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Listeners React to America's Deadliest Mass Shooting on Tuesday's Access Utah

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According to NPR, a gunman opened fire on a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida early Sunday morning, killing 49 people and leaving 53 more wounded, in the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history before being shot dead by police. The case is being treated as a terrorist investigation.

  On Tuesday's Access Utah, we turned to you. In the aftermath of this tragedy, we spoke with various UPR listeners On-Air and through email who shared their insights and feelings. We also have a conversation with Troy Williams, Executive Director of Equality Utah; who recently held a Candlelight Vigil for the LGBTQ community in Salt Lake City. You can continue the conversation with us at upraccess@gmail.com.

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.