Salt Lake City – New research and documentation of Nazi atrocities during World War II help to complete the picture of one of man's darkest periods. Utah's Dr. Ian Shepherd joins Doug Fabrizio to discuss his new book "Genocide & Medical Experiments of the Nazi Holocaust." It chronicles not only the horrors of the death camps and the subsequent Nuremburg trials, but the escape of many Holocaust scientists -- some under the protection of the U.S. Government.
Salt Lake City, UT – Next Tuesday, voters go to the polls in a series of municipal elections across the state. Each morning through Monday we'll talk to the candidates in the three Salt Lake City council races and the race for the Mayor of Sandy. Today, we'll spotlight Salt Lake City's District #7 race, which includes the Sugar House and Liberty Wells neighborhoods. Gordon Poulsen faces off against Soren Simonson.
Salt Lake City, UT – Edwin Firmage's new book "Red Rock Yellow Stone" is a journey through five Western National Parks -- Yellowstone, Bryce, Zion, Grand Canyon and the Petrified Forest/Painted Desert. Firmage joins Doug Fabrizio to talk about capturing the lanscape in images and words.
Salt Lake City, UT – Next Tuesday, voters go to the polls in a series of municipal elections across the state. Each morning through Monday we'll talk to the candidates in the three Salt Lake City council races and the race for the Mayor of Sandy. Today, we'll spotlight Salt Lake City's District #3 race, which includes the Avenues and Capitol Hill neighborhoods . Janneke House is taking on incumbent Eric Jergensen.
Salt Lake City, UT – NPR's Howard Berkes has reported from the Gulf Coast region on communities rebuilding from Katrina's fury. He joins Doug Fabrizio in-studio for first-hand accounts of haunting debris fields, of the search for victims and of the hope found in two towns reunited.
"Restoring the Gulf Coast" will air live Thursday at 11:00 a.m. and be replayed Friday evening at 7:00 p.m.
Salt Lake City, UT – A growing body of scientists are blaming global warming for phenomena such as stronger hurricanes, urban heat spikes and the rise of infectious diseases. KUER's Jenny Brundin talks with Michael Taylor, director and co-writer of the new documentary "Global Warming: The Signs and the Science," along with other experts about what is causing global climate change, what the future holds and what is being done about it.
Salt Lake City, UT – America has long attracted the brightest minds from around the world to work in high-tech and scientific jobs. In the last decade, however, that trend has been changing. Many PhDs are being recruited by other countries agressively seeking top knowledge workers. Jenny Brundin talks to David Heenan, author of "Flight Capital: The Alarming Exodus of America's Best and Brightest."
Salt Lake City, UT – Hallowe'en is Monday, and we're talking ghosts today. Doug Fabrizio is joined by members of the Ghost Hunters Society of Utah, an organization of paranormal investigators. They've collected tapes purportedly representing other-worldly voices and stories from around the state. You be the judge... (Repeat)
Salt Lake City, UT – Plan B Theatre Company and RadioWest present a special Hallowe'en live radio theatre performance. Three actors and a sound effects artist will perform adaptations of Edgar Allan Poe's stories "The Tell-Tale Heart" and "The Premature Burial."
Salt Lake City, UT – Utah's Greek Community is celebrating the centennial of the Greek Orthodox Church of Greater Salt Lake City. Doug Fabrizio is joined by Manoli Sargetakis, historian Constantine Skedros, and Craig Miller of the Utah Arts Council Folk Arts Program. We'll look at the history of this unique community, and at how ethnicity is preserved in the "melting-pot" of America.
Salt Lake City, UT – Walter Kirn's new novel "Mission to America" looks at the collision between faith and a spiritually overextended nation. When an isolated, waning Montana sect sends missionaries to bring back converts, or more specifically brides, the two men meet head-on with the bewildering, seductive diversity of America.
Salt Lake City, UT – You probably won't find this notice useful at all. Lemony Snicket's representative Daniel Handler will be on RadioWest this Monday. It will undoubtedly be a miserable interview with the unlucky Doug Fabrizio. You and your children should probably avoid listening to the show that day.
With all due respect, Elaine Clark, Pained Producer
Salt Lake City, UT – In a five part series, producer Beth Hoffman joins immigrant women as they cook in their homes. In this month's story, Hoffman visits the home of Maria Estrada, who is from Colombia.Click here for more photographs from Sean Graff.
Salt Lake City, UT – Davy Rothbart is a collector. As the creator of Found Magazine, he regularly brings to life items that have been tossed and forgotten. His acclaimed book "The Lone Surfer of Montana, Kansas," along with his pieces for "This American Life," follows a similar vein. The collection of stories grew out of road trips and small towns, capturing the oddity, poetry and dignity of everyday life.
Salt Lake City, UT – The Sixties are remembered as a time of social and political change in the United States. As KUER looks back at the decade of its founding, RadioWest talks to David Davis, co-creator of the PBS documentary The Sixties, Professor Fred Fogo of Westminster College, and Ken Sanders of Ken Sanders rare books.
Salt Lake City, UT – As KUER remembers the decade of its founding, Doug Fabrizio talks to biographer Gerald Clarke about one of America's most controversial and colorful authors. Truman Capote's experiences in New York's high society circles contributed to his short novel, "Breakfast at Tiffany's." His quest for greatness, however, led him to develop a new genre, the non-fiction novel. The result of six years of research on the murder of 4 members of a Kansas farming family resulted in Capote's 1966 masterpiece, "In Cold Blood."
Salt Lake City, UT – Utah writer and poet Katharine Coles has just published her latest novel "Fire Season." Set in rural Utah, Coles portrays cancer-stricken downwinders, an AIDS suffering black-sheep of a Mormon family, drought and wildfires. It's a story of death and renewal, and ultimately, of the power of human goodness to prevail.
Salt Lake City, UT – Journalist Janine di Giovanni's book "Madness Visible" portrays the individuals who must experience war first hand. di Giovanni is in Utah as part of the Salt Lake Film Center's series of films that examine the role of the war correspondent. She joins Doug Fabrizio in studio to talk about her book, and about her personal observations of the conflicts that are reshaping our world.
Salt Lake City, UT – The University of Utah's School of Medicine is celebrating its 100th year this week. It opened its doors as a humble, two year school in 1905 and is now considered one of the top 20 medical programs in the United States. Jenny talks with Dr. Chase Peterson - former president of the University of Utah and a Professor in the University's School of Medicine.
Salt Lake City, UT – While the urban environment and nature are frequently seen as mutually exclusive, former Secretary of the Interior Bruce Babbitt envisions a balance between development and our natural landscape. Doug Fabrizio talks to Babbitt about his new book "Cities in the Wilderness," and about his vision for a national land use plan.
Salt Lake City, UT – The average drug user in Utah is male, 31 years old, white and LDS. RadioWest looks at what makes people turn to addictive drugs, and what methods of prevention and treatment can successfully address the problem. (Repeat)