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The Black Rhinos of Namibia

Richard Ruggerio via Creative Commons

In the desolate deserts of Namibia, the esteemed nature writer Rick Bass espied glints of hope in a time of ecological disaster. He says that people in that nearly waterless land pursue innovative solutions to pressing problems, and they draw inspiration from an incredible animal: the critically endangered black rhino. Bass joins Doug on Thursday to discuss what one country is doing to deal with just one problem, “with a near-eternity of problems still remaining,” and what we can learn from those efforts. (Rebroadcast)

Read an excerpt of Rick Bass's book, The Black Rhinos of Namibia: Searching for Survivors in the African Desert.

The Black Rhinos of Namibia by Rick Bass

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.