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WDET’s Jerome Vaughn Interviews NPR’s Aarti Shahani On Her Immigration Story

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Aarti Shahani is a technology reporter for National Public Radio based in Silicon Valley. She talks this hour with WDET News Director Jerome Vaughn.

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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.

Click here to listen to Jerome Vaughn interview NPR’s Aarti Shahani.


Jerome Vaughn, News Director

Jerome Vaughn is News Director at 101.9 WDET. He joined WDET in 1992 to help chronicle Detroit’s comeback and let people around the world know the truth about his hometown.

jvaughn@wdet.org Follow @jvdet

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