Posts Tagged ‘American War’


Check out the Richard Crouse Show on NewsTalk 1010 for April 22, 2017! This week Richard welcomes American War writer and director Omar El Akkad. More on Omar El AkkadOmar was born in Cairo, Egypt and grew up in Doha, Qatar until he moved to Canada with his family. He is an award-winning journalist and author who has traveled around the world to cover many of the most important news stories of the last decade. His reporting includes dispatches from the NATO-led war in Afghanistan, the military trials at Guantànamo Bay, the Arab Spring revolution in Egypt and the Black Lives Matter movement in Ferguson, Missouri. He is a recipient of Canada’s National Newspaper Award for investigative reporting and the Goff Penny Memorial Prize for Young Canadian Journalists, as well as three National Magazine Award honorable mentions. He lives in Portland, Oregon.

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NewsTalk 1010 –  airs in Toronto Saturday at 6 to 7 pm. 

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Welcome to the House of Crouse. When Terry Jones announced, ‘I’ve got dementia. My frontal lobe has absconded,’ I immediately thought back to discussing the legacy of Monty Python with the comedy legend. He’s a lovely man and I wanted to share a few minutes of that talk with you. Then “Degrassi: Next Class” screenwriter Courtney Jane Walker swings by to talk about how she finds inspiration everywhere from court rooms to the subway. Finally, we go long with “American War” author and former war correspondent Omar El Akkad. The Washington Post called the novel “poignant and horrifying” and El Akkad is a fascinating conversationalist. It’s all great stuff so c’mon in and sit a spell.