Tagged: Egypt

2011-03-09 | Jaz Tupelo // Audio
Good Autocrats vs. Bad Autocrats

Professor Vijay Prashad braves flashbacks to former visits to the Valley Free Radio studios to join us for a chat about what’s happening in the Middle East.

Also, Bill and Jaz discuss whether a journalist for the UMass Daily Collegian was “asking for it” (and by “it,” I mean “being fired”).


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Wednesday 9 March 2011 - File Audio

Thea and Samy, our friends in Cairo, tell us what it was like to experience the the victory of the Egyptian protesters firsthand. Also, Professor Vijay Prashad tells us what this victory means in the grand scheme of things, and what’s next.

Plus, are we heading for a government shutdown? Bill Scher speculates.


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Monday 14 February 2011 - File Audio

2011-02-10 | Jaz Tupelo // Audio
Calling Egypt

While the Egyptian protesters are understandably frustrated that President Hosni Mubarak is refusing to step down until September, Egyptian filmmaker Samy is overjoyed that it’s even within the realm of possibility. We talk to Samy and his fiancee, Pioneer Valley native Thea, about growing up under a dictator’s rule, and what it means when your country is within reach of freedom.


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Thursday 10 February 2011 - File Audio

2011-02-09 | Jaz Tupelo // Audio
Revolution – and trash – in the air

Vijay Prashad keeps us updated on the situation in Egypt, and gives us an idea of what to expect. Alex Jarrett and Ruthy Woodring of Pedal People keep us updated on our options for solid waste disposal in a post-landfill Northampton. And, as always, Bill Scher keeps us updated on what’s happening in Washington.

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Wednesday 9 February 2011 - File Audio
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