Doug Fabrizio

Host/Executive Producer, RadioWest

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. He has won numerous awards for his reporting with RadioWest from such organizations as the Society of Professional Journalists, the Utah Broadcasters Association and the Public Radio News Directors Association.

Ways to Connect

Abortion may be legal in America, but conservative legislatures have been working for years to pass laws that restrict women’s access to it. Hundreds of those laws have been enacted this decade, and they’ve forced many abortion clinics to close their doors. In a new documentary, filmmaker Dawn Porter tells the stories of clinic workers and lawyers fighting the restrictions designed to regulate abortion out of existence. Porter’s film is called Trapped, and she joins us Tuesday to talk about it.

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)

Photo by Thom Gourley




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.

Thursday on the program, the veteran NPR foreign correspondent Eric Weiner joins Doug to talk about his new book "The Geography of Bliss." After covering catastrophes in more than 30 countries, Weiner decided it was time to tell the other side of the story. So instead, he traveled the world trying to answer this question: What are the essential ingredients for the good 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)

7/13/07: Huck's Raft

Jul 12, 2007






Do you believe in ghosts? This conversation with the Utah Ghost Hunter Society may change your mind. (repeat)