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Arts in Utah and the Coronavirus Pandemic on Wednesday's Access Utah

The Utah Cultural Alliance released its latest State of Utah Culture Report earlier this year. We’ll talk about the state of arts and culture in Utah with UCA’s Executive Director Crystal Young and their Communications Director Ernesto Balderas. Some highlights from the report: In addition to the arts’ contribution to the health and wellbeing of individuals and communities, the cultural industry is 9% of Utah’s GDP. They employ one in twelve Utahns. The industry generates $309 million in tax revenue for the state.

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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.