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Utah Women 20/20: Women Running For Office On Wednesday's Access Utah


Record numbers of women are running for office and engaged in the political process this year. We’ll ask why? And is this temporary or a lasting trend? What will all this mean this year and going forward? As a part of the UPR Original Series, Utah Women 20/20, we’ll discuss these issues on Wednesday’s Access Utah. Our guests will include Patricia Jones, former state senator and current CEO of the Women’s Leadership Institute; Erin Jemison, Director of Public Policy at YWCA Utah; and Debbie Walsh, Director of the Center for American Women in Politics.

Join us for Access Utah, Wednesday morning at 9:00 on Utah Public Radio.



Utah Women 20/20 is a UPR original series exploring the unique challenges and opportunities facing women in Utah today. We’ll explore gender parity, the #MeToo movement, elections, and much more. This series is airing on Utah Public Radio during NPR’s Morning Edition and All Things Considered and UPR’s Access Utah, throughout fall 2018.

Support for Utah Women 20/20 is provided in part by our members and the Utah Women’s Giving Circle, a grassroots community with everyday philanthropists raising the questions and raising the funds to empower Utah women and girls. And the Utah State University Center for Women and Gender, providing a professional and social climate to enhance opportunities through learning, discovery, and engagement.


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.