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NPR's Melissa Block

Friday, we’re broadcasting a conversation we had with NPR’s Melissa Block when she was in Utah this past February. Block was of course co-host of NPR’s All Things Considered for some 12 years. Now she’s a special correspondent, and she’s been reporting on opioid addiction and she went to Belgium to cover the bombings for NPR there. There’s something Block brings to all her work that is a hallmark of a top-notch reporter: she’s a good listener.

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.