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“The Immigrant Experience” with Aarti Shahani

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Journalist Aarti Shahani had a very different immigrant experience than her father did. He was a shopkeeper who mistakenly sold watches and calculators to Columbia’s notorious Cali drug cartel. But she was a scholarship student at one of Manhattan’s most elite prep schools and later a national correspondent from Silicon Valley, covering the biggest companies on the planet.

Her book, Here We Are: American Dreams, American Nightmares, documents Shahani and her father’s disparate versions of the immigrant experience. Aarti has covered the shifting American attitudes toward immigrants and what it means to be an American.

Join us as she answers the question: Who really belongs in America? She was in conversation with Jim Colgan, executive producer at Audible. (Recorded 10/21/19)

Join us for VPM Forum, Sunday December 15 at 6:00 p.m. on VPM News, 88.9 FM.