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Far From The Tree

In his book Far From the Tree, the writer Andrew Solomon tells the stories of children whose profound differences -- dwarfism, schizophrenia, Down syndrome, genius, and others -- have made them the subjects of intense prejudice. He also writes about the families who often have to profoundly rearrange their lives around the life of a child who alter their view of the world. At its heart, Solomon's book contends with the readiness to conflate "illness" with "identity." Andrew Solomon will be in Utah this Monday, so we're taking the opportunity to rebroadcast our conversation with him. (Rebroadcast)

On Monday, November 4, Andrew Solomon will give the Tanner Lecture on Human Values. It's hosted by the Tanner Humanities Center at the University of Utah. The free lecture will be at the University Union Ballroom. It begins at 7:00 p.m., but plan on arriving early for seats. More information

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.