From Bloomington to Baghdad

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A few years back Hannah Allam was covering cops and courts for the Pioneer Press. Since the invasion of Iraq she's been reporting from the war zone for Knight Ridder, filing some of the most compelling--and forthright--Baghdad dispatches. (Here's a particularly swell example.) She was recently interviewed by Brooke Gladstone, of public radio's "On The Media." Here's a choice tidbit:

BROOKE GLADSTONE: But how do you live day to day?

HANNAH ALLAM: We're still spending a lot of time inside the hotel. Even if we do go out, we don't stay in any one place for more than 20 minutes. And then we go back to the hotel. But we're doing a lot of phone interviews. We're sending our Iraqi staff members out a lot more, to gather information and to conduct interviews.

Read the whole transcript.


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