The Global Sail Wednesday August 2 at 7pm
KBOO Radio Station 90.7 FM Portland Oregon USA
Guest: Nusirullah “John” Safi Live on Air.
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Tonight, we take you to the Middle East. As most of us know, immigrants and refugees come from any spot across the world. Immigration remains a hot topic and it touches millions of people, their friends, and neighbors on any given day.
This evening, our special guest, Nasirullah “John” Safi from Afghanistan. He is based here in Salem Oregon. I will give him space to introduce himself. Nasirullah, welcome to the Global Sail show. Will you please introduce yourself to our listeners?
For those just joining us, this evening we want to tour Afghanistan.
We want to understand the situation and the culture in Afghanistan. Our guest Nasirullah Safi will shed some light on what he knows and understands about Afghanistan based on his lived experience.
For warm up, I will start with a popular song from Afghanistan.
YouTube Song title and author Nashnas| beautiful pashto song
That was a very moving piece from Afghanistan. What a great song!
This evening we want to hear everything about Afghanistan. We want to walk in the communities and on the streets in Afghanistan. We need to feel the social temperature so we can understand what makes Afghanistan unique or special. We want to understand the way Afghans look at life. What is their idea of life like? We want to be invited to their current issues for informed understanding and empathy. We also want to visit their spaces of comfort and common ground. We want to experience the food, their music, their thoughts, feelings, and perceptions.
In the studio tonight we feel honored to have Nasirullah Safi from Afghanistan. We will have a deep conversation with him as he shares his life experiences.
Nasirullah, would you please tell our audience where Afghanistan is and the nations that border Afghanistan?
What’s the situation like regarding the war in Afghanistan?
What do you think is the way forward?
What are your hopes and expectations to the current crisis in Afghanistan?
In this day of war, can you please share what you know as relates to how lives have been impacted by the war?
Do you see the war ending soon? Why?
With the current war situation in Afghanistan, what is your special message to our listeners?
We will play another song from Afghanistan.
YouTube Second song and Artist name Ustad Beltoon _ Jar De Sham Jar ( 2000 Old Pashto Song).
I understand this song is very popular in Afghanistan.
Nasirullah, would you please share a little bit on what you know about this song.
We now get back to ordinary life in Afghanistan on a random day.
What do people in Afghanistan enjoy doing for fun?
What are their spaces of comfort like?
How do they celebrate events?
Can you describe the groups that gather and what happens as people celebrate as a big group?
Song 3 from Afghanistan Ustad Beltoon - استاد بیلتون Warsha Roibara
I will kindly task you to share the theme of this song with our audience.
Back to our conversation, would you briefly share the history of Afghanistan with our audience?
What’s the source of national wealth in Afghanistan?
In terms of natural resources, what is your country mainly known for on global markets?
What has your experience been like given the current situation in Afghanistan?
We will be right back. Meanwhile, we will listen to another song from Afghanistan.
عبدالله مقری سندره | گران وطن می وران سو | افغانی پشتو سندره | مقری ده وطن سندره | Abdullah Muqurai
For those just joining us, my name is TK Kapurura and I am your host tonight on this Global Sail show. I cover immigrant and refugee experiences from across the world. I am excited to have a conversation with Nasirullah Safi who is right here with me in the studio and is sharing his immigrant experiences from the Afghan perspective.
Talking about Personal History
Can you please share your life history with our listeners?
How did you end up in the USA?
When was that?
What were your early American experiences like?
What have you been working on?
What lesson have you learned in your life that you can share with the audience?
Do you look forward to relocating to Afghanistan anytime in future?
Afghanistan National Culture
Nasirullah, how would you describe the culture in Afghanistan?
Talking about cultures, what makes people feel offended in Afghanistan?
If it were not for the war, how happy do the people of Afghanistan normally get?
What kind of holidays are celebrated on the Afghanistan calendar?
If we were to compare how folks in the USA pay attention to holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas, which holidays would be comparable to popular USA holidays?
If you just tuned in, my name is TK Kapurura and I am your host on KBOO radio station. You are listening to The Global Sail show. I cover interesting immigrant and refugee topics from across the world. Thank you for listening this evening. In the studio I am honored to have Nasirullah Safi from Afghanistan to discuss a country named Afghanistan. This is his country of origin.
Nasirullah, can you please describe the food in Afghanistan?
What do people enjoy eating there?
What’s the staple food?
What could be a surprise dish from Afghanistan to share with America?
What’s the most popular dish across the nation?
What’s the least popular dish in Afghanistan?
What are your food preparation methods like?
Do you have any surprise foods that are only eaten on Afghanistan?
Talking about religion, how would you describe the religious practices by the people in Afghanistan?
Are there more dominant religions than others?
What are the most common religious denominations in Afghanistan?
Do you have any calendar dates that are nationally observed?
Politics in Afghanistan
Besides the ongoing war, what’s the political history in Afghanistan like?
Any opposition politics?
How is democracy handled in Afghanistan?
How would you describe the national happiness index?
What’s the economy like?
Is there anything else in your heart that you want to share with America?
Thank you Nasirullah for taking our listeners on this global sail to Afghanistan. I am sure many of our listeners have enjoyed this informative discussion. I will leave you with another song
from Afghanistan Naghma - Da Zwani Khooba - NEW AFGHAN SONG 2015 - نغمه
We have come to the end of the show. As I head out, I want to thank you Nasirullah for the shared experiences. I am sure America enjoyed your shared experiences and I want to thank every listener for listening to KBOO radio station from Portland Oregon.
Again, I am TK Kapurura, your host on The Global Sail Show. Please tune in again on the first Wednesday of each month at 7pm Pacific Time. Until we meet again in the month of September, have a great evening. Nasirullah please say Goodbye in your language as we head out. Adios! Toonana. Goodbye!!