RADIO INTIFADA 2005 Programs (incomplete listing)
Produced and hosted by members of SWANA Collective, as noted
Note: Many of these programs are available in the Pacifica Radio Archive
1/27/05 Iraqi Electons and the Kurds – A Preview (no details)
2/3/05 Iraqi Elections – Post-election Analysis (no details)
2/24/2005 Iran: A Journey of Discovery to the Next Target of American Military Strike
The first segment of this program will feature an interview with Christopher de Bellaigue, author of "In the Rose Garden of the Martyrs," a new book by a British journalist who describes Iran as his adopted country. In the second half hour, we will hear an interview with Professor Sasan Fayazmanesh who will analyze the increasing focus of the Bush administartion on Iran as the next target of a US-imposed regime change.
Produced and hosted by Afshin Matin-Asgari
3/2/2005 Women's cinema: a special program on North African women filmmakers.
This week, Radio Intifada will focus on women's cinema in Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia. The program will examine the participation of women in cinema, the representation of women in movies and the economics of filmmaking. Two filmmakers from the region will share their experiences.
Dr. Angelica DeAngelis, Assistant Professor at Gulf University in Kuwait,
Nadia El Fani, French-Tunisian Filmmaker, director of the movie Bedwin Hacker Fatima Chebchoub, Moroccan playwright, actress and director, Ph.D. candidate at the University of Pennsylvania
Produced by Jamila Allouane and co-hosted by Nyma Ardalan and Jamila Allouane
3/10/2005 ARAB AMERICAN FEMINISMS
Poetry and music and a talk by Nadine Nader, "Gendered Inscriptions of 'Terrorism' on Arab American Women's Bodies."
Co-produced and co-hosted by Lana Haddad Lott and Sherna Berger Gluck
Note: this program was originally broadcast in March 2004.
3/17/2005 Special program on Kurdish women
Featuring interviews with:
-Mehabad Salih, Attorney and political activist
-Fatima Kayhan, Editor of Roza Magazine.
Co-produced and co-hosted by Nyma Ardalan with guest co-host, Cklara Moradian.
3/24/2005 Special program for Women's History Month This week: Women of Iran
This week, Radio Intifada will focus on Iranian women. We will have poetry with poet Parto Noriala, music and a discussion with Sara Amir about her recent trip to Iran.
Co-produced and co-hosted by Armineh Ebrahimian and Farah Davari
3/31/2005 South Asian Women's Stories and Struggles
Featuring Interviews with:
Elora Halim Chowdhury, an academic and activist who writes on the Bangladeshi women's movement against men's acid throwing.
Shyamala Moorty, Performance Artist, Dancer with a one-woman show called RISE about the victims of the 2002 Gujurat massacre. Members of Yoni Ki Baat, a performance of South Asian centered vagina monologues.
Co-produced and co-hosted by Sejal Patel and Neel Garlapati
4/7/2005 The current Lebanese crisis in its domestic, regional and international context - Syria, Israel, the US and the Lebanese domestic forces.
Dr. Zeina Zaatari and Dr. Laurie King-Irani
Co-produced and co-hosted by Hamoud Salhi and Nile el-Wardani
5/12/05 Psychosocial Aspects of Turkish Nationalism – no details
5/20/2005 This week airing on Friday, 4 5 pm Political Reform in Egypt
Debate is raging in DC over the issue of political reform in Egypt and reformists are taking to the streets there. This program will focus on the issues and on late-breaking events on the ground in Egypt. Guests include:
-Mohammed Sayed el-Said, member of Kifaya Coalition
-Hanan al-Badri, Egyptian journalist covering Washington DC
Co-produced and co-hosted: Nile el Wardani and Hamoud Salhi
5/26/2005 The Question of Democracy and Elections II: Focus on Palestine
We began the discussion of democracy and elections last week, focusing on the reform movement in Egypt. Later in the summer, we will turn our attention to the elections in Lebanon and in Iran. This week's program will begin with a general discussion of the question of democracy and elections in the Middle East and then turn to the elections in Palestine.
Zaman Stanizai, political scientist
Sam Bahour, Palestinian American businessman, activist in El Bireh, Palestine.
Co-produced and co-hosted by Sherna Gluck and Hamoud Salhi
6/2/2005 Morocco digs into its past
This week's program will focus on the Equity and Reconciliation Commission in Morocco. The commission which was formed on January 07, 2004, is in charge of investigating human rights violations perpetrated in Morocco from 1956 to 1999. Featuring interviews with:
-Dr. Abdelhay Moudden, Professor of Political Science at Mohamed V University in Rabat, Morocco and member of the Equity and Reconciliation Commission.
