How Did We Get Here?
It’s hard to understand where you’re going if you don’t know where you’ve been. So, we asked longtime journalist and host of KUER’s RadioWest Doug Fabrizio to guide us through the past 30 years of Utah politics. And while we’ve heard over and over that we’re living in unprecedented times … things actually haven’t changed all that much in the past few decades.
- Doug Fabrizio, host of RadioWest
Recommended Reading and Listening:
- Attack ad against Bill Orton: CAMPAIGN'S MEAN SPIRIT ENDURES TO THE END
- How Democrat Bill Orton won such a conservative congressional district: The improbable election of Congressman Bill Orton
- Interactive tool to explore Utah’s current congressional district map and possible alternatives: Fivethirtyeight’s The Atlas Of Redistricting
- Timeline of some of the backlash against federal government land designation (like Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument): A brief history of the Sagebrush Rebellion
- What could happen to the battle over the Bear Ears National Monument: What The History Of The Antiquities Act Could Mean For The Future Of Bears Ears
- What lawmakers said about congressional maps in 2011: Governor OKs new Utah congressional maps
- Why so many Utah Republicans gravitated to Evan McMullin in 2016 presidential election: Evan McMullin, Utah and the 2016 Presidential Election
- How Utah Sens. Romney and Lee exemplify larger GOP split: Sens. Mitt Romney And Mike Lee Divided On Trump's Hold Over The GOP
- How the Tea Party movement turned into Trumpism: The Tea Party Didn’t Get What It Wanted, but It Did Unleash the Politics of Anger