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Filmmaker Glenn Meehan On The 'Invisible Civil War' In Short Creek

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  Ten years after FLDS leader Warren Jeffs was imprisoned for child sexual assault, his former fiefdom, the southwestern Utah community of Short Creek, continues to struggle to find its identity. 

A new documentary film explores how Short Creek has changed since Jeffs’s hold on the town has waned. These days, it’s something of a battleground, fought over by those forced out of the FLDS polygamist sect and those who remain faithful. As one newcomer to the community puts it, “an invisible civil war” is taking place there. The film is called Keep Sweet, and executive producer Glenn Meehan joins us this Friday at 11 a.m. to share what he’s learned about the difficulties of life on either side of an ideological divide.
Airs: Friday, Dec. 10, 11 and 7 p.m.
Keep Sweet is available on Discovery + and Amazon Prime.

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.