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Ahmed Bedier

From Tampa to Gaza: Stories of Solidarity and Struggle

In this compelling episode of True Talk, host Ahmed Bedier speaks with two Tampa Bay area women standing up to help Gaza in their own unique ways. They represent a part of the growing national...

TrueTalk Takes a Break This Week To Fundraise

This week's episode is a little different – and by different, we mean you can absolutely skip it unless you love listening to us chat about money (yes, it's our fundraising drive episode). We're taking...

Why Muslim and Arab Americans are Refusing to Meet Biden a Conversation with Maha Hilal

This week on True Talk, Ahmed Bedier and Samar Jarrah delve into the deep-seated concerns of Muslim and Arab American communities regarding President Biden's one-sided policies on Gaza. Despite Biden's critique of Islamophobic media portrayals,...

Will South Africa’s Genocide Petition Against Israel Save Gaza?

In the latest episode of "True Talk," we hosted human rights attorney and activist Huwaida Arraf. Co-hosts Samar and Ahmed talked with Huwaida about South Africa's lawsuit against Israel, accusing it of genocide, and its...

Jason Shawwa’s Glimpse into Gaza’s Reality: Unfiltered Stories from Life Under Israeli Occupation and the Fragile Ceasefire

This week, we delved deep into the heart of Gaza with Jason Shawwa, an American-born Palestinian who calls Gaza home. Joined by Ahmed Bedier and Samar Jarrah, Jason shared his poignant story against the backdrop...

The Genocide of Gaza’s Children: A Conversation with Steve Sosebee

Steve Sosebee is the founder of the Palestinian Children's Relief Fund an American charity dedicated to providing medical care to children in Palestine. Sosebee, talks about the crisis in Gaza and the efforts to keep...

Florida House Rep. Angie Nixon on the Hateful Response to Her Gaza Ceasefire Resolution

Florida House Rep. Angie Nixon  (Dem FL-13) speaks with Ahmed Bedier on why she introduced a ceasefire resolution calling to end the bombing of Gaza, where some 10,000 civilians, including 4000 children have been killed....

Laila el-Haddad on what Israel is doing to Gaza and what Palestinians want

Israel has been bombing the Gaza strip non-stop for almost 4 weeks killing over 9000 civilians more than third of which are children and displacing over one million people. Israeli leaders say their goal is...

A conversation with Imam Derrick Peat

On the occasion of Eid Al-Adha (festival of Sacrifice) we replay Ahmed Bedier’s conversation with Imam Derrick peat on faith and the Imam’s unusual journey to Islam.

Palestinian Chef Fadi Kattan talks food cultural appropriation and occupation

Ahmed Bedier and Samar Jarrah discuss food cultural appropriation and the Israeli occupation with Palestinian Chef Fadi Kattan.

True Talk: Tunisia

This week on True Talk, we will have guest speaker, Mongi Dhaouadi. We will be discussing Tunisia. Tune into the show on Thursday.

True Talk: First-hand experience with Hurricane Ian

We talked with our cohost, Samar Jarrah. This week we talked about Hurricane Ian and what she went through during the storm.

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