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A collection of RadioWest conversations about LDS history, faith, and culture.

A Church By Any Other Name

Office building with sign The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
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How should people outside of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints respond to the request to dump nicknames like Mormon or LDS? How are you thinking about it?

RadioWest divider.

Earlier this month, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released a statement from its President saying the Lord had directed that everyone use the proper name of the Church. That means nicknames like Mormon or LDS are out. But how should people outside of the faith like journalists respond? What about members who identify themselves as Mormon? We’ll talk about it Tuesday, and dig into the history of the terms. We hope to hear from you too. How are you thinking about it?

Guests:

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.