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Storytelling and conversations. From Beirut and beyond.

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Voices from the Square, Part 18 with Elia Haber for The Beirut Banyan, bringing conversations directly from Martyrs Square.Elia speaks to Sabine Kassouf, 45-year old organic food and health expert. Sabine shares her reflections on previous protests and why this time is fundamentally different. She also talks about the failure of the current political class, and why voices demanding accountability should be supported at home and abroad.If you're enjoying these episodes, help support The Beirut Banyan by contributing to our Patreon page:https://www.patreon.com/thebeirutbanyanAnd subscribe to our podcast from your preferred podcast platform.Follow us on Instagram: thebeirutbanyanTwitter: beirut_banyanFacebook: The Beirut BanyanWebsite: www.beirutbanyan.comGraphics by Sara Tarhini
We're joined by Joyce Karam for Episode 65 of The Beirut Banyan, and we discuss regional protests erupting in Iraq and Iran, and how their demands relate to Lebanese calls for upending the status quo and an end to rampant corruption.Joyce is the Washington, DC correspondent for The National and an adjunct professor at George Washington University.If you're enjoying these episodes, help support The Beirut Banyan by contributing to our Patreon page:https://www.patreon.com/thebeirutbanyanAnd subscribe to our podcast from your preferred podcast platform.Follow us on Instagram: thebeirutbanyanTwitter: beirut_banyanFacebook: The Beirut BanyanWebsite: www.beirutbanyan.comMusic by Marc Codsi. Graphics by Sara Tarhini.
Voices from the Square, Part 17 with Elia Haber for The Beirut Banyan, bringing conversations directly from Martyrs Square.Elia speaks to Zeinab Dirani, 22-year old project's officer who shares how political discussions with her immediate family members have changed since the uprising began. If you're enjoying these episodes, help support The Beirut Banyan by contributing to our Patreon page:https://www.patreon.com/thebeirutbanyanAnd subscribe to our podcast from your preferred podcast platform.Follow us on Instagram: thebeirutbanyanTwitter: beirut_banyanFacebook: The Beirut BanyanWebsite: www.beirutbanyan.comGraphics by Sara Tarhini
We're joined by Mira Minkara for Episode 63 of The Beirut Banyan, and we discuss the protests, celebrations and hopes of the residents of Tripoli. Mira also reflects on local initiatives, youth empowerment and women playing a central role in the revolution.Mira is a licensed tour guide and conducts her 'Mira's Guided Tours' on a weekly basis. Check our her schedule and tour details by clicking below:https://www.facebook.com/mirasguidedtours/If you're enjoying these episodes, help support The Beirut Banyan by contributing to our Patreon page:https://www.patreon.com/thebeirutbanyanAnd subscribe to our podcast from your preferred podcast platform.Follow us on Instagram: thebeirutbanyanTwitter: beirut_banyanFacebook: The Beirut BanyanWebsite: www.beirutbanyan.comMusic by Marc Codsi. Graphics by Sara Tarhini.
Voices from the Square, Part 16-2 with Elia Haber for The Beirut Banyan, bringing conversations directly from downtown Beirut.The second installment of Part 16, Elia continues her conversation in Martyrs Square with Lama Tabbara, 34-year old entrepreneur who spent twenty years in Canada and returned to Lebanon for the revolution. Lama reflects on Alaa Abou Fakher's death and what it means for protestors demanding dignity and calls for national unity.If you're enjoying these episodes, help support The Beirut Banyan by contributing to our Patreon page:https://www.patreon.com/thebeirutbanyanAnd subscribe to our podcast from your preferred podcast platform.Follow us on Instagram: thebeirutbanyanTwitter: beirut_banyanFacebook: The Beirut BanyanWebsite: www.beirutbanyan.comGraphics by Sara Tarhini
We're joined by Ishac Diwan for Episode 61 of The Beirut Banyan, and we discuss the The Economic Rescue Plan for Lebanon released a week ago.The meeting that led to the document's publication was organized by the Lebanese Center for Policy Studies, the Political Economy Observatory on the Middle East and the Arab Reform Initiative.Ishac helped contribute and is a signatory to the paper (accessible via the following link):https://drive.google.com/file/d/1HoZw7WjndZSivnnHwLzEKKabuJmbJqU3/viewIf you're enjoying these episodes, help support The Beirut Banyan by contributing to our Patreon page:https://www.patreon.com/thebeirutbanyanAnd subscribe to our podcast from your preferred podcast platform.Follow us on Instagram: thebeirutbanyanTwitter: beirut_banyanFacebook: The Beirut BanyanWebsite: www.beirutbanyan.comMusic by Marc Codsi. Graphics by Sara Tarhini.
