Radio Chicagoland Sunday August 5, 2012. www.RadioChicagoland.com. Host Ray Hanania and side kick Kheir Fakhreldine and technician Bigg Jon Vic discuss topics including Gay Rights and the Boy Scouts; how Mitt Romney's election will, in a bizzare way, help bring peace to the Middle East by provoking more violence and hatred, rather than voting for the wishy-washy ineffective Barack Obama; The Olympic results -- the Arab countries Qatar, Tunisia and Egypt have medals but not Israel. And we talk with Emin, whose family lives in Aleppo, Syria under the brutality of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad.
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Radio Chicagoland WSBC AM 1240 and WCFJ AM 1470 radio 8 am until 10 am Sunday July 15, 2012. With Ray Hanania and Kheir Fakhreldine. www.RadioCHicagoland.com. Cook County Commissioner Liz Gorman discusses the redistricting of the county board districts (9 am).
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Topics on Radio Chicagoland this morning: Radio Chicagoland: Penn State, Olympic uniforms, Jesse Jackson and Syrian support of al-Qeada Joe Paterno "Joe Pa" is a disgrace. He knew what convicted pedophile Jerry Sandusky was doing. He and others at Penn State were aware of the misconduct and they tolerated it or turned away their eyes for more than a decade. Ten years of child abuse by a retired coach with full access to the sports facilities and the protection of Paterno and the Penn State administration. People say the students at the University will suffer if further punishment is meted out to the administration. But the truth is that punishment is necessary. More officials there should be charged and punished. The real offenders, though, without doubt, are the sports media, the journalists who also knew about Sandusky but have remained silent. The sports media is complicit, just as they were complicit in the infidelity of golf great Tiger Woods. They all put money ahead of morality. Personal gain ahead of principle. The students may be punished for Sandusky's crimes and the silent acquiescence of the administration. But it is very likely that many teachers knew too. And I'll even bet students who attended and played in sports there knew also. And the journalists knew. If the students suffer, they shouldn't blame justice. They should blame Paterno and Sandusky and the shameful Penn State administration. OLYMPIC UNIFORMS have taken center stage as our athletes prepare for the Summer Games in London. Turns out the odd looking uniforms they will wear were mad in China. That is a bad thing. It sends the wrong message of twisted patriotism. China is a nation is civil rights abuses. The oppression of dissidents and free speech. The exploitation of children. And, the production of thousands of products that are tainted with lead, that are sold to American children. The uniforms are not the only products made in China. Much of the media broadcast equipment that will be used to cover the Olympics were made in China. Clothing that many of the journalists will wear in covering the Olympics will be made in China. The means by which the story was reported, in part, are made in China. The "made in China" disgrace should not be limited to one offense of patriotic egotism. It should instead be a protest of principle. Either end the importing of cheap and sometimes dangerous Chinese products into the United States, or shut up about the Olympics. It's more hypocritical to knowingly shut your eyes to hypocrisy and Chinese abuses while embracing the phony moral high ground in criticizing the Olympic uniforms. The disgrace didn't start with the Olympics and won't end there, either. Let's address the hypocrisy in the American Baseball industry, and the fact that official "American" baseballs are made in China. Pathetic morality. Weak principle. Hypocrisy made in America. CONGRESSMAN JESSE JACKSON JR., is a good person and a good leader. But it sure was strange to hear his mother speak on his personal crisis. She's been silent in the face of so much hypocrisy in the Jacosn family. Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr., is the one family member who could, for many years, hold his head high. Despite the charges filed against his fundraiser. Rughuveer Nayak, who reportedly was a go-between to raise $1 million for disgraced former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich to make Jackson a US Senator, filling the vacancy in the Senate seat formerly held by President Barack Obama, there are no charges against the congressman. We can speculate all we want. But it might have been nice to hear his mother speak about her husband's problems, or the egos of her other sons. Her comments about Congressman Jackson were inappropriate and strange. AL-QAEDA IN SYRIA. There is no doubt now that the government of Bashar all-Assad was complicit in assisting al-Qaeda attacks in Iraq not only against Iraqis but also against American soldiers. If Americans are not outraged by the war crimes being committed by Assad's security forces and military in the murder of thousands of civilians and children in Syria, they should be enraged by the evidence that Assad provided aid to al-Qaeda to satisfy Syria's anti-American agenda, and agenda shared by the tyrants in Tehran, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. We invaded Afghanistan to avenge the al-Qaeda terrorism against the World Trade Center's Twin Towers. We attacked Iraq to avenge the selfish politics of former President George W. Bush and his Vice President, the original evil-doer himself, Dick Cheney. We should immediately invade Syria and avenge the hundreds and maybe thousands of American soldiers who died in Iraq because of the support Syria's dictator Assad provided to al-Qaeda. But will we and is our fight against al-Qaeda pure or driven by selfish politics? --- Ray Hananiawww.hanania.com
