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God's Plan for Mike Pence

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The reporter McKay Coppins joins us to talk about his profile of Vice President Mike Pence. Coppins investigates why Pence and Christian conservatives have created an unlikely alliance with Donald Trump. Pence believes it's all part of a divine plan.

RadioWest divider.

Tuesday, we’re talking about Vice President Mike Pence. Journalist McKay Coppins has written a profile of the nation’s second in command. It details Pence’s religious and political conversions, his lifelong ambition for power, and his unlikely partnership with Donald Trump. As Coppins writes, Pence believes God himself willed that he should rise to such political heights, which could make him a threat to his boss. Coppins joins us to talk about Pence’s past and where he hopes to be in the future.

McKay Coppins is a staff writer at The Atlantic. His article "God's Plan for Mike Pence" appears in the January-February edition of the magazine.

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.