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Saudi artist Areej Khan created the "We the Women" campaign in which women can answer the question "To drive or not drive?"

Jun. 15, 2011

Saudi Arabia is the only country in the world that bars women from driving.  A Facebook and Twitter campaign has encouraged Saudi women to gather for a collective protest on June 17 and demand the right to drive. The organizer has been detained by the Saudi government. We’ll talk with Mai Yamani, a Middle East scholar and author of the book Changed Identities, the Challenge of the New Generation in Saudi Arabia. And on today’s Global Notes, Jerome and Radio M host Tony Sarabia kick off a new series called “Musical Show and Tell.” Once a month, listeners will introduce us to a global instrument and tell us about its history, sound and influence on music. Santur player and Northbrook resident Jalal Rais Dana gets us started.