UN Call to Duty for Afghans in California

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Fleeing decades of civil war and the harsh rule of Muslim fundamentalists, tens of thousands of Afghans migrated to California. Now, as the United Nations tries to broker a new government for their country, it's appealing to Afghan immigrants to give up the good life in California to help rebuild their homeland. We hear that UN call to doctors, business people, teachers and other professionals to lend their skills, and the response from three Afghan ex-patriot leaders.
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Warren Olney


Frances Anderton