Podcast: The Politics of Massacres, race in America and are we great?

Podcast: The Politics of Massacres, race in America and are we great?
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Podcast: The Politics of Massacres, race in America and are we great?

Veteran columnist, author and former Chicago City Hall reporter Ray Hanania talks about three big issues in this episode of the “Ray Hanania on Politics” podcast.

The first is the politics of Massacres. Why is there a difference in how the mainstream news media covers the killings in Dayton, Ohio and El Paso, Texas this past weekend, and the ongoing weekly massacres taking place in Chicago?

Racism is political, too. In 1986, Hanania reported on the racism of the Chicago City Seal. How politicians reacted to the issue then compared with how they react to the symbols of racism in Civil War statutes today is very different.

Ray Hanania on Politics podcast logo

Ray Hanania on Politics podcast logo

And finally, Hanania wonders why Americans are not reaching for the stars the way we did in 1969 when Neil Armstrong became the first human being to step on the surface of the Moon? America is not doing enough and it isn’t just because of President Trump. We have lost our enthusiasm for greatness and its been like that for decades.

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Get more information on Ray Hanania’s podcasts by visiting www.Hanania.com. Hanania does two podcasts. One is on Middle East issues called The Arab Street Podcast. Get more informaton on that podcast at www.TheArabStreet.org.

Another is on mainstream American politics, news and the news media, “Ray Hanania on Politics.” Get more information on that podcvast by visiting www.RayHananiaonPolitics.com.

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Ray Hanania

Ray Hanania is an award-winning columnist, author & former Chicago City Hall reporter (1977-1992). A veteran who served during the Vietnam War and the recipient of four SPJ Peter Lisagor Awards for column writing, Hanania writes weekly opinion columns on mainstream American & Chicagoland topics for the Southwest News-Herald, Des Plaines Valley News, the Regional News, The Reporter Newspapers, and Suburban Chicagoland.  

Hanania also writes about Middle East issues for the Arab News, and The Arab Daily News criticizing government policies in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

A critic of mainstream news media bias, Hanania advocates for peace & justice for Israel & Palestine, & the empowerment of Arabs in America. 

Click here to listen to Ray's Political Podcast. 

Hanania's columns are archived on his personal website at RayHanania.com. Hanania was named "Best Ethnic American Columnist" by the New America Media in November 2007, and is the 2009 recipient of the SPJ National Sigma Delta Chi Award for column writing.

Email Ray Hanania at rghanania@gmail.com.
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