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The Art & Cultural Impact of Political Cartoons on Tuesday's Access Utah

Pat Bagley, Salt Lake Tribune

On Tuesday’s Access Utah we’ll talk about the art and cultural impact of political cartoons with the Salt Lake Tribune’s Pat Bagley, Politico’s Matt Wuerker, and Jen Sorensen, whose comics appear nationally and locally, in the Salt Lake City Weekly.” Wuerker is a winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Bagley is a Pulitzer finalist. Sorensen is winner of several awards including the Herblock Prize. We’ll talk about Charlie Hebdo, Bagley’s cartoon legislators, Sorensen’s Trump girls try-outs cartoon, current events from a cartoonist's perspective, and much else. This episode of Access Utah is a part of the Pulitzer Prize Centennial Campfires Initiative in partnership with Utah Humanities, the Salt Lake Tribune, and KCPW.  

Pat Bagley will join the Salt Lake Tribune’s Jennifer Napier-Pearce for An Evening with Pat Bagley to discuss his favorite cartoons, the artistic process and his recognition as a Pulitzer Prize finalist. The event is February 3 at 7 p.m. at The Leonardo, 209 E. 500 South, Salt Lake City. More information at http://www.sltrib.com/eveningwithbagley


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Behind The Scenes At The Trump Girl Group Tryouts, by Jen Sorensen

Pat Bagley will also be the first Morris Media and Society Lecture Series speaker of 2016.The series, designed to bring diverse media voices to Utah State University, is sponsored by the Department of Journalism and Communication.The event is February 9 at noon in the Merrill-Cazier Library, room 101.

This episode of Access Utah is made possible by a grant to Utah Humanities as part of the Pulitzer Prizes Centennial Campfires Initiative, a joint venture of the Pulitzer Prizes Board and the Federation of State Humanities Council in celebration of the 2016 centennial of the Prizes. The initiative seeks to illuminate the impact of journalism and the humanities on American life today, to imagine their future and to inspire new generations to consider the values represented by the body of Pulitzer Prize-winning work.


Michigan 2016, by Matt Wuerker

This year-long project in Utah is a collaboration between Utah Humanities, Utah Public Radio, the Salt Lake Tribune, and KCPW. The Campfires Initiative is supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Ford Foundation, Carnegie Corporation of New York, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Pulitzer Prizes Board, and Columbia University.

Tom Williams worked as a part-time UPR announcer for a few years and joined Utah Public Radio full-time in 1996. He is a proud graduate of Uintah High School in Vernal and Utah State University (B. A. in Liberal Arts and Master of Business Administration.) He grew up in a family that regularly discussed everything from opera to religion to politics. He is interested in just about everything and loves to engage people in conversation, so you could say he has found the perfect job as host “Access Utah.” He and his wife Becky, live in Logan.