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Beyond Baghdad

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Earlier this week, I mentioned an article about Ramadi, published in The Virginia Quarterly Review. I also should have drawn your attention to "Trophy Town," a complementary piece. Its author, David J. Morris, a former Marine, reflects on how much the city has changed.

In the second hour, we'll talk to Morris about his reporting trips to Ramadi, and to Stephen Farrell, a correspondent for The New York Times, based in Iraq. In recent months, he has traveled to Kirkuk and Diyala Province. Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI) will join us, too. He just got back from his eleventh trip to Iraq.

We're trying to get more insight into how Iraq has changed, and we're turning our attention away from Baghdad. If you have questions for our three guests, leave them here. If you've been to Ramadi, Kirkuk, or Diyala, tell us what they're like -- and how they've changed.

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David Gura
Based in New York, David Gura is a correspondent on NPR's business desk. His stories are broadcast on NPR's newsmagazines, All Things Considered, Morning Edition and Weekend Edition, and he regularly guest hosts 1A, a co-production of NPR and WAMU.