Radio Tahrir

Radio Tahrir Voices of the Arab and Muslim Communities, Every Tuesday at 9pm on 99.5FM WBAI

TAHRIR means 'liberation', broadcasting weekly over Pacifica-WBAI Radio 99.5 FM in New York. Our radio productions promote peace and justice for all, bringing voices and issues of Arab and Muslim peoples to the wider public for a rich and contemporary, progressive dialogue. Executive Producer/ Host is Dr. Barbara Nimri Aziz. Radio Tahrir calligraphic logo by Sakkal Design.

Mission: Join us for our program every Tuesday 9-10pm (est). For those outside the tri-state area, listen LIVE online at www.wbai.org, or check out our podcasts at any time on www.radiotahrir.org

Tonight on the show!Lesley Hazelton (TheAccidentalTheologist.com), award winning author and former foreign correspondent...
04/30/2013
Radio Tahrir

Tonight on the show!
Lesley Hazelton (TheAccidentalTheologist.com), award winning author and former foreign correspondent joins us to talk about her latest book "The First Muslim: The Story of Muhammed". And we complete 23+ years of Tahrir
broadcasts recalling our interns and young producers. For future Tahrir productions, you can follow us on www.RadioTahrir.org
See B N Aziz' latest blog "Our Nation of Sleuths: A Watershed Scaled in Our Hunt for bad Guys" published on ur webpage and on Counterpunch.org this week.

The website of TAHRIR 'liberation', broadcasting weekly over Pacifica-WBAI Radio 99.5 fm in New York. Our radio productions promote peace and justice for all, bringing voices and issues of Arab and Muslim peoples to the wider public for a rich and contemporary, progressive dialogue.

04/15/2013

Tomorrow on Radio Tahrir:

Guest Fawzia Afzal Khan considers parallel Muslim agendas in America--diverging or complementary? We preview Lesley Hazelton's new book, "The First Muslim: The Story of Muhammad." Host Barbara Nimri Aziz.

Tune in tomorrow at 9 pm on 99.5 FM or stream live at wbai.org.

04/09/2013

Tonight on Tahrir:

The Campaign to release imprisoned civil rights attorney Lynne Stewart is featured on Tahrir today. Ralph Poynter joins us to report Lynne's health crisis and detail the campaign. Additional 'political' poems from our Arab
literary community mark poetry month. Host Barbara Nimri Aziz

04/08/2013

This week on Radio Tahrir:
We will be speaking about the Lynne Stewart campaign. Also, we will be airing some poems in celebration of poetry month.

This Tuesday at 9 pm on 99.5 FM or stream live at wbai.org!

03/11/2013

March 12 on Radio Tahrir:
Celebrating our women, author of Alif The Unseen, Willow Wilson; and imprisoned attorney Lynne Stewart, at 9pm on WBAI 99.5 FM. And don't forget to pledge at wbai.org!

02/05/2013

Tonight, Tahrir is offering a special collection from its 22 year archive, only available during this fund-drive. This 120 minute mp3 CD includes a 1990 interview with noted Arab author, Ghaleb Halasa, with renowned musician/composer Marcel Khalife and the prolific American sufi poet
AbAlHayyMoore. Among the rare 1990s Tahrir documentaries you willfind here is a report from Iraq after the 1991 bombing and during the embargo, an interview from prison with a victim of the US government's secret evidence policy, our conversation with a Lebanese journalist during the country's occupation, and a talk on "Taking the Land" between Palestinian and Native American activists.
Phone and pledge during our program to obtain this special compilation or pledge online at wbai.org.
That's tonight at 9 pm on 99.5 FM WBAI or stream live at wbai.org!

Tomorrow on Tahrir:Muslim Americans-- do setbacks outweigh our gains? Professor Yvonne Haddad looks at the new generatio...
01/28/2013
Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Worlds

Tomorrow on Tahrir:
Muslim Americans-- do setbacks outweigh our gains? Professor Yvonne Haddad looks at the new generation of Muslims in the US with host BN Aziz. And what can you offer your students and neighbors about Islam?--some new
books to read at http://www.ala.org/programming/muslimjourneys

That's at 9pm on 99.5 FM WBAI NY or stream live at wbai.org!

The Muslim Worlds Bookshelf is a collection 25 books selected to help public audiences in the United States become more familiar with the people, places, history, faith and cultures of Muslims around the world, including those within the U.S. The Bookshelf will be awarded to 1,000 libraries across t...

