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Revisiting Productivity And Grizzly Bears On Wednesday's Access Utah

Dinner: A Love Story

Pulitzer prize winning New York Times reporter Charles Duhigg joins us in the first half of the program today. Duhigg’s book “The Power of Habit” explores the science of habit formation in our lives, companies, and society. His book “Smarter Faster Better” explores the science of productivity. Duhigg says that in today’s world, it’s more important to manage how you think, rather than what you think. (Encore broadcast from 2011). 

In the second half today we’ll talk with wildlife naturalist Casey Anderson. Together with his best friend, a grizzly bear named Brutus, Casey Anderson has worked on feature films, television shows, and commercials. When they are not on set they spend their days at Montana Grizzly Encounter, a bear rescue and education facility that Casey Anderson founded in 2004, located in Bozeman, Montana. A wildlife naturalist, he has worked on several wildlife documentaries. (Encore broadcast from 2010).

Charles Duhigg says “I’ve worked at the Times since 2006. My latest series focused on Apple and was named “The iEconomy.” It won a Pulitzer prize for explanatory reporting in 2013. Before that, I  contributed to other series, including “Golden Opportunities,” “The Reckoning,” and “Toxic Waters.” I’m also a native of New Mexico. I studied history at Yale and received an MBA from Harvard Business School. I have appeared on This American Life, NPR, The Newshour with Jim Lehrer, and Frontline. Before becoming a journalist, I worked in private equity and – for one terrifying day – was a bike messenger in San Francisco.“


 Nicknamed the “animal magnet” as a kid, Casey Anderson grew up in Montana surrounded by wilderness and animals. After college, he became an animal keeper and trainer at wildlife parks, traveling to elephant orphanages in Kenya, hanging out with crocodiles and even getting thrashed by a mountain lion. Born and raised in East Helena, Montana, Casey is a fifth generation Montanan and has been involved in Film and Television production for over 12 years. A wildlife naturalist, Casey Anderson has worked on several wildlife documentaries. He led two expeditions to Botswana’s Okavango Delta for the HD wildlife series Untamed. His acting resume includes the television series Wild Wacky World, a role in the feature film, Iron Ridge, and National Geographic’s Expedition Wild. 

Tom Williams worked as a part-time UPR announcer for a few years and joined Utah Public Radio full-time in 1996. He is a proud graduate of Uintah High School in Vernal and Utah State University (B. A. in Liberal Arts and Master of Business Administration.) He grew up in a family that regularly discussed everything from opera to religion to politics. He is interested in just about everything and loves to engage people in conversation, so you could say he has found the perfect job as host “Access Utah.” He and his wife Becky, live in Logan.