wildly curious
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

Latinos in Utah

Orem Summerfest Parade. Photo by arbyreed, CC via Flickr

Monday, we’re talking about history and change in Utah’s Latino community. There is a long presence of Mexican-Americans in the region: this was Mexico when the pioneers came into the valley after all. But the economic boom of the 1990s brought many immigrants into the state, and with it a diversity of people from Central and South America. As part of the Hinckley Institute of Politics’ Siciliano Forum on US-Latin American Relations, we’re asking what those changes mean for the Latino community and for Utah.


This week, the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics is hosting its 17th annual Rocco C. and Marion S. Siciliano Forum. This year's focus is "The Future of US-Latin Relations." For details on speakers and events, click here.

Doug Fabrizio has been reporting for KUER News since 1987, and became News Director in 1993. In 2001, he became host and executive producer of KUER's RadioWest, a one hour conversation/call-in show on KUER 90.1 in Salt Lake City. He has gained a reputation for his thoughtful style. He has interviewed everyone from Isabel Allende to the Dalai Lama, and from Madeleine Albright to Desmond Tutu. His interview skills landed him a spot as a guest host of the national NPR program, "Talk of the Nation." He has won numerous awards for his reporting and for his work with RadioWest and KUED's Utah NOW from such organizations as the Society of Professional Journalists, the Utah Broadcasters Association, the Public Radio News Directors Association and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.