation on the Middle East. Dr. Telhami is the Anwar Sadat Professor for Peace and Development at the University of Maryland, College Park, and author of The World Through Arab Eyes: Arab Public Opinion and the Reshaping of the Middle East. He joins us to speak about the Israeli/Palestinian peace process, protests in Egypt and the ongoing conflict in Syria.

We discuss the latest spike in violent crime in Baltimore City. What is at the root of the violence, and what can be done to combat it?

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Roundtable On The Middle East

Supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi run from Egyptian security forces firing towards them during clashes in Cairo's Nasr City district, Egypt, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013. Egyptian police in riot gear swept in with armored vehicles and bulldozers Wednesday to clear two sprawling encampments of supporters of the country's ousted Islamist president in Cairo, showering protesters with tear gas as the sound of gunfire rang out. (AP Photo/Manu Brabo)August 19. 2013 – Segment 3

We close out the show with a Middle East roundtable with: Dr. Neil Rubin, writer, educator, and former Senior Editor of the Baltimore Jewish Times; and Phyllis Benis, Director of the New Internationalism Project at the Institute for Policy Studies and author of a number of books including Ending the U.S. War in Afghanistan: A Primer.

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Update From Egypt

ProtestAugust 16, 2013 – Segment 1

We start the show at with an update on the situation in Egypt, as over 600 people have been killed and almost 4000 wounded following the Cairo police raid of two camps housing pro-Morsi supporters. Joining us from Cairo is Egyptian journalist Shahira Amin, former Deputy Head of the state-run Nile TV and former contributor to CNN.

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An Update On Conflict In Egypt

Shahira AminAugust 13, 2013 – Segment 3

Shahira Amin, former Deputy Head of Egypt’s state-run Nile TV and former contributor to CNN, gives us an update on the situation in Egypt.

 

 

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Middle East Roundtable: Egypt and Israel/Palestine Peace Talks

Protest in EgyptAugust 12, 2013 – Segment 3

We close out the show with a roundtable on the Middle East to discuss the situation in Egypt and Israel/Palestine peace talks. Our guests are:

  • veteran journalist Sunni Khalid;
  • Dr. Julie Fisher, expert in democracy and foreign politics and author of Importing Democracy: The Role of NGOs in South Africa, Tajikistan and Argentina; 
  • Lia Tarachansky, Israel/Palestine correspondent for the Real News Network and filmmaker whose current project is called “On the Side of the Road;”
  • and Dr. Steven David, professor of Political Science and Vice Dean for Undergraduate Education at Johns Hopkins University.

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Deadline Looms In Egypt As Protests Continue

 MorsiJuly 3, 2013 – Segment 4

We discuss Egypt, where protests against the Morsi government, and counter-protests supporting it, have erupted across the country. The Egyptian Army has issued an ultimatum calling for President Morsi’s ouster that expires today. We are joined by:

  • Sunni Khalid, veteran public radio  journalist;
  • Adil Shamoo, Associate fellow of the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, DC, senior analyst for Foreign Policy in Focus, and author of Equal Worth – When Humanity Will Have Peace;
  • Shahira Amin, former deputy head of the state-run Nile TV and former contributor to CNN, and;
  • Gamal Nkrumah, editor and columnist at al-Ahram Weekly.

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December 11, 2012 – Segment 2

We discuss the situations in Syria, Egypt, and Palestine/Israel, and ask the important question of what US foreign policy should be in the Middle East. We’ll speak with

  • Bilal Saab, the executive director and head of research at the Institute for Near East and Gulf Military Analysis North America;
  • Charles Faddis, author and retired CIA officer;
  • Adil Shamoo, Associate Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies, and 
  • James Phillips, Senior Research Fellow for Middle Eastern Affairs at the Heritage Foundation.

January 24, 2012 – Segment 2

This week marks the one year anniversary of the start of massive protests in Cairo’s Tahrir Square that led to the ouster of Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak.  Journalist Jihan Hafiz joins us live from Cairo, where she has spent much of the past year, for an update on the ongoing political turmoil in Egypt and throughout the Arab world.  We’re also joined in studio by Palestinian-American businessman and political observer Ali Zaghab.


December 6, 2011 – Segment 3

Journalist Jihan Hafiz joins us from Cairo to report on the ongoing elections, as Egyptians go to the polls to vote in a post-Mubarak government.


November 29, 2011 – Segment 1

Open phones, and then a conversation with freelance journalist Jihan Hafiz joins us from Egypt to report on the elections that have taken place the past two days, as Egyptians go to the polls to elect a post-Mubarak government.


November 28, 2011 – Hour 1

Today elections were held across Egypt, and our guests join us to discuss the hope that a new, stable democracy will emerge, as well as the military crackdowns on ongoing protests that cast a shadow over the hope for a peaceful transition of power.

Joining us are:

Ali Zaghab – Palestinian-born local businessman

Professor Shibley Telhami – Anwar Sadat Professor for Peace and Development at the University of Maryland, College Park, and Nonresident Senior Fellow in the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institute

Essraa Ahmed – A resident of New Cairo in Egypt, and participant in and supporter of the revolution


September 13, 2011 – Segment 3

Join us for a conversation with Dr. Nawal El Saadawi.  She is a physician, outspoken advocate for women’s rights in her native Egypt and world-wide, and author of more than forty books of fiction and non-fiction.  Dr. El Saadawi will be speaking in a public conversation presented by Morgan State this Thursday, September 15th, at 6pm in the Murphy Fine Arts Center.


