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RadioWest Films presents unique stories with a focus on Utah. Each week, we’ll present a short documentary drawing from a variety of styles: story driven, conceptual, profiles and more. It’s a place for film lovers to watch innovative storytelling and to meet Utah’s most talented filmmakers.And there are some films that we just want to keep talking about. Here's a collection of radio conversations paired with our short films. Think of it this way ... stories you hear, stories you see.

Raising a Transgender Kid

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Thursday, we're talking about what journalist Sabrina Rubin Erdely calls the final frontier of the LGBT movement: transgender youth. More parents and communities are debating how to raise kids who behave in ways that don't match their sex. Erdely joins us to talk about a Colorado family who sued their school for their child's right to be a girl. We'll also talk to Eri Hayward and her father. Eri is a young transgender woman from Utah County who, with the support of conservative LDS family, traveled to Thailand this summer for sexual reassignment surgery.

  • Eri Hayward and her family are the focus of a new documentary short, Transmormon. Watch it on our sister website videowest.kuer.org
  • Read Sabrina Rubin Erdely's Rolling Stone feature About a Girl
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.