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With Professor Aminah Al-Deen

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  • The Four Hijabs
    53 mins
    • The Four Hijabs

      S1:E85 Join us on Critical Talk today for a look at animated story telling. Joining us in the studio are Silk Road Rising artistic director Jamil Khoury, New Mexico University professor Dr. Manal Hamzeh, and Beloit College professor Dr. Debra Majeed to analyze the significance of the animated short, The Four Hijabs.

  • One Era Ends, Another Begins
    52 mins
    • One Era Ends, Another Begins

      S1:E84 Joining us today on Critical Talk are our favorite political analysts: Drs. Scott Hibbard and Khalil Marrar. Together with Dr. Al-Deen, they will be discussing the final days of the Trump Administration and the first of the Biden Administration.

  • Let Us Lift Up Our Voices
    48 mins
    • Let Us Lift Up Our Voices

      S1:E83 Joining us today on Critical Talk is acclaimed jazz vocalist Tammy McCann, who performs with the Music Institute of Chicago. She will talk to us today about how music allows us to express ourselves like no other medium can.

  • Tell A Story
    53 mins
    • Tell A Story

      S1:E82 Joining us on Critical Talk today is screenwriter and author Kamran Pasha, who has written for virtually all forms of media, including television and video games. Kamran will guide us through the basics of screenwriting and storytelling.

  • Quick Eats - Pakistan
    47 mins
    • Quick Eats - Pakistan

      S1:E81 Today, on our first episode of 2021, join us for something a little different. Dr. Aminah Al-Deen has the privilege to talk to a young chef, Soban Mirza, who will show us the ingredients and basic steps of preparing traditional Pakistani dishes. Please join us on the first of our “Quick Eats“ episodes.

  • The Plight of Muslims in China, Pt. II
    50 mins
    • The Plight of Muslims in China, Pt. II

      S1:E80 Returning to Critical Talk today is Dr. Dru Gladney, Professor and Chair of Anthropology at Pomona College, to resume his conversation with Dr. Al-Deen regarding the situation facing Muslims of all kinds in China.

  • A Conversation on Race
    51 mins
    • A Conversation on Race

      S1:E79 Joining us today on Critical Talk is Dr. Dru Gladney, Chair of Anthropology at Pomona College, to discuss with us the situation surrounding Muslims in China and the history of the region leading to the present situation.

  • What's Happening Across the Pond? Pt. II
    52 mins
    • What's Happening Across the Pond? Pt. II

      S1:E78 Please join us today as we are joined by Andy Read who is Assistant Chief Executive of the National Fisheries Federation & Ruby Khan who is an international development professional with a Masters from Johns Hopkins SAIS, as we talk about new and social updates from our friends in the United Kingdom.

  • The Plight of Muslims in China
    49 mins
    • The Plight of Muslims in China

      S1:E77 Joining us today on Critical Talk is Dr. Dru Gladney, Chair of Anthropology at Pomona College, to discuss with us the situation surrounding Muslims in China and the history of the region leading to the present situation.

  • Trauma Stewardship
    52 mins
    • Trauma Stewardship

      S1:E89 Joining us today on Critical Talk is Dr. Kameelah Rashad to discuss with us her work with Muslim Wellness Foundation, the National Black Muslim COVID Coalition, and her recent keynote speech at the AMC Conference.

  • Social Justice in the Media and Biden Admin.
    51 mins
    • Social Justice in the Media and Biden Admin.

      S1:E76 Joining us today on Critical Talk today is returning guest Dr. Maytha Alhassen, a journalist who works in all forms of media. Together with Dr. Al-Deen, Maytha will guide us through social justice advocacy in the time of Biden and pervasive media.

  • Where is the Country Heading?
    54 mins
    • Where is the Country Heading?

      S1:E75 Joining us today on Critical Talk is our friend Dr. Khalil Marrar, Associate Professor of Public Policy at Governors State University, to discuss what the future may hold for our politics and society in a post-Trump United States.

