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Oslo

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L-R: Kate Middleton (Mona Juul), Jeff Talbott (Terje Rød-Larsen), Susanna Florence (Marianne Heiberg) and Ian Bedford (Johan Jorgen Holst)."

Playwright JT Rogers joins us to talk about his award-winning Oslo. It's about the 1993 negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians. Rogers says theater, like diplomacy, works when it’s personal.

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Tuesday, we’re broadcasting a conversation with the playwright JT Rogers, whose Tony-award winning work Oslo is currently on stage at Pioneer Theatre Company. The play is built around the secret 1993 negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians, when bureaucrats and economists tried to achieve peace. Really though, Oslo is about people with backstories, grudges, and crazy ideas. We talk to Rogers about how great theater can be like diplomacy: it works when it’s personal.

Oslo runs through September 29 at Pioneer Theatre Company. For tickets and more information, visit pioneertheatre.org or call 801-581-6961

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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.