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RadioWest and the Hinckley Institute of Politics are partnering for a series of conversations with candidates in three Utah races: 4th Congressional, Senate and Gubernatorial. Doug Fabrizio sits down with the candidates for one-on-one conversations about their policy ideas, their lives and their vision for Utah. RadioWest invites you to join the live audience at the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute [map] or listen at 11:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. on KUER 90.1Tuesday, September 25: Senate challenger Scott HowellWednesday, October 10: Congressman Jim MathesonMonday, October 15: Senator Orrin HatchWednesday, October 24: Gubernatorial challenger Peter CookeWednesday, October 31: Governor Gary Herbert... Congressional challenger Mia Love has declined to participate in this series

Meet the Candidate: Orrin Hatch

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Monday, Doug sits down with Senator Orrin Hatch at the Hinckley Institute of Politics. Senator Hatch is the longest-serving Republican member in the upper chamber, having represented Utah since 1977. Though colleagues like Utah's own Bob Bennett and Indiana's Richard Lugar lost the nomination to tea-party challengers, Hatch handily won his GOP primary race. We'll ask Senator Hatch what his vision is for a seventh – and what he has said will be his final – term in office.

We spoke with Senator Hatch's Democratic challenger Scott Howell on September 25th. Click the link below to listen to that interview.

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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