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2016 Legislative Wrap-up

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Rep. Ken Ivory (L) and Sen. Jim Dabakis present a resolution to honor the musical "Hamilton."

Friday, we’re live at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics for a look at Utah’s 2016 legislative session. We’ll start with House Speaker Republican Greg Hughes and Democratic Senator Jim Dabakis for an insider’s view of the 45 days. We’ll also talk to KUER’s Brian Grimmett and the Salt Lake Tribune’s Robert Gehrke and Jennifer Dobner about what passed, what didn’t, and what made two opposing lawmakers dress in 18th century costume and attempt to bust a rhyme in floor debate.

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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