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).
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.