Salt Lake City, UT – A Look at the Republican and Democratic Conventions 2004 with Donald Dunn, Chair of the Democratic Party, and Joe Cannon, Chair of the Republican Party. Also, in studio talking with Doug will be Dan Harrie, reporter for the Salt Lake Tribune, and Jerry Spangler for the Morning Deseret News.
Salt Lake City, UT – Amy Goodman, journalist and radio host Goodman talks to Doug about her new book "The Exception to the Rulers: Exposing Oily Politicians, War Profiteers, and The Media That Love Them". She is reading on Wednesday evening May 5, 7pm at the Libby Gardner Hall on the University of Utah campus. The event is free.
Salt Lake City, UT – Every five years, the forest service reviews its special use permits. Tonight, There's an open house to consider wasatch powerbird guide's proposal for a five-year extension of its helicopter-skiing permit in the central Wasatch Mountains. The company wants to expand its number of runs and end a ban on Sunday and Monday flights. Scott Carrier, a backcountry skier, has this perspective.
Salt Lake City, UT – April is national poetry month, as deemed by the academy of American poets. Some would argue that the designation simply promotes the most conventional of contemporary poetry. But many poets don't fit into the conventional category. In fact, Orem poet Alex Caldiero doesn't even like to call himself a poet. Producer Scott Carrier has this story.
Salt Lake City, UT – In a church which is largely conservative, environmentalism has found a surprising niche with some LDS faithful. Rosemary Winters discuses her new article looking at being "green" and Mormon in the latest High Country News. (repeat)
Salt Lake City, UT – Families in Utah come in many different forms due to divorce, death, adoption, second marriages and the like. Some children have just one parent, some have two sets of parents. Utah lawmakers seek to protect these families under the law. But one form of family doesn't recive their blessing. KUER intern Ryan Oliver Hansen has the story of the upcoming battle over gay marriage in Utah.
Salt Lake City, UT – Blue Vinyl is a documentry about the seemingly benign vinyl siding common on American homes. The film explores the enviromental and human impact of the production and use of vinyl siding.
Doug Fabrizio explores the facts and the myths surrounding Mary Magdalene with scholars Dierdre Good of the General Theological Seminary of the Episcopal Church and Karen King of the Harvard Divinity School.
Radio West celebrates National Poetry month with Rebekah Presson Mosby. Mosby is co-editor of "Poetry Speaks," an anthology of masterpieces that includes recordings of poets from Tennyson to Plath, reading their own works.
After the September 11th terrorist attacks, more than 5,000 Arab or Muslim immigrants were taken into custody by the U.S. Justice Department and held indefinitely on the grounds of national security. "Persons of Interest" is a film that details some of those detentions.