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Making Choices

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Thursday, we’re broadcasting live from the Utah Symposium in Science and Literature to explore the way humans make decisions. Turns out, there's a lot more that goes into our choices than we might recognize and we're not as good at making those decisions as we'd like to believe. Doug sits down with a novelist, an economist, a choreographer and a biologist for a look at how individuals and communities could be making better judgments.


March 5-7, the University of Utah will host the Utah Symposium in Science and Literature, which brings thinkers in various disciplines together to address an idea. This year's theme is "A bird in the hand" and it explores the way humans make decisions. For details on all the speakers and events, visit the Utah Symposium in Science and Literature on-line.

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.