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9/29/11: StoryCorps and the Art of Oral History

Thursday, Doug is joined by StoryCorps' David Isay for a conversation about the art and the techniques of oral history. StoryCorps is a project that records stories from Americans of walks of life - funny stories, heart-wrenching stories. Isay says that listening is the central element. In fact, he calls listening "an act of love." We'll talk about some of his favorite StoryCorps moments - and about how you can go about collecting your own stories from the people that matter most to you.


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.