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Will Utah's Young People Vote In 2020?

Renee Bright

We’ve heard for years that no matter how passionate young voters may speak about politics, they don’t turn out in significant numbers on Election Day. 

But when have young voters cast their ballots — and what made the difference? Friday at 11 a.m., we’ll look into the history of young voters in the U.S. and at young voters right here in Utah, asking what makes them different from their peers around the country and how they are aligned. With Utah having one of the youngest populations in the country, these voters matter. But will they turn out on November 3rd?


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.