Arabs & Muslims: What Alaskans Should Know


This week on Addressing Alaskans, award winning Egyptian-American playwright Yussef El Guindi and CEO and General Manager of Alaska Public Media, Steve Lindbeck. Lindbeck moderates this lively discussion highlighting perceptions of Arabs and Muslims in the media as seen through the lens of Arab-American, Yussef El Guindi.

El Guindi achieved acclaim when he was awarded the prestigious Harold and Mimi Steinberg/American Theatre Critics Association New Play Award for “Pilgrims Musa and Sheri in the New World,” in 2012. Since 2011, he has had at least 16 plays produced in theaters across the country. Born in Egypt, raised in London, and now residing in Seattle, El Guindi is recognized for his portrayals of Arab-Americans through his theatrical works.

Steve Lindbeck previously served as Associate Editor of the Anchorage Daily News and Executive Director of the Alaska Humanities Forum before becoming CEO and General Manger of Alaska Public Media, following a 30-year career in journalism and public affairs.

Their discussion, “Arabs & Muslims: What Alaskans Should Know,” was hosted by the Alaska World Affairs Council and recorded at the Petroleum Club in Anchorage.

BROADCAST ON KSKA: Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. (Alaska time)

REPEAT BROADCAST: Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at 9:00 p.m. (Alaska time)


  • Yussef El Guindi,  playwright
  • Steve Lindbeck,  CEO and General Manger of Alaska Public Media

RECORDED: February 21, 2014 at the Petroleum Club

HOST: Alaska World Affairs Council


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