Tomorrow on Tahrir:Muslim Americans-- do setbacks outweigh our gains? Professor Yvonne Haddad looks at the new generatio...
01/28/2013
Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Worlds

Tomorrow on Tahrir:
Muslim Americans-- do setbacks outweigh our gains? Professor Yvonne Haddad looks at the new generation of Muslims in the US with host BN Aziz. And what can you offer your students and neighbors about Islam?--some new
books to read at http://www.ala.org/programming/muslimjourneys

That's at 9pm on 99.5 FM WBAI NY or stream live at wbai.org!

The Muslim Worlds Bookshelf is a collection 25 books selected to help public audiences in the United States become more familiar with the people, places, history, faith and cultures of Muslims around the world, including those within the U.S. The Bookshelf will be awarded to 1,000 libraries across t...

01/15/2013

This week on Radio Tahrir:
Hassen Abdellah and Barbara Nimri Aziz in conversation as Tahrir
reviews 2012-- advances and setbacks in our communities--and other issues on our minds.

Tune into Radio Tahrir at 9 pm on 99.5 FM on Tuesday or stream live at wbai.org!

12/17/2012

This Tuesday on Radio Tahrir!

Tahrir revisits Algeria's "Rai" music tradition with an archival
segment produced by Anissa Bouziane and an update with music aficionado Dawn Elder in Los Angeles. B N Aziz reviews films by award-winning Arab directors Ruba Nadda and Yasmina Adi.

You can send us your questions, comments and feedback at
[email protected] or [email protected].

That's 9pm on 99.5 FM or stream live at wbai.org!

09/24/2012

This week on Radio Tahrir:
Discussing "the stupid film" repercussions and strategies for American Muslims, is Abdullah Al-Arian, Wayne State University professor and specialist in the modern Middle East.
And from our 1991 Tahrir archive: Palestinian artist and activist Taiseer Barakat in Ramallah, West Bank. Host BN Aziz.

Tune in live to 99.5 FM at 9pm on Tuesday or stream live at wbai.org!

09/18/2012

This week on Radio Tahrir:
American Muslims: advances and setbacks-- host by BNimri Aziz asks: Are things really getting worse for US Muslims? Guests: author and journalist Stephan Salisbury, and Muslim Advocates attorney, along with community members review reports on Islamophobia and assess gains we have or haven't made in the past two decades. And, from our Tahrir archive-- recalling the
Palestinian history 30 years after the Sabra Shatilla Massacre.

That's tomorrow at 9pm on 99.5 FM WBAI or stream live at wbai.org!

08/07/2012

Tonight on Radio Tahrir!

Are Islam and Hip Hop Compatible? Host, Tamara Issak, interviews Mustafa Davis, producer of the award winning film, Deen Tight featuring prominent Muslim Hip Hop artists such as Napoleon and the collective, Remarkable Current.
We also hear productions from our summer interns on the Dr. Betty Shabazz Award Ceremony and another feature report on a New Jersey activist.

That's 99.5 FM or stream live at wbai.org at 9 pm.

07/31/2012

Tonight on Radio Tahrir!

What is the word on the street this Ramadan? Host, Tamara Issak, brings you a report from diverse New Jersey neighborhoods.
And later in the program you'll hear an interview with Dr. MT Mehdi. Don't forget to call in when we open up the phones at 212-209-2950!

That's 99.5 FM or stream live at wbai.org

This Tuesday on Radio Tahrir!Reem Nasr reviews advances in Arab Theater and “Food and Fadwa”, a Palestine-themed pla...
06/18/2012

This Tuesday on Radio Tahrir!
Reem Nasr reviews advances in Arab Theater and “Food and Fadwa”, a Palestine-themed play running Off-Off Broadway until the 24th; “Tahrir: Liberation Square” and “Goodbye Mubarak”--two of many new films on Egypt’s 2011 revolution—- are reviewed by Ginan Rauf, with an interview with Stefano Savona, director of “Tahrir” . Host Barbara Nimri Aziz.
Tune in to 99.5 FM at 9 pm or stream live at wbai.org.

05/04/2012
Radio Tahrir

On this week's program we paid tribute to New York community activist Al-Hajj Ghazi Khankan.
Do you know of him? What do you think about his work? Post your thoughts here!
You can find the podcast on http://podcast.radiotahrir.org/ soon.

Here's+a+post+I+thought+you'd+like.

05/01/2012

Tonight on Radio Tahrir!
A special tribute to New York community activist Al-Hajj Ghazi Khankan with host Barbara Nimri Aziz.

