Syria http://wunc.org en Syrian Composer-Turned-Activist Asks Americans For Support http://wunc.org/post/syrian-composer-turned-activist-asks-americans-support Transcript <p>SCOTT SIMON, HOST: <p>As the conflict in Syria rages, a pianist named Malek Jandali has turned to composing to express his sorrow. He was one of the first Syrian artists living abroad to openly criticize the Assad regime, not long after an uprising swept across his homeland. Jessica Jones from North Carolina Public Radio shares how he found his voice through music.<p>JESSICA JONES, BYLINE: In 2011, Malek Jandali was visiting his family in Syria. There he witnessed the early stages of a rebellion that resulted in the detainment and torture of many young Syrians. Sat, 26 Apr 2014 13:21:00 +0000 Jessica Jones 34488 at http://wunc.org Syrian Doctor In Cary Pushes For Free Syria http://wunc.org/post/syrian-doctor-cary-pushes-free-syria <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="font-family: Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">When Mazen Hamad talks with his brother over internet chat, he can see through the open window of his brother’s living room. On the screen, Mazen sees bombs raining down outside of his brother's apartment in his home country of Syria. Dr. Mazen Hamad narrowly escaped the Hama Massacre more than 30 years ago; today he supports the Syrian revolution from North Carolina. </span></p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 15:28:19 +0000 Nicole Campbell & Frank Stasio 33776 at http://wunc.org Syrian Doctor In Cary Pushes For Free Syria Roundtable Examines Issues Of the Week http://wunc.org/post/roundtable-examines-issues-week <p><font color="black" face="Tahoma" size="2"><span dir="ltr" style="font-size: 10pt;">On this week’s roundtable, a jazz great, a leading string theory mathematician and an accomplished writer share their diverse perspectives on the latest headlines. They’ll discuss a range of issues from the latest Middle East update to the challenges facing minorities in higher education.&nbsp;</span></font></p><p> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 16:19:38 +0000 Shawn Wen & Frank Stasio 22458 at http://wunc.org Roundtable Examines Issues Of the Week News Roundtable: Issues Across The World, State, And Triangle http://wunc.org/post/news-roundtable-issues-across-world-state-and-triangle <p></p><p><span style="font-family: Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal;">On this week’s news roundtable, the panel shares their views on the latest headlines. They’ll discuss a broad range of international, national and local issues including American involvement in Syria, violence against women and the state of the economy in North Carolina.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Fri, 06 Sep 2013 15:33:44 +0000 Nicole Campbell & Frank Stasio 22058 at http://wunc.org News Roundtable: Issues Across The World, State, And Triangle Where North Carolina’s Congressional Members Stand On Syria http://wunc.org/post/where-north-carolina-s-congressional-members-stand-syria <p>Several of North Carolina’s members of Congress have issued statements about&nbsp; U.S. involvement in Syria. The statements follow <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/08/30/217232508/read-u-s-intelligence-assessment-on-syria">a chemical weapons attack which the U.S. says was carried out by the Assad regime in Damascus on August 21</a>. More than 1,400 people were reported killed in the attack.</p><p>Senators Richard Burr and Kay Hagan, as well as several Representatives have made the following statements. We'll update this post with additional statements as they come in.</p> Tue, 03 Sep 2013 20:30:36 +0000 Laura Candler 21871 at http://wunc.org Where North Carolina’s Congressional Members Stand On Syria Syria’s Revolution and Egypt’s Elections http://wunc.org/post/syria-s-revolution-and-egypt-s-elections <p>The United Nations estimates that 9,000 people have died in Syria since the revolution began in March of 2011 and the conflict spilled into Lebanon this week. Consider that it took a month for Tunisia to depose its ruler and only 18 days for Egypt to get rid of Hosni Mubarak, yet Syria’s President, Bashar Assad, shows no signs of stepping down. Tue, 22 May 2012 14:55:00 +0000 Frank Stasio & Susan Davis 4728 at http://wunc.org