Doug Fabrizio

Host/Executive Producer

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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In 1942 the Japanese army forced 70,000 prisoners to march across the Bataan Peninsula. Gene Jacobsen was among them, and he tells his story of three and a half years as a prisoner of war.

Henry David Thoreau went to Walden Pond to “to front only the essential facts of life.” But as the scholar Laura Dassow Walls shows in her biography of Thoreau, there was much more to his life and work than his brief experiment at living in the woods.

Officer in Distress

May 24, 2018
Scott Sommersdorf/Salt Lake Tribune

The story of a West Jordan narcotics detective dealing with years of grief, guilt, and trauma from the job, and the fear that kept him from getting help. Matt Canham of the Salt Lake Tribune joins us.

Chosen Country

May 23, 2018
Scott Carrier, homebrave.com

When Ammon Bundy led an armed takeover of the Malheur Wildlife Refuge in 2016, writer James Pogue found himself there among the occupiers. He sensed that something big was happening, and it had less to do with public lands than with a political reckoning.


What does it take to get a clean air bill through the Utah legislature? Tuesday, we’re looking back at the 2018 legislative session and asking what politicians did or didn’t do to address the state’s chronic bad air. 

Managing the Tribune

May 21, 2018
Elaine Clark/KUER

Last week, the Salt Lake Tribune let 34 people go and announced cuts to content. Monday, editor Jennifer Napier-Pearce joins us to discuss the decisions and how they’re envisioning the way forward.

RBG

May 18, 2018
Courtesy of CNN Films.

We’re talking RBG, aka Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, with filmmakers Betsy West and Julie Cohen. Their new documentary opens Friday in Salt Lake City theaters.

The Last Cowboys

May 17, 2018

Thursday, we're talking about the Wright family of ranchers and rodeo cowboys in central Utah. They're the subject of a new book that explores the challenges of keeping a foot in the West’s past while trying to navigate its new realities.

Writer and adventurer Craig Childs’s latest book is a unique kind of travelogue. It’s about his journeys across the country and back in time to the Ice Age to learn what life was like for the first people to arrive in North America.

Monday, The Salt Lake Tribune newsroom lost a third of its staff through layoffs and retirement. Tuesday, we’re talking about what this means for the paper and for journalism in Utah.

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