Tune in to 99.5 FM at 9pm or stream live at wbai.org

Tomorrow on Radio Tahrir:Actor and film-director, Newark-born Usman Sharif talks with host Hassen Abdellah about his tra...
04/23/2012

Tomorrow on Radio Tahrir:

Actor and film-director, Newark-born Usman Sharif talks with host Hassen Abdellah about his transformation from viewer to actor to director. Sharif is currently engaged in the production of a TV series in Ghana and a new feature film in Atlanta, Georgia. Tahrir's B.N. Aziz joins them with a further comment on the political agenda of film-festivals, the subject of her current blog-- "The Case of Turkey: Who Says Culture is Not Political?"

Tune in to 99.5 FM at 9pm or stream live at wbai.org!

Radio Tahrir, Tuesday April 17Today's guests discuss the controversial appointment of medical doctor and former US naval...
04/17/2012
ETI | Empowerment Through Integration

Radio Tahrir, Tuesday April 17
Today's guests discuss the controversial appointment of medical doctor and former US naval officer Zuhdi Jasser to the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) and the implications for minority involvement on official bodies.
And: Empowerment Through Integration--(www.eti-vision.org
a program in Lebanon, helping blind children become active members of their society; host and program producer
Reem Nasr speaks with its director Sara Minkara.

Tune in at 9pm or stream live at wbai.org!

Empowerment Through Integration

Tahrir on Tuesday, April 10, 2012Iraq-an economic model? From our archive, Tahrir reviews some economic conditions in Ir...
04/09/2012

Tahrir on Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Iraq-an economic model? From our archive, Tahrir reviews some economic conditions in Iraq before the 1990 UN embargo that
will startle you; with economist Rashid Yakob.
And: Who are the Tuareg People of the Sahel and what’s going on in the Saharan areas of Niger,Mali, Algeria and Libya? A commentary by host BN Aziz.

Tune in on 99.5 FM at 9pm or steam live at wbai.org!

Radio Tahrir host, Tamara Issak, with Imam Shair Abdul-Mani and Imam Khalil Abdur-Rashid at the WBAI studio.
04/04/2012

Radio Tahrir host, Tamara Issak, with Imam Shair Abdul-Mani and Imam Khalil Abdur-Rashid at the WBAI studio.

Tuesday at 9pm on Radio Tahrir! Arab/Assyrian/Chaldean/Kurd/Armenian/Brown/White/Black/Muslim/Christian/Bahai/Druze/Zoro...
04/02/2012
Silk Road Theatre Project | Founders

Tuesday at 9pm on Radio Tahrir! Arab/Assyrian/Chaldean/Kurd/Armenian/Brown/White/Black/Muslim/Christian/Bahai/Druze/Zoroastrian, and the list goes on. This week on Tahrir, we explore the complexities of the Arab American identity and examine the historical, economic, and political implications of "whiteness." An interview with Jamil Khoury, Founding Artistic Director of Silk Road Rising and we open up the phones to hear you! (http://www.srtp.org/aboutus/founders.html)

Jamil Khoury is Founding Artistic Director of Silk Road Theatre Project. Promoting playwrights of Silk Road backgrounds is a passion that dovetails well with Khoury’s experiences living in the Middle East and his eleven years as a cross-cultural trainer and international relocations consultant....

03/27/2012

Radio Tahrir tonight at 9pm!

"… I also believe it's one life, and we have todie when we carry an issue, when we struggle. I don't want to die justw...
03/27/2012

"… I also believe it's one life, and we have to
die when we carry an issue, when we struggle. I don't want to die just
when I sleep in the street, in my bed. You have to die with your dignity
and your freedom."
Tawakul Karman, Yemeni journalist, politician, and human rights activist who received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2011

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03/26/2012

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03/20/2012

Radio Tahrir tonight at 9pm!
Remember you can stream live at wbai.org

Tune in tomorrow evening to hear some more poems on our program!http://www.radiotahrir.org/poems.php
03/20/2012
Radio Tahrir

Tune in tomorrow evening to hear some more poems on our program!
http://www.radiotahrir.org/poems.php

The website of TAHRIR 'liberation', broadcasting weekly over Pacifica-WBAI Radio 99.5 fm in New York. Our radio productions promote peace and justice for all, bringing voices and issues of Arab and Muslim peoples to the wider public for a rich and contemporary, progressive dialogue.

This week!March 20, 2012 9-10 pm WBAI Radio 99.5 FM: Mobilizing local youth in Beirut:David Munir Nabti speaks about “...
03/19/2012

This week!
March 20, 2012 9-10 pm WBAI Radio 99.5 FM: Mobilizing local youth in Beirut:
David Munir Nabti speaks about “AltCity” a community program for
initiatives in media and business in Lebanon. UNICEF’s Khaled Mansour
updates the food crisis in the Sahel, across central North Africa. And Huma
Hasan, director of Wafa House in Clifton, NJ, reviews the organization’s
work with troubled families, and its community outreach. Poetry by
Sapphire Ahmed, Amal Bishara, Naomi Shihab Nye and Lisa Majaj. Produced
and hosted by Reem Nasr.
Tune in to Radio Tahrir on Tuesday at 9pm on 99.5 FM or stream live at wbai.org!

