KUER and United Way of Salt Lake have partnered for a three-part speaker series, featuring 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. These deep-dive community conversations are dedicated to creating better understanding and identifying the many ways each of us, as individuals and from whatever roles we hold in our professional and personal lives, can stand up every day for the values of respect, equality, dignity, and inclusion.
Featuring former elementary and middle school teacher Claudio Sanchez, an Education Correspondent for NPR who focuses on the “three p’s” of education reform: politics, policy and pedagogy. Sanchez’s reports and stories air regularly on NPR’s award-winning newsmagazines Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and Weekend Edition.
In 2008, Sanchez won First Prize in the Education Writers Association’s National Awards for Education Reporting, for his series “The Student Loan Crisis.” He was named as a Class of 2007 Fellow by the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University. In 1985, Sanchez received one of broadcasting’s top honors, the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Silver Baton, for a series he co-produced, “Sanctuary: The New Underground Railroad.” In addition, he has won the Guillermo Martinez-Marquez Award for Best Spot News, the El Paso Press Club Award for Best Investigative Reporting, and was recognized for outstanding local news coverage by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.