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12/7/11: Robert Krulwich - A Life in Radio

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Robert Krulwich began his radio career as a boy in the tub. His pseudonym was Don Roberto and his fist was the microphone. He grew up to be one of the most inventive and compelling reporters in radio. Whether he's explaining interest rates through opera, parsing Reaganomics with the help of "lab mice" or using video to illustrate how viruses work, Krulwich makes understanding complicated subjects fun and easy. Doug will talk with him on Thursday about his career and what makes good radio tick. 

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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.