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Azzam Alwash
Goldman Environmental Prize

The Tigris, The Euphrates And The Dictator (4.25.2013)

Host Dick Gordon speaks with Azzam Alwash, an exiled Iraqi who returned to his country to restore the marshes between the Tigris and the Euphrates that Saddam Hussein had drained. Also in this show: Gabriel Kahane wand the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra are at Carnegie Hall on Saturday with a new work based on the 1930s WPA American Guide Series; and the story of passenger pigeons, which flourished in America over 100 years ago and were systematically extinguished.

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