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Five Years of War in Iraq - The Effects on Iowa (Full Program) (Episode 144)

posted on March 25, 2008

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Five years in, the tab for the War in Iraq continues to mount in lives and dollars. We know it’s been expensive, but what is it costing Iowa and what can the state do to shore up the lives of those who have been most affected? Studio guest is Rep. McKinley Bailey, D-Webster City. Host Jeneane Beck and news analyst David Pitt of the Associated Press discuss the Iowa City murder of a woman and 4 children, and legislative debate on labor and smoking in public places. And, Drake University economics Professor Ismael Hossein-zadeh, author of The Political Economy of U.S. Militarism, examines the impact of military spending on the economy. (26:45)

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