  • Citizens from the South Speak
    50 mins
    • Citizens from the South Speak

      S1:E74 Today on Critical Talk, we'll be challenging notions of where the south is by inviting two Latino men, history professor Dr. Felix Masud-Piloto and journalist Jorge Mujica. Together with Dr. Al-Deen, they'll discuss their opinions on how the US views Latinos and what the future of the country might look like.

  • Social Justice in the Media and Biden Admin
    1 hr
    • Social Justice in the Media and Biden Admin

      S1:E73 Joining us today on Critical Talk today is returning guest Dr. Maytha Alhassen, a journalist who works in all forms of media. Together with Dr. Al-Deen, Maytha will guide us through social justice advocacy in the time of Biden and pervasive media.

  • What Do We Have to Laugh About?
    44 mins
    • What Do We Have to Laugh About?

      S1:E72 Joining us on Critical Talk today is comedian Mona Aburmishan, who will bring some levity to the stressful world we live in and remind what we all have to laugh about.

  • Back to School
    56 mins
    • Back to School

      S1:E71 Many schools are resuming in-person learning as the country grapples with it's worst wave of COVID-19 yet. Joining us on Critical Talk today are two educators to talk to us about how the move is going and what it could meaning heading into the winter.

  • Post-Election Discussion
    54 mins
    • Post-Election Discussion

      S1:E70 Join us on Critical Talk to learn what social justice may look like in a post-Trump US. Guiding us through this discussion is journalist Maytha Alhassen and executive director of MuslimARC Margari Hill.

  • COVID and Flu Special
    49 mins
    • COVID and Flu Special

      S1:E69 Joining us today on Critical Talk are returning guests Abdullah Mitchell and Imam Frederik Al-Deen who will discuss with us how the COVID pandemic has affected our religious lives and communities, and how we are-or aren't-adapting to it.

  • Black Teen Lives Matter
    52 mins
    • Black Teen Lives Matter

      S1:E68 Black Teen Lives Matter

  • Book Club Discussion on Caste by Isabel Wilkerson
    48 mins
    • Book Club Discussion on Caste by Isabel Wilkerson

      S1:E67 Book Club Discussion on Caste by Isabel Wilkerson

  • Spiritual Abuse
    50 mins
    • Spiritual Abuse

      S1:E66 Spiritual Abuse

  • The Realities of Immigration
    55 mins
    • The Realities of Immigration

      S1:E65 The realities of immigration.

  • Last Thoughts Before the Vote
    51 mins
    • Last Thoughts Before the Vote

      S1:E64 Last thoughts before the vote.

  • And What About Education?
    57 mins
    • And What About Education?

      S1:E63 And What About Education

  • Thinking About Our Political Future
    51 mins
    • Thinking About Our Political Future

      S1:E62 Thinking About Our Political Future.

  • Muslim Women in Academia
    52 mins
    • Muslim Women in Academia

      S1:E61 Muslim Women in Academia.

  • The Theater Arts
    52 mins
    • The Theater Arts

      S1:E60 The Theater Arts

  • The Future of Universities
    55 mins
    • The Future of Universities

      S1:E59 The future of universities.

  • A Discussion on Netflix's Cuties
    54 mins
    • A Discussion on Netflix's Cuties

      S1:E58 A Discussion on Netflix's Cuties.

  • Reporting on Race and Religion
    55 mins
    • Reporting on Race and Religion

      S1:E57 Reporting on Race and Religion.

  • An Hour with Jacob Blake Sr.
    56 mins
    • An Hour with Jacob Blake Sr.

      S1:E56 An hour with Jacob Blake Sr.

  • Women of Color in American Islam.
    53 mins
    • Women of Color in American Islam.

      S1:E55 Women of Color in American Islam.

  • Mental Health Special
    52 mins
    • Mental Health Special

      S1:E54 Mental health special.

  • School in the Time of COVID-19
    54 mins
    • School in the Time of COVID-19

      S1:E52 School in the Time of COVID-19.

