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Claudio Sanchez | It Starts With You Speaker Series

Nov 2, 2017
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Claudio Sanchez, education correspondent for NPR, joined KUER's Julia Ritchey on stage at the Rose Wagner on November 1, 2017, for the third and final event of the "It Starts With You Speaker Series," presented by KUER and United Way of Salt Lake. Julia Ritchey and Claudio Sanchez discussed education and equality in the Latino community, as well as the complex and often difficult to understand immigration system. The conversation followed with a panel discussion with local community leaders moderated by Julia Ritchey. Listen to the entire interview above. 

KUER and United Way of Salt Lake have partnered for a three-part speaker series, featuring NPR national reporters and local community members to examine and understand the complex issues that divide us as a country and as a community--racism, bigotry, poverty, and more. 

Kathy Ryan, The New York Times

Nikole Hannah-Jones is a reporter for The New York Times and a contributor to This American Life, and she's spent the last five years investigating the way racial segregation in housing and schools is maintained through official action and policy. She was interviewed by KUER's Education Reporter, Lee Hale, for the second in the three-part It Starts With You Speaker Series on August 29th, 2017 at SLCC's Grand Theatre.

Kelly McEvers | It Starts With You Speaker Series

Jun 19, 2017

Kelly McEvers, co-host of NPR's All Things Considered, hosted the first community conversation in the three-part It Starts With You Speaker Series on June 15, 2017 at SLCC's Grand Theatre. She was joined by panelists Jose Enriquez, Executive Director of Latinos in Action; Jennifer Mayer-Glenn, Director of Family-School Collaboration for the Salt Lake School District; Eddie Berrest, an educator at the Granite School District; and Halima Hussein, Refugee Women's Coordinator for the Utah Refugee Services Office. Listen to the full conversation below.

June 15: It Starts With You Speaker Series- Kelly McEvers

Jun 13, 2017
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KUER and United Way of Salt Lake have partnered for a three-part speaker series, featuring NPR national reporters and local community members to examine and understand the complex issues that divide us as a country and as a community--racism, bigotry, poverty, and more. 

Join us, along with Kelly McEvers, co-host of NPR's All Things Considered, Thursday, June 15th at SLCC's Grand Theatre for our first event of the series.

5:30 p.m. | Meet and Greet Reception with Kelly | $50
7:00 p.m. | It Starts with You Speaker Series Event | Free with RSVP

  KUER and United Way of Salt Lake have partnered for a three-part speaker series, featuring NPR national reporters and local community members to examine and understand the complex issues that divide us as a country and as a community--racism, bigotry, poverty, and more. 

 

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13 Title-I schools in Salt Lake are now providing on-site after-hours dental clinics thanks to a complex partnership of 11 groups including United Way of Salt Lake and Intermountain Healthcare.

Tasha Cook

The Utah House threw its support behind new results-based programs to boost early-childhood education. It’s a concept backed by leaders of both parties.  

Republican Rep. Greg Hughes of Draper says all Utahns have a stake in making sure that all children get a good start at school – even before they’re in kindergarten. His bill calls for investors to foot the bill for expanding early education programs like those in the Park City and Granite School districts. Hughes says the $5 million program will provide opportunities for disadvantaged children

File: Volunteer Income Tax Assistance

The official Internal Revenue Service tax season kicked off Friday. Legislators and low-income advocates from United Way, Voices for Utah Children, and “Earn it…Keep it…Save it” gathered at the state capitol to mark the day. They are urging Utahns to apply for the Earned Income Tax Credit, or E-I-T-C, when they file their returns. IRS spokesman Bill Brunson says the average Utah EITC was $2,300 dollars last year and he says the amount could be as high as $6,200.