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.
Archive for the 'President' Category
Radio Chicagoland Sunday July 29, 2012, www.RadioChicagoland.com with Ray Hanania and Kheir Fakhreldine.
8 AM - Creators Syndicate Columnist Ruben Navarrette discusses the issue of immigration and how the Hispanic vote may play out in the tight race for president between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. Navarrette discusses why Hispanic voters often have a low voter turnout, especially among Mexican Americans. And he analyzes why only 67 percent of Hispanics support President Obama.
9 AM - International Private Investigator Paul Ciolino discusses the case against mass murderer James Holmes in Aurora, Colorado. Ciolino is a frequently tapped professional guest on CBS 60 Minutes investigation reports. Click for more details.
We also take calls and talk to a researcher exploring the settlement of Arabs in South American countries like Chie, Venezuela and Columbia.
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 Baladi broadcast every Friday on WNZK AM 690 radio in Detroit, Michigan live. Hosted by Ray Hanania. www.RadioBaladi.com. Guest is George Hishmeh, columnist for the Gulf News and Jordan Times and former editor-in-chief of the Star Newspaper in Lebanon. Discusses the presidential election context between President Obama and Republican Mitt Romney, events in Egypt and the election of Mohammed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood. Also Syria and dictator Bashar al-Assad, and the challenges facing American Arabs and also the failure of American Arab leadership to lead.
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 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 13, 2012 with Ray Hanania www.RadioChicagoland.com
Topics include discussion about Gay Marriage, President Barack Obama, Congressman Joe Walsh, and more
Plus a brief interview at the end of the show with Khaled Al-Ameena, the editor-in-chief of the English language Saudi Gazette in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, calls to talk about US Saudi Relations, the war against al-Qaeda and the effort by Gulf Arab States to stop the brutality against civilians in Syria by Syrian tyrant Bashar al-Assad. Visit the Saudi Gazette at www.SaudiGazette.com.sa
Radio Baladi Friday April 20, 2012 broadcast on WNZK AM 690 radio live hosted by Ray Hanania. www.RadioBaladi.com
Aladdin Elaasar is an expert on Egypt and the Arab World. He has been a frequent commentator on the Middle East on American and international TV and Radio networks such as CNN, ABC, NBC, NPR, MSNBC, FOX NEWS, BBC radio and TV, and others. Elaasar has been teaching Mid-Eastern studies at several American universities. He was nominated as a candidate for the presidential elections in Egypt in 2005. His campaign gained worldwide media coverage. His columns cover international relations, current events, and Arab/American issues. He was cited in Guardian, New York Times, The Huffington Post, Washington Post, Sunday Times, Paris Match, La Stampa, and the international press. He is the author of The Last Pharaoh: Mubarak and the Uncertain Future of Egypt in the Obama Age.He also wrote:For Stars and Stripes: American-Arabs in the U.S. Military,and, Silent Victims: Arab and Muslim Americans Post 9/11.
Radio Baladi, Friday April 6, 2012 with Ray Hanania. WNZK AM 690 broadcast in Detroit and online. www.RadioBaladi.com
We discuss the future of Egypt, the growing conflict with Israel and the prospects for Democracy there with Khaled Sayed, the director of the film "Egypt: The Story of the Revolution." Click to go to Khaled's film web page. (Read this article about Egyptian presidential politics.) Click here for an overview of the candidates for Egypt's presidency
8:45 AM Dr. Opada Alzohaili completed his internal medicine degree from Damascus University Medical School in Damascus, Syria. He had his internal medicine training at Wayne state university and finished Endocrinology fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Alzohaili is Board Certified in Endocrinology with special emphasis on the diagnosis and treatment of diabetes, insulin resistance, the management of polycystic ovarian disease, and obesity. He is an assistant professor of endocrinology at Wayne State University in Detroit
- 8 AM Topics this morning ... Geortge Zimmerman's murder of a 17 year old who was walking through his neighborhood to get home in Sanford, Florida carrying a bag of Skittles candy and taking on his cell phone wearing a "hoody," and we discuss the U.S.S Liberty attack 45 years ago that killed 34 Americans including 33 soldiers.
- 8:30 AM Phil Tourney of the USS Liberty survivors organization discusses the online battle with Cindy McCain, the wife of US Senator John McCain who says she doesn't care about the killing of American soldiers -- when it isn't politically correct. Survivors have been posting comments on her Facebook fan page and she angrily has deleted them saying she "doesn't care" about that issue of her father-in-law's role in covering up the killings of the 34 American soldiers and civilians by the Israeli military on June 8, 1967. Click to read a story on it.
- 9 AM Author Paola Caridi will be in Chicago from March 26th to 29th to speak at the University of Chicago & Northwestern about her new book, Hamas; From Resistance to Government discussing the rise of Hamas and the complex feelings that Palestinians have toward getting behind a government that supports violent resistance. Caridi asserts Hamas is caught between the desire to resist its oppressor and the need to provide support for a refugee people. Caridi conducted years of on-the-ground research and interviews with residents of Gaza and leaders of Hamas. Journalist and historian PAOLA CARIDI has lived in the Middle East and Jerusalem since 2001. She contributed to the founding of the press agency Lettera22 and has worked with several Italian dailies, weeklies and reviews. Hamas: From Resistance To Government, her second book, was published in Italy in 2009 and in Palestine in March 2010. She maintains a blog, Invisiblearabs, on Arab pop culture and politics.
- 9:20 AM We'll review the results of the March 20 Illinois Primary in the GOP Presidential contest between Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum with media and political consultant Jeff Davis of Victory Media. We'll also look at the results in other election contests including in the heated battle for the Board of Review between Republicans Sean Morrison and Dan Patlak, and other battles including Rick Munoz versus Dorothy Brown in the Democratic battle for Circuit Court Clerk, and more. The slate backed by extremist Congressman Luis Gutierrez was defeated across the board. What impact will that have on Guttierez' fanaticism? Click here to read a column on the election turnout.
... we also talk about the Etch a Sketch controversy. Click to read story
Other issues: -- Florida law takes the right of homeowners to defend themselves to a new level, allowing people to kill someone who they perceive is attacking them. It's called the "stand your ground law." Last week, a self-proclaimed vigilante in Miami George Zimmerman shot and killed an unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, alleging that the boy attacked him. The dead boy was found with Skittles in his hand. Are legislators in Florida really that stupid and doesn't that make Florida one of the most unsafe states in America today where you can be killed because someone else thought you were threatening them, even though you have a gun and the alleged attacker doesn't? And, does this ridiculous "Stand Your Ground" Law also apply to the dead teenager. Zimmerman reportedly was following the teenager and does the teenager have the right to defend himself under that law? Or, does the law only apply to the survivor, not the murder victim? Read a story on this tragedy.