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Arizona’s New Integration Law: Implications for Colorado?


DENVER – (May 1, 2010) – Tamara Banks, local journalist and Channel 12 host, will lead an informed panel in discussion of the Arizona’s immigration law (SB 1070) on Wednesday, May 5, 2010 at 8:00 p.m.

What are Arizona’s leaders hoping to accomplish now without the help of the federal government, and what were the crisis dynamics that led to the legislation – from the issue of non tolerance of racial discrimination and the potential for racial profiling to new security concerns, what are the implications for Colorado? Law enforcement, the future of our governorship and similar potential legislation are three areas the panel will address. Viewers are encouraged to call in during the live Studio 12 program (303-296-1253) or send questions via email (studio12@kbdi.org) or via the station’s Facebook fan page, KBDI-12 Colorado Public Television. Questions may be sent before or during the program.

Julien Ross, Director of the Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition, Helen Kreible, author and immigration activist and Lou Vallario, Sheriff of Garfield County will be participants.

This episode of Studio 12 also will be available for viewing via the on-demand feature of www.KBDI.org after May 7, 2010.


About Colorado Public Television (KBDI)

Colorado Public Television, celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2010, has set itself apart with carriage of an unparalleled amount of local public affairs programming. Channel 12’s "community voice" programming engages viewers in community-based discussions of state, national and global issues. The station delivers three digital channels: its flagship main broadcast signal with a strong mix of local, national and international programming (12.1); the best of independently produced documentaries, music, travel, exercise, cooking, public affairs and more (12.2); and MHz Worldview, a channel providing international news from five continents and diverse cultural perspectives for a globally minded audience (12.3).

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