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Wild Horse Country

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The wild horse is a majestic, beloved, and federally protected icon of the American frontier with a history as epic as the land it inhabits. It’s also the subject of heated controversy and dispute.

RadioWest divider.

In his book, journalist David Philipps tells the epic history of America’s wild horses. An enduring symbol of freedom and independence, wild horses are so beloved they’re one of just two animals protected by an act of Congress. They’re prodigal sons and daughters, returned home to North America after 10,000 years roaming the earth. They’re also the subject of fierce controversy. Philipps joins us to share what he’s learned about the majesty and plight of the mustang. (Rebroadcast)

David Philipps is a Pulitzer Prize–winning national reporter for the New York Times. His new book is called Wild Horse Country: The History, Myth, and Future of the Mustang [Indie bookstores|Amazon|Audible].

 

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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