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RadioWest Films presents unique stories with a focus on Utah. Each week, we’ll present a short documentary drawing from a variety of styles: story driven, conceptual, profiles and more. It’s a place for film lovers to watch innovative storytelling and to meet Utah’s most talented filmmakers.And there are some films that we just want to keep talking about. Here's a collection of radio conversations paired with our short films. Think of it this way ... stories you hear, stories you see.

Between Earth and Sky

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Whether you are sitting at your desk, in the kitchen, or walking down the street, you’re likely near something that came from a tree. But biologist and world-renowned tree expert Nalini Nakarni says that our relationship with trees goes much deeper than the resources they provide. From spirituality and recreation to medicine and the arts, trees play many roles in our lives. Wednesday, Nakarni joins Doug to discuss what trees can teach us about our place in the world.

Dr. Nalini Nadkarni teaches biology at the University of Utah. She also works with the University's Center for Science and Mathematics Education (CSME). Her book is called Between Earth and Sky: Our Intimate Connections to Tree [Indiebound|Amazon]

On October 8th at 5:30 pm Nalini Nadkarni will be doing a book signing at Kings English bookstore. You can get more information by calling the store at 801-484-9100 or by clicking here. The signing is part of the International Union of Forest Researchers Conference being held in Salt Lake City from October 5th- 11th.  

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.