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Tuesday, we're talking about what advice columnists have had to say over the years about life and love. Author Jessica Weisberg says our questions are the same, it’s the answers that have changed.

RadioWest divider.

What are people getting from advice columns? Have you ever written to a columnist with maybe an etiquette question or something more personal? The journalist Jessica Weisberg has a new book that profiles advice columnists and what they’ve had to say over the years about life, love, and money. Weisberg says that over time the questions are the same, it’s the answers that have changed. Tuesday, she joins us along with advice columnists Amy Dickinson and Utah’s own Ann Cannon.


Doug's favorite Ask Amy column:

Sisterly exclusion makes one sis a horrible person Dear Amy: Every fall, my sister, cousins and a cousin's sister-in-law have a weekend shopping excursion in our home city. We stay in a hotel, treat ourselves, shop for our children and go out for lunches and dinners. It is a great time to reconnect. I have a sister "Wendy," who we do not invite.

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.