Doug Fabrizio

RadioWest Producer and Host

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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In 1942 the Japanese army forced about 70,000 US and Filipino prisoners of war to march some 80 miles across the Bataan Peninsula on the way to a prison camp. More than 10,000 died or were summarily executed along the way. Among the survivors was Gene Jacobsen - who published a book about the ordeal. Jacobsen joined us back in 2004 to share his story of three and a half years as a prisoner of war. (Rebroadcast)


Photo by Hector Udall

When author Brady Udall was asked to write something from his religious background, polygamy seemed to be a natural. Udall was raised Mormon and while polygamy was part of his family history, it's something no one talked about. He says that made him all the more curious. "The Lonely Polygamist" is Brady Udall's third book. It's about a man with 4 wives, 28 children and a mid-life crisis. Udall joins Doug to talk about why this family is quintessentially American. (Rebroadcast)

Falconer on the Edge

Aug 4, 2009


Peregrine Falcon. Photo by <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/80835774@N00/218633316/in/photostream" target="_blank">Picture Taker 2</a> on flickr.com



Moab, UT – Thursday on RadioWest we're wrapping up our series of programs from Moab with a conversation with a true American original - Heidi Redd. About an hour south of Moab on the border of Canyonlands National Park, you'll find Heidi's home for the last 40 years, Dugout Ranch. About 10 years ago, worried about the prospect of development, she sold the ranch to the Nature Conservancy to preserve it. But that's only one part of the story of a remarkable life.

In 2002, Doug Fabrizio talked to Desmond Tutu about his role in helping South Africa heal from the brutality of apartheid. Tutu and others were faced with various paths to take, they chose forgiveness -- something Tutu says is an essential element of African conscientiousness. But justice also had to be dealt with. How does one forgive without forgetting? (Rebroadcast)