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"The Taliban Shuffle" chronicles ups and downs of reporter's experience in Afghanistan and Pakistan

As the Chicago Tribune's South Asia bureau chief from 2004 to 2009,  Kim Barker witnessed Afghanistan go from Bush’s “Forgotten War” to Obama’s “Good War.” Barker details the transitions in her book The Taliban Shuffle: Strange days in Afghanistan and Pakistan. The memoir offers a candid glimpse into the fun-loving and dangerous ex-pat lifestyle in Kabul. Barker and her Afghan translator and "fixer", Farouq Samim, join us to talk about their intense, and at times, absurdist experiences reporting in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

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