Wednesday, January 13, 2010

The challenges and experiences of Arabs in American, radio discussion

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Producer and filmmaker Usama alShaibi joins Ray Hanania in discussing with guests on "Mornings with Ray Hanania" radio the challenges facing American Arabs and their experience in America with guests Laila alHussini, the morning radio talk show host in Dearborn, Michigan. Also, Victor Ghannam, a musician with singer sensayion Safa Dahan, discusses Middle Eastern music and their performances in Chicago.

The show was broadcast live on WJJG 1530 AM Radio Monday January 11, 2009 and is podcast on iTunes and on

Laila alHussini hosta "Good Morning Michigan" radio in Dearborn and is occasionally a co-host with Hanania as the simulcast a syndicated show broadcasting live to both the Chicagoland and Dearborn areas. The show is also broadcast in Windsor, Canada, and Ohio.
MP3 Audio ... Listen to the Podcast

Musician and producer Victor Ghannem discusses his new music CD and American Arab music during the final 15 minutes of the 60 minute interview segment. Ghannem performs Wednesday January 13 at the theatre of Old Town School of Music in Chicago, with the well known American musician, Jacco Muller and Middle East singer sensation Safa Dahan.Call 1-773-728-6000 for reservations. Tickets are free, but donations are accepted (Ghannam interview is last 15 minutes of podcast) 

Radio Chicagoland is one of the few programs hosted by an American Arab that also discusses in its show schedules each morning issues related to American Arabs, Muslims and the Middle East. Hanania and al-Hussini also are the only two American Arabs who broadcast a Monday thru Friday morning radio program in the country. Radio Chicagoland is broadcast Monday thru Friday on WJJG 1530 AM Radio from 8 am until 9:30.

The show format takes calls from listeners.

-- Ray Hanania

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