[POEM] Uncut 1st WUNC Piece
Airports are strange social Frankensteins patchwork quilts sewn together tightly by stewardess fingertips the floors are covered in nursing home carpeting and hospital hallway tiles a sterile stench reminiscent of Dentist offices lingers through the metals detectors and past security guards dressed like Mall cops their expressions shoplifted from the faces of Walmart employees But there are no...
"Ask an Egyptian"
One of the goals of this project is to break down Arab stereotypes, and facilitate better understanding of Egyptians and Tunisians through sharing their amazing stories and insight in this great time of transformation. If you could speak directly with an Egyptian, what would you want to ask them? Send us your questions by emailing us or commenting below, and every week we will choose one or two...
[WUNC] Nationwide Broadcast of our First Radio...
Our first radio segment aired on “The Story” today (it’s around the 40 minute mark). As always, for updated news about our trip, check out our website and this blog.
Glimpses of Cairo and Poetry From the Balcony
No matter how hard we try, we can’t seem to keep from staying up late at night here. The air is so much cooler after dark and we are always so anxious to write, update our social media pages, review footage, set up upcoming meetings and interviews, and stare off of our balcony into the lights of Cairo. The poem at the end of this post was a freewrite from Hussein’s apartment balcony. Every...
[WUNC] Nationwide Broadcast of Our First Radio...
The nationwide radio show “The Story” is picking up our first radio segment to be aired on Monday, June 27th. The Story airs in over 100 cities, so check out this link if you’d like to find out when to tune in.
The local North Carolina NPR affiliate, WUNC, just...
[WUNC] First Poem Airs Friday July 24th!
Listen to our first poem broadcast from our PPR2011 trip in Egypt and Tunisia on “Morning Edition” Friday July 24th. It will air either at 6:30, 7:30, or 8:30 on the the NC’s NPR station WUNC 91.5 FM
Interviews, Markets, and Taxis
So first I’m just gonna go ahead and throw this out there: I’m not good at writing real blog posts, so instead, I’m just gonna resort to my friendly neighborhood bullet-points. -This week we met up with AUC’s University On the Square, an organization that is dedicated to collecting an archive of oral histories from the Revolution -We also met up and interviewed Habib (who...
PPR Makes it to Tahrir
PPR is fully awake and rolling! After some intense sleep sessions to recover from our near 3 day journey to make it to Cairo, we are diving into the project. On Saturday we worked on our first poem for WUNC, an introduction to the project, our travels, and the deeper purpose of our journey. Be on the lookout for more updates! We also ventured out into the ocean of traffic that is downtown Cairo....
[PICS] Day 3
A pic from one of our interviews
Arrival and First Impressions
We made it! And the trip went smoothly, just a brief layover in Amsterdam and then we were on to Cairo. Sameer’s cousins picked us up at the airport and on the drive home they took us past the charred remains of the old party headquarters, as well as the Qasr Al Nil bridge and Tahrir where many of the largest protests took place. Cairo is massive! It is filled with towering buildings that seem...
[PICS] PPR2011 Day 1
JFK AMSTERDAM EGYPT
The PPR Tumblr is up!
Welcome everyone to the official PPR2011 Tumblr! The team will be posting updates, entries, videos, pictures, and all sorts of awesomeness from the project here. For now, check out the PPR segment on The State of Things: http://wunc.org/tsot/archive/Portraits_of_a_Revolution.mp3/view