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The Hour of Land

From Ansley West Rivers' photo series "Lunar Traces"

Wednesday, writer and naturalist Terry Tempest Williams joins Doug to discuss her latest book, The Hour of Land. It’s a paean to America’s natural parks. The parks are, Williams says, fundamental to our national identity, despite our complicated relationship with them. To mark the centennial of the National Parks Service, Williams visited 12 national parks. She wanted to better understand their relevance in the 21st century. She also wondered if they might serve to help unite our fractured country.

On Tuesday, June 7, The King's English Bookshop and the National Parks Conservation Association are hosting an evening with Terry Tempest Williams at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts center in downtown Salt Lake City. Williams will be reading from and talking about her new book The Hour of Land. Provo-based band The National Parks will also perform. That event begins at 7 p.m. MORE DETAILS

Terry Tempest Williams is the author of 15 books, including Refuge and When Women Were Birds. Her newest book is called The Hour of Land: A Personal Topography of America’s National Parks [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.
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