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Norm Ornstein on the Sorry State of American Politics

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Wednesday, we’re talking with political commentator Norm Ornstein. He’s in Utah this week to speak at Weber State University, which gives us an excuse to get his thoughts on America’s current political climate. Unfortunately, his forecast isn’t reassuring. We’ll talk with him about the dour prospects for President Obama’s second term, the departure of prominent Congressional problem solvers, and the possible implications of a GOP takeover of the Senate. Political junkies, this show’s for you.

Norm Ornstein is in Utah this week, and he's giving a lecture on Thursday, April 3, at Weber State University at 7:30 p.m. That event is free and open to the public. Details

Norm Ornstein is a long-time observor of Congress and politics. He's a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, a conservative think tank, and a contributing editor and columnist for National Journal and The Atlantic.

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.