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A Long Way from Baghdad

From: Addie Goss
Length: 05:52

A profile of the one Iraqi student at the University of Wyoming Read the full description.

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Ali Hamodi grew up in a middle-class suburb in western Baghdad which, after the invasion in 2003, became one of the city's most dangerous neighborhoods.  He endured the violence for two years before good luck, a good friend, and a series of letters paved him a road to Laramie. 

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Ali Hamodi grew up in a middle-class suburb in western Baghdad which, after the invasion in 2003, became one of the city's most dangerous neighborhoods.  He endured the violence for two years before good luck, a good friend, and a series of letters paved him a road to Laramie. 

Broadcast History

Wyoming Public Radio: May 15, 2009

Intro and Outro

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There is one Iraqi student at the University of Wyoming – just one. His name is Ali Hamodi, and he's 21 years old. Ali grew up in a middle-class suburb in western Baghdad which, after the invasion in 2003, became one of the city's most dangerous neighborhoods. He endured the violence for two years before good luck, a good friend, and a series of letters paved him a road to Laramie. Wyoming Public Radio's Addie Goss reports.

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