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Vampires Are Us

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For most of her life, NPR correspondent Margot Adler didn’t give much thought to vampires. She’d read a couple books and seen a couple movies. But it wasn’t until her husband was diagnosed with terminal cancer that Adler became obsessed with vampires. Adler has now read hundreds of vampire novels and is regarded as something of an expert on the subject. She joins us Wednesday to explain how vampires reflect our human struggles with love, sex, power, morality, time, and of course, death.

Margot Adler has been a correspondent for NPR for more than three decades. Her reports air on NPR's Morning EditionAll Things Considered and Weekend Edition. She is the author of Drawing Down the Moon and Heretic's Heart, a 1960's memoir. Her new book is called Vampires Are Us: Understanding Our Love Affair with the Immortal Dark Side [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.