  • Internal Concerns Facing the Muslim Community
    50 mins
    • Internal Concerns Facing the Muslim Community

      S1:E51 Internal Concerns Facing the Muslim Community.

  • Muslim Women's Alliance and Social Justice
    53 mins
    • Muslim Women's Alliance and Social Justice

      S1:E50 Muslim Women's Alliance and Social Justice.

  • A Young Person's View to Trump, COVID-19, and the Future.
    51 mins
    • A Young Person's View to Trump, COVID-19, and the Future.

      S1:E49 A Young Person's View to Trump, COVID-19, and the Future.

  • What's Happening Across the Pond.
    52 mins
    • What's Happening Across the Pond.

      S1:E48 What's Happening Across the Pond.

  • Religion in the time of COVID and BLM.
    53 mins
    • Religion in the time of COVID and BLM.

      S1:E47 Religion in the time of COVID and BLM.

  • Analyses of the DNC and RNC
    59 mins
    • Analyses of the DNC and RNC

      S1:E46 Analyses of the DNC and RNC.

  • Vigilantism and Kenosha
    1 hr
    • Vigilantism and Kenosha

      S1:E45 Vigilantism and Kenosha.

  • Partnerships, Alliances, and Coalitions
    56 mins
    • Partnerships, Alliances, and Coalitions

      S1:E44 Partnerships, Alliances, and Coalitions.

  • Sacred Activism
    55 mins
    • Sacred Activism

      S1:E43 Sacred Activism.

  • African American Muslims and the Political Arena.
    1 hr
    • African American Muslims and the Political Arena.

      S1:E42 African American Muslims and the Political Arena.

  • Journalism in the Age of Fake News.
    55 mins
    • Journalism in the Age of Fake News.

      S1:E41 Journalism in the Age of Fake News.

  • Critical Talk
    53 mins
    • Critical Talk

      S1:E40 Critical Talk with Prof. Aminah Al-Deen Ph.D.

  • Critical Talk
    58 mins
    • Critical Talk

      S1:E39 Critical Talk with Prof. Aminah Al-Deen Ph.D

  • Critical Talk
    58 mins
    • Critical Talk

      S1:E38 Critical Talk with Prof. Aminah Al-Deen Ph.D

  • Critical Talk
    56 mins
    • Critical Talk

      S1:E37 Critical Talk with Prof. Aminah Al-Deen Ph.D.

  • Critical Talk
    58 mins, 59 secs
    • Critical Talk

      S1:E36 Critical Talk with Prof. Aminah Al-Deen Ph.D.

  • Critical Talk with Dr. Al-Deen.
    54 mins
    • Critical Talk with Dr. Al-Deen.

      S1:E35 Discussion with Dr. Al-Deen.

  • Daily Topic
    55 mins
    • Daily Topic

      S1:E34 Discussion with Dr. Al-Deen.

  • Critical Talk
    57 mins
    • Critical Talk

      S1:E33 Discussion with Dr. Al-Deen.

  • Prof. Dr. Aminah Al-Deen
    52 mins
    • Prof. Dr. Aminah Al-Deen

      S1:E32 Discussion with Dr. Al-Deen

  • We Need to Know the Law
    54 mins
    • We Need to Know the Law

      S1:E31 Discussion on the law.

  • The Middle East
    53 mins
    • The Middle East

      S1:E30 Discussion on the Middle East.

  • Freedom School.mp4
    51 mins, 1 sec
    • Freedom School.mp4

      S1:E29 The Freedom School.

  • Story Telling
    50 mins
    • Story Telling

      S1:E28 Discussion on story telling.

  • Medicine in Times of Pandemic
    50 mins
    • Medicine in Times of Pandemic

      S1:E27 Discussion about medicine in times of pandemic.mp4

  • Islamophobia in USA
    47 mins
    • Islamophobia in USA

      S1:E26 Discussion about Islamophobia in USA.

  • Exploring Inner-City Muslim Action Network
    54 mins
    • Exploring Inner-City Muslim Action Network

      S1:E25 Exploring Inner-City Muslim Action Network.

