Aug 26, 2006

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Women and the Middle East

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The future of the Middle East depends in large part on how Islamic societies treat women. Iraqi-American Yasmine Rassam of the Independent Women’s Forum (www.iwf.org) provides an insight as to what is happening within various countries and whether Islam is going to reform itself.

Then hear from former CBS news correspondent Dave Dolan
(www.ddolan.com) in Jerusalem for a portrait of items the media didn’t cover during the recent war between Hisbollah and Israel.

Finally, John does an extended boralogue examining some of the Bill of Rights and why these were put into the Constitution in the first place. This is part of an ongoing theme this summer.

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Aug 19, 2006

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The Media and the Middle East

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The current war in the Middle East has been underway for several weeks now, so how have the media been doing in covering it?
Accurate? Biased? Alex Safian from the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America (www.camera.org) joins us.

It seems many young Americans are ignorant of the building blocks of freedom. So John’s boralogue begins a mini-summer-series on the Bill of Rights and exactly why each right was put in place. We begin with the First Amendment right to freedom of speech, religion and the press.

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Aug 12, 2006

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Viva Mexico!

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Time for John to go play so we’re taking the weekend off. That means the program is pre-recorded.

Since Mexico is destined to play a large role in the futures of the U.S. and Canada, it’s important Americans and Canadians know more about that country. The entire show today is devoted to the colorful and intriguing history of Mexico.

Dr. Burton Kirkwood. Ph.D. has written a wonderful short book entitled, "The history of Mexico," and he is our sole guest for this romp through an historic adventure.

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Aug 5, 2006

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Connecting Dots in the Middle East

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The majority of today’s program will be dedicated to providing connecting issues behind the Middle East Conflict.

First, Avi Lipkin (www.vicmord.com) joins us for a segment to alert listeners to the emerging division between Sunni and Shia Muslims and potential for disruption in the Middle East from unknown sources.

Then we’ll take a quick look at the issue of water scarcity as a geopolitical factor with Chris Mayer (www.dailyreckoning.com).

Finally John does an extended history of Muslim views of the Middle East conflict, dating back to the beginning of the 20th Century.

John’s boralogue provides an update on the Security and Prosperity partnership to unite the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.

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