Tai Dam http://iowapublicradio.org en Being In Iowa: Southeast Asians: Culture http://iowapublicradio.org/post/being-iowa-southeast-asians-culture <p>Thousands of Southeast Asians&nbsp;left behind the familiar culture of their homeland for a fresh start in Iowa. Although they’re now living on the opposite side of the world from their birthplace, these&nbsp;immigrants strive to maintain the traditions of their native countries. Correspondent Rob Dillard explains the lengths to which they go to bring a touch of Southeast Asia to the American Midwest.</p> Wed, 15 Aug 2012 00:00:00 +0000 Rob Dillard 6347 at http://iowapublicradio.org Being In Iowa: Southeast Asians: Culture Being in Iowa: Southeast Asian: Tai Dam http://iowapublicradio.org/post/being-iowa-southeast-asian-tai-dam <p><span style="line-height: 115%; font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;; font-size: 14pt; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA;">The number of Southeast Asians in Iowa received a boost almost 40 years ago, when about&nbsp;1,200 refugees who were fleeing the Communist takeover of Laos and Vietnam were allowed to resettle here. Mon, 13 Aug 2012 00:00:00 +0000 Rob Dillard 6132 at http://iowapublicradio.org Being in Iowa: Southeast Asian: Tai Dam