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Arguments for the Uncoupled

In America, the single life is seen as a sad, anti-social and temporary state, lasting only long enough for us to find the right partner with whom to strike up a loving relationship. Michael Cobb rallies to the defense of single people though and goes on the attack against the dominion of coupledom. He writes that our negative attitude towards singles is toxic to both our culture and our relationships. Cobb joins Doug on Monday to make his case for the single life. (Rebroadcast)


Michael Cobb is Professor of English at the University of Toronto. His book is called Single: Arguments for the Uncoupled. He's also the author of GodHates Fags: The Rhetorics of Religious Violence.

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.