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Timothy Shriver on Thursday's Access Utah

Special Olympics Chairman and bestselling author Timothy Shriver has been named an Impact Scholar at the University of Utah’s Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute, where he will spend several days each semester participating in guest lectures, roundtable discussions with state and local officials, and consulting with university and community leaders. Dr. Shriver is also the Chair and Co-Founder of UNITE, an initiative to promote national unity and solidarity across differences.

We’ll talk with Timothy Shriver about bridging our divides, the Dignity Index, Special Olympics and what people with disabilities can teach us.

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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.