Marjan Satrapi is an Iranian cartoonist and writer. Persepolis a film made from her book series with the same title has just won the Cannes Film Festival praise of the Jurors. Persepolis is Marjan's autobiography growing up with Islamic Revolution of 1979, migrating to Europe and going back to Iran. She was interviewed in her last visit to Portland on her book tour by Gabi Ross for KBOO's Bread and Roses.
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!
Scott Ritter is the former UN inspector in Iraq. He was interviewed prior to his appearance in Portland on his US Tour of Duty. Event was sponsored by the American Iranian Friendship Council www.aifcpdx.org , KBOO Community Radio and others. For previous shows go to: www.voicesofthemiddleeast.com
An interview with historian Evan Siegel, Ph.D. (CUNJ), and Mazen Malek, Ph.D. local Palestinian activist on the death of Dr. George Habash leader of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), who died on January 26, 2008 at age 82. For previous shows go to: www.voicesofthemiddleeast.com
Professor William Beeman, University of Minessota in an interview with Goudarz Eghtedari on the topic of saber rattling with Iran and threat of another war in the Middle East. The US elections democratic primaries and tough talks by Hillary Clinton, and much more.
Gabi Ross has interviewed Professor Fatemeh Keshavarz on her book "Jasmin and Stars, Reading more than Lolita in Tehran". Interview covers more than just the book and critiques the orientalists approach to literature and emphasizes on the richness of Iranian literature and samples from Iranian women writers whose works are translated to English. This was a "Bread and Roses" show and is being presented at "Voices of the Middle East" with permission.