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When Nature Breaks The Law With Mary Roach

Renee Bright

Humans mostly keep a clear line between our world and the animal kingdom. But animals have a habit of crossing that line — to funny and sometimes dangerous effect.

The science writer Mary Roach's new book Fuzz explores the science of human-wildlife conflict — or, to put it another way, when the natural world doesn’t play by human rules. After all, what does a wild animal care about jaywalking or breaking and entering? Roach travels to Asia and Europe, visiting a village beset by leopards and a holy site at the mercy of vandalizing birds. She joins us this Friday at 11 a.m. and again at 7 p.m. to talk about how we can better understand and exist alongside the animals that share this planet with us.

Mary Roach’s book is Fuzz: When Nature Breaks the Law [BookShop|Amazon|Indiebound].

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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