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ICFRC: Eyewitness to History

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This Iowa City Foreign Relations Council (ICFRC) event marks the end of a year-long series of events celebrating four decades of ICFRC's impact in the community, celebrating the past, and looking forward together to reach even more hearts and minds through diverse, inclusive, and timely topics on the most urgent issues facing our world and all of those in our community who call it home.

National Public Radio's (NPR) Frank Langfitt has reported from more than 50 countries and territories since the late 1990s. In a video and audio presentation, Frank recounts the history he's witnessed through the people he's met and how that history has shaped today's challenging geopolitical landscape. Frank explains what he learned driving a free taxi in Shanghai and tracking elephants in South Sudan. He also discusses reporting in Ukraine during Russia's 2022 invasion and covering the Israel/Gaza war.

Frank Langfitt is NPR's Global Democracy correspondent based on the Investigations desk in Washington, D.C. He covers threats to democracy at home and abroad. Previously, Langfitt spent nearly two decades as an international correspondent, reporting from more than 50 countries and territories. Based most recently in London, he covered the UK and Ireland, as well as the war in Ukraine and its implications in Europe.

Ben Kieffer joined Iowa Public Radio (IPR) in 2000 and is host of IPR's daily noon talk show, River to River, which he also helps produce. Prior to joining IPR, Ben lived and worked in Europe for more than a decade. He reported firsthand the fall of the Berlin Wall and covered the Velvet Revolution in Prague. Ben has won numerous awards for his work over the course of more than 30 years in public media.

For more information about the Iowa City Foreign Relations Council, visit icfrc.org. To watch other ICFRC programs, please view our extensive collection at https://citychannel4.com/icfrc.

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