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Crosscurrents

For Aarti Shahani's Family, The American Dream Turned Into A Nightmare

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Aarti Shahani is NPR’s tech reporter. You may have heard her stories over the years from Silicon Valley on everything from Facebook privacy policies, to H1-B visas, to the latest iPhone features and apps. But in her new memoir, Here We Are, she doesn’t tell tech stories, she tells the story of her immigrant Indian family, that includes strife, tests of patriotism, and even the criminal justice system.

"The criminal justice system is not a system based on guilt, it's based on risk and reward."

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Hana Baba is host of Crosscurrents, KALW's weeknight newsmagazine that broadcasts on KALW Public Radio in the San Francisco Bay Area.