Khizr Khan On Rule Of Law, The Constitution, And Life In The Spotlight | Connecticut Public Radio

Khizr Khan On Rule Of Law, The Constitution, And Life In The Spotlight

May 5, 2017

Khizr Khan entered a life in the public eye after he spoke at the Democratic National Convention last summer, challenging then-Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump to read the U.S. Constitution.

This hour, we speak to the Pakistani American and Gold Star Father about life after that memorable speech, and why he continues to travel around the country to speak on behalf of religious and minority rights. 

Khan will be in Norwalk, Connecticut Saturday for a fundraiser hosted by the Connecticut Chapter of the Council of American Islamic Relations.

Plus, tens of thousands of Haitians in the United States remain here on Temporary Protected Status following the devastating earthquake in their country in 2010. But they may soon be forced to return home. We learn why and find out how they’re reacting.

And later, we learn of a New Haven program that brings refugees and other community members together around cooking and food.

Can recipes be tools of cultural exchange?


  • Khizr Khan - Gold Star father, Constitutional rights advocate
  • Philip Berns - Immigration Attorney in Stamford, CT, former Peace Corps volunteer in Ecuador and Haiti
  • Myrlande Courtois - Stamford, CT resident, Haiti native living in the U.S. under Temporary Protected Status
  • Amelia Reese Masterson - Executive Director of CitySeed, a New Haven-based nonprofit that runs the program Sanctuary Kitchen in partnership with community volunteers

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Chion Wolf and Lydia Brown contributed to this show.