Rasha Abdulla

American University in Cairo

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Associate Professor and former Chair of the Journalism and Mass Communication Department at American University in Cairo

Rasha Abdulla on KCRW

The United States has cancelled a bi-annual joint military exercise with Egypt in light of yesterday's deadly crackdown by Egypt's interim government on protesters and the new State of…

Obama Condemns Egypt Violence as Death Toll Climbs

The United States has cancelled a bi-annual joint military exercise with Egypt in light of yesterday's deadly crackdown by Egypt's interim government on protesters and the new State of…

from To the Point

This week The United States and the world watch with caution as unrest and deadly riots pop up throughout the Arab World. We speak, perhaps overly broadly, about the Arab street.

Is the Arab Spring Falling Back?

This week The United States and the world watch with caution as unrest and deadly riots pop up throughout the Arab World. We speak, perhaps overly broadly, about the Arab street.

from Which Way, L.A.?

This week The United States and the world watch with caution as unrest and deadly riots pop up throughout the Arab World. We speak, perhaps overly broadly, about the Arab street.

Is the Arab Spring Falling Back?

This week The United States and the world watch with caution as unrest and deadly riots pop up throughout the Arab World. We speak, perhaps overly broadly, about the Arab street.

from To the Point

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The House of Representatives appears to be moving toward impeachment of President Trump.

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Trump’s sometimes, maybe lawyer Rudy Giuliani clearly needs an attorney himself as the investigations involving the former New York City mayor mount.

from LRC Presents: All the President's Lawyers

Let’s talk about this letter from the White House, calling the “impeachment inquiry” illegitimate.

More adults are living with their parents now than they have in more than a century. It’s a third of all adults under 34. But in Los Angeles, it’s more than 40% .

from Greater LA

66 million years ago, an asteroid caused Earth’s Fifth Extinction, destroying the dinosaurs and most other life forms. Now Earth is facing another extinction, as fish, plants and animals vanish forever. But this time, it’s not the asteroid, it’s us. This week, hundreds of people, both young and old, took to the streets in cities all over the world to begin weeks of protest called the Extinction Rebellion. In the natural course of evolution, the decline and disappearance of a life form takes thousands of years. In the course of a human lifetime, not even one species might disappear. But now, some 28,000 species are vanishing all of a sudden. Elizabeth Kolbert of the New Yorker magazine has written a book called “The Sixth Extinction.” She says, “Extinction rates are hundreds, perhaps thousands, of times higher than what is known as the background extinction rate that has pertained over most of geological history.” In her words, “You should not be able to see all sorts of mammals -- to name just one group -- either going extinct or on the verge of extinction. And that is a tipoff that something very, very unusual, and I would add, very dangerous, is going on.” “We’re running geological history backwards. Fossil fuels that were created over the course of hundreds of millions of years buried a lot of carbon underground. We’re now combusting it, putting that carbon back into the atmosphere over a matter of centuries. So we’re taking a process that hundreds of millions of years to run in one direction and then, in a matter of centuries, running it in another direction.” We’ll hear what that means now and for the future of life as we know it.

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Democrat Monique Limon announced she will run for Hannah Beth Jackson’s coveted state senate seat.

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