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The Zookeeper's Wife

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from "The Zookeeper's Wife," Focus Features
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Monday, the acclaimed naturalist and writer Diane Ackerman talks about the story she uncovered of Jan and Antonina Zabinski, a zookeeper and his wife. The couple ran the Warsaw Zoo during the brutal Nazi occupation of World War II, and they were able to save more than 300 people destined to be exterminated by the Nazis. Ackerman’s book has been made into a film, so we’re rebroadcasting our conversation with her about the role of nature in kindness and savagery. (Rebroadcast)

Diane Ackerman is a poet, essayist, and naturalist. Her work has appeared in National GeographicThe New Yorker, and many other outlets. She's the author of two dozen books including The Zookeeper's Wife [Independent bookstores|Amazon|Audible] and The Human Age: The World Shaped by Us [Independent bookstores|Amazon|Audible]

The  film adaptation of The Zookeeper's Wife opens Friday at Broadway Centre Cinemas in Salt Lake City. For other theaters around Salt Lake City, click here.

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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