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  • We broadcast from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor–home to the first antiwar teach-in forty years ago this month. Also, the region surrounded by Detroit and Dearborn is home to one of the largest Arab communities in this country.

    We spend the rest of the hour looking at issues surrounding the Middle East, both in terms of U.S. foreign policy as well as here at home and how Arab Americans and Arab immigrants have been affected by the...

    Mar 11, 2005 | Story
  • Some of the Middle Eastern immigrants arrested in the days after 9/11 have alleged abuse at the hands of guards at a detention center in New York City. In a class action lawsuit, they detail these allegations, including humiliation, sleep deprivation, physical and sexual abuse. We speak with the New York Daily News reporter who reported on the story, the attorney in the suit and we go to Egypt to speak with one of the plaintiffs. [includes rush...
    Mar 01, 2005 | Story
  • Iraqi-American doctor Rafil Dhafir, was convicted on 59 charges including violating economic sanctions against Iraq, Medicare fraud and tax evasion. He is thought to be the only U.S citizen to be convicted of breaking the Iraq sanctions. We speak with his attorney and his friend of 20 years. [includes rush transcript]
    Feb 11, 2005 | Story
  • President Bush nominated federal judge Michael Chertoff, a former prosecutor and architect of the USA Patriot Act, to replace Tom Ridge as secretary of Homeland Security. We speak with DC lawyer Elaine Cassel and political journalist Doug Ireland. [includes rush transcript]
    Jan 12, 2005 | Story
  • As Attorney General John Ashcroft announces his resignation from President Bush’s cabinet, we speak with Georgetown Law School professor David Cole who says Ashcroft has shown a "willful blindness to any concerns about the basic principles that this country was founded upon." [includes rush transcript]
    Nov 10, 2004 | Story
  • We take a look at the race for Florida’s U.S. senate seat between Democratic candidate Betty Castor and Republican candidate Mel Martinez where the case of jailed Palestinian professor Sami Al-Arian has become a major subject of debate. [includes rush transcript]
    Oct 28, 2004 | Story
  • Ahead of tonight’s debate in Tempe, FBI agents have been questioning hundreds of Muslims across the state and visiting mosques in what they say is a new intiative to thwart terrorist attacks. We speak with the Council on American-Islamic Relations in Arizona and a University student from Yemen who was questioned. [includes rush transcript]
    Oct 13, 2004 | Story
  • The U.S. Government revoked a work visa for Tariq Ramadan, one of the world’s most important Muslim scholars, to teach at the University of Notre Dame. We go to Switzerland to speak with Tariq Ramadan and we hear from the director of the Institute for International Peace Studies at Notre Dame that appointed Ramadan. [incudes rush transcript]
    Sep 13, 2004 | Story
  • On the eve of the third anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks we take a look at one of the cities in this country hardest hit by the 9/11 aftermath–Buffalo, New York. We speak Bruce Jackson, a professor of American Culture at SUNY Buffalo and editor of the web journal BuffaloReport.com. [includes rush transcript]
    Sep 10, 2004 | Story
  • Tariq Ramadan, a Swiss scholar known for his work on Islamic theology and the place of Muslims in the modern world, was appointed to teach Islamic philosophy and ethics at the University of Notre Dame. After receiving a visa from the State Department, it was revoked at the behest of the Homeland Security Department. We go to Switzerland to speak with professor and author Tariq Ramadan. [includes rush transcript]
    Sep 08, 2004 | Story