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The Joy Of Walking

Renee Bright


Summer is usually a time of travel and exploration, but the age of COVID-19 has brought our adventures closer to home. Instead of traveling, many of us are walking the hills and our neighborhoods, the movement and outdoors our solace.

Writer Robert Macfarlane has walked plenty and thought plenty about the joys of walking over his life. The author of The Old Ways and last year’s prize-winner Underland, Macfarlane is an explorer of places and ideas, using his writer’s eye to share insightful observations. We’ll talk with him this week about what he has learned through the miles he’s spent on foot, and why more of us are taking to the trails during this challenging year. (Rebroadcast) 

Robert Macfarlane is the author of The Old Ways: A Journey on Foot [IndieBound|Amazon|Audible] and most recently, Underland: A Deep Time Journey.  [IndieBound|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.