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The Man Who Never Died

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Joe Hill's funeral in Chicago, 1915

Almost a century ago, labor icon Joe Hill was executed by firing squad for the murder of a Salt Lake grocer. His controversial conviction rested largely on two pieces of rickety evidence: the gunshot wound he sustained the night of the murder and the IWW membership card in his wallet. The writer Bill Adler has uncovered new evidence debunking the evidence against Hill. He'll join Doug on Wednesday to talk about his new book, The Man Who Never Died

, and make the case for Hill's innocence.

Bill Adler will give a reading of The Man Who Never Died this Friday, October 21, at 5:30 PM at the Park City Library as part of the 14th Annual Utah Humanities Book Festival. For more information, visit the Humanities Council's Web site.

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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.