Interview Date: Friday 10/3/2008 9:00 AM
Interviewed by Veronica Rueckert - 081003D

Veronica Rueckert talks with Mawi Asgedom, who overcame a childhood torn by civil war in East Africa. He came to America, lived in welfare in Chicago, and overcoming cultural and financial challenges, earning a full-tuition scholarship to Harvard University. He is now an inspiration for thousands of people.

Click the audio below to listen to the full interview (length, 28 minutes).