National Public Radio reporter Aarti Shahani talks with 101.9 WDET News Director Jerome Vaughn about her book, “Here We Are: American Dreams, American Nightmares.”
Aarti Shahani is a technology reporter for National Public Radio based in Silicon Valley.
Her family immigrated to the United States from India in the 1980s. Aarti thrived in her new country and earned a scholarship to an elite private school. But her father was arrested for mistakenly selling watches to a drug cartel, which led to years of entanglement in the legal system. These experiences inspired Aarti to write her memoir, “Here We Are: American Dreams, American Nightmares.” Aarti talks this hour with WDET News Director Jerome Vaughn. Jerome asked Aarti to talk about how she came to write her book.