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Joe Hill, The Man Who Never Died

Joe Hill's funeral in Chicago, 1915
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Joe Hill's funeral in Chicago, 1915

Labor icon Joe Hill was executed by firing squad for the murder of a Salt Lake grocer 100 years ago. His controversial conviction rested largely on two pieces of evidence: the gunshot wound he sustained the night of the murder and the IWW membership card in his wallet. The writer Bill Adler has made new findings he says debunk the evidence against Hill. He'll join Doug to talk about his book, The Man Who Never Died," and make the case for Hill's innocence. (Rebroadcast)

On Saturday, September 5, a concert and celebration of Joe Hill's life will be held at Salt Lake City's Sugarhouse Park -- which is the site of the prison where Hill was executed 100 years ago. The event is free and it runs from 11:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. DETAILS

See Salt Lake Tribune Editorial Cartoonist Pat Bagley's series Joe Hill, His Story

William M. Adler has written for many national and regional magazines, including Esquire, Rolling Stone, and Mother Jones. He’s the author of The Man Who Never Died: The Life, Times, and Legacy of Joe Hill, American Labor Icon [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.
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