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Mara Liasson, the NPR’s National Political Correspondent Spoke at Town Hall in Seattle

Mara Liasson, the NPR’s National Political Correspondent Spoke at Town Hall in Seattle

Posted on 02 April 2016 by admin

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The Picture: Mara (left), Mohamud Yussuf and Ross Raynolds after the show at KUOW’s Studios. Photo by KUOW

In the performance studio of KUOW 94.9 Mara Liasson took questions on Thursday from Ross Reynolds who produces “the Record”, a show that is aired daily on the NPR’s sister network in Seattle. Mohamud Yussuf, the Chief Editor of Runta News was part of small local audience in the studio at the time. Mara spoke to the audience off and on the record as she said this election season may change the political landscape in the near future. She took questions from the audience one of which was “how could she balance in working for both Fox News and NPR”
Mara later that evening spoke at the Town Hall of Seattle on “Politics” especially on this presidential election. She also moderated after her speech a discussion on “the Media” which its panel was consisted of John Cook, GeekWire co-founder; Caryn Mathes, KUOW president and general manager; Kathy Best, The Seattle Times editor; and Dan Dixon, Chief Community Engagement Officer at Providence Health Services, Swedish Hospital.
In today’s increasingly tech-dependent world, does the media still matter? The panel argued on that yes, they do. They discussed the shifting nature of print, traditional, and online media outlets, and why these changes affect all consumers of news and information.

 


Mara and Ross in the KUOW’s Performance Studio minutes before the show started. Photo by Mohamud Yussuf of Runta News

 

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Why Warsame is Our Choice of 2015 Person of the Year?

Why Warsame is Our Choice of 2015 Person of the Year?

Posted on 30 December 2015 by admin

Abdi Warsame in ColorAfter we gave careful consideration who should be our person of the Year of 2015, we came to the conclusion that the Rising Star Abdi Warsame, an activist, leader, and politician who is now serving as Council Member in the City of Minneapolis deserves best.

Abdi Warsame was born in Somalia and grew up in the United Kingdom of Great Britain where he studied and attained a BSc in Business and a Masters Degree in International Business. He moved to Minneapolis in 2006, shortly landing a job in the financial sector.

Mr. Warsame was the founder and spokesperson for the Citizen’s Committee for Fair Redistricting, which took part in the redistricting process that aimed to create a more equitable and representative political map of Minneapolis, with the intent to create better opportunities for all residents of the City. The Citizen’s Committee lobbying was a historic success and today’s current map of the City including Wards 6 and 9 are a testament to their hard work.

After emerging as a strong voice in the community, Warsame was urged by friends and neighbors to run for public office. With their support, Warsame was elected to the Minneapolis City Council in November 2013. In winning the seat, Warsame became the first Somali-American elected to the council and the first in the nation to win a municipal election.

 

Abdi Warsame in Color 2Mr. Warsame was the former Board Chair of the Cedar Riverside-Neighborhood Revitalization Program (CR-NRP) as well as the Executive Director of the Riverside Plaza Tenants Association (RPTA).

As a public servant, Warsame will focus on the city’s most pressing issues: Jobs, Housing, Safety and Community Development.

Abdi Warsame, is a Somali-American and a practicing Muslim. He lives in the Seward neighborhood of South Minneapolis.

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Waa Tuma Gabadha Goolka Dhalisay?

Waa Tuma Gabadha Goolka Dhalisay?

Posted on 07 August 2015 by admin

Qof kasta kaalin buu ku leeyahay nolosha iyo bulshada. Waxa  ugu kaalin fiican qofka u guntada inuu wax ka beddelo nolosha qofka banii’aadanka. Ubax Cabdi Maxamuud oo ah gabar ku soo kortay magaalada Seattlle ee dalka Mareykanka waxa ay isku mashquulisaa waxtarka dadka kale. Waxtarkii ugu dambeeyey ee ay sameyso waxa  uu ahaa in ay lacag ururin u sameysay Sakariye Cabdirashiid Ahmed oo ah wiil Soomaaliyeed oo hal il ay buro kaga soo baxday ka dib markii uu fashilmay isku day la isku dayey in la daaweeyo nabar kansar ahaa oo isha kaga dhacay.

