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September 01, 2009

The Pursuit Of Education

One of the new students at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine this year is Mike Mallah. For Mike, this is an achievement for his entire family - going back generations. Mike's parents lost two homes to war - first in Palestine and later Kuwait during the Gulf War. They settled in the United States and began to see a brighter future when they opened a neighborhood convenience store. Then Mike's father, Mohammed, was shot and killed in a robbing. 

Mike and his mother Iman talk with Dick Gordon about how their lives changed after that. Iman went to work in the store, and Mike and his siblings set about improving their lives and the life of their family through education.

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