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Granite Staters React To Egypt

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A roundtable of Granite Staters with ties to Egypt gives us their thoughts about the recent unrest in that country, and its difficult transition to a new government, after popular protests toppled the Mubarak regime two years ago.  We’ll also find out what they’re hearing from friends and family in Egypt and hear their hopes and concerns for Egypt’s future.


Gamil Azmy was raised in Suez, Egypt, came to the United States in 1969 and moved to New Hampshire in 1982. He has owned several restaurants and currently lives in Warner where he owns a farm.

Bahaa Elaidi, an engineering consultant in New Hampshire, was born in Egypt and came to the United States in 1982. He has lived in New Hampshire since 2002.

Nabil Migalli, co-founder and chairman of the Arab-American Forum in New Hampshire, was born in Egypt and came to the United States in 1981. He lives in Manchester.  

Laura is well known in New Hampshire for her in-depth coverage of important issues and is widely regarded for her interviews with presidential hopefuls. Laura is a graduate of Keene High School in New Hampshire. Prior to hosting The Exchange, Laura worked in public radio in Washington, D.C. as a local reporter and announcer for WAMU and as a newscaster for NPR. Before her radio career, she was a researcher for USA Today's "Money" section, and a research assistant at the Institute for International Economics. Laura occasionally guest hosts national programs such as The Diane Rehm Show and Here and Now. In 2007 Laura was named New Hampshire Broadcaster of the Year by the New Hampshire Association of Broadcasters.
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