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Is Polarizing Partisanship The New Normal? Sen. Jeff Flake And Scott Howell On Tuesday's Access Utah


The USU Institute of Government and Politics’ Foxley Forum presented a talk by former Arizona Senator Jeff Flake yesterday titled “Is Polarizing Partisanship the New Normal?”

We’ll feature a conversation with Sen. Flake on Tuesday’s Access Utah. Our guests will also include former Utah State Senator and current Utah Debate Commission Co-Chair Scott Howell. We’ll talk about polarization, finding common ground, reverberations from the Kavanaugh hearings, the partial government shutdown, the State of the Union Address, and much more.

You can continue the conversation by emailing We’re also on Twitter @upraccess and on our Utah Public Radio Facebook page.




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.