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Iraqis Returning Home/The Exile Experience

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Iraqis Returning Home/The Exile Experience

Iraqis Returning Home/The Exile Experience

Iraqis Returning Home/The Exile Experience

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When scientist Azzam Alwash fled Iraq decades ago, he left behind his home and the marshlands he loves. Now, he's helping to restore Iraq's natural environment. Guest host Jennifer Ludden talks with Alwash about his story of homecoming and hears those of other returning Iraqis.

Guests:

Dr. Azzam Alwash
* Director of the "Eden Again" project
* On the Board of Directors of Iraq Foundation

Talip Zangana
* Returned to Iraq with the Free Iraqi Forces * Kurdish, took part in Iraqi resistance, fled Iraq in 1977 * Owns a smog inspection company in San Diego

Seham Dawood
* Worked in Iraq on a USAID contract from June-November

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