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  The environmental journalist Cynthia Barnett says humans have always tried to control rain. We’ve burned witches at the stake to stop it. We’ve sacrificed children to bring it. Now we’ve used technology to change it, with results we weren’t intending. Barnett has written a book she calls a natural and cultural history of rain. And whether you love a rainy night or rainy days bring you down, Barnett joins us Monday to explain how the story of rain is one we all share. (Rebroadcast)

Cynthia Barnett is an environmental journalist based in Gainesville, Florida. Her new book is called Rain: A Natural and Cultural History ​[Indiebound|Amazon]. She's also the author of Blue Revolution: Unmaking America’s Water Crisis ​[Indiebound|Amazon] and Mirage: Florida and the Vanishing Water of the Eastern U.S. ​[Indiebound|Amazon]

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.