Radio Chicagoland Sunday July 8, 2012 WSBC AM 1240 and WCFJ AM 1470 radio 8-10 am. Host Ray Hanania, producer Kheir Fakhreldine. Guests include Steve Brown, spokesman to Illinois House Speaker Michael J. Madigan discussing the definitive bias of the Chicago tribune newspaper, driven by its anger over opposition Madigan and others have given to the Tribune's bullying tactics to win deep taxpayer funded grants to renovate Wrigley Field, their former private baseball stadium, and their anger over Madigan's opposition to bringing lights to Wrigley Field. The Tribune is an example of how the media compromises its ethics on issues important to its corporate business interests; We also discuss the failure of journalists like WMAQ blogger (The Ward Room) Edward McClelland to acknowledge their mistakes and errors in making their often erroneous political conclusions and false accusations. Carol Marin and Mary Ann Ahern. too. Alison Weir, executive director of IfAMericansKnews.org, exploring media bias in the case of the death of two-time Pulitzer Prize winning reporter Anthony Shadid and the failure of the New York Times to public disclose its role in the death of Shadid who was died while crossing into Syria on Feb. 16, 2012. www.RadioChicagoland.com. Also discussions of Joe Walsh's outrageous attacks against Tammy Duckworth in the 8th District Congressional race and how Republicans are the first to jump on the issue of "patriotism" and military service to garner votes but will attack Democrats like Duckworth asserting that Duckworth has excessively talked about her war service which cost her both her legs.
Radio Chicagoland Sunday July 1, 2012. Host Ray Hanania and producers Kheir Fakhreldin and Nada Tadros. Interview comedian and actor Tommy Connolly, the author of a new book "Soul Parole: Making Peace with My Mind, GOD and Myself" and actor on Cable TV series including Shameless and Boss on Starz. At 8:30 am, we talk with Monroe Anderson on President Barack Obama and the endorsement by the US Supreme Court of his healthcare program (ObamaCare), and we discuss the political future of Congressman Jesse L. Jackson Jr. www.RadioChicagoland.com
Radio Chicagoland Sunday June 24, 2012 with Ray Hanania, Kheir Fakhreldin and Nada Tadros. Featuring interviews with Pat Camden, spokesman for the Fraternal Order of Police on the rising street gang problem, and Mayor Rahm Emanuel's failure to address Chicago Police needs. We discuss how to battle street gangs and the need to hire more police in Chicago. Police ranks are down from a high of 13,000 to under 10,000 officers. Also we talk with Matt Sienkiewicz who produced the documentary Live from Bethlehem which focuses on the Maan News Agency, one of the most independent and professional journalism news organizations covering Palestine and Israel. While the Arab and Jewish media have focused on partisan politics, Maan News provides the news straight and objective. www.MaanNews.net. We also discuss the reactions to the presidential elections in Egypt and the winner Mohammed Mursi, defeating the Mubarak era prime minister Ahmed Shafiq whow as favored by the military. Mursi is with the Muslim Brotherhood. Christians have begun expressing anger and disappointment in the election results. We'll see how Democracy survives and whether Egypt will break their peace with Israel. Also, we discuss the Jerry Sandusky conviction and the need to continue to hold Penn State responsible for the culture of exploitation of children by its sports establishment. So many at Penn State were silent knowing how Sandusky was but doing nothing about it to protect their college achievements in sports and football. www.RadioChicagoland.com
Radio Chicagoland Sunday June 17, 2012. Ray Hanania. Guests include Nidal AbuShaqra and Dana AbuShaqra on the disappearance of their relative Haidar AbuShaqra on Dec. 7, 2011 in Connecticut. On the Terrorism Watch List, Haidar mysteriously disappeared. Was he taken by the FBI or the Justice Department? Did something bad happen as a result of a controversial lease arrangement? Did he flee the country in the face of some financial problems? The family believes he did not flee the country (the government has his passport);
Amin El-Gamal discusses his TV role on HBO's new series Newsroom. In episode 5 July 22, Amin plays an Egyptian blogger covering the pro-Democracy protests in Cairo's Tahrir Square. We talka bout his positive role on TV and the challenges he has faced as an American Arab actor. Plus we plan a July 22 Amin El-Gamal Day to celebrate the show's broadcast.