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Ubax oo sidoo kale lagu yaqaano Nasra Gurbis waxa ay soo saartay qoraal ay ku sheegeyso sababta ay ugu guntatay wiilkaa yar ee Soomaaliyeed ka dib markii ay gaartay goolkeedii ahaa in ay ururiso 10 kun oo doolar.

“Waxan u bilaabay howl galkan anigoo ah hooyo, ahna Muslim iyo banii’aadam si aan u caawiyo wiilkan miskiinka ah ee  dhibaateysan. Qof waxan ahay ka dharagsan xaaladda iyo xanuunka ay ku jiraan qoyska Sakariya. Ilmaheyga oo hanti kasta ka qaalisan waxa dhamaan ahaayeen kuwo mid kasta uu si gooni ah uu xanuun u taabtay taasi oo mar kasta dhaawac ku aheyd nolosheyda. Fadliga Ilaah dartiis dhammaantood dhibtii way ka soo kabteen. Mid ka mida abaalka Alle ii galay waxa uu ahaa inuu iigu nimceeyey in caruurteyda ku noolaadaan waddanka Mareykanka oo aad ugu horumarsan dhinaca caafimaadka. Sakariya fursaddaa ma heysto, maxaa yeelay Soomaaliya ma laha kartida iyo qalabka caafimaad ee yaalla dalka Mareykanka.

Laakinse waxa uu Sakariya heystaa dad u jooga dhammaan dacallada adduunka oo ay ku jiraan kuwiina lacagta ugu deeqay iyo qaar kale oo u duceeyey. Waxa uu ku faraxsan yahay inuu sidoo kale leeyahay dad  badan oo aad u jecel oo isugu daray lacag iyo duco kuwaasi oo Ilaah dartiis  ama banii’aadnimo darteed wax ugu deeqay iyagoon aqoon u laheyn. Waxan wax badan ka bartay sida qaarkeen ay banii’aadam u yihiin muddadii aan ku jirnay lacag uruintaasi. Waxan ogaaday in marka laga soo tago midab, cunsur, diin, iyo qabiil, in aannu dhammaan nahay hal qolo oo isku mida.

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Waxannu nahay dad si dabiici ah isu jecel. Waxad dhammaantii i barteen macanaha dhabta ay xambaarsan tahay kalmadda cishqigu (compassion) adinkoo u diyaar ah inaad is garab istaagtaan. Waxan aad ugu faraxsanahay mid kasta oo idinka mida, waana  hubaa in Sakariya isna sidoo kale uu si aad ah idinku mahad naqayo gacantii aad siiseen. Fadlan ducada  ugu sii deeqa Zakariya iyo familkiisa.

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Jazak’allahu Keyr

Ubah A. Mohamud”

Website-ka iyo Wargeyska Runta News oo dhiiri geliya wanaagagga waxa uu ka mid ahaa dadkii ka qeyb qaatay ololahaasi. Waxan ugu hambeyneynaa ina Gurbis oo hoggaanka howshaa heysay. Waxan mahad gaara halkan uga jeedineynaa walaalkeena Bashir A Yussuf iyo asaaxiibtiisa Mareykanka ah, Jeeri Kaambo,  Abukar Sultan Gurbis,  Shukri Olow, iyo dhammaan ummadaha kale ee  deeqda u bixiyey sida kasha iyo laabta ah.

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Somalis in Seattle Got Talent

Somalis in Seattle Got Talent

Posted on 13 November 2014 by admin

Mohamed Yusuf Worsame aka Awdoon bravely performed at Moore Theater in Seattle recently after he won “Poetry on Buses” competition early this year.  Many community members filled the Theater in support for Awdoon who is a respected among the East African community in Seattle. The Poem Mohamed performed before the audience has two parts one of which he read in Somali.

 

What has helped Mohamed Awdoon overcome the panic to stand on such stage which is facing almost 1,500 audience is his career as journalist and radio broadcaster and community activist for many years. This great news which makes proud Somalis in here and around the world is shared widely by the members. Mohamed who issued a statement after the performance said, “it was a pleasure for me to be selected among those 36 Poets of 4 culture and Metro Transit Poetry On Buses Project by representing my great community of East Africa/ Somalia.” Runta team wishes him great future and is confident to announce that Somalis has got talent.

