Pakistan http://kcur.org en A Day In The Life Of An Average Pakistani http://kcur.org/post/day-life-average-pakistani <p></p><p>Haroon Ullah knows the pace and color of daily life in Pakistan and the delicate balance between secular and religious culture.</p><p>On Wednesday's <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/date"><em>Up to Date</em></a>, we talk with him about the struggles of an ordinary middle-class family just trying to live life in a region that's seen constant upheaval.</p><p><strong>Guest:</strong></p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 16:00:00 +0000 Steve Kraske & Beth Lipoff 53530 at http://kcur.org A Day In The Life Of An Average Pakistani Ayad Akhtar: American Dervish http://kcur.org/post/ayad-akhtar-american-dervish <p>A young Pakistani-American struggles to identify both as Muslim and American. In the second part of today's Up to Date, Steve Kraske talks with Ayad Akhtar about his debut novel American Dervish. As a first-generation American himself, Akhtar discusses how much of himself he put in this story of a young man. They look at devotion to faith and the sometimes tragic implications of extremism.</p> Tue, 02 Oct 2012 15:06:11 +0000 Steve Kraske & Beth Lipoff 25392 at http://kcur.org Ayad Akhtar: American Dervish