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Interchange – Kadhim Shaaban: An Iraqi in Bloomington

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Host Dave Stewart welcomes Kadhim Shaaban, who has lived in Bloomington for many years after growing up and teaching in Iraq. Shaaban offers listeners a unique two-world perspective of what Iraq was like years ago, what Iraq was like during the UN Embargo, and what Iraq is like now. Shaaban is also the person who inspired the story, “Santa Claus in Baghdad” by Bloomington author Elsa Marston, recently printed by IU Press. Shaaban will be one of the featured speakers at a campus teach-in organized by the campus group Indiana Students Against War.

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