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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.

Apr 17, 2019


Ali’s guest this week is Beth Cossin, a network pastor with the Heritage Church in the Quad Cities in Iowa and Illinois. She is also site director for the Esperanza Legal Assistance Center in Moline, Illinois. Beth recently visited the southern border with fellow pastors from the Wesleyan Church.

She talks with Ali...

Apr 10, 2019

Ali speaks this week with Amanda Ripley, a contributing writer to The Atlantic and a senior fellow at the Emerson Collective. She is the author  of “The Smartest Kids in the World – and How They Got That Way” and “The Unthinkable: Who Survives When Disaster Strikes and Why.” Amanda recently...

Apr 3, 2019

Kurt Ver Beek is co-founder and president of the Association For A More Just Society, a Christian organization dedicated to achieving justice in Honduras through the implementation of reforms that would end corruption, violence and injustice. He is also on the faculty of Calvin College. Kurt spoke with Ali about the...

Mar 27, 2019


William R. Kerr is the D’Arbeloff Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School & co-director of Harvard’s Managing the Future of Work initiative. His latest book is “The Gift of Global Talent: How Migration Shapes Business, Economy and Society.”

Molika Gupta holds two masters degrees...

Mar 20, 2019


Derek Miller is the president and CEO of the Salt Lake Chamber in Salt Lake City, Utah. Earlier in his career, he worked as legal counsel on Capitol Hill and more recently as president of World Trade Center Utah.

Derek and Ali discussed the reasons behind the signing of the Utah Compact, a declaration of five...