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[90] Remembering Pulse: Who Takes Responsibility?

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It’s been a week of mourning and remembering the tragedy in Orlando last week — and as we continue to find new information about the shooter, people are continuing to try to wrap their heads around how and why this happened and if future similar tragedies can be prevented. We take a look at this from several angles: from the prospect (and verbiage) of “Radical Islam” to the accessibility of firearms to the character and background of the shooter himself. Faiqa then talks about the issues within the American Muslim community in coming to terms with the homophobia which often goes unchallenged.

It’s a heavy episode, we know. But we do mention that this is Mike’s first on-location remote recording from his son’s school. And we talk about preferred snack foods of the new cast of Ghostbusters. If you have anything to add, please tell us what you think on Facebook or Twitter. Also? Make sure to check us out on iTunes and rate us. If you leave us a great review we might read it on-air!

Music Credits:

Title Theme (Intro and Outtro):    Perfect One (Man Bites Dog) / CC BY-SA 3.0

Interstitial Music:  Pulse (Melissa Etheridge)

[89] Zoos, Weather Patterns and Bad Parenting

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Hey! That’s My Hummus! has a few new features you should be aware of:

  • We now have a direct gateway to our “Shop Amazon” page — which you can reach at the top navigation of our website or, alternatively, at http://www.heythatsmyhummus.com/amazon

  • We also began a new feature on today’s show where we went over the weather for listeners in certain areas. But we’re not sure if this is going to become a regular occurrence or not…



    Our main story is one that has been in the news over the past several days: A child fell into the Silverback gorilla enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo, prompting the zoo’s response team to shoot and kill the 17 year-old gorilla. And the entire internet has gone wild with reactions and responses.

    We talk a bit about these responses as well as about zoos in general: are we at a point where they should finally be retired? We also discuss the strong reactions people are having towards the mother of the child who was in the enclosure. And we end up talking about our own parental mistakes which have cost us those coveted “parent of the year” awards.

    How about you? How have you demonstrated that you’re not the perfect parent? Tell us what you think on Facebook or Twitter. Also? Make sure to check us out on iTunes and rate us. If you leave us a great review we might read it on-air!

    Music Credits:

    Title Theme (Intro and Outtro):    Perfect One (Man Bites Dog) / CC BY-SA 3.0

    Interstitial Music:  Gorilla (Bruno Mars)

  • [88] Stuff and Things and Sex and Objectification

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    This week’s show was a mix of a few random stories that came up in the news. You might find it interesting to know that they all had a common thread even if unintended: sex and objectification.

    But that wasn’t what we found interesting.

    We found it fascinating, in fact, that this show was specifically not about music. Yet in the first segment we happen to mention the names of numerous bands in context — including Bon Jovi, the Cult, Another Bad Creation, Kriss Kross, Tone Lōc, Jewish Sensation the Miami Boys Choir, and Muslim superstars N2K.

    We also talk a bit about dress codes, the evolution of sexual harassment awareness, and dumb things politicians say when they think they’re helping but they’re really not.

    Any thoughts? Any comments? Let us know! Tell us what you think on Facebook or Twitter. Also? Make sure to check us out on iTunes and rate us. If you leave us a great review we might read it on-air!

    Music Credits:

    Title Theme (Intro and Outtro):    Perfect One (Man Bites Dog) / CC BY-SA 3.0

    Interstitial Music:  Funky Cold Medina (Tone Lōc)

    [87] Throwing Candy: The Bar Mitzvah Episode

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    We have a special guest in studio this week — a 13 year-old named Avi who also happens to be closely related to one of our hosts!

    And since he just turned 13 a matter of months ago, as a Jewish kid coming of age he just became a bar mitzvah this past January. Learn a bit about his journey, his preparation, the type of candy he prefers people pelt at him, and how his bar mitzvah party was truly on fire!

    Any questions about having a bar/bat mitzvah? Any traditions of your own you’d like to share? Let us know! Tell us what you think on Facebook or Twitter.

    Music Credits:

    Title Theme (Intro and Outtro):    Perfect One (Man Bites Dog) / CC BY-SA 3.0

    Interstitial Music:  I Want Candy (Bow Wow Wow)

    [86] Inshallah and In-Ark-ah

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    There is singing on this episode!

    Granted it’s not the most impressive singing, but it’s still singing. To children’s songs. On YouTube.

    But we’re getting ahead of ourselves. This episode is about two things specifically. The first of which is what happens when there are misunderstandings which occur in escalated situations due to someone using language which isn’t fully understood. We talk about the recent incident onboard a Southwest Airlines flight where a passenger was removed due to his overheard spoken Arabic phrase of “Inshallah.” And we also discuss a bus trip in Texas where a Sikh man was removed for speaking in Punjabi with a fellow passenger. In both cases, other passengers felt that their safety was at risk. Was this simply a language barrier? And what does Inshallah mean, anyway?

    And then we talk about the Biblical (and Quranic) stories of Noah and the ark. Are the narratives we learned rooted in truth? Does the Noah story contradict what we know in modern science?

    And then there’s some singing and rejoicing.

    Do you want more singing? Should we not quit our day jobs? Tell us what you think on Facebook or Twitter.

