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Richard Bushman on Wednesday's Access Utah

Alfred A. Knopf

Richard Bushman is professor of history emeritus at Columbia University and formerly the Howard W. Hunter Chair of Mormon Studies at Claremont Graduate University. He is author, among many other books, of a biography of Joseph Smith titled "Rough Stone Rolling." Professor Bushman came in to the UPR studios in March 2017 for conversation with Tom Williams following his appearance at a conference on the USU campus titled “New Perspectives on Joseph Smith and Translation.” The conference was sponsored by USU’s Religious Studies Program and the Faith Matters Foundation, a non-profit organization that encourages discussion about Mormon topics.

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.