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You Are Here: June 1, 2012
In this hour of You Are Here, reporters speak with Arab Americans living in Massachusetts, to better understand the current revolutions occurring in the Middle East and North Africa.
Not only do these Bostonians deal with the conflicts occurring in their home countries, but they also struggle emotionally with the internal conflict of living so far from home during a time of tremendous change. Do they feel helpless, or hopeful? From their home in America, how do they stay connected not only to their friends and family, but to the revolutions?
You’ll hear from a Syrian family trying to keep the fight alive and teach their children about Syria’s history of oppression, Egyptian professionals helping to fund innovative revolutionary efforts, Tunisian women advocating for education, and a Turkish political fellow explaining the reasons behind his country’s unique stability within the region. We also ask Arab Americans what they miss most about their home country, and answers vary from tangible things to the unimaginable.
LISTEN: Intro- The Arab Revolution, Miles From Home
Introduction to families featured in The Arab Revolution, Miles From Home, You Are Here.
Insight from a Syrian family trying to keep the fight alive and teach their children about Syria’s history of oppression. (Reporter Emily Files)
Egyptian professionals helping to fund innovative revolutionary efforts. (Reporter Dillon Rand)
Tunisian women advocate for education reform. (Reporter Abigail Collins
Turkey maintains stability amid surrounding crisis. (Producer Kathryn Barnes)
LISTEN: A Collection Of Stories From Home
Arab Americans in Boston tell their stories of what they miss most about home.
LISTEN: Extended Interview with Dennis Sullivan
Dr. Denis Sullivan joins us from Amman, Jordan. He is the Director for Northeastern University’s Middle East Center for Peace, Culture, and Development and author of multiple books on Middle Eastern affairs. (Reporter Joshua Sackheim)
Producer Kathryn Barnes