July 7, 2011 – Hour 2

Baltimore native Eden Unger Bowditch joins us to discuss her life in Egypt and the events of the Arab Spring as well as her newest young adult novel, The Atomic Weight of Secrets (or the Arrival of the Mysterious Men in Black).


March 28, 2011 – Hour 2

The first few months of 2011 have been marked by conflict, revolution, and uprising in the Middle East. Conflicts occuring in Egypt, Libya, Palestine, and Syria have become an increased news focus in America. Marc continues this discussion today with guests:

 

Ali Zaghab – Palestinian born local businessman

Steven David – Professor of Political Science at Johns Hopkins University

Thabit Abdulah – Professor of History at York University in Toronto, and author of Dictatorship, Imperialism, & Chaos: Iraq Since 1989.


February 22, 2011 – Segment 1

In the first part of the segment we talk with Dr. Thabit Abdullah about the current state of affairs in Egypt, briefly discussing the recent power changes and the future of Egypt.

Then, we talk with Dante Wilson about the problems faced by Baltimore’s Homeless Youth and possible solutions to what is becoming a growing epidemic.  We’re also joined by Michael Blackwell and Sharise Linear, youth advocate at the Chesapeake Center for Youth Development.

Dante Wilson is the Director of Reclaiming Our Children & Community Project.


February 15, 2011 – Segment 1

After Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak stepped down from power over the weekend, waves of emotions ensued from citizens of the country and abroad. Our guest is Dr. Shibley Telhami, Anwar Sadat Professor for Peace and Development at the University of Maryland in College Park. Dr. Telhami is also a non-resident Senior Fellow in the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institute.


February 14, 2011 – Hour 1

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak stepped down from his position over the weekend, causing a victorious uproar in Egypt and around the world. We speak with Maryland residents of Egyptian descent or who lived in Egypt about their take on Mubarak’s resignation and the future of Egypt. 

Our guests are Najwa Al Amin, an artist who lived in Cairo and is originally from Iraq, Sondos Awad, a Baltimore resident, from Egypt, Dr. Khalid Metwally, a dentist and resident at the University of Maryland Medical School, Ahmed Gharib, a student at UMBC, and Sarah Abaza, a student at Johns Hopkins.


February 10, 2011 – Hour 2

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak addressed Egypt and the world today.  While the throngs of protesters in Egypt hoped he would step down, he made it clear that he intends to stay in power until September, when his term ends.  We speak with people in Egypt for their reaction.

Our guests are Dina Yehia, a graduate of the American University in Cairo, her father Yehia Salah El Din, an opthamologist in Cairo, and Cole Agar, also a graduate of the American University in Cairo.


February 9, 2011 – Hour 2

First, an update on protests in Egypt with Nancy Youssef from McClatchy Newspapers, Dina Yehia, a graduate of the American University in Cairo, and her father Yehia Salah El Din, an opthamologist in Cairo.

Last week we spoke with journalists Melody Simmons and Joan Jacobson about their series in the Daily Record, Too big to fail? Betting a billion on East Baltimore. Today we’ll speak with some of the key figures from EBDI and supporting organizations as well as members of the community around the development.  We’ll be joined by:

Christopher Shea, CEO of East Baltimore Development Inc.

Douglas W. Nelson, President and CEO of the Annie E. Casey Foundation

Chabria Thomas, Community Organizer and former SMEAC employee

Joshua Garoon, Kellog Health Scholar at Johns Hopkins


February 7, 2011 – Segment 3

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak remains in power.  Although he has said he will not seek another term, protesters continue to demand he step down immediately and be replaced by a new administration based on reforming Egypt’s notoriously corrypt government.

We’re joined by phone from Cairo by Cole Agar, a recent graduate from the American University in Cairo.


January 31, 2011 – Hour 2

We continue our look at events unfolding in Tunisia, Egypt, and other parts of the Middle East as massive protests are overturning long-established regimes.  Our guests are Zeynep Tufekci, Assistant Professor of Sociology and Anthropology at UMBC, Mariam Shahin, journalist and author who joins us from Palestine, and Nancy Youssef, chief Pentagon correspondent for McClatchy.


January 31, 2011 – Hour 1

We start off the show today with a short conversation with Professor Shibley Telhami about the protests in Egypt and their implications across the Middle East. Professor Telhami is Anwar Sadat Professor for Peace and Development at the University of Maryland, College Park, and Nonresident Senior Fellow in the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institute.

Then we continue our series with those who are considering running for Mayor of Baltimore City this year. Jody Landers is Vice President of the Greater Baltimore Board of Realtors and a former Baltimore City Council Member, and he joins us to discuss his ideas for the city.


June 4, 2009 – Hour 1

For the first hour of today’s show, Marc was joined by guests to discuss President Obama’s speech which took place today in Cairo, Egypt.  Today’s panel included: