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12/26/11: Making Sense of North Korea

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Kim Jong-il died December 17, 2011

Earlier this month, North Korean leader Kim Jong-il died of a heart attack at the age of 69. Monday on RadioWest, we're rebroadcasting our conversation about the behavior of North Korea. This is about political culture. The scholar B.R. Myers is our guest. He describes the ideology of North Korea this way - race based paranoid nationalism. (Rebroadcast)Books and Music from Today's RadioWest:

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.