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The Year of Living Virtuously: Weekends Off

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Thursday, Doug’s guest is Utah author and artist Teresa Jordan. Jordan was searching for a project to get her writing muscles back in shape, when she learned about Benjamin Franklin’s project “of arriving at moral perfection.” His idea was to master a list of thirteen virtues. Jordan decided to try it herself (after throwing in a few vices), and blog about it. She’s now published a memoir of her “Year of Living Virtuously,” and we’ll talk about why neither she nor Franklin achieved perfection.

Teresa Jordan is the author of Riding the White Horse Home [Indiebound|Amazon], Cowgirls: Women of the American West [Indiebound|Amazon], and her most recent The Year of Living Virtuously: Weekends Off [Indiebound|Amazon]

On Friday, February 13 at 7:00 p.m., Ken Sanders Rare Books presents an evening of songs and stories with Teresa Jordan and Hal Cannon. [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.