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

In her new documentary film, director Irene Brodsky follows her son Jonas as he sets out to learn Beethoven’s “Moonlight Sonata.” Like the legendary composer, Jonas is deaf, and struggling to live between the worlds of sound and silence.

If you play The White Album backwards, is John Lennon really saying “turn me on, dead man”? Join Doug for a conversation about the paranoia around hidden messages in rock music and what it reveals about our fears today.

Greg Pye via Flickr, CC2.0

For most of us, overwork is the new normal, and rest is an afterthought. But by dismissing the importance of rest in our lives we may be stifling our talents and abilities. This episode picked by producer Benjamin Bombard.

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Don’t get me wrong. I’ve enjoyed the break we’re taking from RadioWest. It has given us a chance to really think about the possibilities of making a new version of the show. Yet ... I’m starting to feel antsy. It’s because I’m constantly reading things or seeing things that make me think, "That would be a cool show." But we’re not doing the show right now, so we have to wait and then the moment passes.

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KUER

Don’t get me wrong. I’ve enjoyed the break we’re taking from RadioWest. It has given us a chance to really think about the possibilities of making a new version of the show. Yet ... I’m starting to feel antsy. It’s because I’m constantly reading things or seeing things that make me think, "That would be a cool show." But we’re not doing the show right now, so we have to wait and then the moment passes.

Mindy Tucker, elnabaker.website

  Elna Baker's memoir is about being a twenty-something Mormon virgin in New York City. When she spoke to us in 2012, things had changed. She was then an ex-28-year-old virgin and ex-Mormon comedienne. This episode was chosen by Doug Fabrizio.

"Rope" by Alice Leora Briggs. From her book Dreamland: The Way out of Juarez with text by Charles Bowden

Journalist Charles Bowden spent some 15 years writing about Ciudad Juarez, witnessing what he calls the collapse of a society. Bowden joins Doug to talk about his book “Murder City: Ciudad Juarez and the Global Economy’s New Killing Fields.”

When journalist Christopher McDougall wrote the book that kicked off the barefoot running movement, he got to thinking about what makes a hero. He joins us to explore how people can develop their natural skills to be ready in a crisis. This episode picked by producer Benjamin Bombard.

When Cheryl Strayed was 22 years old, her mother died of cancer, her marriage was falling apart, and she was using heroin. She needed healing, and she found it by hiking the Pacific Crest Trail. This episode was picked by Doug Fabrizio. 

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In 2010, Gerda Saunders learned that she has dementia. So she started writing what she calls field notes on the progress of her condition. The result is her memoir, Memory’s Last Breath. This episode was picked by KUER’s newsroom managing editor Elaine Clark

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