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Storyteller Bill Harley

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Friday, we're rebroadcasting our conversation with Grammy-winning storyteller and musician Bill Harley. Harley specializes in "growing up stories," but he doesn't aim to tell kids what to do. He's more interested in describing the experiences and feelings of childhood. He says his job is to make kids laugh, but you'll often find his whole audience in stitches. Harley spoke with Doug earlier this year about his craft. He also played a few songs, told some stories and reminded us what the world looks like from a child's perspective.

Bill Harley is a featured storyteller at the 2012 Timpanogos Storytelling Festival runs throuhj Thursday, August 30. Visit the Festival's web site for more details.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cA1WW-tYSVU&feature=relmfu

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.