August 27, 2019

Paul and Sargon Benjamin

Episode 76 - Paul and Sargon Benjamin are brothers and founders of Base 2 Applications, a start-up that created mobile applications and led to partnerships with companies like Google, Verizon, AT&T, and more. Living in the heart of Silicon Valley, they fully immerse themselves as leaders in the tech world! In this episode, you’ll learn about their upbringing and entrepreneurial spirit, how they have taken their talents and invested them back into the community with Assyrian apps and search engines like SargonSays.com, as well as their active lifestyles that include triathlons and Spartan races. 

Bonus: tune in to the end to hear a surprise musical performance!  

www.assyrianapp.com

Support for this week’s episode of The Assyrian Podcast is brought to you by Tony Kalogerakos and the injury lawyers of Illinois and New York. If you know anyone that has been in a serious accident, please reach out to Tony Kalogerakos. Tony has been recognized as a Top 40 lawyer, and a Rising Star by Super Lawyers Publication and has obtained multiple multi-million-dollar awards. Tony can be reached at InjuryRights.com or 847-982-9516.

 

August 20, 2019

Ashor Chamoun

Episode 75 - Ashor Chamoun is the current Western Regional Director for Assyrian American National Federation. He has previously served as the Vice President of AANF, and he has been involved in various national and local Assyrian organizations from Detroit, MI to his current hometown of Phoenix, AZ. In this episode he talks about what activism means to him, the loss of his father, and bridging the gap between the older and younger generation of Assyrian activists. 

Support for this week’s episode of The Assyrian Podcast is brought to you by Tony Kalogerakos and the injury lawyers of Illinois and New York. If you know anyone that has been in a serious accident, please reach out to Tony Kalogerakos. Tony has been recognized as a Top 40 lawyer, and a Rising Star by Super Lawyers Publication and has obtained multiple multi-million-dollar awards. Tony can be reached at InjuryRights.com or 847-982-9516.

August 13, 2019

Lilea Eshoo Takvorian

Episode 74 - Lilea Eshoo Takvorian helps run her family’s wholesale bakery known as California Lavash (soon to be Atoria’s Family Bakery) in Gilroy, California. Through lavash, Lilea and her family share a piece of their Assyrian heritage with consumers across the United States. In this episode, you’ll learn about the lineage of inventors, what led her family to bake lavash for the masses, Lilea’s life as a new mother, and her hopes for her daughter.

https://www.californialavash.com/atoriasfamilybakery

Support for this week’s episode of The Assyrian Podcast is brought to you by Tony Kalogerakos and the injury lawyers of Illinois and New York. If you know anyone that has been in a serious accident, please reach out to Tony Kalogerakos. Tony has been recognized as a Top 40 lawyer, and a Rising Star by Super Lawyers Publication and has obtained multiple multi-million-dollar awards. Tony can be reached at InjuryRights.com or 847-982-9516.

August 6, 2019

Wilfred Bet-Alkhas

Episode 73 - Wilfred Bet-Alkhas is an Assyrian activist, political observer, and a lecturer of the Assyrian language and history at San Jose State University.  He was born in Tehran, Iran and moved to the United States in 1979. He joined the Assyrian American Association of San Jose when his family moved from Connecticut to San Jose in 1982.  It was here when he met his Assyrian mentors "Dr. Ashur Moradkhan" and "Raabi William Daniel".  

Wilfred was a founding member of the Cultural Wave of Nisibin in 1985 and served on the executive committee of the AAA of San Jose.  Between 1990 and 1994 he was twice appointed as the Assyrian American National Federation's Secretary of Education.   

Episode 73- In 1994 Wilfred founded the online newsletter ZINDA, which by 2005 was enjoyed by over 30,000 subscribers from 45 countries.  The last issue of Zinda Magazine was published in 2009. Since August 2015 Wilfred has been teaching the Assyrian language and history class at San Jose State Univ.

Wilfred is a Director of HR Operations at a high-tech start-up in the San Francisco Bay Area.  He and his wife, Nina and two children, Inanna and Enlil, live in Sacramento, California.

Support for this week’s episode of The Assyrian Podcast is brought to you by Tony Kalogerakos and the injury lawyers of Illinois and New York. If you know anyone that has been in a serious accident, please reach out to Tony Kalogerakos. Tony has been recognized as a Top 40 lawyer, and a Rising Star by Super Lawyers Publication and has obtained multiple multi-million-dollar awards. Tony can be reached at InjuryRights.com or 847-982-9516.

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