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Staff Pick: Cheryl Strayed, "Wild"

Alfred A. Knopf Publishing Company

When Cheryl Strayed was 22 years old, her mother died of cancer, her marriage was falling apart, and she was using heroin. She needed healing, and she found it by hiking the Pacific Crest Trail. This episode was picked by Doug Fabrizio. 

RadioWest divider.

When Cheryl Strayed was 22 years old, her mother died of cancer. That tragic loss brought her to a "most savage self." Her marriage was falling apart, she was sleeping with other men, and was using heroin. She needed healing. She found it on a grueling, 1100-mile solo hike on the Pacific Crest Trail. Strayed joins Doug to talk about facing her demons and finding her way back. (Rebroadcast)

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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