Baltimore Imam on Islamophobia; Syrian Refugees; Theater Review; Thanksgiving Recipes | WYPR

Baltimore Imam on Islamophobia; Syrian Refugees; Theater Review; Thanksgiving Recipes

Nov 23, 2015

Imam Mohamad Bashar Arafat

 We start today with a conversation with a local Syrian Imam about how the Muslim community is reacting to the heated public debate over recent terror attacks and the surge of refugees fleeing Syria’s civil war.

Then, we’ll talk about the legal and political challenges those Syrian refugees face as they seek safe havens in Europe and the United States, with Ruben Chandrasekar of the International Rescue Committee and David Rocah of the ACLU.

Next, theater critic J Wynn Rousuck has a review of Middletown, a play about a small town and the friendship between a longtime resident and a new arrival.

And -- and just in time for Thanksgiving -- our regular foodie and restaurant owner Sascha Woldhandler joins us to share her scrumptious squash recipes, from butternut squash soup to squash lasagna.