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(Photo courtesy of the American University of Iraq)
The first English-speaking Shakespeare troupe in Iraqi Kurdistan is slated to perform at this year's Oregon Shakespeare Festival.

Apr. 26, 2012

Turkey is working to block official attempts by Israel to attend the NATO summit. Chicago-area businessman and Turkey scholar Mehmet Celebi tells Worldview what’s behind the diplomatic tensions. Also, in Iraqi Kurdistan, a student Shakespeare troupe is becoming internationally recognized for performing the Bard’s plays in their original tongue. Worldview speaks with troupe director Peter Friedrich and actor Ahmad Muhammad Taha about Shakespeare’s role in Iraq. And Rob Cahill teamed up with Chicago bird conservationists to protect the winter home of birds that migrate through Chicago by reforesting a section of a Guatemalan cloud forest. Rob tells Worldview about his group, Community Cloud Forest Conservation.