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The Problem Of Equity: Geoffrey Canada

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  Through his work with the Harlem Children’s Zone, Geoffrey Canada has pioneered a new vision for what a school can be and how kids can escape the cycle of poverty. He joins us to discuss how we can ensure every child has an equal chance for success.

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Geoffrey Canada is on a mission to help inner-city kids escape the cycle of poverty. Through his work with the Harlem Children’s Zone, Canada has pioneered a new system, a new vision for what a school can be. It’s a grand experiment that integrates education and social services to support kids from the day they’re born until they graduate from college. In the first in our series on the problem of equity, Canada joins us to discuss how we can ensure that every child has an equal chance for success.

Geoffrey Canada is the president and former CEO of Harlem Children's Zone. He joined us in August for a conversation before a live audience as part of our Problem of Equity speaker series, our partnership with United Way of Salt Lake.

On October 23, the activist and podcast host Brittney Packnett will join us for the final event in our speaker series at 7 p.m. at the SJ Quinney College of Law on the University of Utah campus. DETAILS

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.