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Voices of the Middle East

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Episode Archive

Voices of the Middle East on 06/14/13

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Fri, 06/14/2013 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Panel on the Turkish Protests
Host Goudarz Eghtedari presents a panel discussion on Turkish Protests recorded on Wednesday, June 5th, at Portland State University.


  • Dr. Birol Yesilada, Professor of Political Science and International Studies, Endowed Chair of Contemporary Turkish Studies, Director of the Center for Turkish Studies
  • Dr. James Grehan, Associate Professor of History, Director of the Middle East Studies Center
  • Dr. Pelin Basci, Associate Professor of Turkish Language and Literature, Associate Chair of the Department of World Languages and Literatures

Voices of the Middle East on 05/10/13

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Fri, 05/10/2013 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Host Goudarz Eghtedari interviews Dr. Omar Dahi trying to cover the latest situations in Syria. Omar S. Dahi, professor of economics at the School of Critical Social Inquiry at Hampshire College, received his M.A. and Ph.D. in economics from the University of Notre Dame, Indiana.  His research and teaching interests are in the areas of economic development and international trade, with a special focus on South-South economic cooperation, and on the political economy of the Middle East and North Africa.

Voices of the Middle East on 04/12/13

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Fri, 04/12/2013 - 9:00am - 9:30am
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Cathy Breen of Voices for Creative Nonviolence on the people of Iraq and Iraqi refugees

The guest is Cathy Breen, who has volunteered with Voices for Creative Nonviolence for many years. She first went to Iraq in Fall of 2002 with Voices in the Wilderness as part of the Iraq Peace Team. She returned about eight months into the occupation and then again last October. Over the last six years she has also spent periods of time in both Jordan and Syria alongside of Iraqi refugees, to witness to their reality and advocate for their resettlement when desired.
Kathleen Stephenson interviews her about her experiences and the lives of the Iraqi people and Iraqi refugees.

Voices of the Middle East on 02/08/13

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Fri, 02/08/2013 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Public Affairs

Voices of the Middle East on 01/11/13

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Fri, 01/11/2013 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Drone warfare and the nomination of John Brennan to head the CIA

 Host Goudarz Eghtedari hosts a program about drone warfare around the world in light of President Obama's nomination of John Brennan to head the CIA.  He'll speak with Trudy Cooper and Linda Wenning, who just returned from Pakistan on a Codepink visit to the area.

Voices of the Middle East on 12/14/12

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Fri, 12/14/2012 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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The proposed constitution for Egypt and the turmoil currently unfolding in that country.

Host Goudarz Eghtedari speaks with Professor Mohammad Fadel of University of Toronto about the proposed constitution for Egypt and the turmoil currently unfolding in that country.

Voices of the Middle East on 11/09/12

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Fri, 11/09/2012 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Mike Ghouse on the elections and Obama's plan in the next cycle.

Host Goudarz Eghtedari speaks with Mike Ghouse, a Muslim advocate living in Texas, about the elections and Obama's plan in the next cycle.

Mike Ghouse is a speaker, thinker and a writer on pluralism, interfaith, politics, foreign policy, Islam, India, Israel, peace and justice. He is committed to building a cohesive America and offers pluralistic solutions on issues of the day. He is a frequent guest on Sean Hannity's show on Fox TV and a commentator on national radio. He writes weekly at Dallas Morning News and bi-monthly at Huffington Post and several periodicals. His daily blog is

Voices of the Middle East on 09/14/12

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Fri, 09/14/2012 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Israel's push for war in the Middle East

Host Goudarz Eghtedari speaks with journalist and blogger Richard Silverstein about the current Israeli administration's push for another American war in the Middle East. Silverstein's recent story on an Israeli plot caught international attention via BBC's News Hour.

Voices of the Middle East on 07/13/12

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Fri, 07/13/2012 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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A look at the Egyptian presidential elections and the struggle for power in Egypt

As new Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi calls on the People's Assembly to start its role in legislation until the new constitution draft is put to a vote, the Supreme Constitutional Court and the Council of the Army insist that the Assembly is null and can not resume.

Host Goudarz Eghtedari speaks with Professor Mohammed Aman of the University of Wisconsin, and Professor Nader Hashemi of the University of Denver about the recent presidential elections in Egypt and the current struggle between the popular revolution and the military establishment for control of the country.

Voices of the Middle East on 05/11/12

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Fri, 05/11/2012 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Iran: Myths and Facts

News and Public Affairs Day

Threats of military strikes against Iran have many of us concerned. We know peace is possible, but is another Middle East war probable?


Chris Toensing on Palestine and Gaza

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Wed, 06/13/2007

Chris Toensing is the executive director of the Middle East Research and Information Project (MERIP) and senior editor of the Middle East Report. He was interviewed by Goudarz Eghtedari in the eve of the take over of Gaza by Hamas forces for the Kboo's Voices of the Middle East program. He commented on the situation in Palestine after this conflict and about the future of the Peace between Israelis and Palestinians. For previous shows click here!


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