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Introducing JohnTaylor, On Thursday's Access Utah

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John Taylor fled to a welcoming St. George in 2018 to escape California’s foul air. A graduate of New York University, writing letters to the editor helped launch a 30-year career as a newspaper reporter and editor. He especially relished covering religion, health care and education. A native of Brooklyn, he’s a fan of the Yankees, the Packers and Fresno State roughly aligning with where he’s worked as a journalist and, until retirement, as public affairs director for nonprofit Community Medical Centers in Fresno. He and wife Judy, a retired teacher, relish chatting with everyone they meet, helping address community needs such as homelessness and discovering the special pleasures of being Utahns.

John Taylor brings a charming outsider’s view of Utah and will be sharing his perspectives in regular commentaries on UPR. We’ll hear his first commentary and get to know him a bit today.

In the second half of the program we’ll revisit a fascinating conversation from 2011 with photographer Paul Nicklen. Paul Nicklen grew up near the Arctic Circle on Baffin Island. His photographs appear in National Geographic magazine and many other places. We’ll hear him recount some of his hair-raising adventures.