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The Republican Party's Quest to Win the White House


After President Barack Obama won reelection in 2012, the Republican Party was lost in the wilderness. It was also firmly resolved to retake the White House. Political journalist McKay Coppins has had unparalleled access to every level of the Grand Old Party and in a new book he examines it warts and all: its deep passions, its larger-than-life personalities, and the dagger-sharp power plays. Coppins joins us Monday to take us behind the scenes of the Republican party as it gears up for 2016.

McKay Coppins is a senior political writer at BuzzFeed covering national politics, the Republican Party, and the conservative movement. His new book is called The Wilderness: Deep Inside the Republican Party's Combative, Contentious, Chaotic Quest to Take Back the White House [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.