Monday, June 06, 2005

June 2005 Show

Voices of the Middle East presents:
Thursday June 9th, 2005 6:00 PM
KBOO 90.7 FM

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First part:
June 16, 2005 is the day of presidential elections in Iran. Eight candidates from right to center reformists are running to replace President Khatami. One of the people who signed up as a candidate for elections but was disqualified by guardian council is professor Hooshang Amir Ahmadi. I am talking to Dr. Amirahmadi about presidential elections in Iran and his plans for remedy of the US-Iran problems.

Second part:

Food is central to Arab culture in general and Lebanese culture in particular. It is also central to one of the most important factors in that culture which is Hospitality.

Food is served to family and guests in copious amounts and the variety of dishes on a well laid table is designed to delight the eye, as well as to impress the appetite and the guest. Such a table is a proud work of art.

I will be talking to Artist Linda Sawaya about her timely book, Alice’s Kitchen, which serves up such a work of art.