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Corporations and People

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Thursday is the deadline for Salt Lake City voters to cast their ballot on this question: is a corporation a person? It's a resolution proposed by Move to Amend, a national campaign that says our system of government is broken because of the money and power wielded by big business. Their aim is a constitutional amendment that says corporations are not people and that money isn't speech. So we're looking at the legal history of corporations and asking what role they should play in our civic life.

Guests:

Adam Winkler, American Constitutional Law Scholar, UCLA, Citizens United: Battle over the Constitutional Rights of Corporations.

Paul Sherman, Senior Attorney, Institute for Justice, "Money Isn't Speech" and "Corporations Aren't People." So What?

Ashley Sanders, Co-Coordinator, Move to Amend Salt Lake City

The deadline for Salt Lake City voters to submit their ballot on the opinion question is Thursday, September 26th. Those ballots may be returned in person to the City Recorder's office or postmarked by 5:00 p.m. Click here for more information.

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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.