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Robert Stickgold and Antonio Zadra On Dreams

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Renee Bright
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KUER

Why do we dream? That’s one of the questions that Antonio Zadra and Robert Stickgold are trying to answer in their book, When Brains Dream: Exploring the Science and Mystery of Sleep.

Think of the last time you had a vivid dream. When you woke up, was the dream seared into your brain, only to quickly — and maddeningly — fade away? Sleep and dream researchers Robert Stickgold and Antonio Zadra join us Friday at noon to talk us through the mysteries of dreams – from nightmares to prophetic dreams – and explain why dreaming is necessary. 

GUESTS 

  • Antonio Zadra is a professor at the Université de Montréal and a researcher at the Center for Advanced Research in Sleep Medicine. He is the co-author of When Brains Dream: Exploring the Science and Mystery of Sleep. [IndieBound| Amazon | Bookshop | Audible]
  • Robert Stickgold is a professor of psychiatry at the Harvard Medical School and the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He is featured in the 2007 Radiolab episode "Dreams," which you can listen to here. He is the co-author of When Brains Dream: Exploring the Science and Mystery of Sleep. [IndieBound| Amazon | Bookshop | 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.