A Sisterhood For Peace: Muslim And Jewish Women Building Bridges

B.C. Dodge & R. Mordant Mahon talk to Amanda Quraishi in this episode of “What a Relief!” — IRUSA’s official podcast. This week, B.C. & Mordant welcome Amanda Qureshi, a digital media professional and diversity activist and Advisory Board Member for the Sisterhood of Salaam-Shalom. In this episode, she talks about her work with this unique national grassroots […]

Behind The Scenes Of Music Video Free

B.C. Dodge & R. Mordant Mahon talk to Rapper Narcy & Director Ridwan Adhami in this episode of “What a Relief!” — IRUSA’s official podcast. This week’s episode takes listeners behind the scenes of the newly released music video, Free. Featured by big names such as Billboard and iTunes, the project was the result of a special […]

The Impact And Challenges Of International Relief Work

B.C. Dodge & R. Mordant Mahon talk to Naser Haghamed from Islamic Relief Worldwide in this episode of “What a Relief!” — IRUSA’s official podcast. This week B.C. & Mordant welcome Naser Haghamed, CEO of Islamic Relief Worldwide. Naser has travelled across 35 countries to help deliver aid where it is needed the most. He shares his insights with […]

Breaking Barriers With Comedy: A Talk With Tazzy Phe

B.C. Dodge & R. Mordant Mahon talk to Tazzy Phe in this episode of “What a Relief!” — IRUSA’s official podcast. This week, B.C. & Mordant welcome none other than YouTube comedy sensation, Tazzy Phe. If you have never heard of her, now is the time to get hip and join her over 40,000 subscribers. The description […]

Continuing to Uphold American Ideals

B.C. Dodge & R. Mordant Mahon talk to Scott Cooper and Joe Jenkins from Veterans for American Ideals in this episode of “What a Relief!” — IRUSA’s official podcast. In this episode, B.C. & Mordant welcome two special guests: Scott Cooper and Joe Jenkins from Veterans for American Ideals. They were introduced to the show when IRUSA was […]

Muslim Youth and the Religious Literacy Gap

B.C. Dodge & R. Mordant Mahon talk to Hadia Mubarak in this episode of “What a Relief!” — IRUSA’s official podcast. This week B.C. & Mordant welcome Hadia Mubarak. Hadia is a lecturer on religion and gender at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and works with the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU). She joins […]

UNRWA & IRUSA: A Partnership of Hope for #Palestinian #Refugees

B.C. Dodge & R. Mordant Mahon talk to Misbah Sheikh from UNRWA in this episode of “What a Relief!” — IRUSA’s official podcast. This week B.C. Dodge & Mordant welcome Misbah Sheikh, Chief of the Private Partnerships Division at the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). In her role, Misbah manages […]

Responding to a Global #Refugee Crisis

B.C. Dodge & R. Mordant Mahon talk to Melanie Nezer from HIAS in this episode of “What a Relief!” — IRUSA’s official podcast. This week, B.C. & Mordant welcome Melanie Nezer, the Vice President of Policy and Advocacy for the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS). In her role, she is helping the cause of refugee resettlement in major ways. […]

Lifting Souls through Conscious Art

 B.C. Dodge & R. Mordant Mahon are joined by local musician and community activist Khalil Ismail for this episode of “What a Relief!” — IRUSA’s official podcast. At a time when hate and intolerance seem to be steadily rising, podcast guests like Khalil Ismail remind us of the power of positivity and the importance of promoting good works […]

Resettlement & The Resilience of Refugees

B.C. Dodge & R. Mordant Mahon welcome Kristyn Peck from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops in this episode of “What a Relief!” — IRUSA’s official podcast. This week, B.C. & Mordant chat with Kristyn Peck. Kristyn is the Associate Director of Children’s Services for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Migration and Refugee Services. If […]