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The Emperor of All Maladies

Friday on RadioWest, a biography of cancer. In his Pulitzer Prize winning book, Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee explores the disease that will kill millions of humans around the world this year. Part of his book is history, but it’s also about human culture and imagination. Mukherjee is coming to Utah next week, so we’re rebroadcasting our conversation with him about what he calls the most elemental and magisterial disease of our species.  His book is called The Emperor of All Maladies.(Rebroadcast)

On Tuesday, March 22 at 7:00 p.m. Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee will deliver the Tanner Humanities Center's 2016 Tanner Lecture on Human Values. It's at Kingsbury Hall on the campus of the University of Utah. Tickets are free, but only a very limited number are available. Call the Kingsbury Hall box office at 801-581-7100, or click visit the Tanner Humanities Center for links and more information.

Siddhartha Mukherjee is the author of The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer [Indiebound|Amazon|Audible], which won the Pulitzer Prize for Non-fiction in 2011. His book The Gene: An Intimate History [Indiebound|Amazon|Audible] is due out May 17, 2016.

His book is also the basis of the 2015 PBS documentary Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies

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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