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Summer's Iconic Crops

Wednesday, we're paying homage to a few of summer's iconic crops. We'll start off with peaches—those gorgeous, fuzzy flavor bombs, erupting with juice at the slightest bite. The writer and farmer David "Mas" Masumoto and Steven Rosenberg, the Chief Eating Officer at Salt Lake's Liberty Heights market, will tell us how to discern a great peach, and when and how to pick them. We'll also be joined by Amy Goldman, the renowned gardener and author, to worship at the altar of the incredibly diverse heirloom tomato and explore the rich gifts of heirloom melons.


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.