Zalmai Salahai grew up in Afghanistan, the son of an Afghan general. When he was fifteen, his father sent him to live and work on his own in New York City. Here, Zalmai talks about why he was forced to leave and how he survived on his own.
Host Walter Gallacher sits down with our valley's storytellers as they relate their family's journey to the United States of America.
The half-hour edition of Immigrant Stories airs on the third Tuesday of each month on KDNK.
You can also hear short versions of Immigrant Stories weekday afternoons at 5:44 during All Things Considered.