Doug Fabrizio

Host/Executive Producer

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.

Ways to Connect

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Friday, we're talking about success. The network scientist Albert-Laszlo Barabasi says he has figured out a quantifiable formula that explains why some people are successful and others are not.

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  Thursday, we’re talking about the Utah Inland Port. Proponents say it’s the economic opportunity of a lifetime, but opponents say, not so fast. We’ll talk about where the port idea comes from and ask, is this a done deal?

We’re talking to pioneering blogger Heather Armstrong about the ten times her doctors made her brain dead. It was a clinical trial to flatline the brain as a treatment for severe depression.

The Chief

Apr 23, 2019
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Chief Justice John Roberts once vowed to “call balls and strikes and not to pitch or bat.” Tuesday, journalist Joan Biskupic joins us to assess Roberts's track record. Has he been the umpire-in-chief he promised?

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You’ve probably been hearing a lot about “Medicare for All” recently. Monday, we’ll talk about how much it would cost and what it would mean to end private insurers and build a single-payer health care system.

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Rolling Stone reporter Matt Taibbi has new a book that he describes as an “insider’s guide to the pressures at work in media." He says we’re exploiting people’s desire to root for their own team and hate the rest. (Rebroadcast)

Wild Bill

Apr 17, 2019
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Wednesday, we’re telling the story of famed gunslinger Wild Bill Hickok. Biographer Tom Clavin joins us to separate fact from fiction in Wild Bill’s life.

The Recovering

Apr 16, 2019
From UK cover of The Recovering

The writer Leslie Jamison said she had bought into the story that booze and a dark temperament were ingredients of beautiful art. So when she sobered up she had to ask herself whether you can write compelling stories about happiness.

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Growing up in the American Southwest, the writer Francisco Cantu always had some idea of what happened along the US-Mexico border, but he wanted to know more. So, he joined the Border Patrol, hoping he could be a force for good.

Painting in Asian style depicting Lao Tzue and the discovery of a giant pearl.
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Legend says the Pearl of Lao Tzu was found in 1934 after a diver drowned trying to pry it from the mouth of a giant clam. The writer Michael LaPointe has traced the pearl's unbelievable story through a tangled web of fact and fiction.

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