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EP 69 – Tariq Jalil author of “Islam Plain and Simple”

Tariq Jalil

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Filmmaker and Author Tariq Jalil joins us this episode to talk about his recent book, “Islam Plain and Simple.” Jalil addresses modern day misconceptions facing Islam in the West. His book offers valuable insight into some of Islam’s most controversial topics such as the Prophet’s life, hijab, polygamy, women’s’ […]

EP 68 – Dale Stephens, founder of Uncollege.org

Dale Stephens Founder of Uncollege

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Dale Stephens, author of “Hacking Your Education” and Founder of Uncollege.org joins us this episode. Stephens is what one would call a “hackademic.” He left traditional schooling at the age of 12 but has been acquiring knowledge through unconventional ways ever since. Surprisingly, his college educated parents were, and […]

EP 65 – Dr. Asim Yousafzai author of “Afghanistan: Cold War to Gold War”

Asim Yousafzai

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Dr. Asim Yousafzai joins us this episode to talk about his recent book, “Afghanistan: From Cold War to Gold War.” About Dr. Yousafzai Dr. Yousafzai is a geoscience professional and has worked in the South and Central Asian regions for the past 20 years. He received his B.S. degree from University of […]

EP 62 – Boko Haram Bring Our Girls Back

Boko Haram Bring Our Girls Back

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Listen in as Mr. Augustin, Founder of @BringGirlsBack, discusses the global response and reaction to the abducted Nigerian schoolgirls by Boko Haram. He mentions to that religion and terrorism are not to be compared. Mr. Augustin created a wiki page to allow community members to share and update on the crisis. […]

EP 61 – Local Government Advocate Ali Faruk

Ali Faruk

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Listen in as Ali Faruk encourages civic engagement in local and state government issues. Mr. Faruk, of Virginia, is the Special Assistant for Policy and Communications at Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services. His work expands into health care, housing, community development, economic development, state/local budget, public policy […]