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Mustafa Dawran, "the Evan Dawson of Afghanistan," on his remarkable story

 Mustafa Dawran on "Connections"
Megan Mack
Mustafa Dawran on "Connections with Evan Dawson" on Thursday, July 6, 2023

Mustafa Dawran says back in his native country, he was the “Evan Dawson of Afghanistan.”

Dawran was a talk show host on Radio Azadi, the Afghan branch of the U.S. government's Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. When his life was threatened by the Taliban, he began the arduous process of obtaining a Special Immigrant Visa to immigrate to the U.S. After years of navigating challenges as he started a new life in Rochester, Dawran is now the proud owner of Breaddough Hot&Fresh, a bakery in Henrietta.

This hour, we’re joined by Dawran to hear his remarkable story. Our guest:

  • Mustafa Dawran, journalist and owner of Breaddough Hot&Fresh
Evan Dawson is the host of "Connections with Evan Dawson." He joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.
Megan Mack is the executive producer of "Connections with Evan Dawson" and live/televised engagement programming.