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What really drives the immigration debate? It’s people, not politics.

Join us for “Only in America with Ali Noorani” podcast, to hear how Americans from all walks of life and from across the political spectrum are experiencing changes in their communities as a result of immigration.

Faith leaders, law enforcement officials, business owners and others speak openly about the way culture, identity and values are shaping and defining our country, and they offer a constructive way forward in the immigration debate.

Dec 11, 2019

Ali talks to Ami Dar, the CEO and founder of Idealist, one of the most popular nonprofit resources on the web. Idealist helps people build — or begin — a career in the nonprofit world by posting hundreds of thousands of jobs each year. Born in Israel and raised in Peru and Mexico, Ami has always had a passion for...


Dec 4, 2019

Vivek Venugopal is an improviser, comedian, actor and musician. He’s the director of revenue at Speechless, Inc., which teaches an improv comedy approach to public speaking. Vivek and his business partner Anthony Veneziale, perform an improv show called “American Immigrants.”

He and Ali talked about using comedy...


Nov 20, 2019

As the executive director of the Austin Baptist Association, Dr. David Smith works with congregations to create communities where all residents feel welcome in the pews. He also helps connect congregants who want to learn more about immigration with mission opportunities across the border in Mexico.

He tells Ali about...


Nov 13, 2019

Joe Troop is a fiddler, singer-songwriter and composer originally from North Carolina who moved to Argentina a decade ago. In Buenos Aires, he founded the Latin bluegrass band Che Apalache with band members from Argentina, Mexico and the U.S. The “Latin-grass” quartet has written songs about social and political...


Nov 6, 2019

As the U.S. continues to become a richer, more diverse society, it’s no surprise that we experience growing pains and identity crises along the way. Ali talks to Cherie Harder, President of the Trinity Forum, about how she works at the intersection of faith and politics to address polarization. They talk about what...