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."
Monday, August 16, 2004 – The Olympic Games in Athens are underway. Doug takes a close look at the history of the competition with Tony Perrottet, author of "The Naked Olympics: The True Story of the Ancient Games."
Thursday, August 12, 2004 – Doug talks with musician Richard Thompson about his work. Then, representatives from the Outdoor Industry Association and Salt Lake's Downtown Alliance discuss the Outdoor Retailers' decision to stay in Utah and what it means for the state.
Friday, August 13, 2004 – Robert Reich served as secretary of labor under President Bill Clinton. He is University Professor at Brandeis and most recently the author of "Reason: Why Liberals will Win The Battle for America" - his ninth book. (Repeat)
To find more information or to listen to audio of this program, please link to the original broadcast, June 1, 2004 here.
Tuesday, August 10, 2004 – Award-winning journalist Andrea Moore-Emmett's new book tells the story of 18 former polygamist wives. Doug talks to the author of "God's Brothel" about these women and the fundamentalist sects they left behind.
Monday, August 9, 2004 – Doug is joined by Harvard Law School Professor David Kennedy. Kennedy's new book "The Dark Sides of Virtue: Reassessing International Humanitarianism" examines what happens when good intentions go wrong.
Friday, August 6, 2004 – August 8 marks the 30th anniversary of Richard Nixon's resignation from office. Doug and his guests discuss the effects of the Watergate scandal on the American political system and on the public's view of government. (Repeat)
Friday, July 30, 2004 – "Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition" is in Salt Lake City. Mark Lach, exhibit designer, tells the stories of the real objects salvaged from the depth of the ocean and the real stories behind them. The exhibit is presented by the Utah Museum of Natural History at it's downtown annex in the ZCMI Center on 36 S. State Street through January 8th, 2005. (Repeat)
Monday, August 2, 2004 – James Kugel joins Doug by phone from Harvard to discuss his book "The God of Old." The work explores the historical perception of God ... one very different from the God of the modern world.
By Poverty, Violence and Hope in a Sprawling Mexican Border Town
July 19, 2004 – From above, it looks like a city in a valley between two dry mountain ranges, a city all alone in the desert. But if you look closely, you can see where a river runs along the bottom of the valley, cutting the city in half.
On the northern side is El Paso, Texas, and to the south it's Ciudad Juarez, in the Chihuahua state of Mexico. Two cities, two countries, and with a combined population of 2.5 million people, it's the largest border community on the planet.
Wednesday, July 21, 2004 – Charles Bowden is a hard hitting journalist and author who writes fearlessly and passionately about the American south-west. He takes on difficult topics ... killers, drug traffickers, the destruction of nature and the predicament of modern civilization. Bowden joins Doug for a conversation about his writing and his work.
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Tuesday, July 20, 2004 – Alan Snitow and Deborah Kaufman's new documentary "Thirst" looks at the commercialization of our precious natural resource, water. Doug talks with the filmmakers, along with Utah Division of Water Resources Larry Anderson and Joseph Sax, Professor of Environmental Regulation Emeritus at UC Berkeley.