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Adventures in Historical Reenactment

When Charlie Schroeder was faced with a long march and cold nights at the Battle of Stalingrad, he went AWOL. Only it wasn’t 1942 and Schroeder was able to hitch a ride to a nearby Colorado hotel. It was his first foray into historical reenactment, and over the next 15 months, he tried his hand at everything from the Roman legion to the Union Army. He’s written a book about his adventures, and Monday, he joins Doug to tell stories of the people who immerse themselves in the events that shaped our world.

Charlie Schroederis a writer, public radio producer, and actor. His writing has appeared in the New York Times, Reader's Digest, and Los Angeles Times as well as in Best American Sports Writing 2006. Radio stories he has produced have been featured on NPR, including Weekend America, Only a Game, On the Media, and Soundcheck. His book is called Man of War: My Adventures in the World of Historical Reenactment


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.