A story about someone who's desperately trying – against long odds – to make it to the United States and become an American. Abdi is a Somali refugee living in Kenya and gets the luckiest break of his life: he wins a lottery that puts him on a short list for a U.S. visa. This is his ticket out. But before he can cash in his golden ticket, the police start raiding his neighborhood, targeting refugees.View episode details
The Columbia University School of Journalism asked Ira Glass to speak at their commencement and gave him an award for “singular journalistic performance.”
David writes about his soft spot for stories where the plot propels the thing, where you keep wondering how everything is going to play out.
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