-Fadoua Loudiy, PhD student in the Department of Rhetoric and Communication Studies at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, where she is also an adjunct professor. She is currently working on a biography of Saida Menebhi, her aunt who died on a hunger strike as a political prisoner in 1977 in Morocco.
Hosted and Produced by Jamila Allouane
6/09-6/17/2005 FUND DRIVE – no broadcasts
6/23/2005 Elections in Iran
Two simultaneous and different major events have been taking place in Iran in the recent weeks - both potential expressions of democracy in action in the Middle East.
Covered extensively in the western media, on June 17, recalling a familiar ritual, 29 of the 48 eligible voters participated in the 6th presidential election. As a runoff between the top two vote getters looms, questions linger as to the legitimacy and consequences of the results.
At the same time, in a series of unprecedented acts a number of political protests have emerged
including a major protest against the violation of women's rights in the constitution of the Islamic Republic and a 16-day hunger strike, which is planned to continue for one month by two prominent political prisoners in Tehran Evin Prison. These events however, have fallen below the radar screen of the mainstream media.
RI will bring you voices from inside and outside Iran to shed some light on the recent political development. Our guests are from NY, Nahid Mossafari and Behrooz Moazami; from Tehran Ahmad Shayegan and Farkhondeh Hadjizadeh one of the protesters in front of Evin Prison.
Hosted and Produced by Farah Davari and Arimineh Ibrahamian
6/30/2005 Radio Intifada commemorates Algerian Independence
After 132 years of colonization and eight years of revolutionary struggle, Algeria won its independence from France on July 5th, 1962. This week, Radio Intifada will focus on colonial Algeria. We will explore colonialism and its consequences in Algeria, the raise of Algerian nationalism, and the Algerian revolution among other topics, featuring interview with:
-David Prochaska, Professor of history and postcolonial studies at the University
of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
-Hamoud Salhi, Professor of Political Science at the College of the Canyons.
Co-produced and co-hosted by Jamila Allouane and Nyma Ardalan
7/07/2005 The Case of the LA 8 - Free Speech, Democracy and Immigrant Rights: The Continuing Struggle
This week, Radio Intifada presents a special on the case of the LA 8, bringing you the story of the two lead defendants and an analysis of the implications of the case by noted constitutional lawyer, David Cole.*
The saga of the LA 8 began eighteen years ago, in January 1987, when the 7 young Palestinian activists and the Kenyan wife of one of them were rudely awakened in pre-dawn raids on their homes. Three years later, the provisions of the McCarthy era McCarran-Walter act that was used as the justification to deport them was ruled unconstitutional. However, that did not end the matter. Instead, the Immigration Act of 1990 was used retroactively to continue the effort to deport them. Now, the Patriot Act is being applied retroactively in the government’s relentless effort to deport Michel Shehadeh and Khader Hamide, and their new deportation hearings are scheduled to begin next week, on July 13th. [Note: these were postponed]
Michel Shehadeh and his son, Ibrahim
Khader Hamide and
David Cole, Professor of Constitutional Law, Georgetown, and Center for Constitutional Rights
Co-produced and co-hosted by Sherna Gluck and Michael Shahin
7/14/2005 Deterntion, Deportation and Defense: Assault on Immigrant Rights
This week's program will focus on the face of US Immigration Policy and the ongoing attack on immigrant rights, with:
*Immigration Attorney Valerie Curtis from the Adila Law Group;
*Scott Trent from the legal defense team for Immigration Attorney Manlin Chee who was targeted and framed by the FBI for her political activism
Ahilan Arulanantham, of the ACLU discussing the Real ID Act, newly enacted anti-immigrant legislation.
Produced and hosted by Armineh Ebrahimian
7/21/2005 US Foreign Policy and the Kurds
The disparity of US foreign policy towards the Kurds in Turkey, Iran and Iraq will be discussed Iran has a new president, so does Iraq. The new Iranian president is accused of organizing the assassination of Kurdish leaders, including Dr. Qasimlu, the leader of the KDP-Iran in 1989, but when Dr. Qasimlu was assassinated, there was no interest in investigating the murders. Yet the US government is interested now. What has changed? In Turkey, the Kurds are labeled as terrorist while in Iraq they are now allies, but in late 1980s during the infamous Anfal campaign when over 182,000 Kurds were killed, that did not interest the US government either.
Guests include: Kani Xulam and Dr. Morteza Isfandiyar
Produced and co-hosted by Nyma Ardalan with guest co-host Cklara Moradian
7/28/2005 Power Struggles, Posturing and repression in South Asia
Nimmi Gowrinathan speaks about her recent trip to Sri Lanka and the muddled world of the NGO relief effort. Shonali Bose Interviews Brinda Karat about a labor dispute and worker repression at Honda's Delhi plant. Prakash Rao reflects on the first year of Manmohan Singh's term as prime minister and recent posturing between the U.S. and India.
