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Is the Left Killing Free Speech?

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In her latest book, liberal Fox News pundit Kirsten Powers explores what she sees as a worrying trend. The political left, she says, is attacking Americans’ right to freely express their beliefs. Powers decries how liberalism, once associated with open-mindedness and reason, has become a vehicle for ideological conformity, irrational prejudice, and Orwellian policing of speech and opinion. Powers join us Friday to discuss her claim that the left is killing free speech. [Rebroadcast]

Kirsten Powers is a Fox News contributor and a columnist for USA Today. She has been published in the Wall Street JournalNew York PostThe Daily Beast, and many other media outlets. Prior to her career in journalism, she worked in Democratic Party politics and the Clinton administration. Her new book is called The Silencing: How the Left Is Killing Free Speech [Amazon|Indiebound].

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.
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