Is Islam Antisemitic?  

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Is Islam Antisemitic?  

Available on Friday June 21st

Though they share similar values, guidelines, and principles, Islam and Judaism have a long, complicated relationship that has led to tension recorded within the Quran that might engender antisemitism.

Some believe that certain Quranic verses could be used to justify hostility towards Jews, while others say that the references must be understood in their historical and textual contexts and there have been multiple periods of Muslim-Jewish tolerance.

The program features the debaters, Tim Dieppe, Head of Policy at Christian Concern and Reza Aslan, Iranian-American Religion Scholar; Bestselling Author of “Zealot” and the journalists Mustafa Akyol – Senior Fellowon Islam & Modernity at the Cato Institute; Rabbi Schmuley Boteach – Rabbi, Author, and Media Host; and Sahar Aziz — Distinguished Professor of Law and Chancellor’s Social Justice Scholar at Rutger’s Law school, author of “The Racial Muslim: When Racism Quashes Religious Freedom”.

The program is moderated by the respected Emmy Award-Winning Journalist John Donvan.

Build a new audience this summer

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Build a new audience this summer

Take a trip through the history of recorded sound!

A FREE, daily, 90 second feature, Sound Beat feature never heard before rare gems from the Syracuse University Libraries’ Belfer Audio Archive, one of the largest sound archives in the U.S. – popular and classical music performances, film scores, jazz, bebop, country, bluegrass, and old favorites. Plus feature speeches and spoken word performances from some of the great thinkers, political figures and luminaries from the late 19th and early- to mid-20th centuries — like Thomas Edison, George Bernard Shaw, Amelia Earhart, Albert Einstein, and Teddy Roosevelt.

Let us know if you have any questions about Sound Beat or if you would like to add it to your schedule.

LENGTH: 90 seconds  COST: Free  AVAILABLE: DownloadAudioPort, Content Depot , PRX    

Award-Winning Conversations, Diverse Topics.

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Award-Winning Conversations, Diverse Topics.

Each week on With Good Reason scholars explore the worlds of literature, science, the arts, politics, history, and business through lively discussion with Host Sarah McConnell.

Join WAMU, WAMC, Kansas Public Radio, Utah Public Radio, and the 150+ stations across the country that are engaging their listeners with With Good Reason.

With Good Reason (weekly program, 1 hour or 30 minutes)

Top scholars explore the worlds of literature, science, the arts, politics, history, and business with Host Sarah McConnell guiding the lively conversation. From reparations and global warming, to the unique worlds of comic books and wine-making, With Good Reason is always surprising, challenging and fun.
LENGTH: 1 hour or 30 minutes  COST: Free   AVAILABLE: Content Depot, PRX, Download, AudioPort   WEBSITE:

The Best of Broadway and Hollywood

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The Best of Broadway and Hollywood

Footlight Parade: Sounds of the American Musical 

Public Radio’s Most Popular and Longest Running Broadway and Hollywood Musical Program

Since 1998, Footlight Parade: Sounds of the American Musical has been presenting the best of Broadway and Hollywood, from the early 20th century to current hits: from Gershwin, Berlin and Rodgers & Hammerstein to Lin-Manuel Miranda.

The best of Broadway and Hollywood music including rarely heard recordings.

“Bill Rudman brings musical theater history to life with charm, wit, insight, warmth, convivial chat and a wealth of knowledge”.

Entertaining and insightful backstage stories, anecdotes, and historical perspectives from Host and Producer Bill Rudman, a nationally recognized authority on musical theatre.

 “I don’t know which I prefer: the music or your informative and entertaining commentary. BOTH are excellent!”

Exclusive archival interviews with, and in-depth interviews with of  such acclaimed artists as lyricist Sheldon Harnick (Fiddler on the Roof and She Loves Me), composer John Kander (Cabaret and Chicago) and singers Mandy Patinkin and the late Barbara Cook, and many more!

“Bill’s in-depth interviews with all manner of artists provide a permanent, irreplaceable archive.”

Cost: FREE

Length: 56:50

Available: PRX Automated Delivery, Downloads