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The Pirates of Somalia

Somali pirates captured the MV Faina in Nov. 2008

Thursday, we’re telling the story of Somalia’s  pirates. Our guest is Jay Bahadur, whose first real experience as a journalist came in 2008 when he traveled to that country to write about the world of modern-day buccaneers. The story he came back with is as intricate as it is interesting. It’s about the complicated political and social history of Somalia, about their tribal and clan system, and about how pirates live and the forces that brought them to this way of life. (Rebroadcast)

Jay Bahadur is the author of The Pirates of Somalia: Inside Their Hidden World  [Amazon | 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.