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This week’s guests include Gonzalo Martinez de Vedia of Indivisible; Doug Honig of the ACLU; Chicago lawyer and author Steven Harper; Javier Corrales of Amherst College; and David Stoesz and Molly Watkins of Seattle’s Resistance Salon.
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Next Week’s Show
Donald Trump’s Middle East. We’ll broadcast from the Gulf emirate of Qatar. Our guests will include syndicated columnist Rami Khouri, Mehran Kamrava of Georgetown Univ. Qatar, and Al Jazeera English Syria correspondent Zeina Khodr.
America is more divided than at any time in modern history. Red & blue; rich & poor; black & white; immigrant & long-time citizen. The election of President Donald Trump brought these divisions into sharp relief. It is also fundamentally altering America’s relationship with the world.
Broadcasting from the “blue states” of the Pacific Northwest, American Fault/Lines, hosted by award-winning journalist Lawrence Pintak, will bring a perspective that breaks free of both the NY-Washington corridor and the dominant ethos of conservative talk radio.
The program will take a provocative approach to the most divisive issues of day, examining the fissures in U.S. society and global relations through intelligent, fact-based interviews with guests who are not “the usual suspects,” and who can shed light on the roots of division, the context of the debate, and the possible solutions.
One-hour weekly. Single-topic. The goal is to generate discussion and debate while seeking to understand the seminal issues shaping our society. No shouting matches, no dismissing unpopular opinions. But no BS either. A combination of one-on-one interviews, discussions with multiple guests, and panels of analysts, domestic and foreign.
Lawrence Pintak is an award-winning former CBS News Middle East correspondent, Senior Non-Resident Fellow at The Atlantic Council, and contributor to ForeignPolicy.com. He was founding dean of the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University (2009-2016).
Read his articles at www.pintak.com. His books include Reflections in a Bloodshot Lens: America, Islam & the War of Ideas; Islam for Journalists (and Everyone Else); The New Arab Journalist; and Seeds of Hate: How America’s Flawed Middle East Policy Ignited the Jihad. He holds a PhD in Islamic Studies from the University of Wales, Trinity Saint David.
Pintak is currently on sabbatical until the fall of 2017.
RAY HANANIA — Op-Ed writer, author, radio host, podcaster
Ray Hanania is an award winning political and humor columnist who analyzes American and Middle East politics, and life in general. He is an author of several books.
Hanania covered Chicago Politics and Chicago City Hall from 1976 through 1992 at the Daily Southtown and the Chicago Sun-Times. He began writing in 1975 publishing The Middle Eastern Voice newspaper in Chicago (1975-1977). He later published “The National Arab American Times” newspaper (2004-2007).
Hanania writes weekly columns on Middle East and American Arab issues as Special US Correspondent for the Arab News ArabNews.com, at TheArabDailyNews.com, and at SuburbanChicagoland.com. He has published weekly columns in the Jerusalem Post newspaper, YNetNews.com, Newsday, the Orlando Sentinel, Houston Chronical, and Arlington Heights Daily Herald.
Hanania is the recipient of four (4) Chicago Headline Club “Peter Lisagor Awards” for Column writing. In November 2006, he was named “Best Ethnic American Columnist” by the New American Media. In 2009, Hanania received the prestigious Sigma Delta Chi Award for Writing from the Society of Professional Journalists. He is the recipient of the MT Mehdi Courage in Journalism Award. He was honored for his writing skills with two (2) Chicago Stick-o-Type awards from the Chicago Newspaper Guild. In 1990, Hanania was nominated by the Chicago Sun-Times editors for a Pulitzer Prize for his four-part series on the Palestinian Intifada.
His writings have also been honored by two national Awards from ADC for his writing, and from the National Arab American Journalists Association.
Hanania is the US Special Correspondent for the Arab News Newspaper, covering Middle East and Arab American issues. He writes for the Southwest News newspaper group writing on mainstream American issues.