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Meeting the Challenge of Immigration

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Ali Noorani says America’s debate over immigration isn’t just a political issue, it’s a cultural one. Noorani directs the National Immigration Forum, and he says at the heart of the debate is fear about jobs, security, and our identity as a nation. So, Noorani set out to look for solutions not in the halls of government, but in churches, businesses, and communities across the country. Noorani is in Utah this week; he’ll join us to talk about meeting the challenge of American immigration.

Ali Noorani is executive director of the National Immigration Forum, a Washington-based advocacy group for immigrants and immigration. He's the author of There Goes the Neighborhood: How Communities Overcome Prejudice and Meet the Challenge of American Immigration. [Independent bookstores|Amazon]

Events in Salt Lake City

  • Tuesday, April 18 at 7:00 p.m., Noorani will give a reading at The King's English Bookshop, 1511 S 1500 E in Salt Lake City. More information at kingsenglish.com
  • Wednesday at Noon, Noorani is the keynote speaker at the Salt Lake Chamber's New Pioneers Dream Awards Luncheon, which recognizes the contributions of immigrants to the community. For more information and to register, visit slchamber.com

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Doug Fabrizio has been reporting for KUER News since 1987, and became News Director in 1993. In 2001, he became host and executive producer of KUER's RadioWest, a one hour conversation/call-in show on KUER 90.1 in Salt Lake City. He has gained a reputation for his thoughtful style. He has interviewed everyone from Isabel Allende to the Dalai Lama, and from Madeleine Albright to Desmond Tutu. His interview skills landed him a spot as a guest host of the national NPR program, "Talk of the Nation." He has won numerous awards for his reporting and for his work with RadioWest and KUED's Utah NOW from such organizations as the Society of Professional Journalists, the Utah Broadcasters Association, the Public Radio News Directors Association and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.