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Why is it we have such a hard time talking about race in America? KUER and RadioWest have partnered with United Way of Salt Lake for a deep look at diversity in our country today. Historian Jelani Cobb, comedian Negin Farsad, and journalist Maria Hinojosa came to Utah to talk about their experiences from the front lines of the racial divide.

The Realities of Diversity: A Conversation With Maria Hinojosa

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Monday, we wrap up our Realities of Diversity series with Latina journalist Maria Hinojosa. She joined us to discuss what she’s learned about racism and how to have difficult conversations about race.

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Monday, we’re wrapping up our Realities of Diversity series with Maria Hinojosa. She’s Mexican-American, an immigrant, and a Latina journalist who came to her work as a way of telling stories about people like her – stories she says she didn’t see growing up. She joined us recently to discuss what she’s learned over the years about the nature of racism and how you go about having difficult conversations with people who are feeling anxious and afraid about the demographic changes in the country.

Maria Hinojosa is founder of The Futuro Media Group and host and executive producer of NPR's Latino USA, which you can hear Monday nights at 9:00 starting October 22 on KUER.

Listen to all three conversations in our Realities of Diversity series, a partnership with United Way of Salt Lake.

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.
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