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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2:26pm

Thu September 18, 2014
September 19, 2014 | Art | Rebroadcast

All the Light We Cannot See

The writer Anthony Doerr’s new novel All the Light We Cannot See tells the tale of a blind French girl in possession of a possibly cursed jewel, a German boy fascinated by radios, and their intersecting fates during World War II. For Doerr, it was a chance to explore the effects of war on children and his research for the book at times haunted him. He joins us Thursday to talk about his latest novel, his approach to writing, and about the profusion of miracles we encounter every day.

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4:21pm

Wed September 17, 2014
September 18, 2014 | Culture

Guns in Utah's Classrooms

Last week, a Utah teacher injured herself when her concealed handgun accidently fired. The incident renewed discussion across the state about whether or not teachers should be packing heat while on the job. Gun-rights advocates argue that everybody’s safer when instructors and administrators are armed. Those pushing for stricter gun controls contend firearms are an evident danger, and they say parents have a right to know which teachers are carrying. Thursday, we’ll hear from both sides in this heated debate.

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4:27pm

Tue September 16, 2014
September 17, 2014 | Profiles | Rebroadcast

Chase Peterson, The Guardian Poplar

KUED Channel 7

Wednesday, we're remembering former University of Utah President Chase Peterson, who died Sunday at the age of 84. Dr. Peterson wrote a book he said was less memoir than it was stories of his "human and spiritual journey" from the American West to New England and home again. Chase Peterson was a scholar, a scientist, and a physician. Our conversation was about the moments that brought his life meaning. (Rebroadcast)

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4:41pm

Mon September 15, 2014
September 16, 2014 | News

What Really Happened in Benghazi


On September 11, 2012, terrorists attacked a U.S. State Department compound and a CIA building in Benghazi, Libya. Those events have been the subject of immense scrutiny and hearsay, with some saying they lay the grounds for impeaching President Obama. In a new book, the writer Mitchell Zuckoff tells the story of a team of security contractors who fought to repel the attackers in Benghazi. He joins us Tuesday to tell the story of what happened during those 13 hours of mystery and controversy.

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3:01pm

Mon September 15, 2014
April 29, 2010 | News

Murder City

"Rope" by Alice Leora Briggs. From her book Dreamland: The Way Out of Juarez with text by Charles Bowden

Journalist Charles Bowden has spent some 15 years writing about Ciudad Juarez and in that time, he's witnessed what he describes as the collapse of a society. In 2009, there were 2,600 murders in Juarez - up from around 300 in 2007. Houses sit empty, jobs have disappeared and drug cartels hold the city in their grip. Bowden is in Salt Lake and Thursday, he joins Doug to talk about his new book Murder City.

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2:56pm

Mon September 15, 2014
October 16, 2008 | News

Exodus

Some half million undocumented Mexicans come into the US every year. They come looking for work - and while the conditions of those jobs are frequently harsh - they managed to send $23 billion dollars to their families in 2006 alone. A new book by author Charles Bowden and photographer Julian Cardona looks at the lives of the border crossers - from the violent streets of Juarez and life threatening border crossings to their struggles in the United States. Bowden and Cardona join Doug in studio Thursday to talk about "Exodus."

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2:50pm

Mon September 15, 2014
August 31, 2006 | Culture

Border-Crossers and a New America

Veteran journalist Charles Bowden drove 7,000 miles on the Mexican-US border - from crossings where masses spend their life savings on horrible journeys, to a dump-site of possessions that forms a tragic monument to illegal immigration, and to the lives of people who will never see their home again. Immigration is a reality, and Bowden says "We either find a way to make their world better or they will come to our better world." Charles Bowden joins Doug to talk about Exodus, his article in the most recent Mother Jones magazine.

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2:47pm

Mon September 15, 2014
September 20, 2005 | News

Reports from Katrina's Aftermath

 Doug Fabrizio talks to Western journalists on their return from the devastation left behind by Hurricane Katrina. He's joined in studio by NPR's rural affairs correspondent Howard Berkes, and Tucson author Charles Bowden who is writing for GQ magazine.

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2:42pm

Mon September 15, 2014
July 15, 2005 | Profiles

Shadow in the City

For nearly a decade, Charles Bowden wrote about the illegal drug trade. When he met a narcotics agent Joey O'Shay, he realized both men wanted the same thing, they wanted out. O'Shay had spent more than 20 years undercover and he realized he had stopped believing in what he was doing. But as Bowden points out it's not a story about the drug problem, it's a story of the human heart. His book is called "Shadow in the City."

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5:31pm

Fri September 12, 2014
September 15, 2014 | Profiles

Ken Burns & "The Roosevelts"

Monday, Doug’s guest is renowned filmmaker Ken Burns. His new PBS documentary chronicles the lives of Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt. It’s not just about the deeply significant influence each had on American political life. It’s also the story of flawed, yet courageous individuals and of a complicated family. Burns has called it an “American Downton Abby, with the added virtue of being true.” The 7-part series begins Sunday night on KUED Channel 7.

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