Legacy of Hostage Crisis Continues

(KCPW News) Today marks the 30th anniversary of the end of the Iran hostage crisis that ensnared 53 Americans. But although three decades have passed, the dangerous legacy of that event lives on.  The long-term impact of the Iran hostage crisis will be the subject of a lecture tonight by Dr. Roxane Farmanfarmaian, visiting scholar at the University of Utah’s Middle East Center.  She’ll speak at the Salt Lake City Main Library, at an event broadcast live on KCPW.  KCPW’s Jeff Robinson asked her when exactly the crisis began.

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Dr. Roxane Farmanfarmaian, visiting scholar at the University of Utah’s Middle East Center, will speak tonight at 7 at the Salt Lake City Main Library Auditorium. The evening will also feature an excerpt of The Persian Quarter, a play by Kathleen Cahill, performed by Salt Lake Acting Company. It’s free and open to the public, and will also be broadcast live right here on NPR Utah, KCPW.

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