March 18, 2006
Listen here. Aired on Weekend America (scroll down the page until you get to 'featured in hour two'.)
I first met ex-Baghdad resident, artist and former US Army translator Esam Pasha when I was working on a story about an Iraqi art exhibit. Later, I traveled up to New London, Connecticut to hear about his new, decidedly quiet life on the east coast. He was away from war for the first time in his life, and loving every minute of what most of us take for granted as mundane, everyday existence. This is a non-narrated piece.