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How College Makes Or Breaks Us

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Does college still work like it's supposed to? That's the question at the heart of journalist Paul Tough's latest book, The Years That Matter Most: How College Makes or Breaks Us

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Does college still work? That's the question at the heart of journalist Paul Tough's latest book, The Years That Matter Most. He wanted to know if the college system is actually the ladder to upward mobility that we've long believed it is, or if the system merely serves to protect the advantages of the privileged few while leaving everyone else behind. Tough spent the past six years looking for answers, and he joins us to share what he's learned about how college makes or breaks us.

Paul Tough is the author of four books on education and child development. His latest is The Years that Matter Most: How College Makes or Breaks Us [Indie bookstores|Amazon|Audible].

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.