Radio Baladi WNZK AM 690 radio in Detroit Friday July 6, 2012 with host Ray Hanania. www.RadioBaladi.com. Guest Alison Weir, executive director of If Americans Knew (www.IfAmericansKnew.org) discusses the controversy surrounding the death of two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Anthony Shadid of the New York Times and the refusal of the mainstream news media to cover the story or criticize the New York Times, which Shadid told his wife should be held responsible if he dies as he prepared to enter Syria. Shadid died allegedly of an asthma attack while trying to enter Syria on Feb. 16, 2012. But before he left, he told his wife Nada Bakri, also a journalist, that if anything happens to him to blame the New York Times. They are responsible for his death, he said. We also discuss the Palestine-Israel conflict and the failure of American Arabs to convey the facts to the American public, and discuss some of those facts. Weir explains how she became involved in monitoring the conflict as a journalist and activist 12 years ago in 2000.
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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 Baladi with host Ray Hanania Friday May 25, 2012 www.RadioBaladi.com in Detroitland from Dearborn, Michigan 8-9 am
8 am (Detroit): Comedian Ramzy Sweis discusses the challenges of a comedy career facing community divisions and mainstream biases. Sweis has performed 37 shows (without repeating a single joke.) He has a Youtube Channel with awards he has won (i.e. Tribeca) and films he directed. He has a DVD for sale; a documentary he acted, edited, directed about having tinnitus. And what tinnitus is. Click for more info.
8:30 am: Khaled alMaeena, Editor of the Saudi Gazette Newspaper (www.SaudiGazette.com.sa) discusses the elections in Egypt. Latest updates and discussion with listners. Will Egypt have real Democracy? Two candidates merge in leadership for run-off. Click to read story .... Click to read background story ... Israel's candidate in Egypt, former prime minister Ahmed Shafiq Click to read story
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.
Radio Baladi with host Ray Hanania Friday May 11, 2012, 8 am EST www.RadioBaladi.com, with guests:
8 am (Detroit): Lina Matta of the ANA Contemporary Arab film series starts on Wednesday May 9th and runs thru the 15th in New York. For more information, visit online at www.anaarabcinema.com.
8:20 Hasan Nawash of the Palestine Center of Detroit discusses the upcoming Nakba commemoration dinner in Dearborn, Michigan May 20
8:40 am Detroit attorney Joumana Kayrouz discusses the upcoming 2012 Lebanon Emigrant Beauty pre-Pageant competition being held in Dearborn May 24. The American pre-pageant competition, open to Lebanese American women between the ages of 17 and 27, will be held Thursday, May 24 at the Greenfield Banquet Hall, 4770 Greenfield, in Dearborn, Michigan. The winner of the Dearborn beauty pageant will join pre-pageant winners from more than 35 other countries at Castle Assouf in Dhour Shweir, Lebanon on August 11. Get information at www.MissLebanonEmigrants.com. Clcik here to read the release