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A Conversation with Ben Shapiro

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When he speaks at universities across the country, conservative pundit Ben Shapiro draws fierce opposition for his strongly held opinions. He despises identity politics, opposes the ideas of safe spaces and microaggressions, and rejects the concept of white male privilege. He relishes attacking liberals, but has himself been targeted by the alt-right. Shapiro is speaking at the University of Utah this week, and he joins us Tuesday to discuss his thinking on society and politics.

Ben Shapiro is the editor-in-chief of The Daily Wire, a conservative news and opinions web site. He's also a nationally syndicated columnist, the host of the podcast The Ben Shapiro Show, the former editor-at-large of Breitbart News, and the author of several books, including Bullies: How the Left's Culture of Fear and Intimidation Silences Americans [Independent bookstores|Amazon|Audible].

On Wednesday, September 27, Shapiro is speaking at the University of Utah at 7 p.m. That event is sold out. DETAILS

KUER's Julia Ritchey reports on how Ben Shapiro’s lecture will test the University of Utah’s reputation as a place where diverse points of view are welcome:

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.