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3/5/12: Everything Is Obvious, Once You Know the Answer

You may think there's nothing more natural than common sense. Well think again. The sociologist and network scientist Duncan Watts says that commonsense reasoning fails us time after time. It often misleads us into thinking we know more about human behavior than we actually do. Only by understanding how and when common sense fails us, Watts says, can we improve how we plan for the future and understand the present. Watts joins Doug on Monday to expose the holes in our common sense thinking.

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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.