Ray Hanania’s Podcast: Mainstream & Middle East

04-26-13 Radio Baladi Boston Bombing Chaldeans

Radio Baladi Friday April 26, 2013 on WNZK AM 690 Radio 8 am. Co-Hosts Ray Hanania and Ali Younes discuss the racism shown by Americans like Sen. Lindsey Graham towards Muslims in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings. Graham wants to deny Muslims accused of violence of their Constitutional rights in order to "protect"Christian Americans. Ali Younes and Ray Hanania debate and discuss the issue. They also discuss rising tensions between Muslims and Christians in the Middle East and speak with many Chaldean callers who believe that Islamic leaders fail to speak out against extremist Muslims in the wake of Islamic violence in America an din the Middle East. The web site is www.RadioBaladi.com

04-19-13 Radio Baladi Boston Bombing

Radio Baladi Friday April 19, 2013 with co-hosts Ray Hanania and Ali Younes discusses the racial implications of the Boston Marathon Bombing and the slower rush to judgment that the killers were Muslim. As the show was being broadcast news cane out that Police had surrounded two suspects, Russians from the embattled Chechnya region. We discuss how Americans rush to judgment but also talk to a Chaldean woman in Metro-Detroit who expresses anger at Muslims, and Ali Younes and Ray Hanania discuss how the Arab community needs to address grievances of minorities more openly. www.RadioBaladi.com. Listen live online (download the App). WNZK AM 690 AM Radio Every Friday at 8 AM EST.

04-05-13 Radio Baladi Pamela Olson

Saudi Gazette Columnist Ray Hanania and Al- Arabiya Columnist Ali Younes discuss issues in the news on Radio Baladi, Friday April 5, 2013, 8 am WNZK AM 690 Radio live in Metro-Detroit and online at www.RadioBaladi.com. Our guest this morning is Pamela Olson the author of the new book "Fast Times in Palestine" which details her two and one half year travels and work in Palestine. It's a fast paced, compelling story that offers a unique perspective into the real life of Palestinians. Olson, a typical American, met a friend who Was Arab, traveled to the Middle East and then ended up in Palestine where she was shocked to see that the reality was far different from what was being fed to Americans by the mainstream American media and politicians. Her book details her firsthand experience living with the Palestinians, exploring their  views, feelings, experiences, politics and perspectives on peace with Israel. Fast Times in Palestine is a MUST READ book for anyone who wants to peek into the reality of Palestinian life. During the second half of the show, Hanania and Younes discuss Egypt's President Mohammed Morsi and activist Bassem Youssef and the tensions that are taking place as Democracy fights for survival in a hostile country beset by violence from both sides, the government and the activists. We also discuss Democracy and how it evolves. Should the world expect Democracy to take hold overnight or should we give it time to strengthen -- it took 237 years for Democracy to reach today in America and in early American Democracy that was violence, oppression, slavery and suppression of free speech and women's rights. Get more information at our website at www.RadioBaladi.com. Follow Ray Hanania on Twitter at @RayHanania and follow Ali Younes on Twitter at @ClearAli.