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Bayan Galal on her win as First Arab President of Yale‘s Student Government 9-15-21

Bayan Galal on her win as First Arab President of Yale‘s Student Government 9-15-21

September 15, 2021

Bayan Galal on her win as First Arab President of Yale's Student Government

And interview with Saad Malley, Chicago business owners, on Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot's racist assault to close Arab and Muslim businesses

Season 1, Episode 24

The Ray Hanania Radio Show sponsored by Arab News

Wednesday Sept. 15, 2021 at 8 AM EST

We have a great lineup of invited guests and topics this morning …

The Ray Hanania Radio Show this morning at 8AM EST (3PM Riyadh, 4PM Dubai, 7 AM Chicago):

Segment 1, we interview rising junior at Yale University Bayan Galal who was recently elected as Yale’s first Arab student body president in the college’s 320-year history. She is also the first Arab student body president in the entire Ivy League. 

This is a pivotal moment for the Ivy League and I am happy to discuss what this means for the Yale community and Arabs across the United States.

In Segment 2 we look at the controversy in Chicago where Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has ordered a Special Task Force of Police and Inspectors to shut down Arab and Muslim owned grocery stores, this after Lightfoot told the public she opposes racism and discrimination … the Task Force has shut down some 50 stores citing minor code violations … rather than allowing them to remain open while they fix the alleged issues … some inspectors also said that the real reason in that Mayor Lightfoot believes that the 24 Hour gas stations and stores attract street gang members and as we know Chicago has one of the worst street gang problems in America … we’ll be joined by American Arab Chamber of Commerce President Hassan Nijem and businessman Saad Malley, and Chicago Alderman Raymond Lopez

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 “The Ray Hanania Show which is brought to you by Arab News at ArabNews.com on the US Arab Radio Network

we’re broadcasting live on WNZK AM 690 in Greater Detroit and WDMV AM 700 in Greater Washington DC … and streamed live on Facebook.com/ArabNews and on the US Arab Radio Network at ArabRadio.US

 

09-09-21 Boston Candidate Annissa George and ADC Legal Dir Abed Ayoub

09-09-21 Boston Candidate Annissa George and ADC Legal Dir Abed Ayoub

September 8, 2021

09-09-21 Boston Candidate Annissa George and ADC Legal Dir Abed Ayoub

Season 1, Episode 23

The Ray Hanania Radio Show sponsored by Arab News

Wednesday Sept. 8, 2021 at 8 AM EST

We have a great lineup of invited guests and topics this morning …

The Ray Hanania Radio Show this morning at 8 AM EST (3 PM Riyadh, 4 PM Dubai):

Segment 1, we interview with Annissa Essaibi George, an Arab American running in the race for Mayor of Boston in the September 14 preliminary election race next week … Ms. George is an American politician who serves as an at-large member of the Boston City Council, where she is the chair of both the Committee on Education and Homelessness, Mental Health, and Recovery … polls show George running in a virtual tie for first place in tight race with another candidate of the Seven candidates running … but in this election the top two finishers go on to the General election November 2… what makes the difference and does being Arab have any impact?

In Segment 2 we look at the backlash killings of Arabs and Americans who looked Middle Eastern in the weeks and months following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks … joining me is Abed Ayoub, the legal director at the American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC). The nation is preparing to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Sept. 11 and yet the country has failed to accept the reality that many more than the 2,996 Americans killed on Sept. 11 died because of the terrorist attacks … at least two dozen more Americans were killed in the weeks and months after Sept. 11 because they were Arab or middle eastern looking and yet their tragedies will be overlooked or cast aside again this year …

This Morning #ArabRadioUS @RayHanania explores  …. 8AM EST #Detroit WNZK AM 690 & #WashingtonDC WDMV AM 700 also live streamed right here 3PM Riyadh 4PM UAE at Facebook.com/ArabNews

Join me this morning on Arab American Radio as we interview

At 8 AM EST on WNZK AM 690 Detroit and WDMV AM 700 Washington DC, on the US Arab Radio Network and live at https://Facebook.com/ArabNews

Join us live right here at Arab News ...

