This Is What I Dreamed…

The Grandfather of the “American Muslim Identity” Talks About Coming to America and Dedicating His Life to Activism Following up on a conversation that started a year ago, Edina Lekovic, MPAC’s Director of Policy and Programming, rejoins Dr. Maher Hathout to further explore his life and dreams growing up.Dr. Hathout recounts the special relationship with […]

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Light Up Your Candles: Is Sensitivity a Weakness?

Inspired by a poem Dr. Hathout wrote in medical school, Deana Nassar, MPAC’s Hollywood Liaison, discusses the importance of compassion and sensitivity when dealing with not only patients, but all human beings. (Right click the link above and choose “Save As.”)

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Beauty in the ‘I’ of the Beholder

It’s the age of selfies, Photoshop and Instagram filters, and personal image is under the microscope more than ever. For our 50th episode, Straight Talk Podcast Producer Maha Awad and Dr. Maher Hathout talk about beauty. Is there only one definition of beauty? Can beauty and personal satisfaction co-exist? Listen as Dr. Hathout speaks of […]

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What’s Your Hope for the Future?

Returning for a conversation with Dr. Maher Hathout is Samira Idroos, a producer of Straight Talk podcast and “Haram,” a play based on Dr. Hathout’s poetry. In this episode, the pair of friends talk about hopes for the future through reflections on the past. “If you are preoccupied with the future, you are young, regardless […]

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True Love: More Than Lust & Sex

Leading up to Valentine’s Day, this episode focuses on love – love of oneself, love of others and love of the community. Joining Dr. Maher Hathout for this new episode is Nagwa Ibrahim, a lawyer and filmmaker who focuses on telling multi-dimensional human interest stories. Their candid conversation centers around a quote from Dr. Hathout: […]

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