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.

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Utah’s former poet laureate Katharine Coles says she walks seven or more miles a day, but she doesn’t do it for fitness. For her, walking — moving her body — is a way of freeing her mind, nudging it away from obsessions.

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We’ve rounded up our usual cast of local booksellers to load up your reading list for a summer that might feel a little … different.

Few filmmakers are as prolific as Frederick Wiseman. With 47 documentaries to his credit, the director has spent his life exploring institutions that shape — and are shaped by — American culture.

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During a special legislative session May 19, Utah Republicans passed two controversial resolutions that banned critical race theory in Utah schools and designated Utah as a “Second Amendment sanctuary” state.

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If you’re a woman in the sports world, trying to dominate the field can be a tough gig. Julie DiCaro joins us to talk about her book Sidelined: Sports, Culture, and Being a Woman in America.

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In the second season of her podcast The Last Archive, historian Jill Lepore journeys through the dusty halls of history to explore the evolution of doubt in the past century.

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As the dancers of Utah’s Ballet West prepared for their first public performance during the COVID-19 pandemic, directors Diana Whitten and Tyler Measom filmed the company to document how they dealt with the difficulties and uncertainty of creating art during unprecedented times.

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You could say that Mozart is the gateway drug to a love of classical music. But who was the person behind the music? Author-composer Jan Swafford joins us to help us better understand the most famous name in classical music.

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Ryan Michael Painter’s father was Utah’s first documented death from an AIDS-related illness. We’ll talk with Ryan about his memoir, The Unexpected Son and about the man he lost when he was just seven years old.

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In his latest book, the writer and adventurer Craig Childs writes that he dreams of canyons and was born to deserts — deserts ruled by a god of drought who leaves them dry on purpose.

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