Produced and hosted by Neel Garlapati and Sejal Patel
8/04/2005 A musical Journey to North Africa and the Middle East
with two distinguished guests:
- Yuval Ron is a world music artist and producer. He is the musical director and ud player for The Yuval Ron Ensemble, which includes Arabic, Israeli and Jewish musicians as well as Christian Armenian artists who has been actively involved in creating musical bridges between people of the Jewish, Muslim and Christian faiths. We will talk about his new CD "Tree of life" . We will also explore Judeo-Arab-Andalusian music, Armenian and Turkish music.
-Algerian born producer and world music DJ Cheb I Sabbah will talk about his latest CD "La Kahena". The discussion will focus on different North African musical genres including: Gnawa, Rai, Moroccan Chaabi (Popular music) and Judeo-Arab-Andalusian music.
Produced by Jamila Allouane and Co-hosted by Armineh Abrahamian and Jamila Allouane
8/11/2005 SPECIAL - Off the Hookah:Voices of Arab American Youth
This week, Radio Intifada talks with Arab American students at CSUF who produce a weekly internet radio program, Off the Hookah. Four members of the team will be with us live in the studio to talk about their show and their campus activism:
Rashad Aldabbagh, Fahmi Farahat, Lina al-Agha, Noor Abu-higley
We will feature some clips from their show and open the phones during the last ten minutes so that they can talk with you.
Produced by Sherna Gluck in collaboration with the "Off the Hookah" team, and co-hosted by Michael Shahin
8/18/2005 The Gaza Disengagement: What Does It Mean?
Disengagement . . . deployment . . . withdrawal - all terms being used to characterize the evacuation of the Israeli "settlers" from Gaza. Seldom, however, do we hear the terms or references to occupation and international law.
This week's Radio Intifada examines the meaning of the Gaza "disengagement:" What is the plan that Sharon outlined at the beginning of the year and how does this "disengagement" fit in with his broader goal/vision? How will life change for Palestinians in Gaza, particularly those living in the refugee camps? And - what are the larger implications of the Gaza "disengagement" for the future of the Palestinians? Radio Intifada will discuss these issues with our guests from the US, Gaza and the West Bank: Naseer Aruri, Sami Abdel Shafi, and Sam Bahour.
Produced by Sherna Gluck and Co-hosted by Sherna Gluck and Hamoud Salhi
8/25/2005 The Iraqi - Iranian Shiite Connections
This program looks at the special relationship that has existed for centuries between the Shiites of Iraq and Iran and the prospect of an alliance between them at this critical juncture of their historical development. The program will also discuss the recent visit to Iran by Iraqi Prime Minister Jafari. Featuring interviews with Professor Juan Cole, University of Michigan and
Dr. Bagher Habibi, political analyst of Iranian affairs
Co-produced and co-hosted by Hamoud Salhi and Nyma Ardalan
9/1/2005 The Geopolitics of Water in the Middle East and South Asia - Part I
In this first program of a two-part special, the discussion will focus primarily on Palestinian environmental and water issues, with hydrologist John Reese, who worked with PENGON (The Palestinian Environmental NGOs Network); Professor Amita Baviskar will introduce the geopolitics of water in India - a discussion that will be continued in Part II, next week.
Produced and co-hosted by Neel Garlapati and Nyma Ardalan
9/8/2005 The Geopolitics of Water in the Middle East & South Asia - Part II
In this second program of a two-part special, we will continue our discussion with Professor Amita Baviskar about the geopolitics of water in India, and talk more about pollution and corporate accountability with independent journalist Nityanand Jayaraman
Produced and co-hosted by Neel Garlapati and Nyma Ardalan, with the help of Nithya Ramanathan
SPECIAL NOTICE: Members of the SWANA Collective will be producing and hosting a special 9/11 show at 3-4pm, Sunday, 9/11
SUNDAY, September 11th, 3-4 pm - ISLAM, THE MIDDLE EAST AND 911
A 9-11 SPECIAL BY SWANA/RADIO INTIFADA Collective
Members of SWANA present a special program on Sunday, 9-11, as part of the daylong KPFK Special Programming. We first will be discussing the role of Islamic organizations in the West Asia and North Africa region - the basis of their popular support, their threat to the regimes and political elite and their participation in the political process. We will then turn our attention to Islamophobia and hate crimes in the US.
Co-produced and co-hosted by Nile El Wardani, Hamoud Salhi and Sherna Gluck
10/06/2005 A Special discussion on contemporary Iranian Theater and Literature.