  • Fairness
    50 mins
    • Fairness

      S1:E24 Discussion of fairness in today's society.

  • Foreclosures and Evictions Apocalypse
    50 mins
    • Foreclosures and Evictions Apocalypse

      S1:E23 Discussion about foreclosures and evictions apocalypse.

  • Dr. Muhammad Fraser-Rahim.
    45 mins
    • Dr. Muhammad Fraser-Rahim.

      S1:E22 Discussion with Dr. Muhammad Fraser-Rahim.

  • Hollywood and Muslim representation.
    53 mins
    • Hollywood and Muslim representation.

      S1:E21 Discussion with Dr. Al-Deen about Muslim representation in Hollywood.

  • African Americans Community
    32 mins
    • African Americans Community

      S1:E20 Discussion about the African Americans community.

  • Latino Muslim Representation in the US
    1 hr, 3 mins
    • Latino Muslim Representation in the US

      S1:E19 Discussion of the Latino Muslim representation in the US.

  • Future of Medicine Post Covid-19
    53 mins
    • Future of Medicine Post Covid-19

      S1:E18 Discussion on the future of medicine post Covid-19.

  • Vulnerabilities In The Black Communities
    1 hr, 7 mins
    • Vulnerabilities In The Black Communities

      S1:E17 Discussing vulnerabilities in the Black communities.

  • Malcolm X and the Movement for Black Lives.mp4
    1 hr, 30 mins
    • Malcolm X and the Movement for Black Lives.mp4

      S1:E16 Discussion about Malcolm X and the movement for Black Lives.

  • Dr. Su'ad Abdul Khabeer
    56 mins
    • Dr. Su'ad Abdul Khabeer

      S1:E15 Discussion with Dr. Su'ad Abdul Khabeer.

  • Exploring Muslim Matters
    1 hr
    • Exploring Muslim Matters

      S1:E14 Discussing Muslim Matters.

  • Exploring MuslimARC
    55 mins, 1 sec
    • Exploring MuslimARC

      S1:E13 Discussing MuslimARC.

  • Exploring United Production Foundation
    51 mins
    • Exploring United Production Foundation

      S1:E12 Discussion on the United Production Foundation.

  • Exploring Zakat Foundation
    50 mins
    • Exploring Zakat Foundation

      S1:E11 Discussion on the Zakat Foundation.

  • Trump Presidency and USA Constitution
    55 mins
    • Trump Presidency and USA Constitution

      S1:E10 Discussion on Trump's Presidency and the USA Constitution.

  • Black Lives Matter Perspectives
    47 mins
    • Black Lives Matter Perspectives

      S1:E9 Discussion about an Imam's perspective on Black Lives Matter.

  • Higher Education
    1 hr, 3 mins
    • Higher Education

      S1:E8 A discussion on higher education.

  • Justice System and Mental Health.
    1 hr
    • Justice System and Mental Health.

      S1:E7 Discussions on the justice system and mental health.

  • Media, Covid and Protests
    1 hr, 5 mins
    • Media, Covid and Protests

      S1:E6 Discussions on the media, Covid, and protests.

  • Muslim Perspectives of Current Protests
    1 hr
    • Muslim Perspectives of Current Protests

      S1:E5 Discussion about protests, government response and the Muslim perspectives.

  • Protests and Muslims in America
    55 mins, 30 secs
    • Protests and Muslims in America

      S1:E4 Dr. Aminah Al-Deen discusses current protests and Muslims in America.

  • Topic of the Day
    1 hr, 3 mins
    • Topic of the Day

      S1:E3 Discussions hosted by Dr. Aminah Al-Deen.

  • Restructuring Chicago
    56 mins
    • Restructuring Chicago

      S1:E2 Dr Al-Deen discusses the restructuring of the city of Chicago.

  • Chaplaincy in Universities
    49 mins, 40 secs
    • Chaplaincy in Universities

      S1:E1 Dr. Al-Deen discusses Muslim woman and chaplaincy.