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
Baltimore has surpassed the 200 homicide mark in 2012 to date, which already outnumbers last year's total. We get perspectives from a diverse roundtable of guests about what this means for the city and police strategy. Our guests include:
We discuss presidential candidate Mitt Romney's visit to the Middle East and what we learned about his ideas on foreign policy from his controversial remarks about Palestinians. We discuss this topic with:
We speak with Dr. Bernard Avishai, author of the article "Abraham's children: Toward a right of return for Palestinians" in the most recent issue of Harper's Magazine. Dr. Avishai is an adjunct professor of business at Hebrew University.
This week, Palestinian officials are applying to the United Nations for recognition as an independent state, setting off strong reactions both of support and opposition internationally. We're joined by a panel to discuss what this historic moment means.
Israel has enforced a naval, aerial and land blockade of the Gaza Strip since June 2007, cutting off the delivery of foreign goods to the area. Multiple attempts have been made by international organizations to bypass Israeli enforcement through the use of independent flotillas, but these attempts have been mostly unsuccessful.
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
Israeli filmmaker Dan Geva joins Marc to discuss art, the philosophy of film, and why the truth of any documentary is subjective. Dan Geva is a Spring 2010 Schusterman Visiting Artist at Maryland Institute College of Art. As part of his residency, he and his wife are hosting a series of film screenings highlighting contemporary Israeli films.
Today's show started with a brief discussion with Senator Ben Cardin about today's headlines, including Israeli's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's statement that he could accept a Palestinian state, and the future of the American health care system.
Then, we discussed the protests following the Iranian Presidential election with a panel of experts.
Our guests were:
NOTE: Due to transmitter issues we lost some of today's broadcast. As today's show featured two pre-recorded interviews, we were able to reconstruct most of the first half, but be aware there will not be a transition between interviews or at the break. The full broadcast resumes immediately after the break.
Jim Pelura, Chairman of the Maryland Republican Party, and Quincy Gamble, Executive Director of the Maryland Democratic Party, join us in the studio to discuss the third and final Presidential debate.
Also, author Zohara Meyerhoff Hieronimus discusses her new book, Kabbalistic Teachings of the Female Prophets: The Seven Holy Women of Ancient Israel. Click here for the complete interview, only available online.
The first few seconds of the show are missing from the recording; sorry about that!