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The Human Journey

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Where do humans come from? Who were our ancestors? What makes us distinct from them? And why are we homo sapiens the only kind of people left on the planet? These are some of the big questions paleoanthropologist Chris Stringer has spent his life trying to answer. Thanks to recent scientific advances and anthropological discoveries, Stringer thinks we’re closer than ever to understanding the vast journey of human evolution. He joins us Tuesday to present his theories on the origins of humankind.

Chris Stringer is a researcher at the Natural History Museum in London and a Fellow of the Royal Society. He has authored more than two hundred books and papers on the subject of human evolution.

On October 16 the Smithsonian Institution is opening an exhibit on human evolution at the public library in Cedar City, Utah. The traveling exhibit features content from the Smithsonian Museum's Hall of Human Origins and it runs through November 12. Special programming at the exhibit will be provided for educators and clergy members, and a community conversation on human evolution. DETAILS

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.
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