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We’re broadcasting live on WNZK AM 690 in Greater Detroit and WDMV AM 700 in Greater Washington DC … and streamed live on Facebook.com/ArabNews and on the US Arab Radio Network at ArabRadio.US

Interview with Rep. McCollum, Dalia AlAqidi on Afghanistan and Taliban 09-01-21

Interview with Rep. McCollum, Dalia AlAqidi on Afghanistan and Taliban 09-01-21

September 1, 2021

Interview with Rep. McCollum, Dalia AlAqidi on Afghanistan and Taliban 09-01-21 

The Ray Hanania Radio Show sponsored by Arab News

Wednesday Sept. 1, 2021 at 8 AM EST

We have a great lineup of invited guests and topics this morning …

The Ray Hanania Radio Show this morning at 8 AM EST (3 PM Riyadh, 4 PM Dubai):

Segment 1, Minnesota Congresswoman Betty McCollum, Chair woman of the House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee and a leading champion of human rights who has spoken out and introduced legislation to defend civilians around the world including in Palestine, will join us in a pre-taped interview that I will play this morning. In April, Congresswoman McCollum called for the protection of Palestinian children and families living under Israel’s military control. Last year she introduced a bill that would prevent America from recognizing the West Bank as a part of Israel if Israel annexed the militarily occupied territories. McCollum comes from the American heartland and is a strong critic of Israeli human rights abuses against Palestinians

In Segment 2 we discuss the withdrawal of American forces from Afghanistan, the rise of the Taliban and the Biden administrative with conservative @ArabNews columnist Dalia al-Aqidi

Join us live right here at Arab News ...at “The Ray Hanania Show which is brought to you by Arab News at ArabNews.com on the US Arab Radio Network

we’re broadcasting live on WNZK AM 690 in Greater Detroit and WDMV AM 700 in Greater Washington DC … and streamed live on Facebook.com/ArabNews and on the US Arab Radio Network at ArabRadio.US

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08-25-21 Afghanistan: with CPJ Steven Butler & Arab News Zahid Hussain

08-25-21 Afghanistan: with CPJ Steven Butler & Arab News Zahid Hussain

August 26, 2021

08-25-21 Afghanistan: with CPJ Steven Butler & Arab News Zahid Hussain

The Ray Hanania Radio Show sponsored by Arab News

Wednesday August 25, 2021 at 8 AM EST

We have a great lineup of invited guests and topics this morning 

The Ray Hanania Radio Show this morning at 8 AM EST (3 PM Riyadh, 4 PM Dubai):

Segment 1, we speak with Committee to Protect Journalists Asia Program Coordinator, Steven Butler. Steven Butler has worked as a journalist throughout Asia, writing for the Financial Times and The Christian Science Monitor from South Korea in the mid-1980s, before joining the staff of the Financial Times and reporting in Southeast Asia, London and Tokyo, including regular reporting visits to China.

In Segment 2 we discuss the situation more broadly in Afghanistan with Arab News columnist Zahid Hussain who recently wrote a detailed and lengthy spotlight on what is happening to the people there Zahid Hussain is an award-winning columnist and author. He is a former scholar at Woodrow Wilson Centre and a visiting fellow at Wolfson College, University of Cambridge, and at the Stimson Center in DC. He is author of Frontline Pakistan: The struggle with Militant Islam and The Scorpion’s tail: The relentless rise of Islamic militants in Pakistan. Frontline Pakistan was the book of the year (2007) by the WSJ. His latest book ‘No-Win War’ was published this year.