Ali Younes discusses the election for president in Egypt.
www.RadioChicagoland.com WSBC 1240 AM and WCFJ 1470 AM radio. Ray Hanania and Kheir Fakhreldin.
Radio Baladi Friday June 15, 2012. Host Ray Hanania interviews award winning columnist Ali Younes and Dana AbuShaqra, the niece of Haidar AbuShaqra who mysteriously disappeared on Dec. 7, 2011 in Connecticut. Was he the victim of a crime or the FBI and Justice Department campaign against American Arabs and Muslims? Also interviewed is Imam Mardini about an arson hate crime against the Muslim Community Center in Detroit. www.RadioBaladi.com. Broadcast every Friday on WNZK AM 690 radio.
Radio Chicagoland Sunday May 27, 2012 with host Ray Hanania and co-hosts Kheir Fakhreldine and Nada Tadros. Includes an interview with Julie Annerino who hosts pinupsforRonPaul.com, also discussions of NATO, protests, the power of Arabs, writing, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and more
The NATO fallout. What happened (if anything)? Was it worth the inconvenience, etc.? There has been a lot written about this in various places.
The judge's decision in the NDAA case that the government's simple assertion of "providing material support to terrorism" is too broad, especially when it applies to journalists. Here's Democracy Now's report: Click Here. They had an accompanying interview with plaintiff Chris Hedges on the same show.
The feud between Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Ricketts family over Joe Ricketts' support for the attack ad plan against Obama and the Ricketts' desire for the mayor's cooperation in improvements to Wrigley Field. Trib has had a lot on this. Here's one of the latest: Click here
Memorial Day: We all love the veterans.
The NYPD's profiling of Arabs in New Jersey gets the OK from NJ's attorney general. But CAIR's lawyer still expects the courts will side with Arabs' religious freedoms and right to equal justice under law. Here's a Democracy Now report: Click here
Sen Toi Hutchinson proposes a strip club tax with money to go to support rape crisis counseling centers. The implication is strip clubs promote rapes. Is that appropriate our just pandering to "good causes guilt?" Click to read Tribune story
Radio Chicagoland Sunday May 20, 2012, with Ray Hanania, Kheir Fekhreldin and Bib Jon Vic. www.radioChicagoland.com
Cook County Circuit Clerk Dorothy Brown discusses the expungement workshop to allow individuals charged with crimes that were later dismissed, or convicted of misdemeanors and minor felonies to have their records expunged to remove them from the county public record
Interview with Tinley Park Mayor Ed Zabrocki on the brawl that took place Saturday May 19, 2012 at the Ashford House Restaurant at 159th and 80th Avenue in Tinley Park on the border of Orland Park. Zabrocki said police believe 18 people armed with hammers and metal weapons targeted the restaurant because it was the location of a gathering of White Supremicists. Police arrested six individuals alledgly involved in the melee.
Discussion with Washington DC Columnist Ali Younes on the racism of Sacha Baron Cohen, the silence of the mainstream media and public officials when racism and hatred are turned into humor directed at Arabs, but scream when racism targets other groups including Blacks, Hispanics and Jews.
Radio Baladi Friday May 18, 2012 with host Ray Hanania on WNZK AM 690 Radio in Detroit and Dearborn region www.RadioBaladi.com.
Palestinian journalist Mohammed Najib based in Ramallah, Palestine discusses the financial scandal involving Mohammed Rashid, the former financial adviser to the late Palestinian President Yasir Arafat, and Palestine President Mahmoud Abbas. Also Najib discusses how Palestinians are coping under Israeli persecution and occupation and also facing terrorism and violence from the Israeli settler movement that is ignored by the American mainstream news media. We also talk about Syria. And, Host Ray Hanania talks about the bias against Arabs in Chicago under the administration of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
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