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Through the Lens: This Ain't No Mouse Music

"This Ain't No Mouse Music" profiles Chris Strachwitz, a modern-day Alan Lomax who fell in love with American roots music soon after immigrating to the U.S. from Germany in the '40s. He founded a record label that released albums of the blues, Mexican norteño, zydeco, Hillbilly country—basically any authentic, rootsy music that caught his ear.

On Thursday, October 2, Strachwitz joins us on RadioWest, along with filmmakers Maureen Gosling and Chris Simon, to talk about his love affair with music rooted in America’s heartland. Find the show here

On Wednesday, October 8, RadioWest and Utah Film Center will present a free screening at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center. Doug Fabrizio will host a Q&A with Chris Strachwitz, Maureen Gosling, and Chris Simon immediately following the film. Learn more.

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.