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A Conversation with Neil deGrasse Tyson

Neil deGrasse Tyson, the director of the Hayden Planetarium and host of the TV show Cosmos, is as fascinated with the depth and mysteries of outer space as he is with its proximity. "We are part of this universe; we are in this universe, but perhaps more important than both of those facts, is that the universe is in us," he has said. Tyson will be in Salt Lake next week, so Friday we're reairing our conversation with him about his personal relationship with the cosmos and his crusade to get humanity back into space.

Tickets are sold out to Neil deGrasse Tyson's on March 26 at Kingsbury Hall as part of the Tanner Lectures on Human Values series. However, the lecture will be broadcast live at several locations on the University of Utah campus. The event begins at 7p and the broadcasts are free and open to the public (no tickets required). Visit the Tanner Humanities Center web sitefor more details.

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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.