This Morning #ArabRadioUS @RayHanania explores #journalists in #Afghanistan w/ #CommitteetoProtectJournalists #CPJ @pressfreedom @StevenBButler & events there w/ @ArabNews reporter #ZahidHussain 8AM EST #Detroit WNZK AM 690 & #WashingtonDC WDMV AM 700 also live streamed right here 3PM Riyadh 4PM UAE at Facebook.com/ArabNews

“The Ray Hanania Show which is brought to you by Arab News at ArabNews.com on the US Arab Radio Network

we’re broadcasting live on WNZK AM 690 in Greater Detroit and WDMV AM 700 in Greater Washington DC … and streamed live on Facebook.com/ArabNews and on the US Arab Radio Network at ArabRadio.US

Tragedy in Lebanon; Afghanistan’s first woman pilot on Taliban 08-18-21

Tragedy in Lebanon; Afghanistan’s first woman pilot on Taliban 08-18-21

August 18, 2021

Arab Radio: More tragedy in Lebanon; Afghanistan’s first woman pilot looks at Taliban takeover

Season 1, Episode 20

The Ray Hanania Radio Show sponsored by Arab News Newspaper looks at two issues this week, on Wednesday August 18, 2021 at 8 AM EST.

In Segment 1, we speak with Nadim Shehadi, (Executive Director of the LAU New York Headquarters and Academic Center) is an Associate Fellow of the Middle East and North Africa Programme at Chatham House in London. He was previously the director of the Fares Center for Eastern Mediterranean Studies at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University. He was also a senior member of St. Antony’s College Oxford where he directed the Centre for Lebanese Studies from 1986 to 2005. 

In Segment 2 we discuss the spiraling challenges in Afghanistan with Afghanistan’s first female pilot Niloofar Rahmani who is also the co-author of the book “Open Skies: My Life as Afghanistan’s First Female Pilot” with co-writer Adam Sikes. And we are joined by Arab News correspondent Baker Atyani who is covering Afghanistan as the Taliban take control

“The Ray Hanania Show which is brought to you by Arab News at ArabNews.com on the US Arab Radio Network and is broadcast live on WNZK AM 690 in Greater Detroit and WDMV AM 700 in Greater Washington DC at 8 AM EST. The live Zoom video of the radio show is streamed live on Facebook.com/ArabNews and on the US Arab Radio Network at ArabRadio.US

Amb. Feierstein looks at Yemen: Arab News Sports Editor Ali Khaled on Arabs at Tokyo Olympics

Amb. Feierstein looks at Yemen: Arab News Sports Editor Ali Khaled on Arabs at Tokyo Olympics

August 11, 2021

Amb Feierstein looks at Yemen: Arab News Sports Editor looks at Arabs at Tokyo Olympics

Season 1, Episode 19

The Ray Hanania Radio Show sponsored by Arab News on the US Arab Radio Network

Wednesday August 11, 2021 at 8 AM EST

We have a great lineup of invited guests and topics this morning …

The Ray Hanania Radio Show this morning at 8 AM EST (3 PM Riyadh, 4 PM Dubai):

Segment 1, Middle East Institute Senior Vice President Amb. Gerald M. Feierstein joins us to discuss the situation in Yemen … this past week, President Biden’s Special Envoy to Yemen Tim Lenderking announced an additional $160 million in aid to Yemen while criticizing the roles played by Iran and the Houthis … he called it a dire and one of the worst humanitarian crises in the world.”

https://www.arabnews.com/node/1908351/middle-east

In Segment 2 we speak with Ali Mohamed Khaled who is the sports editor at Arab News and we will be looking at how well Arab Athletes performed in the Tokyo Olympics that ended just this past week …

Arab athletes first participated in the summer Olympics when Egypt competed in the 1912 Stockholm Olympics. …

Then in the summer of 1984 Moroccan runner Nawal El Moutawakel won the gold medal in the women’s 400 meters hurdles race at the Los Angeles Olympics; the first ever female Moroccan, Arab and Muslim athlete to become an Olympic medalist. And that gold medal was Morocco’s first in an Olympic competition, the women’s 400m hurdle.

