Bloody protests in the streets of Iran following that nation’s June 12 presidential election have captivated the world’s attention, but what does it all mean? Political analyst Karim Sadjadpour of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace joins Fresh Air to discuss this unprecedented moment in the country’s political history. Before joining Carnegie, Sadjadpour was the chief Iran analyst at the International Crisis Group, based in Tehran and Washington, D.C. A regular contributor to BBC World TV and radio, CNN, National Public Radio and PBS’ NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, Sadjadpour has written for The Washington Post, The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune and the New Republic.
One in ten Americans suffer from migraine headaches including our guest writer ANDREW LEVY. His new book, “A Brain Wider Than the Sky: A Migraine Diary,” Levy shares details of his own experiences coping with migraine headaches as well as observations about how chronic migraines affected the work and personalities of a range of famous migraine sufferers.
Born Richard Melville Hall, Moby is one of the most recognizable faces of electronic music. His contributions to the genre, adored in some circles and reviled in others, draw from many genres, including pop, punk and dance music. Here, Moby picks his five favorite songs, using the criterion of “songs that sound great in the parking lot of an abandoned factory at 4:30 in the morning.” The theme comes from when Moby first left home and lived in an abandoned factory in Stamford, Conn., to which he would often return at 4:30 a.m. Moby discusses how each of the artists has influenced him, and he talks about his new album, titled Wait for Me.