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11/18/11: Annoying

Friday, NPR science correspondent Joe Palca is Doug’s guest and he’s talking about the science of being annoyed. Why do certain sounds or certain smells or certain people just really, really bug us? Palca has written a book that explores how it all works. You should know there’s sort of a recipe to bugging someone, but the book also provides some insight into how we ourselves can become less annoying … which is nice. (Rebroadcast)

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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.