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Return of the Wolves

It’s been 20 years since wolves were reintroduced to the American West and placed on the endangered species list. Advocates for the wolf say the animals serve a vital role in the region’s ecology. Hunters and ranchers, meanwhile, see wolves as a threat to their way of life, one imposed by an intrusive federal government. KUED 7 has produced a new documentary that explores both sides of this heated controversy. We’ll talk about it Thursday, and examine how the return of wolves to the West is playing out.

Return of the Wolves: The Next Chapter airs Monday, November 25 at 9 p.m. on KUED 7 in Salt Lake City.


  • John Howe is a producer for KUED 7. Return of the Wolves: The Next Chapter is his third documentary chronicling the story of wolves in the West.
  • David Moskowitz is a professional wildlife tracker, photographer and outdoor educator. He's the author of Wolves in the Land of Salmon [Amazon|Indiebound].
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.