Mohamed says, “I wanna thank here also, All Seattle Community activists, youth, community leaders, led me Mention Abdi Mahad, Ayan Musse, Ubax Warsame, Ubax Gardheere, Mohamud  Yussuf Runta, Habtamu Abdi, Mama Hamdi Abdulle, Hassan Diis and any one of you that I left, let us come together  and workout the Seattle Somali arts book.”

Below is the Awdoon’s Poem that will be displayed on Seattle Metro Buses as part of Poetry on Buses.

Title is Home

“Home is where we find solace

Home is our motherland

[Whereby we bask] in the arching westward sunset

[Whereby we bask] under the cool shade of a tree

[It is a land laden with] unique attributes

Home is our infinite asset

Populated by community who shares a unique look

And a distinct identity

Home is from where we descend

Home is where mother resides.”

 

The Poem in Somali

“Hooy lagu nastaa iyo dhulku hooyo weeyaan

 Waa hooska galbeed  geed harac qabow badan

 Hido raaca dalkeeniyo waa hanti ma guurtaa

Hulaabtaada muuqiyo waa halbeega garashada

Waa halkaad ku ababtee hooyo ay ku nooleyd.”

 

According to Wikipedia, The Moore Theatre in Seattle, Washington, U.S.A. is a 1,419-seat performing arts venue located at the corner of 2nd Avenue and Virginia Street, two blocks from Pike Place Market in downtown Seattle. It is the oldest still-active theater in Seattle. The Moore hosts a mix of theatrical productions, musical concerts of many varieties, and lectures. It is currently operated by the Seattle Theatre Group, which also runs the 2,803-seat Paramount Theatre and the Neptune Theater.

Poetry on Buses is one of King County’s most beloved public art programs and his year’s theme is “Writing Home.” Some of 365 POETS CALL KING COUNTY, WA. HOME

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Wacyi-gelinta Koowaad ee 2014

Posted on 29 October 2014 by admin


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Kulan saacado dhow ah oo uu soo qaban qaabiyey Masjid Abu-bakar Portland ayaa Sabtida nagu soo beegan ka dhici doona Vestal Middle School ee adreskiisu yahay 161 NE 82nd Ave Portland, OR 97220. Kulanka oo bilaaban doona 2da durhinimo waxa ka soo qeyb galaya waddaaddo ka imanaya magaalooyinka Seattle, Portland, iyo deegaamo kale. Soo gelitaanka kulanka waa lacag la’aan. Sidoo waxa jiri doona cunto iyo caruur heyn iyaguna lacag la’aan ah. Kulamada noocaani ah waa mid uu kheyr ku jiro ka qeyb galkoodu waxa ayna abuuraan is walaashi iyo is weheshi. Ha moogaan bishan November kowdeeda oo ah Sabtidan. Wixii faah-faahin ah fadlan wac telefankan (503) 358-5363 si aad wax uga ogaato kulanka loogu magac daray wacyi-gelinta koowaad ee 2014.

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Somalia: Investment Opportunities for the Diaspora

Somalia: Investment Opportunities for the Diaspora

Posted on 30 April 2013 by admin

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Would you go back to Somalia if you’re given a grant worth of 100,000 U.S dollar to invest in the country to generate new resources? Continue Reading

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Gun Buyback Program Passes $100,000 Mark as More Community Partners and Sponsors Join Effort

Gun Buyback Program Passes $100,000 Mark as More Community Partners and Sponsors Join Effort

Posted on 09 January 2013 by admin

Growing momentum, resources to help individuals turn in firearms, engage with Continue Reading

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WASITRAC holds memorial service for “Nirbhaya”, the New Delhi gang rape victim in Seattle

WASITRAC holds memorial service for “Nirbhaya”, the New Delhi gang rape victim in Seattle

Posted on 08 January 2013 by admin

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Members from different ethnic groups, media and works of life poured in to Continue Reading

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12 arts and humanities programs honored at the White House

12 arts and humanities programs honored at the White House

Posted on 04 December 2012 by admin

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) First Lady Michelle Obama invited 12 young people to the White House, where they were presented with the 2012 Continue Reading

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Northwest Folklife in partnership with Jack Straw Productions Produce an Authentic Somali Play!

Northwest Folklife in partnership with Jack Straw Productions Produce an Authentic Somali Play!

Posted on 04 December 2012 by admin

This summer, Northwest Folklife partnered with Jack Straw Productions, Continue Reading

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