Doug Fabrizio

Host/Executive Producer, RadioWest

Doug Fabrizio has been reporting for KUER News since 1987, and became News Director in 1993. In 2001, he became host and executive producer of KUER's RadioWest, a one hour conversation/call-in show on KUER 90.1 in Salt Lake City. He has gained a reputation for his thoughtful style. He has interviewed everyone from Isabel Allende to the Dalai Lama, and from Madeleine Albright to Desmond Tutu. His interview skills landed him a spot as a guest host of the national NPR program, "Talk of the Nation." He has won numerous awards for his reporting and for his work with RadioWest and KUED's Utah NOW from such organizations as the Society of Professional Journalists, the Utah Broadcasters Association, the Public Radio News Directors Association and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

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3:30pm

Thu July 31, 2014
August 1, 2014 | Culture | Rebroadcast

The Devil and Rock Music

In the 60s, 70s, and 80s, there were a lot of rumors about the dangers of rock music. If you played The White Album backwards, was John Lennon really saying "turn me on dead man"? Did Led Zeppelin have hidden messages in Stairway to Heaven? Ministers preached and albums were burned to protect against communism, secret societies, and the occult. Friday, we're talking with folklorist Lynne McNeill and journalist Jesse Walker about the era of backmasking paranoia and asking what it reveals about our fears. (Rebroadcast)

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3:30pm

Wed July 30, 2014
July 31, 2014 | Science | Rebroadcast

Surviving Anxiety

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The journalist Scott Stossel suffers from anxiety so intense it can render him nauseous—which is a problem given his extreme fear of vomiting. Between acute anxiety attacks, Stossel’s mind constantly buzzes with worry about his health, about finances, work, the dripping sound in his basement, about everything and nothing. In a new book, Stossel serves as an expert guide to the culture and history of anxiety disorder. He joins us Thursday to explain what anxiety is, where it comes from and how choice and freedom rewire our brains to make us increasingly anxious. (rebroadcast)

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3:30pm

Tue July 29, 2014
July 30, 2014 | Science | Rebroadcast

Ending the War with Predators

Photo by Josh More CC via Flickr

 

For centuries, humans have waged war against other apex predators, and mostly, we’ve won. But at what cost? And how successful have we really been? Stories of backyard bears and cat-eating coyotes are becoming increasingly common—even for people living in non-rural areas. In a new book, wildlife biologist John Shivik lays out a game plan for ending our conflict with wolves, coyotes, bears and cougars, while maintaining safety and maintaining healthy ecosystems. He joins us Wednesday to make his case. (Rebroadcast)

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3:31pm

Mon July 28, 2014
July 29, 2014 | Profiles | Rebroadcast

John Wayne: The Life and Legend

 

Tuesday, we're talking about the life and career of one of Hollywood's biggest legends, John Wayne. Of course, any time you're talking Westerns, the landscape of Utah plays a role as well. Wayne starred in many movies filmed here like The Searchers, El Dorado and Rio Grande. Wayne was also in the St. George area in 1956 filming The Conqueror – downwind from nuclear weapons tests. Doug is joined by biographer Scott Eyman and BYU film historian James D'Arc to talk about The Duke on and off screen. (Rebroadcast)

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1:00pm

Fri July 25, 2014
July 28, 2014 | Profiles | Rebroadcast

The Everything Store

According to journalist Brad Stone, Santa Claus and Amazon.com share a few things in common: they both know what you want for Christmas and they have armies of menial laborers working in remote warehouses to fulfill your desires. In his book "The Everything Store," Stone chronicles the rise of Amazon from a small-fry bookseller to the pinnacle of Internet retail. The story’s also about Jeff Bezos, the company’s innovative and demanding founder. Stone joins us to profile an online juggernaut that has changed the way we shop and read. (Rebroadcast)

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2:15pm

Thu July 24, 2014
JULY 25, 2014 | CULTURE | REBROADCAST

Spanish Gold

Utah legend tells of caverns filled with caches of Spanish Gold hidden before the arrival of Escalante and Dominguez. Since then, there have been those who have hunted for lost treasure, and some even claimed to have found it. Friday, we're telling and hearing the tales of golden caches hidden in Utah's mountains and we'll see how they stack up to the academic history of our state’s past. (Rebroadcast)

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1:00pm

Wed July 23, 2014
July 24, 2014 | Culture | Rebroadcast

Utah Legends

Salt Lake City's Lone Cedar Tree Monument

With lost mines and the Three Nephites, grieving Indian maidens and a lake monster - Utah is full of legends. Whether they can be proven true or not, they're great stories and they teach us a lot about who we are. To celebrate Pioneer Day, Doug is joined by folklorist David Stanley and historian Will Bagley. From Bryce Canyon to Bear Lake, we'll talk about the state's best loved stories. (Rebroadcast)

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2:38pm

Tue July 22, 2014
July 23, 2014 | Art | Rebroadcast

Gary Shteyngart: Little Failure

Writer Gary Shteyngart’s parents hoped he would grow up to be a doctor, or maybe an accountant. When it became clear he would be neither of those things, his mother gave him a nickname: Failurchka, or Little Failure. In his new memoir, Shteyngart owns the name and tells the poignant and funny story of a Soviet family emigrating to the consumerist promised land. Wednesday, Shteyngart joins Doug to talk about growing up from an awkward, asthmatic and runny-nosed kid to a 40-something, balding Manhattanite with a memoir to write. (Rebroadcast)

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1:00pm

Mon July 21, 2014
July 22, 2014 | Culture | Rebroadcast

The Minimalists

Burt Lum, CC via Flickr, http://bit.ly/1kZwLpW

If you stripped your life of "stuff" -- the toys, the electronics, the furniture, even the house -- what would be left? That's the question at the heart of "Everything That Remains," a memoir by "The Minimalists" Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus. At an existential crossroads, they left behind their careers and compulsive consumption to figure out what really adds value to their lives. The Minimalists join Doug to talk about living more fully with less. (Rebroadcast)

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1:00pm

Fri July 18, 2014
July 21, 2014 | Science | Rebroadcast

First Contact

Image by Bill Lile, CC via Flickr

 

How often has man looked up to the sky and wondered, can we really be alone?  Aliens have been the stuff of science fiction, while scientists have generally held that life is unique to this planet. But recent breakthroughs have led to new ideas about the building blocks of life and increasingly sophisticated equipment is helping us explore beyond our world. Monday, Doug is joined by science writer Marc Kaufman for a conversation about astrobiology's search for extraterrestrial life. (Rebroadcast)

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