This year … Tunisian Ahmed Hafnaoui caused a huge stir at Tokyo Olympics with a stunning 400m freestyle performance winning the Gold Medal … 14 Women were among the 17 Arab countries at Tokyo …

https://www.arabnews.com/node/1908311/sport

Join us live right here at Facebook.com/Arab News

“The Ray Hanania Show which is brought to you by Arab News at ArabNews.com on the US Arab Radio Network

we’re broadcasting live on WNZK AM 690 in Greater Detroit and WDMV AM 700 in Greater Washington DC … and streamed live on Facebook.com/ArabNews and on the US Arab Radio Network at ArabRadio.US

Arab Radio: The turmoil in Lebanon; & Tahanie Aboushi’s candidacy in Manhattan

Arab Radio: The turmoil in Lebanon; & Tahanie Aboushi’s candidacy in Manhattan

August 5, 2021

Arab Radio: A look at the turmoil in Lebanon; and Tahanie Aboushi's candidacy in Manhattan New York

Wednesday August 4, 2021 at 8 AM EST

Season 1, Episode 18

The Ray Hanania Radio Show this morning at 8 AM EST (3 PM Riyadh, 4 PM Dubai):

Segment 1, we look at Arab American political empowerment with civil rights attorney Tahanie Aboushi @TahanieNYC who ran for Manhattan District Attorney General in New York. Though she did not win she ran an impressive campaign and came in 3rd place … I call that the equivalent of winning the Bronze Medal … which is a huge achievement at the Tokyo Olympics.

In Segment 2 we speak with Paul Salem of the Middle East Institute about the political turmoil in Lebanon … what is causing it, why did Saad Hariri not form a government, the recent EU sanctions endorsed by the United States against the government … efforts to address corruption in the government … one year after the massive explosion at a warehouse at Beirut’s port that took the lives of 214 people, there are still no repairs, no answers … A report from Human Rights Watch pointing a finger at government corruption has been ignored …

“The Ray Hanania Show which is brought to you by Arab News at ArabNews.com on the US Arab Radio Network

we’re broadcasting live on WNZK AM 690 in Greater Detroit and WDMV AM 700 in Greater Washington DC … and streamed live on Facebook.com/ArabNews and also on ArabRadio.US

For more information on the radio show and other podcasts visit www.ArabNews.com.

07-28-21 Coronavirus and the Arab World; the politics of COVID and Tunisia

07-28-21 Coronavirus and the Arab World; the politics of COVID and Tunisia

July 28, 2021

A look at the Coronavirus in the Arab World; politics and COVID in Tunisia

Season 1, Episode 17

Wednesday July 28, 2021 at 8 AM EST

This morning we look at the impact COVID is having on the Arab World and then delve into the tragic reversal of Tunisia which was one praised as handling the pandemic better than any other country, but collapsed under the pressure of corruption and politics led by the Annahda Islamist Political Party and now has one of the worst COVID infection rates in the world.

The Middle East and North Africa is witnessing a surge in Covid-19 cases aggravated by the Delta variant of the virus, and it is expected to get worse.

Tunisia is among five African states in the throes of a devastating third wave of COVID-19 infections. The country, with a population of 11.69 million, has reported more than 18,600 deaths since the pandemic was declared in March last year.

To help us understand how serious this Coronavirus threat is, and if it is dissipating or worsening, we have several experts and journalists:

Dr. Zaher Sahloul is the president of MedGlobal, Medical NGOs dedicated to a world without healthcare disparity. MedGlobal sends medical missions of doctors, nurses and medics to help underserved populations and refugees and provide healthcare to areas of war and disasters.

ArabNews journalist Rebecca Anne Proctor covers Arab World and Gulf news stories, and has worked to support SOS Children’s Village Lebanon worked with refugees and orphans at SOS in the Bekaa Valley in 2008 as part of her field work for her MA in Conflict Resolution. Proctor is former Editor-in-Chief of Harper’s Bazaar Art and Harper’s Bazaar Interiors, and now is an independent journalist and broadcaster covering current affairs in the Middle East and Africa.

Ammar Ben Aziz is an Editor at Al Arabiya news channel which broadcasts from Dubai. He is a former supervisor at CNN Arabic and Editor at Skynews Arabia. He was the Executive producer at Al Hurra News Channel. 