Voices from the Square, Part 16-1 with Elia Haber for The Beirut Banyan, bringing conversations directly from downtown Beirut.Elia is joined by several voices in Martyrs Square, reflecting on Alaa Abou Fakher's death in Khalde and the next steps needed for protestors to persevere in their demands.If you're enjoying these episodes, help support The Beirut Banyan by contributing to our Patreon page:https://www.patreon.com/thebeirutbanyanAnd subscribe to our podcast from your preferred podcast platform.Follow us on Instagram: thebeirutbanyanTwitter: beirut_banyanFacebook: The Beirut BanyanWebsite: www.beirutbanyan.comGraphics by Sara Tarhini
We're joined by Oussama Himani for Episode 59 of The Beirut Banyan, and we discuss the Economic Rescue Plan released by the Lebanese Center for Policy Studies.Oussama Himani is an economist and CIO at Parkview. He shares his thoughts on the recommendations floated by the authors of the paper to stabilize the economy, and reflects on calls for government controls, hesitation towards privatization and the Lira's durability.Click below to read the Emergency Rescue Plan:https://drive.google.com/file/d/1HoZw7WjndZSivnnHwLzEKKabuJmbJqU3/viewIf you're enjoying these episodes, help support The Beirut Banyan by contributing to our Patreon page:https://www.patreon.com/thebeirutbanyanAnd subscribe to our podcast from your preferred podcast platform.Follow us on Instagram: thebeirutbanyanTwitter: beirut_banyanFacebook: The Beirut BanyanWebsite: www.beirutbanyan.comMusic by Marc Codsi. Graphics by Sara Tarhini.
We're joined by Jad El Khoury for Episode 58 of The Beirut Banyan, and we discuss art and urban intervention, and attempts at post-civil war healing through various types of expression.Jad is best known for his Burj El Hawa installation and his caricature contributions alongside the former Holiday Inn's eastern wall. He is currently active in the uprising and adding more of his work throughout downtown Beirut.If you're enjoying these episodes, help support The Beirut Banyan by contributing to our Patreon page:https://www.patreon.com/thebeirutbanyanAnd subscribe to our podcast from your preferred podcast platform.Follow us on Instagram: thebeirutbanyanTwitter: beirut_banyanFacebook: The Beirut BanyanWebsite: www.beirutbanyan.comMusic by Marc Codsi. Graphics by Sara Tarhini.
Voices from the Square, Part 15 with Elia Haber for The Beirut Banyan, bringing conversations directly from Martyrs Square.Elia discusses medical efforts in downtown Beirut with Bilal Baadarani, a 25-year old registered nurse volunteering as a first aid medic in Martyrs Square.Bilal shares his hopes for political reform, an end to pervasive corruption, and the national unity that's persisted into the uprising's second month.If you're enjoying these episodes, help support The Beirut Banyan by contributing to our Patreon page:https://www.patreon.com/thebeirutbanyanAnd subscribe to our podcast from your preferred podcast platform.Follow us on Instagram: thebeirutbanyanTwitter: beirut_banyanFacebook: The Beirut BanyanWebsite: www.beirutbanyan.comGraphics by Sara Tarhini
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