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The Telling Room

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The writer Michael Paterniti joins us Wednesday to talk about his new book, The Telling Room. It's about cheese, but not just any cheese. The fabled Páramo de Guzmán is a rare and little known cheese prized by presidents, kings and dictators, and said to have magical qualities. Paterniti became so enamored with Páramo de Guzmán that he moved his family to the remote Spanish village where it’s made. He hoped to find something mystical there. Instead, he got wrapped up in a tale of betrayal, revenge and murder: all for the love of cheese.

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Michael Paterniti is a correspondent for GQ magazine. His second book is called The Telling Room: A Tale of Love, Betrayal, Revenge and the World's Greatest Piece of Cheese [Amazon|Indiebound].

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.