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Midmorning: Inside the Green Zone and photog Jim Brandenberg

Posted at 7:47 AM on December 28, 2006 by Bill Wareham

After the invasion of Iraq, the Coalition Provisional Authority was supposed to guide the reconstruction of both the Iraqi government and basic services. Former Washington Post Baghdad bureau chief Rajiv Chandrasekaran writes that the failure of the CPA to do so can be traced to the rarified life inside the fortified Green Zone. At 9 a.m., Chandrasekaran joins Kerri Miller to talk about his book Imperial Life in the Emerald City.

At 10 a.m., Kerri's guest is photographer Jim Brandenburg, who says a passion for preserving the prairie fires his craft. He talks about his efforts to acquire land to return to prairie and his many other, photographic projects.
(The exhibit of Brandenburg's photographs at the Bell Museum of Natural History, Touch the Sky, has been extended through Jan. 14, 2007)