"Men have singled out women of outstanding merit and put them on a pedestalto avoid recognizing the capabilities of all ...
03/15/2012

"Men have singled out women of outstanding merit and put them on a pedestal
to avoid recognizing the capabilities of all women."
— Huda Shaarawi (1879-1947), Egyptian nationalist, writer and women's rights organizer
1924, Egypt

Qur'an for the Deaf Fundraising Event!
03/14/2012

Qur'an for the Deaf Fundraising Event!

03/12/2012

Mar 13, 9-10pm on Radio Tahrir:
How can we best respond to unlawful surveillance of US Muslims--legally or politically? Hassen Abdellah with community members attorney Sharifah Salaam (NJ), Imam Yusuf Ramadan (NY), Essex, and NJ Muslim Coalition member Amin Nathari, address recent revelations. With listener calls to 212-209-2900. Tune in to 99.5 FM or stream live at wbai.org.

Islamic Relief USA
03/09/2012

Islamic Relief USA

Assalamu alaikum sisters! We have an event coming up just for you.

Come out to New York City on April 28 for fashion, food, your fellow sisters and a good cause. Your ticket will help support programs for your sisters in need around the world--mothers and daughters just like you who need your help.

Now featuring "Underwraps" the first female Muslim modeling agency brought to you by fashion week's Nailah Lymus!

Makeup and hair featured at the event by the specialists at rare NYC!

Save the date!

03/08/2012

WBAI: Today Mar 8 and tomorrow Mar 9, WBAI runs 48 hours celebrating women's history month. One segment, a 25 minute piece submitted by Tahrir's Barbara Nimri Aziz-- from our 1990 archive, includes two interviews: Nadia Hijab speaks about Arab women and work, coming out of her 1988 book "WomanPower" and an introduction to the early 20th century political activist/feminist Huda Sha'rawi, by our guest in March 1990, Mona Mikhail.
Tune in at 10:30 tonight to hear that on WBAI, Peace and Justice Radio.

Jan 31, 2012 Turkish TV dramas flood Arab homes: the history of Turkish TVserials, and social/political implications, wi...
01/30/2012
Ashraf Khalil | Journalist, author

Jan 31, 2012 Turkish TV dramas flood Arab homes: the history of Turkish TV
serials, and social/political implications, with Aydin Baltaci and B Nimri
Aziz. Also: Reem Nasr’s preview interview on Egypt one year after, with
Ashraf Khalil, (www.ashrafkhalil.com) journalist and author of
“Liberation Square: Inside the Egyptian Revolution and the Rebirth of a
... ... Nation"**

**On our February 7, 2-hour special, the full interview and book will be
available to listeners pledging support to WBAI.

Journalist, author

01/17/2012

MLK Fund Drive tonight on Radio Tahrir! Tune in to show your support for listener-sponsored radio! Hassen Abdellah and I will be speaking with Imam Moustafa Zayed and James Yee, executive director of CAIR-NJ. Call in at 212-209-2900 to share your thoughts about the anti-Sharia law.

Former hosts of Boiling Point on One Legacy Radio, Amir Mertaban and Mohamad Ahmad, joined me last night to discuss sex ...
01/11/2012

Former hosts of Boiling Point on One Legacy Radio, Amir Mertaban and Mohamad Ahmad, joined me last night to discuss sex education in the Muslim American community. Check out http://podcast.radiotahrir.org/ for the forthcoming podcast.

01/09/2012
Boiling Point

Tuesday, January 10 at 9pm: Sex education for Muslim youth. Mohamad Ahmad and Amir Mertaban, former hosts of Irvine CA’s online radio’s “Boiling Point”
(onelegacyradio.com/programs/boiling-point.html), debate the issues. Host Reem Nasr with the assistance of NJ-based author Suzy Ismail set up the day’s discussion on the history and approaches to sex education in our community.

Tune to 99.5 FM at 9 pm or stream live at wbai.org.

This show has ended. Hosted by: Mohamad Ahmad & Amir Mertaban Produced by: Mohamad Ahmad & Amir Mertaban

Host Hassen Abdellah speaks with Faiza Petel and Omar Mohammedi about surveillance of the Muslim communities on our Jan ...
01/06/2012

Host Hassen Abdellah speaks with Faiza Petel and Omar Mohammedi about surveillance of the Muslim communities on our Jan 3 program.

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