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Bassem Youssef's New Book for Kids: The Magical Reality of Nadia

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Bassem Youssef was a heart surgeon in his home country of Egypt before becoming the host of AlBernameg, the first political satire show in the Middle East. AlBernameg eventually became the most watched show across the region with 30 million viewers every week and Youssef was dubbed ‘The Jon Stewart of the Middle East.’ Youssef has appeared on The Daily Show, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and was featured in Time 100, the magazine’s list of the world’s most influential people.

We got the chance to talk with Bassem Youssef this week.  He's got a new book out for kids called "The Magical Reality of Nadia". 

Heidi Holtan has worked at KAXE/KBXE for over 22 years. She currently helms the Morning Show as News and Public Affairs Director where she manages producers, hosts local interviews and programs, oversees and manages web stories and establishes focus areas of programming like phenology, clean energy, Indigenous voices, Strong Women, local foods, clean energy, economic development and more. Heidi is a regional correspondent for WDSE/WRPT's Duluth Public Television’s Almanac North. In 2018 Heidi received the “Building Bridges in Media” award from the Islamic Resource Group for her work on KAXE/KBXE hosting conversations about anti-Muslim movements in rural Minnesota. During the pandemic, Heidi hosted 14 months of a weekly statewide conversation on COVID-19 for the AMPERS network.