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Here From the Very Beginning

Sankar Raman
Sankar Raman / The Immigrant Story

Kambiz GhaneaBassiri is one of the nation’s leading scholars of Islam in the United States. In this conversation, he sat down with writer and educator   Flamur Vehapi  to talk about the often ignored presence of Muslims in American history, from Revolution-era figures to Beyonce’s children’s names.

Many Roads to Here is a production of The Immigrant Story. Many thanks to Kambiz and Flamur for their time and wisdom, and to St. Andrew Lutheran Church in Beaverton, Oregon for allowing us to record there. This episode is part of the I Am an American series, generously funded by Anne Naito-Campbell. It was produced as part of the Oregon Rises Above Hate Coalition.

This episode was produced by Caitlin Dwyer. Audio editing was done by Caitlin Dwyer, assisted by Gregg Palmer. Music was composed by Corey Larkin. Our executive producer is Sankar Raman.

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