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Iraq 10 Years Later

The Leonard Lopate Show

Healing Iraq's Environment

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Over the last two decades, the Mesopotamia Marshlands in Southern Iraq—an area twice the size of the Florida Everglades—have suffered massive environmental degradation. But some parts of the region are starting to return to health. Dr. Azzam Alwash, founder of the non-profit environmental organization Nature Iraq talks about his efforts to restore the marshlands and the push to name the area Iraq’s first national park.

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Iraq War Veterans

Thursday, March 21, 2013

We’ll look at the challenges facing veterans of the Iraq. We’ll speak with Iraq veterans Roy Scranton, co-editor of Fire and Forget, and Tegan Griffith, a participant in Iraq and Afghanistan’s Veterans of America “Storm the Hill” campaign.

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George Packer Reflects on the Iraq War, 10 Years Later

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

On the 10-year-anniversary of the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, New Yorker staff writer George Packer tells Leonard Lopate about lessons he's learned in covering the conflict for a decade. He's the author of The Assassin's Gate: America in Iraq.

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Iraq and Oil

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

International energy expert Daniel Yergin looks at the oil industry in Iraq ten years after the U.S.-led invasion. He is the author of The Quest: Energy, Security & the Remaking of the Modern World.

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Frank Rich Looks Back at the Invasion of Iraq

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

New York Magazine columnist Frank Rich discusses the lead up to the invasion of Iraq in 2003 and how consensus for the war was built in Congress and the public square.

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Brooke Gladstone on the Media and the War in Iraq

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Brooke Gladstone of WNYC’s On The Media discusses how the American press corps handled the lead up to the Iraq War and the subsequent turns and scandals in the conflict.

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