The Ray Hanania Radio Show broadcast live in Detroit on WNZK AM 690 radio and in Washington DC on WDMV AM 700 radio. The show was simulcast on the US Arab Radio Network at ArabRadio.us and video-cast at Facebook.com/ArabNews.

You can listen to the radio podcast of the interview at www.ArabNews.com/RayRadioShow.

07-21-21Eid Haj, and Ethiopia-Egypt Nile Dam controversy

07-21-21Eid Haj, and Ethiopia-Egypt Nile Dam controversy

July 25, 2021

07-21-21Eid Haj, and Ethiopia-Egypt Nile Dam controversy

Season 1, Episode 16

Radio Show Guests/Topics

Wednesday July 21, 2021 at 8 AM EST

We have a great lineup of guests and topics this morning … I want to begin by offering my best wishes to all Muslims on this important Holiday this week … Eid al Udha … Eid Mubarak everyone … I hope you have a blessed Eid holiday ..

First, we’re going to look at the Hajj to Saudi Arabia and how the Saudis have protected Haj pilgrims during this important Eid al Udha holiday with Arab News reporter Mohamed Al-Kinani who is in Mecca. The cell phone connection may be weak but we will try nonetheless.

Then we will examine the mounting crisis between Ethiopia and Egypt over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) that is significantly reducing water flow from the Blue Nile, which provides a majority of the water to the Nile as it runs north through Sudan and Egypt. The project is creating a large reservoir of water but that is reducing the water flow significantly and potentially can create havoc for Egypt whose river communities depend on the water for their crops and industries …

https://arab.news/8n7a3

With us this morning are two journalists, the Managing Director and Editor-in-Chief at the Ethiopian Ifriqiyah Media and Communications agency, Omer Redi Ahmed who is based in Washington DC, and we have Egyptian American journalist and political analyst Mohamed Elsetouhi from the New York bureau of Frontcom LLC. Elsetouhi previously worked for Alghad TV an

The Ray Hanania Radio Show is broadcast live on WNZK AM 690 in Greater Detroit and WDMV AM 700 in Greater Washington DC … and streamed live on Facebook.com/ArabNews and also on ArabRadio.US

 

Arabs at NASA; Dearborn Mayoral Elections Aug.3

Arabs at NASA; Dearborn Mayoral Elections Aug.3

July 14, 2021

Arabs at NASA; Dearborn Mayoral Elections Aug.3 

Season 1, Episode 15

The Ray Hanania Radio Show

Wednesday July 14, 2021 at 8 AM EST

We have a great lineup of guests and topics this morning …

This morning in Segment 1 we’ll look at the Arab Americans who work at NASA with NASA engineer Dr. Hasan Almekdash. Dr. Almekdash is a biostatistician at NASA’s Johnson Space Center, KBR Space Science Human Health and Performance under the Flight and Medical Operations Division. He also provides significant consulting support to the Biomedical Research and Environmental Sciences Division at NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC). 

Later in Segment 2 we will be looking at the August 3 elections for Dearborn Mayor with two election specialists Dennis Denno of Denno Research and Kyle Melinn from the MIRS Newsletter.

Dennis Denno founded Denno Research in 2004.  He understands what candidates, corporations, non-profits, associations, and issue-advocates need in a pollster.  He knows the power that well-timed, quality polls have on a political or marketing campaign.  For over 30 years he has helped candidates and elected officials shape issues and communicate with constituents.

Kyle Melinn is the editor and vice president of the Michigan Information & Research Service (MIRS), a daily online political news service covering state government and politics. A professional journalist for 25 years, Melinn has covered the state Capitol for the last 20 with MIRS.

But first … I want to wish Muslims around the world an early Eid Mubarak  for the Eid al Udha celebration that begins Monday …

we’re going to take a quick break here at “The Ray Hanania Show brought to you by Arab News at ArabNews.com on the US Arab Radio Network

we’re broadcasting live on WNZK AM 690 in Greater Detroit and WDMV AM 700 in Greater Washington DC … and streamed live on Facebook.com/ArabNews and also on ArabRadio.US

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