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A Conversation with Michael Pollan

Courtesy Steven Barclay Agency

Food and nature writer Michael Pollan says his literary heroes led him astray when he first planted a garden. Theoreau and Emerson had taught him that wilderness is the ultimate form of nature. So, he skipped the fence, only to find himself in a gruesome battle with a woodchuck over the vegetables. Pollan is coming to Utah, and Wednesday, he joins Doug to talk about practical relationships with nature, his journey as a writer about food culture, and his latest interest, psychedelic consciousness.

Michael Pollan writes about food, culture, and nature. His books include Second Nature: A Gardener's Education [Indie bookstores|Amazon|Audible] and his most recent Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation [Indie bookstores|Amazon|AudibleCooked has also been made into a Netflix documentary mini-series.https://www.netflix.com/title/80022456

Thursday, June 29, Michael Pollan will be at Red Butte Garden as part of an evening fundraiser for International Rescue Committee'sNew Roots Project, a gardening program for refugees here in Utah. The event is hosted by Tifie Humanitarian, and sponsored by Barebones Living, West Elm, and The King's English. THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT, but you can learn more here

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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