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Why the Right Went Wrong

  Monday, our guest is political commentator E.J. Dionne, whose new book charts the course of conservatism from the Goldwater era of the 1960s to what he calls the “Trumpification of Republican politics” today. Dionne says it’s a story of disappointment as politicians have failed to fulfill their promises and rhetoric. He joins Doug to explain how this led to a steady march rightward and why reforming the conservative movement means revisiting the choices Republicans made 50 years ago.

E.J. Dionne is a journalist and political analyst. He's heard weekly on NPR's All Things Considered. Dionne is the author of six books, including Our Divided Political Heart [Indiebound|Amazon|Audible] and his new book Why the Right Went Wrong [Indiebound|Amazon

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.