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Civil discourse in a polarized age: Sen. Brent Hill on Thursday's Access Utah

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Today a conversation with Sen. Brent Hill about civil discourse. Brent Hill is the Next Generation Program Director for the National Institute for Civil Discourse. He’ll be talking with Neil Abercrombie, USU Vice President for Government Relations, in an event at the David B. Haight Center on the USU campus on Monday at 4:00 p.m.

Brent Hill retired from the state legislature in 2020 after serving 19 years in the Idaho State Senate, 10 years as President Pro Tempore, the highest-ranking member of the Idaho State Senate. He is an Aggie who earned a bachelor's in accounting. He frequently contributes to newspapers and other publications and is the author of the book A Matter of Principle, which explores the fundamental ideals that guided America’s founders.This event is co-sponsored by Aggies Think Care Act and the USU Institute for Government and Politics.

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.