Iranian-Americans Speak Out

Monday, June 22, 2009

The streets of Iran seem quiet for the moment, but Iranian Americans gathered in the streets of U.S. cities. One of the biggest gatherings was in Los Angeles, which almost 500,000 Iranian-Americans call home. Siamak Kalhor has lived in the U.S. for over 30 years and is a radio host for two technology programs on KIRN, an AM radio station in Los Angeles that broadcasts exclusively in Farsi, 24- hours a day. He has opened up his phone lines to callers who want to talk about Iran. He joins The Takeaway to talk about what he’s heard from these callers and about his own feelings about the crisis. Also joining the conversation is Baqer Moin, former head of the BBC's Persian language service. He grew up in Iran, and is the author of the book Khomeini: Life of the Ayatollah..

Guests:

Siamak Kalhor and Baqer Moin

Contributors:

Stephanie Loleng

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