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The Exchange 08.17.22: A new book looks back at the U.S. pullout from Afghanistan one year ago; The effects of school closures during the Coronavirus pandemic

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The Fifth Act: America's End in Afghanistan

This week on The Exchange,

We look back at the US military pullout of Afghanistan after more than 20 years. We talk with Afghanistan veteran and author Elliot Ackerman. The book is called The Fifth Act: America's End in Afghanistan.

Also, we look back at 2020, the pandemic year, and how the closing of schools across the country and affected children, and how some things may never be the same.
We talk with Anya Kamenentz, author and former correspondent in education at National Public Radio. Her new book is called A Stolen Year.

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Anya Kamenetz, author of The Stolen Year

And we as K-12 and college students prepare to go back to school, we talk with the author of a new book about the competition among the top students applying for college, many of whom are often from Asian families. The book is called, Race At the Top: Asian Americans and Whites in Pursuit of the American Dream in Suburban Schools by Natasha Warikoo.

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Race at the Top: Asian Americans and Whites in Pursuit of the American Dream in Suburban Schools

Closer to home, we talk with Briar Cliff University Professor Mark Rossi about a new articulation agreement with Western Iowa Tech that will allow business students to finish their education at the Sioux City school.

Briar Cliff University

And the Sioux City Council discusses a proposal to increase rates for municipal parking ramps, meters and fines.

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