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Thursday, we’re talking about the effects of nuclear weapons on people who lived near uranium mines and downwind from testing sites during and after the Cold War. Historian Sarah Alisabeth Fox says that all wars happen where people live, grow their food and raise their children. So to understand what happened, she talked to ranchers, farmers, and housewives who suffered from cancer and economic ruin. Fox is coming to Utah, and joins Doug to talk about “A People’s History of the Nuclear West.”

Sarah Alisabeth Fox is a folk historian and author based in Seattle. She holds a Master's degree in history and folkore from Utah State University. Her book is called Downwind: A People's History of the Nuclear West [Indiebound|Amazon]

Fox is coming to Utah as part of the Utah Humanities Book Festival. She has speaking engagements around the state.

  • Monday, October 19, 3:30 p.m., Utah State University, Logan [info]

  • Tuesday, October 20, 7:00 p.m., Salt Lake City Public Library [info]

  • Wednesday, October 21, 12:00 p.m., Utah State Archives, Salt Lake City [info]

  • Monday, October 26, 7:00 p.m., Washington Branch Library, Washington [info]

  • Tuesday, October 27, 7:00 p.m., Southern Utah University, Cedar City [info]

  • Wednesday, October 28, 7:00 p.m., Enterprise Library, Enterprise [info]

  • Thursday, October 29, 11:00 a.m., Brigham Young University Redd Center, Provo, [info

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.