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)
Salt Lake City, UT – Governor Jon Huntsman unveiled a "flatter" tax proposal yesterday, one that he says is simpler, protects low and moderate income families, and stimulates economic growth. The proposal's top tax rate is 5%, which would give Utah the lowest income tax rate in the West except for Colorado, and Wyoming and Nevada - which have no income taxes. KUER'S Jenny Brundin reports.
Salt Lake City, UT – Over 25 years ago, the Graphic Novel took the art of cartooning from the realm of children into adult fiction. Cartoonist Batton Lash and editor Jackie Estrada will be in Utah as part of the Great Salt Lake Book Festival, and join Doug Fabrizio to talk about the genre. Later in the program, Doug talks to Alex Caldiero and others on the 50th Anniversary of poet Allen Ginsberg's "Howl."
Salt Lake City, UT – Luis Urrea tells the powerful story of his legendary great aunt, Teresita. Famed throughout Mexico for the power to heal with her touch, the family ranch becomes a center of pilgrimage for the people and a source of concern for the government on the eve of the revolution. Urrea will be in Salt Lake City this week as part of the Great Salt Lake Book Festival, and he joins Doug Fabrizio to talk about his novel, "The Hummingbird's Daughter."
Salt Lake City, UT – Over the last month, images from the Gulf Coast region have made many across the country question their own preparedness for a natural disaster. Today on RadioWest, we'll talk to scientists and government officials about the realities of Utah's potential for geological catastrophe. How will local and state governments respond, and what is the responsibility of the individual to prepare their household?
Salt Lake City, UT – As new Chief Justice John Roberts opens the October 2005 term of the Supreme Court, RadioWest takes a look at the document which serves as the basis for the country's law. Doug Fabrizio is joined by constitutional law scholar and author Akhil Reed Amar. His new book is called "America's Constitution: A Biography."
September 30, 2005 – The largest U-S study of children ever undertaken is one step closer to being realized. The National Institutes of Health say the study could help improve the nation's health. And, Utah will play a vital role in its launch and development. KUER's Tasha Cook explains why in this report:
Salt Lake City, UT – Utah has a rich and well-established arts community, and an integral part of that is the art critic. His or her role, however, can be imagined in a number of ways. Is it the job of the critic to foster the arts or is his responsibility to the arts consumer? Doug Fabrizio talks to dance critic Marcia Siegel, NPR's film critic Bob Mondello, the Salt Lake Tribune's Sean Means, and Art Theory Professor Lane Relyea of Northwestern University.
Salt Lake City, UT – Although children of divorced parents often vow to not repeat the same mistakes, research indicates that they face unfavorable odds. Doug Fabrizio talks to Dr. Nicholas Wolfinger, author of the new book "Understanding the Divorce Cycle: The Children of Divorce in their Own Marriages."(Repeat)