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Commentary: Immigrant Christmas

December 25, 2003

Commentator Firoozeh Dumas moved to Southern California from Iran in 1972. Her family didn’t celebrate Christmas, but they watched the Bob Hope Christmas special on TV every year. Her parents always laughed with the laugh track at the jokes — and then asked her to translate them. She got them all, except the golf jokes. She is the author of Funny in Farsi: A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America.
 

Commentary: Possible War Against Iraq

March 10, 2003
In Morning Edition’s ongoing series of commentaries on the subject of possible military action against Iraq, commentator Firoozeh Dumas says France’s opposition to U.S. military action in Iraq is for the first time making her, an Iranian woman, more popular among her American friends than her French husband.

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Bluff The Listener

November 3, 2012

Our panelists tell three stories about The New York Times going all out to maintain its reputation.

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Who’s Carl This Time?

March 9, 2013

Carl Kasell reads three quotes from the week’s news: The Chatty Senator; The Worm and The Dear Leader; and Fly the Friendly and Knife-y Skies. We’re playing this week with Paula Poundstone, Roy Blount Jr., and Firoozeh Dumas.

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Bluff the Listener

March 9, 2013

From NPR and WBEZ-Chicago, this is WAIT WAIT…DON’T TELL ME!, the NPR News quiz. I’m Bill Kurtis, filling in for Carl Kasell. We’re playing this week with Paula Poundstone, Roy Blount Jr., and Firoozeh Dumas.

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Lightning Fill In The Blank

March 9, 2013

Now, onto our final game, Lightning Fill in the Blank. Each of our players will have 60 seconds in which to answer as many fill in the blank questions as he or she can.

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Panel Round Two

March 9, 2013

Right now, panel, some more questions for you from the week’s news. Firoozeh, a company has announced that after years of development, they’re ready to start selling an armchair that does what?

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