Salt Lake City, UT – The Delta Center in Salt Lake City is usually known for swift point guards streaking down the stretch and loud, boisterous crowds - it's Utah's House of Basketball. But this past week the arena was converted into a new type of house, a House of the Lord, according to the United Pentecostal Church International, which rented out the Delta Center for a five-day annual conference that ended Sunday night. Producer Beth Hoffman attended the conference and found a different kind of fan.
Wednesday, September 22, 2004 – Doug talks to embattled Salt Lake County Mayor Nancy Workman about her reactions to charges of misusing public money and about her plans for continuing her reelection campaign.
Salt Lake City, UT – As Salt Lake City grows and diversifies, residents - particularly those on the city's West Side - are struggling to understand each other. Older neighborhoods are evolving in new ways, and many newcomers now speak foreign languages, work unusual hours, or have darker skin But what's most troubling for many of the area's older residents is simply the way the community now looks. Producer Beth Hoffman has been talking to old-time residents and newcomers to the area.
Monday, September 20, 2004 – The Salt Lake City Reads Together book club gets underway this month Doug talks to Nasdijj, author of one of three titles selected for the inaugural program. We are also joined by Deeda Seed of the Salt Lake City Mayor's Office, Salt Lake City Public Libraries Director Nancy Tessman, and Nanette Alleman, Coordinator of the Chicago Book Festival..
Salt Lake City, UT – Salt Lake City is marking the 25th anniversary of Abravanel Hall and the Salt Lake Art Center. Doctor Cyril Harris has designed the acoustics for Avery Fisher Hall in New York City and many other famous venues.
In this interview with KUER's Dan Bammes, recorded on the stage at Abravanel Hall, Dr. Harris talks about acoustic design and how he came to be involved in the creation of Utah's premiere concert hall.
Salt Lake City, UT – A billboard on State Street and 17th South - paid for by one of the nation's largest white supremacist organizations - has raised the eyebrows of several community activists. A week ago, leaders met to discuss how, if at all, to react to it. KUER's Jenny Brundin has more.
Aired Sept. 14, 2004 – #2 A discussion with : Attorney General Mark Shurtleff, State of Utah Greg Skordas, Candidate for Utah State Attorney General Stephen J. Kores (moderator), Executive Director, Utah Foundation
Tuesday, September 14, 2004 – Writer Leslea Newman and members of Plan B Theatre Company discuss the play "A Letter to Harvey Milk." An elderly Holocaust survivor recalls his friendship with Harvey Milk -- the first openly gay official in U.S. history -- causing him to examine the origin of the pink triangle and befriend a lesbian teacher in this one-man show.
Thursday, September 9, 2004 – Director Morgan Spurlock joins Doug to talk about the process of creating the film "Super Size Me." Spurlock lived on nothing but McDonald's while travelling the country to talk with experts on America's "ever-expanding girth."
Friday, September 3, 2004 – Dan Bammes and John Bird of the Albion Financial Group talk about what's driving up the cost of higher education and strategies for paying it. Part of RadioWest's "Your Personal Economy" series.
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Tuesday, August 31, 2004 – Doug talks to Krista Tippett, host of public radio's "Speaking of Faith." The program is a national conversation about belief, meaning, ethics and ideas. This Sunday at 11:00 a.m., KUER will begin airing this weekly program.
Monday, August 30, 2004 – Vincent Cheng joins Doug for a discussion of what it means to be "ethnic." The conversation explores ideas of community, international adoptions, and our own sense of who we are.
Wednesday, August 18, 2004 – BBC and Frontline producer Greg Barker joins Doug to talk about the role of documentary film making. Barker's works include "Ghosts of Rwanda" and "Campaign Against Terror."