Salt Lake City – EARLIER THIS YEAR, US OFFICIALS LAUNCHED A MULTIMILLION-DOLLAR CRACKDOWN ALONG THE ARIZONA-MEXICO BORDER. SINCE THEN, ALMOST HALF A MILLION ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS HAVE BEEN ARRESTED ALONG THIS STRETCH OF THE BORDER - A 57 PERCENT INCREASE OVER LAST YEAR. BUT THE NUMBER OF DEATHS HAS RISEN TOO . SALT LAKE RADIO PRODUCER SCOTT CARRIER OPENS HIS 3-PART SERIES ON ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION WITH A LOOK AT THE RISKY JOURNEY TO THE U.S., BEGINNING IN THE MEXICAN BORDER TOWN OF SASABE, SONORA.
Salt Lake City – A BILL IS MOVING THROUGH CONGRESS THAT WOULD HIRE 10,000 MORE BORDER AGENTS TO PATROL MEXICO'S 2000 MILE LONG BORDER WITH THE UNITED STATES. TUSCON WRITER CHARLES BOWDEN BELIEVES THAT AMERICAN EFFORTS TO STOP THE FLOW OF HUMANS CROSSING THE BORDER, WHICH HE CALLS AN EXODUS ---- IS SET UP TO FAIL. IN THE LAST OF A 3-PART SERIES ON ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION, SALT LAKE RADIO PRODUCER SCOTT CARRIER TALKS WITH BOWDEN, WHO IS AUTHOR OF 14 BOOKS, SEVERAL OF THEM ON THE BORDER REGION.
Salt Lake City – THERE'S BEEN A 57 PERCENT INCREASE SINCE MARCH IN ARRESTS OF MEXICANS TRYING TO ENTER THE COUNTRY ILLEGALLY. BUT THE CRACKDOWN AT THE BORDER HAS ALSO FUELLED MORE DEATHS AMONG ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS. THE JOURNEY IS DANGEROUS AND RISKY FOR THE IMMIGRANTS AND OTHERS WHO LIVE ALONG THE BORDER. SALT LAKE RADIO PRODUCER SCOTT CARRIER BRINGS US PART 2 IN A 3-PART SERIES ON ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION WITH A GLIMPSE INTO THE LIFE OF A SECURITY OFFICER ON THE BUENOS AIRES NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE.
Monday, October 4, 2004 – Doug Fabrizio moderates a discussion on Utah's proposed constitutional amendment to define marriage. The program will be aired live from the Hinckley Institute of Politics. Guests include former Utah Special Assistant Attorney General Monte Stewart; Tiani Coleman, chair of the Utah County Republican Party; and Scott McCoy and Jane Marquardt of the Don't Amend Alliance.
Thursday, September 30, 2004 – Pioneer Theatre Company is currently playing "The Importance of Being Earnest." Doug talks to cast members about the performance, and with an Oscar Wilde scholar on what makes the literary figure so important.
Wednesday, September 29, 2004 – Students from UVSC join Doug to explore both sides of the Michael Moore controversy. Later, author Robert O'Neil talks about his book "Free Speech in the College Community."
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."