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12/2/11: Demon Fish

Photo by Neil Hammerschlag

Friday on RadioWest, we're talking about sharks. There's a reason we're afraid of them. They're one of the most perfectly designed predators, but it's the shark that ought to be afraid. Humans are far more dangerous. We kill about 100 million sharks a year. The environmental reporter Juliet Eilperin joins us to put that number in perspective and to explain how our obsession with sharks could lead to their extinction. (Rebroadcast)

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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.