Obama's Speech in Egypt
President Obama gave his much-anticipated major address to the Muslim world today from Cairo, Egypt. Our guests include:
- Michael Slackman, Cairo Bureau Chief for The New York Times
- Hisham Kassem, longtime human rights and democracy activist, and former publisher of the independent newspaper The Cairo Times
- Randa Shedid, Egyptian-born, Boston-based attorney, board member with the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee in Massachusetts and a founding member of the Center for Arab Culture in Boston
- Dean Obeidallah, one of the original comics in the Axis of Evil tour, and organizer of the Arab American Comedy Festival in New York as well as comedy festivals and workshops across the Middle East
Convenience Store Clerk
Long Island convenience store clerk Mohammad Sohail is being hailed as a hero for showing compassion to the bat-wielding man who tried to rob him last month. We speak with Mohammad Sohail.
Father's Journey after Son's Murder
The personal journey of Robert Curley, whose son Jeffrey was murdered by pedophiles 12 years ago, is told in a new book titled "The Ride: A Shocking Murder and a Bereaved Father's Journey from Rage to Redemption," written by Boston Globe reporter Brian MacQuarrie. We speak with Robert Curley, a firehouse mechanic from Cambridge, Massachusetts, who went from death penalty advocate after his son's murder, to death penalty opponent and child safety advocate.
Profile of a Japanese Boxer and the Week's Sports
The BBC profiles Kazumi Izaki, who at age 46 hopes to become the world's oldest boxing champion, even though the World Boxing Council canceled one of her matches in February due to concerns about her age. And... we speak with "Only a Game" host Bill Littlefield about the biggest sports news of the week.
Music from the show
- Peter Dixon, "Nagog Woods"
- Nathan Milstein, "Bach: Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin"
- Fugazi, "Sweet-n-Low"
- Moby, "Inside"
- The Wee Trio, "About a Girl"
- Radiohead, "How to Disappear Completely"
This program aired on June 4, 2009.
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