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‘Why America?’ finds out why so many immigrants choose to come to the USA. Join internationally recognized immigration expert Dr Tim Kane, as he meets the best and brightest of America's new arrivals. Immigration has developed a bad reputation in the USA. Whether it's down to rumours, fear-mongering, or identity politics, the truth has been obscured behind decades of misinformation. Tim seeks to change that and highlight the incredible bravery, talent and value that immigrants contribute across a wide spectrum of sectors, states and fields.

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‘Why America?’ finds out why so many immigrants choose to come to the USA. Join internationally recognized immigration expert Dr Tim Kane, as he meets the best and brightest of America's new arrivals. Immigration has developed a bad reputation in the USA. Whether it's down to rumours, fear-mongering, or identity politics, the truth has been obscured behind decades of misinformation. Tim seeks to change that and highlight the incredible bravery, talent and value that immigrants contribute across a wide spectrum of sectors, states and fields.

    #5 David Harsanyi: From Communist Hungary to the Heart of Capitalism

    #5 David Harsanyi: From Communist Hungary to the Heart of Capitalism

    David Harsanyi is a conservative writer, opinion columnist, and author. After his family left communist Hungary for a new life in the US, he developed a strong love for the country that gave him a chance at a life with 'real freedom'. Harsanyi is a senior writer at National Review, and a columnist at the New York Post. His writings on politics and culture have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Weekly Standard, The Washington Post, USA Today, Reason, The Jerusalem Post, The Globe and Mail, and other publications.


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    • 55 min
    #4 Chantal Da Silva: Challenging Fiction with Truth

    #4 Chantal Da Silva: Challenging Fiction with Truth

    Chantal Da Silva is a freelance journalist focusing on covering immigration, human rights and politics. Having written for international and national publications across the US, Canada and the UK, including Forbes, CBC, Newsweek and many more, Chantal is committed to challenging misinformation, hysteria and myth-making around one of the USA's most pressing debates: immigration.


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    • 50 min
    #3 Tunku Varadarajan: A Freedom of Press Unlike Any Other

    #3 Tunku Varadarajan: A Freedom of Press Unlike Any Other

    Tunku Varadarajan is an Indian writer and journalist, formerly editor of Newsweek Global and Newsweek International. Born in India, he has become one of the foremost minds on academic journalism in the western world, performing research and lecturing for New York University, Columbia, and serving as the Virginia Hobbs Carpenter Research Fellow in Journalism at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University.


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    • 59 min
    #2 Ayaan Hirsi Ali: A Homeland to Believe in?

    #2 Ayaan Hirsi Ali: A Homeland to Believe in?

    Ayaan Hirsi Ali is a Somali-born Dutch-American activist, feminist, author, scholar and former politician. She received international attention as an advocate for the rights and self-determination of Muslim women, actively opposing forced marriage, honor violence, child marriage and female genital mutilation. She founded the AHA Foundation and currently works for the Hoover Institution and the American Enterprise Institute. In this episode, she discusses what drew her to the USA, and why it represents a freedom that is both hoped for and feared around the globe.


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    • 57 min
    #1 Faisal Al Mutar: From War-torn Iraq to Texas

    #1 Faisal Al Mutar: From War-torn Iraq to Texas

    Dr Tim Kane speaks to Faisal Saeed Al Mutar, recipient of the Gold President's Volunteer Service Award and Iraqi-born American human-rights activist, writer, and satirist who was admitted to the United States as a refugee in 2013. After surviving three kidnapping attempts from Al Qaeda and enduring severe persecution for his secular views, Faisal came to America and established Global Conversations and Ideas Beyond Borders, assisting dissidents in closed societies worldwide and translating news and progressive materials into Arabic.


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    • 56 min
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    Every year, more than a million immigrants arrive in America, many choosing to take an oath of citizenship. This podcast finds out why, with in-depth guest interviews, introducing you to some of the incredible people who've settled in the United States. Your host is Tim Kane, the JP Conte Research Fellow in Immigration Studies at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University.


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