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Congressman Ron Paul

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Friday, we're broadcasting our conversation with Ron Paul. The congressman and former presidential candidate joined us yesterday on the campus of Utah Valley University. Paul's dogged adherence to his basic tenet – that government impedes liberty – has garnered him a passionate and diverse following. Ron Paul is currently serving the last of his 24 years in the House and we spoke with him about his philosophy for an ideal society. For Paul, that means as little government as possible.

Students of Utah Valley University's Academic Senate and the Young Americans for Liberty joined the audience. We didn't have time to include their questions in the broadcast, but include them here as a web extra.

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.