This week, Radio Intifada welcomes two distinguished guests: Mahmood Karimi-Hakak and Bill Wolak . The program will focus on Dr. Karimi-Hakak's experiences as a theater producer in Islamic Republic of Iran, and translations of Hafez poetry .
Hosted and produced by Nyma Ardalan
10/13/2005 KPFK FUND DRIVE SPECIAL of RADIO INTIFADA
THE LEGACY OF EDWARD SAID
Guest co-host David Barsamian joins Sherna Berger Gluck of the SWANA Collective to bring you a Radio Intifada special, The Legacy of Edward Said, commemorating the 2nd anniversary of Said’s death. His eloquent nephew, UCLA professor Saree Makdisi, and young student activists from San Francisco State University who are painting a mural of Said on the Student Union will be featured guests. You will hear excerpts from some of the fantastic premiums we will be offering, including the CD of Said’s last speech in 2003 at UCLA and from the DVD of Tariq Ali.
David Barsamian will share his insights and experiences with Said, who is featured in his Culture and Resistance: Conversations with Edward Said, one of the other wonderful premiums we will be offering. Barsamian, founder of award-winning Alternative Radio, is familiar to KPFK listeners. He is a radio producer, journalist, lecturer and author of many, many books, including Eqbal Ahmad: Confronting Empire; and The Decline and Fall of Public Broadcasting.
Produced by Sherna Gluck of SWANA KPFK Senior producer, Alan Minsky.
10/27/05 Algeria's referundum on peace and reconciliation
This week, Radio Intifada’s program on Algeria's referendum on peace and national reconciliation will also examine the political situation in Algeria during the end of the 80s and the 90's. Featuring interviews with:
Michael Willis, Professor of North African politics and history at St Antony's College, Oxford University in the UK; author of The Islamist Challenge in Algeria: A Political History. He is currently writing a book on the comparative politics of Algeria, Tunisia and Morocco.
Robert A. Mortimer, Professor of Political Science at Haverford College, author of the Third World Coalition in International Politics (New York: Praeger, 1980) and co-author of Politics and Society in Contemporary Africa.
Produced by Jamila Allouane and co-hosted by Jamila Allouane and Hamoud Salhi
12/15/2005 Survivors' Struggles: Kashmir and Punjab
This week, Radio Intifada will examine the relief efforts in the earthquake-damaged areas of Kashmir, and discuss the political implications for India and Pakistan in the controversial region. We will then take a look at ongoing cases of Police abuse in Punjab, a counter-insurgency movement from 1984 to 1995 that left thousands dead, and more recent cases of official detentions and abuse. We will discuss survivors' struggles for justice and answers about what happened to their "disappeared" relatives. With guests:
Neena Gopal, Foreign Editor at Dubai-based Gulf News, she has spent extensive time in Indian-administered Kashmir covering relief efforts and the peace process between India and Pakistan.
Jaskaran Kaur - Executive Director, ENSAAF, a Bay-Area organization dedicated to fighting against impunity in India.
12/22/2005 French riots: Exploring the causes
In late October, two teenagers of African origin were electrocuted and died after climbing into an electrical sub-station in Clichy-sous-bois, a poor neighborhood near Paris, home of immigrants mainly from North and West Africa. Locals claimed that the two teenagers were chased by police but the police denied the pursuit. Riots started in Clichy-sous-bois and rapidly spread to other neighborhoods and other parts of France.
In this week's program, we will be analyzing the causes of the violence, focusing on the social problems of the youth (especially those of North African origin) who live in the housing projects, and explore how the French government handled the situation.
Farid Laroussi, Associate Professor of contemporary French literature and culture, as well as literature in French from the Maghreb at Yale University.
Jimia Boutouba, Assistant Professor of French and Francophone literature and cinema at Swarthmore college
Produced by Jamila Allouane and co-hosted by Jamila Allouane and Nyma Ardalan
12/29/2005 PEACE: Bringing People Together through Culture, Art, Music and Poetry
RADIO INTIFADA bring you this year-end Radio Intifada special hosted by the two rivers Nile (El Wardani) Egyptian/American SWANA member and Jordan (Elgrably), Jewish Morrocan/American founder of the Levantine Cultural Center. With special guests:
Ismail Abou El Kanater - Moroccan actor and director
Sholeh Wolpe - Iranian author and poet
and musicians Alex Spurkel and Avi Sills of NAKED RHYTHM which fuses exotic world music and percussion with the universal language of rhythm and sounds of the ME, India and Africa.
The poetry of Rumi, Gibran and others will be read, along with the music of Naked Rhythm and a discussion of Peace in our time.