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Running With Sherman

A photo of Sherman the donkey.
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Christopher McDougall says we used to work with animals all the time. But not any more. In Running with Sherman, he sets out to re-forge that bond — by teaching a donkey how to race. It’s a story about the lost art of human-animal partnerships.

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Born to Run author Christopher McDougall says our history with animals is the story of our survival. We used to work closely with animal companions all the time. But somewhere along the way that connection was broken. In Running with Sherman, McDougall’s latest, he sets out to re-forge something of that bond — by teaching a broken-down donkey how to race. It’s a story about healing, movement, and the lost art of human-animal partnerships.  

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.