Arab American Café

Arab American Café

A podcast by Arab Americans about America and Arabs everywhere, bringing you a unique perspective, both in English & Arabic but mostly in "Arablish." Café patrons will discuss current affairs, politics, culture, and healthcare. Your hosts are two doctors: Hassan and Mouhanad, a political activist: Elias, and many other friends who are just hanging out. Please make sure to share and subscribe! Contact us at podcasts@arabamericancafe.com

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June 23, 2021 33 min

Joseph Robinette Biden Jr, in Arabic that's Youssef Hanafi Baydoun Jr, a regular guy, who has been in politics for many decades, yaani at bit less than the average Arab politician 😉

Biden is possibly one of the few modern-time US presidents coming to office with a wealth of experience, and deep-rooted knowledge about the political establishment. Some even say he is the establishment! In this podcast we highlight importan...

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Some in the Arab World call him Abou Ali Putin! A made-up story even claims that his father Jasem Abou-teen emigrated to the USSR from Iraq where he use to sell figs (teen in Arabic), married a Russian lady, and had a boy named Abdulamir Abou-teen, who later changed his name to Vladimir Putin -😉

While this is of course a bunch of B.S, it behooves us to know more about this influential man. In this episode, you will hear abou...

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Yes, this is about balding!
While this isn’t particularly an “Arab-American” issue, it  is certainly a “universal” one. In this episode, we will approach it from our usual scientific and medical perspective, identifying causes and reviewing treatment options. 
‏ ‏ فقدان الشعر، يحدث للعديد من الناس وله مسبباته و تبعاته. نتحدث اليوم عن هذه الموضوع بالتفصيل ونغطي الخيارات‏ العلاجية المتوفرة

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Music & songs have been one of the ways of conveying the pulse of the street, and Arab alternative music is no different. Hassan and Mouhanad will review how this form of artistic expression has evolved, reflecting new narratives and musical interests. In this conversation, we will talk about lyrics, and attempt to look at the various genres including Indie, Hip-Hop, hybrid and Rap music. Will cover some artists and bands and s...

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Music & songs have been one of the ways of conveying the pulse of the street, and Arab alternative music is no different. Hassan and Mouhanad will review how this form of artistic expression has evolved, reflecting new narratives and musical interests. In this conversation, we will talk about lyrics, and attempt to look at the various genres including Indie, Hip-Hop, hybrid and Rap music. Will cover some artists and bands and s...

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The plight of the people of Palestine cannot be summarized in a statement or covered by one or two podcasts. Recently, Human Rights Watch issued a report titled “A Threshold Crossed” detailing their position and accusing the Israeli authorities of the crimes of apartheid and persecution. Today’s conversation is with an Arab-American who decided to move back to Palestine and be involved in advocacy and activism by working with human...

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The plight of the people of Palestine cannot be summarized in a statement or covered by one or two podcasts. Recently, Human Rights Watch issued a report titled “A Threshold Crossed” detailing their position and accusing the Israeli authorities of the crimes of apartheid and persecution. Today’s conversation is with an Arab-American who decided to move back to Palestine and be involved in advocacy and activism by working with human...

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May 4, 2021 42 min

America has a love affair with firearms. The “gun culture” runs deep in the society going back to the early days of the founding on the country. The right to own a firearm is protected by law in the Bill of Right under the 2nd Amendment of the Constitution. Over the past few decades this has become a hot issue, and part of the political debate. In this episode we talk to a gun expert who will help us cover this topic in a balanced ...

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The Michigan Behavioral Risk Factor Survey (MiBRFS) provides the state with data on various health behaviors, medical conditions, and preventive health care practices at the population level and by race/ethnicity. In 2013, Arab Americans were included in this survey. Dr Adnan Hammad, the founding Director of the ACCESS Health and Research Center who was one of the collaborators in the survey will go over it with us in a 3-part podc...

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The Michigan Behavioral Risk Factor Survey (MiBRFS) provides the state with data on various health behaviors, medical conditions, and preventive health care practices at the population level and by race/ethnicity. In 2013, Arab Americans were included in this survey. Dr Adnan Hammad, the founding Director of the ACCESS Health and Research Center who was one of the collaborators in the survey will go over it with us in a 3-part podc...

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The Michigan Behavioral Risk Factor Survey (MiBRFS) provides the state with data on various health behaviors, medical conditions, and preventive health care practices at the population level and by race/ethnicity. In 2013, Arab Americans were included in this survey. Dr Adnan Hammad, the founding Director of the ACCESS Health and Research Center who was one of the collaborators in the survey will go over it with us in a 3-part podc...

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يواجه ‏أبناء الجالية العربية الأمريكية صعوبات في التعاطي مع واجباتهم تجاه ‏اهلهم المسنين ‏سواءً كان الأهل يقيمون في الولايات المتحدة أو في البلد‏الأم. ‏نستعرض اليوم بعض هذه المصاعب و الخطوات الممكن اتخاذها للتعامل معها.

Arab-Americans in the “sandwich generation” face extra difficulties fulfilling their duties towards their aging parents. Some of those difficulties stem from the fact that immigrants must deal with some unusual circu...

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The Syrian crisis and its impact on Medical Professionals. In Arabic.

In this episode which pre-dated the pandemic, we talked to Dr Fouad Fouad, an Associate Professor of Public Health Practice at the Faculty of Health Sciences, and Co-Director of the Refugee Health Program at the American University of Beirut Global Health Institute. The conversation addressed the brain-drain in Syria, focusing on medical professionals, as well as ...

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President Biden appointed several Arab Americans in his administration. We reviewed their biographies in a 2 part podcast. In this episode, we cover Brenda Abdelall, Mahir Bitar, Bechara Choucair and Ike Hajinazarian.

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President Biden appointed several Arab Americans in his administration. We reviewed their biographies in a 2 part podcast. In this episode, we cover Hady Amr, Dana Shubat and Reema Dodin.

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The practice of medicine traditionally involves routine one-on-one check-ups and encounters with patients. Virtual Care has been slowly making its way until the pandemic hit. This resulted in accelerated adoption by both providers and recipients of care. In this episode, Hassan covers this topic with Dr. Leila Hajjar, a practicing OB/GYN and the President of the Michigan Chapter of the Arab American Medical Association.

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In this episode we speak to one of our colleagues Doctor Bishr Ujaily, and Infectious Diseases specialist. We cover more issues related to COVID-19, focusing on the vaccines, testing, and masking. We go through some of the commonly asked questions and provide answers about available treatments options. In Arabic.                                                                                                                         ...

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In this conversation, not about COVID, Café patrons Hassan and Mouhanad talk about their observations practicing medicine and the US. The concept of patient-centered care is a paradigm shift from years ago. Including the patient’s preferences in the care plan is now commonplace. The informed patient in the age of constant connectivity and the impact on care delivery and outcome. Those and other topics are briefly discussed, in Arab...

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This episode covers what takes place when a patient with COVID-19 gets admitted to the hospital. Hassan talks with Dr Safwan Badr who is the chair of the Wayne State University School of Medicine Department of Internal Medicine. Dr Badr is Professor of Internal Medicine, Physiology and Biomedical Engineering. He specializes in Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care, Allergy and Sleep Medicine. You will learn what doctors look for when a...

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Not too long ago in the US, and in many places up until now, doctors filled out patient records with hand-written notes and orders. The introduction of Electronic Medical Records has changed the game. Hassan and Mouhanad remember the days when as doctors relied on paper records, the benefits of electronic records and the impact on they way medicine is practiced now and in the near future. In Arabic.

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