Roughly Speaking podcast: Punching up cocktails with brandy; making soup; gifting books (episode 185)

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Khal's life in Iraq wasn't easy. She was imprisoned for 11 months for opposing the reign of Saddam Hussein; in the post-Saddam years, she was seriously wounded in the shooting that killed her employer, Steven Vincent. Now Khal lives in New York, free to dress and speak as she wishes.
Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times
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