    Music Credits:

    Title Theme (Intro and Outtro):    Perfect One (Man Bites Dog) / CC BY-SA 3.0

    Interstitial Music:  Body Language (Kid Ink ft. Usher, Tinashe)

    [85] Passover, Legumes and a Trip to the Mikveh…

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    This is a very special episode: Faiqa’s on her own to host this one, but she welcomes a special guest to help talk about these two Jewish traditions.

    First — Passover. We’ve done Passover quite a bit on this show. Check out Episode 6, Episode 46 and Episode 67 if you have some free time.

    However, this year we talk about a new decision regarding Kosher for Passover food: The Rabbinical Assembly’s Committee for Jewish Laws and Standards passed a resolution in November stating that it is permissible for Ashkenazic Jews (from Eastern-European descent) to eat legumes (or kitniyot) on Passover. This is a new development which reverses an 800 year old edict. How is that going to change things?

    And we also talk about the Jewish ritual bath, or mikveh — and how it’s being re-purposed for a new generation. Traditionally used primarily by converts to Judaism to seal the deal and by married women ending their menstrual periods, communities (like ones in Boston and Washington, DC) are encouraging mikveh use for personal transitions and reflection. Listen to find out more…

    Let us know what you think on Facebook or Twitter.

    Music Credits:

    Title Theme (Intro and Outtro):    Perfect One (Man Bites Dog) / CC BY-SA 3.0

    Interstitial Music:  Freedom (Wham!)

    [84] Bend It Like… Bathrooms?

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    Ripped from the headlines!

    We discuss two recent news stories that have had some traction lately…

    First, a Muslim seventh grade student from Houston was singled out in his class and told that “we all think you’re a terrorist” when he laughed at a movie (Bend It Like Beckham) they had been watching. The teacher defended her actions saying that she was trying to teach the class about negative stereotypes. The student’s parents want the teacher removed. We discuss our experiences with being singled out due to stereotypes — and what we should be doing to ensure that this is not a common occurrence.

    And then we talk about the recent passage of “bathroom bills” which have popped up in the south (including North Carolina’s HB2) which adversely affect the trans community and mandate that people (including students) use restrooms consistent with the sex on their birth certificate — even if that does not match their gender identity. What’s behind the fear-mongering? And how do our own religious and cultural traditions deal with transgender identity?

    Let us know what you think on Facebook or Twitter.

    Music Credits:

    Title Theme (Intro and Outtro):    Perfect One (Man Bites Dog) / CC BY-SA 3.0

    Interstitial Music:  Darshan (B21)

    [83] Hair! That’s My Hummus

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    Let’s talk about hair: each strand of it contains your DNA — which are the building blocks of you. Every little individual trait is encoded on that one little piece of hair.

    And that strand? It’s strong. It can hold up to 100 grams. Multiply that by the 100,000 strands on the average human head and that’s the weight of two elephants. Really sturdy stuff.

    But hair is also a marker for identity and individuality. And hair has had cultural significance throughout world history. This past week this became an issue at San Francisco State University when a video of an altercation between a student of color and a white student with dreadlocks became public. Was this a case of cultural appropriation? Was it inappropriate?

    We also discuss what our own religions and cultures say about hair. And our own experiences with the way we style, color or cover it.

    Let us know what you think on Facebook or Twitter.

    Music Credits:

    Title Theme (Intro and Outtro):    Perfect One (Man Bites Dog) / CC BY-SA 3.0

    Interstitial Music:  Cut Your Hair (Pavement)

    [82] What Happens on Campus…

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    … doesn’t necessarily stay on campus.

    This week’s episode goes back to college — as we discuss some issues which have been newsworthy lately but have also been longstanding issues since we were both in school.

    First: fraternities on campus. There have been episodes of dangerous behavior contributing to major injuries and death due to hazing as well as a culture which has promoted sexual assault. What are colleges (and fraternities) doing about this? Is it enough?

    We then talk about a resolution recently passed at the University of California condemning antisemitism. There have been increasing numbers of incidents where protests against Israeli policy have crossed a line into tactics which target Jewish groups.

    As always, let us know what you think on Facebook or Twitter.

    Music Credits:

    Title Theme (Intro and Outtro):    Perfect One (Man Bites Dog) / CC BY-SA 3.0

    Interstitial Music: College Rock (How To Hold The Guitar Right) (Man Bites Dog) / CC BY-SA 3.0

    [81] Fuller Hou(mmu)se

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    Full-House-HTMH

    It’s a valid question: Whatever did happen to predictability?

    It’s our TV talk episode! We talk about our experiences watching two recent Netflix shows: Fuller House and Master of None. And how they both impacted us culturally and nostalgically.

    We also delve into some of our other favorite shows.

    But it’s likely that we’re missing a whole bunch of good ones that you want to tell us about. What should we be watching? Let us know on Facebook or Twitter.

    Music Credits:

    Title Theme (Intro and Outtro):    Perfect One (Man Bites Dog) / CC BY-SA 3.0

    Interstitial Music:  Full(er) House Theme – Acoustic (Carly Rae Jepsen – On Air With Ryan Seacrest, 2016)

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