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Mormon Rivals

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Wednesday, the Salt Lake Tribune’s Matt Canham and Thomas Burr join us to tell the story of political powerhouses Jon Huntsman Jr. and Mitt Romney. The men have a lot in common and their families have been allies. But the past decade of presidential politics has created a bitter rivalry with the two pursuing different directions in the Republican Party. We’ll discuss their faith, their politics, and how the next generation of Romneys and Huntsmans could influence the future of Utah and the nation.

Matt Canham is an investigative reporter with the Salt Lake Tribune. Thomas Burr is the paper's Washington DC Bureau reporter. Their book is called Mormon Rivals: The Romneys, The Huntsmans and the Pursuit of Power [Indiebound|Amazon]

Canham and Burr have several signings along the Wasatch Front.

  • Tuesday, June 9 at 7:00 p.m. they'll be at the Barnes & Noble in Sugarhouse
  • Wednesday, June 17 at 7:00 p.m. they'll give a talk at The Leonardo in downtown Salt Lake City.
  • For details on these and other events in June in Murray, Orem, and Sandy, click here.
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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