Refugee Stories: In Their Own Voices
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Episode 6 "The Free and The Brave"
This month, we will find the common ground between an Iranian refugee youth activist, a soprano former student and Conrad Charging Choir member, and a U.S. Marine who now advocates for refugees. How, you may ask? Listen now to find out! SPONSORSHIP: Funding for this podcast is provided by Southern Methodist University's Embrey Human Rights Program via their Community Outreach Fellowship. Their website is: www.smu.edu/Dedman/Academics/In…s/EmbreyHumanRights MEDIA INQUIRIES: For media...
Episode 5 "The Writing on the Wall"
This is the story of Bothina Matar, a Syrian refugee who witnessed the horrific government's response to children and teenagers writing a message to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad on the wall of a school in Daraa. That response sparked the crisis Syria is still experiencing today. We will also learn about the Global Migration Crisis, the largest displacement of people since World War II, from Ciarán Donnelly, head of International Programs at International Rescue Committee worldwide. We...
Episode 4 "Waiting to Die"
On this episode, meet Nisar Ahmad Momand. Nisar spent most of his life as a refugee, first in Pakistan, then as an enemy of the Taliban who worked for the U.S. Army in Afghanistan, risking his life and becoming the target of Taliban attacks three times! He now lives in Houston, TX with his family and works with a resettlement agency helping newly arriving refugees. He was named a hero by Univision last summer when he and a group of 20 helped move people and belongings during Hurricane...
VOICES Episode 3 "A Whole Country"
In this powerful episode, follow Dr. Hadidja Nyiransekuye on a journey into the heart of the 1994 Rwandan genocide that will make you question the very thing that makes us human. Paul Solman of PBS NewsHour describes how refugees revitalized the town of Utica, NY, and Dr. Jennifer Hunt of Rutgers University explains the cost benefit analysis of refugees in the U.S. *Warning: Graphic content that may not be suitable for all listeners.*
Episode 2 "Guilty Until Proven Innocent" (Aired November 5, 2017)
Follow the refugee journey of Sarah Al-Kayali as she and her family flee sectarian militia threats and bombings in Baghdad Iraq before coming to the U.S. Then, national security expert Nicholas Heras of Center for a New American Security discusses security of vetting of refugees.
Nicholas Heras of Center for a New American Security - SECURITY VETTING AND NATIONAL SECURITY EXPERT
FULL INTERVIEW WITH NICHOLAS HERAS OF CNAS This is the full WebEx audio interview with Nicholas Heras of Center for a New American Security in Washington D.C. Nicholas discusses the key differences between U.S. and Euro migration and refugee flows and details the security vetting process for refugees coming to the U.S. He also explains the multilayered components that affect national security but are not covered as much in the press. Nicholas Heras is an international expert on national...
Episode 1 "It Only Takes One" (Aired October 1, 2017)
In this, our premiere episode of an 8 part monthly podcast series, we meet Ghazwan Abdullah, his wife Huda, and their 11-year-old daughter Hiba who are Iraqi refugees resettled in Dallas, Texas. Along the way we'll also discover meaningful connections from Jason Clarke and hear expert commentary on asylum seekers from Bill Holston. Join us for the first episode of In Their Own Voices. Support for this podcast is provided by the Embrey Human Rights Program at Southern Methodist University....