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A Conversation with Ken Sanders

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Benjamin Bomnbard
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Ken Sanders is something a legend in the state of Utah. He raised hell with radical environmentalists, roamed the desert and ran rivers with Ed Abbey, and established himself as a noted antiquarian bookseller. He’s also a great storyteller.

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Ken Sanders’s parents liked to say he was born with a book in his hands. The self-declared comic book king of his 5th grade class, Sanders is now a noted antiquarian bookseller and something of a legend in the state of Utah. He raised hell with radical environmentalists in Southern Utah, roamed the desert and ran rivers with Ed Abbey, and helped fuel Salt Lake’s counterculture in the 1970s and ‘80s. Sanders joins us Thursday to tell stories and talk about the many chapters of his fascinating life.

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.