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Giulio Boccaletti On The History Of Water

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Renee Bright
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KUER

In a new book, the climate scientist and writer Giulio Boccaletti makes the case that the history of human civilization is inextricably tied to one simple and yet powerful force: water.

Water, Boccaletti says, has played a critical role in shaping human life on this planet from the very beginning. It has inspired the foundational myths of cultures around the world. Infrastructure to move and control water has shaped the social structures upon which empires were built. According to Boccaletti, the modern world as we know it wouldn’t exist without water and our ongoing dance between its motion and our reactions. Boccaletti joins us this Friday at noon to discuss our relationship and our fundamental reliance on the most elemental substance on earth.

Giulio Boccaletti's book is Water: A Biography [Amazon|BookShop|Indie Bound|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.
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