CityViews 9/12/12: Polarizing Politics/Victoria Rowell on YWCA


Segment 1:

Meet Thomas Mann and Norman Ornstein. One works for the left-leaning Brookings Institute, the other for the conservative American Enterprise Institute. But both agree that the country’s two main political parties have lost the art of compromise, leaving American democracy teetering on the brink. On Wednesday, Mann and Ornstein join us to talk about ideological extremism and how the parties – particularly the GOP –, the media and the public need to focus on the causes of dysfunction before it’s too late.


  • Thomas Mann, senior fellow, Brookings Institute
  • Norman Ornstein, resident scholar, American Enterprise Institute

Mann and Ornstein will speak about their new book, “It’s Even Worse Than It Looks: How the American Constitutional System Collided with the New Politics of Extremism” on Wednesday, Sept. 12 at 12:15 p.m. in the Gould Auditorium at the Marriott Library, University of Utah. It’s part of the September Project .




Segment 2:

Soap opera diva Victoria Rowell is best known as the ballerina-turned-model Drucilla Winters on “The Young and the Restless.” But she’s also a tireless advocate for children in foster care, paying tribute to the mentors who helped her transition from ward of the state to successful actress. She’s coming to Utah next to share her inspiring journey at the annual YWCA LeaderLuncheon and on Wednesday, Rowell joins us to discuss how she beat the odds.


  • Victoria Rowell, actress and author of “The Women Who Raised Me”

Victoria Rowell will be the keynote speaker at the 24th Annual YWCA LeaderLuncheon  on Friday, Sept. 21 at 11:30 a.m. at the Grand America Hotel, Salt Lake City. This year’s honorees include Dr. Leigh Neumayer, Libby Hunter, Brenda Joyce Burrell, Norma Carr, Natalie Gochnour and Boyer Jarvis, the first man to be honored.


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