Nevada Newsmakers

Host: Sam Shad

Jill Derby, Former Democratic State Party Chair

"There were students who stayed on the campus burning the records, so the Taliban couldn’t see who the students were and go after them and their families."

- Jill Derby, Former Democratic State Party Chair, references a New York TImes article recounting the harrowing experience of students at the American University in Kabul — who were considered infidels by the Taliban — finding refuge in the Iraqi city, Sulaimaniya. She was involved in helping over 100 students find refuge after Afghanistan fell to the Taliban, through high-level connections and raising finances through her position with the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges.