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Bunker Hill

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Monday, Doug is joined by author and historian Nathaniel Philbrick for a grassroots look at the American Revolution. His new book takes to the streets of Boston during the British occupation of 1775 and follows the merchants, farmers, artisans and sailors – the vigilantes and the sober citizens on their march towards rebellion. The tension climaxed in June with the Battle of Bunker Hill. It was the bloodiest engagement of the war and the moment, Philbrick says, that set the course for Revolution.

Nathaniel Philbrick is the author of National Book Award winner In the Heart of the Sea, Pulitzer Prize finalist MayflowerSea of Glory, and The Last Stand. His latest is called Bunker Hill: A City, A Siege, A Revolution. Find all of his books on Amazon

 and Indiebound.

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.