Yussef El Guindi

Steve-LindbeckModerated by Steve Lindbeck, CEO & General Manager, Alaska Public Media

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Yussef El Guindi Bio:
Born in Egypt, raised in London and now based in Seattle, el Guindi received a B.A. from American University in Cairo and a 1985 MFA in playwriting from Carnegie-Mellon University. He frequently examines the collision of ethnicities, cultures and politics that face Arab-Americans. He has had at least 16 plays produced since 2001 in regional Theaters from Durham to anchorage. at the same time, he has worked as resident playwright at Silk Road Theatre Project; literary manager for Golden Thread Productions in San Francisco; playwright in residence, Dramaturg and lecturer at Duke University; and Dramaturg for eureka Theatre and reader for the Magic Theatre, both in San Francisco.
Steve Lindbeck Bio:
Steve Lindbeck came to public broadcasting in July 2007 after a 30-year career in journalism and public affairs. He is President and General Manager of Alaska Public Telecommunications, Inc. (APTI), which includes KAKM-TV, KSKA-FM and the Alaska Public Radio Network. In that role he is responsible for leadership and oversight of a media organization capable of reaching audiences throughout Alaska.

He came to APTI from the University of Alaska Anchorage, where he served two years as Vice Chancellor for Advancement. He served previously as Associate Editor of the Anchorage Daily News, where he directed the opinion pages and development of editorial policy for the paper. From 1991 through 2000 he served as Executive Director of the Alaska Humanities Forum, an independent non-profit organization and state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

His journalism career included positions as news editor and editorial page editor at the Anchorage Daily News, sports editor at the Anchorage Times, editorial page editor at the Everett (Wash.) Herald, copy editor at the Boston Globe, and freelance writer for various publications. He won a John S. Knight Professional Journalism Fellowship at Stanford University in 1985-86, and was writer and editor of the report of the Alaska Oil Spill Commission in 1989-90. He served as issues and communications director for a gubernatorial campaign in 1990.



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