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Civil discourse and building bridges on Wednesday's Access Utah

It’s UPR’s Fall Member Drive. On Access Utah that means some special programming, Today we’re talking about bridging-building and civil discourse. How do we talk to each other, understand each other, connect with each other when the divides only seem to be deepening? Our guest for the hour is Jason Gilmore, Associate Professor of Global Communication at Utah State University. He is the author, along with Charles Rowling, of the book, “Exceptional Me: How Donald Trump Exploited the Discourse of American Exceptionalism

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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.