Arab Radio: Arab Americans in the aftermath of November 6 election

Arab Radio: Arab Americans in the aftermath of November 6 election
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Arab Radio: Arab Americans in the aftermath of November 6 election

Radio host Ray Hanania will discuss the aftermath of the November 6, 2018 on Tuesday on the Arab Americans. How will the national election results impact Arab and Muslim Americans.  Who are some of the Arab American candidates who won election?

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The radio show is broadcast live on WNZK AM 690 Radio in greater Detroit on Friday morning at 8 am EST (Detroit time.) You can also listen to the radio show during the broadcast online (using one of the links below) and also download the audio podcast of the Radio Show and other individual interviews hosted by Ray Hanania from or from iTunes.



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We’ll look at the elections of Rashida Tlaib and Ihlam Omar as the first two Muslim American women elected to the U.S. Congress, the defeat of Palestinian-Mexican candidate Ammar Campa-Najjar in California, and the election of at least five other Arab Americans to congressional seats.

We’ll also talk about local races including the heated contest between Palestinian Muslim American Abdelnasser Rashid and Cook County Commissioner Sean Morrison in the Chicago suburban 17th District. Rashid came within 2,000 votes of unseating the Republican veteran who led the fight against increasing taxes in suburban Cook County.

Ray Hanania interviews the late Israeli Arab Knesset member Nadia Hilou, October 7, 2008 on Morning Radio.

You can read Ray Hanania’s columns at online newspaper, at and at … Locally in Chicagoland Hanania also writes for the Southwest News Newspaper group … every week … doing his best to upset as many people as possible.

To listen to podcasts of the radio show and individual interviews produced by Hanania, go to the website at (.net) to listen to the podcasts. Radio show broadcasts on the 2nd Friday of every month, can be heard live on radio and live online.

You can also purchase Hanania’s new book on media strategy for Arabs, ethnics and minorities, Yalla! Fight Back, and learn to be more effective candidates and elected representatives, understanding the basics of effective communications and media strategy.

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Download the radio show and individual audio podcasts from iTunes by clicking this link.

Click here to read Ray’s analysis of the Nov. 6, 2018 General Elections on mainstream politics, the impact of the results on the Middle East and the election of Arab American candidates to office by clicking here.

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Ray Hanania

Ray Hanania

Ray Hanania is an award winning political and humor columnist who analyzes American and Middle East politics, and life in general. He is an author of several books.

"I write about three topics, the Middle East, politics and life in general. I often take my life experiences and offer them in an entertaining way to readers, and I take on the toughest topics like the Israel-Palestine conflict and don't pull any punches about what I feel is fair. But, my priority is always about writing the good story."

Hanania covered Chicago Politics and Chicago City Hall from 1976 through 1992. Hanania began writing in 1975 when he published The Middle Eastern Voice newspaper in Chicago (1975-1977). He later published “The National Arab American Times” newspaper which was distributed through 12,500 Middle East food stores in 48 American States (2004-2007).

Hanania writes weekly columns on Middle East and American Arab issues for the Arab News in Saudi Arabia at, and at, and at He has also published weekly columns in the Jerusalem Post newspaper,, Newsday Newspaper in New York, the Orlando Sentinel Newspapers, and the Arlington Heights Daily Herald.

Palestinian, American Arab and Christian, Hanania’s parents originate from Jerusalem and Bethlehem.

Hanania is the recipient of four (4) Chicago Headline Club “Peter Lisagor Awards” for Column writing. In November 2006, he was named “Best Ethnic American Columnist” by the New American Media. In 2009, Hanania received the prestigious Sigma Delta Chi Award for Writing from the Society of Professional Journalists. He is the recipient of the MT Mehdi Courage in Journalism Award. He was honored for his writing skills with two (2) Chicago Stick-o-Type awards from the Chicago Newspaper Guild. In 1990, Hanania was nominated by the Chicago Sun-Times editors for a Pulitzer Prize for his four-part series on the Palestinian Intifada.

His writings have also been honored by two national Awards from ADC for his writing, and from the National Arab American Journalists Association.

The managing editor of Suburban Chicagoland Online News website, Hanania's columns also appear in the Southwest News Newspaper Group of 8 newspapers.

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