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The Johnson County Board of Supervisors on Thursday unanimously approved the creation of a community ID program, the first of its kind in the Midwest and one that supporters say will help bring hundreds of local residents out of the shadows. "I just think that this is an incredible, historic day in Johnson County," Jesse Case, Community ID Group member and president of the Iowa City Federation of Labor, said to the supervisors after the vote. "I've never seen a city with elected officials so willing to come together and work with people for an issue like this."

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Pius, a Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) from Tanzania, reflects on his experience at the University of Iowa in this video produced by the Division of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures. Pius teaches courses in Swahili, which he says is made easier by the advanced technology available at the UI.

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From noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday, September 25, the popular Moroccan fusion group Hoba Hoba Spirit will share its music and artistic vison on a special edition of WorldCanvass at FilmScene. This WorldCanvass Studio program is produced in partnership with Hancher as part of a week-long Iowa City residency that accompanies the Friday, September 26, Hoba Hoba Spirit concert at CSPS (Legion Arts) in Cedar Rapids.

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An overly excited husband tries to cheer up his wife as they prepare to celebrate Fourth of July in their brand new home – complete with matching American flag T-shirts; but as the Indian-American couple adjust to life in the ‘burbs they are soon exposed to local ignorance and prejudice that threatens to dampen their spirits.

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Topics covered in this episode:
- Favorite movie?
- Do you play sports?
- What are your hobbies?
- What American habits have you noticed?

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- Favorite place to hangout in Iowa City?
- Favorite food from your country?
- What do you like about Iowa City?

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Topics covered in this episode:
- Why the University of Iowa?
- Where do you want to visit in the U.S.?
- Favorite place you've been in the world?

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Topics covered in this episode:
- favorite foods from U.S.
- favorite foods from home country
- most interesting American habits

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In this episode:
-Where is your favorite place to hang out in Iowa City?
-What's your favorite song right now?
-What was the most difficult thing about moving to Iowa?

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In this episode:
-What's your favorite American dessert
-Where is one place you would like to visit in the U.S.?
-What was the hardest thing about moving to Iowa?

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