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  Lesley Hazleton has been writing about religion for years, but she doesn’t care for the way that the mystery of our existence has been hijacked as a theist-atheist debate. At churches, mosques, and synagogues, Hazleton sees many people longing for something beyond a yes-no proposition. So she’s written a book that she calls a spirited manifesto of agnosticism. Monday, she joins Doug to explain how the honesty of saying “I don’t know” is a chance to explore ideas with an open mind.

Journalist Lesley Hazleton reported from Jerusalem for 13 years. She's written The New York Times, Harper's and other publications. Her books include The First Muslim: The Story of Muhammad [Indiebound|Amazon] and her latest Agnostic: A Spirited Manifesto  [Amazon|Indiebound|Audible]. Hazleton blogs at The Accidental Theologist

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.
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