Laos en Being Southeast Asian in Iowa <p>All this week, we’ve been hearing what it’s like “Being Southeast Asian in Iowa.”&nbsp; Our reports from IPR’s Rob Dillard have highlighted why so many Southeast Asians – many of them refugees -- settled in Iowa. Today, we’ll explore the culture of people from Vietnam, Thailand, Laos, and more --- and the efforts to preserve the culture in Iowa.</p><p></p> Fri, 17 Aug 2012 19:13:18 +0000 Ben Kieffer 6536 at Being Southeast Asian in Iowa Being in 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 Being in Iowa: Southeast Asian: Tai Dam