Salt Lake City, UT – For more than two decades, the Salt Lake Acting Company has been producing a parody of Utah's culture and politics. Named Saturday's Voyeur to tease the authors of a popular Mormon musical from the 1970's, today the show focuses more on Utah's political climate and some high-profile officeholders. But the culture still comes in for some jabs. City Weekly music editor and KUER's Dan Bammes size up this year's production.
Salt Lake City, Utah – It's an unpaid, taxing and often thankless job. And it's being performed in nearly one-third of American households: Someone is giving round-the-clock care for an elderly parent or a chronically ill spouse. Author Gail Sheehy has been there and on Friday, she joins Jennifer Napier-Pearce to talk about the challenges, fears and rewards of caregiving.
Salt Lake City, UT – The Waterford Institute's UPSTART program offers at-home software education programs for young children, and it won a contract from the Utah Legislature in 2008. The Waterford Institute's founder, Dusty Heuston, a long-time educator, believes the power of technology can result in successful early intervention. KUER's Tasha Cook recently sat down with Heuston, and has this interview.
Salt Lake City, UT – Retired Utah biology professor Fred Montague is lecturing to a packed house at the Unitarian Church in Salt Lake City a passionate crowd that hangs on his every word about organic gardening and sustainable food production. They're hearing about raised beds and the mineral content of soil as if the technique of growing your own food is something that had just been discovered.
Salt Lake City, Utah – The Women's World Cup of soccer is in full swing in Germany and the cable sports network ESPN is pulling out all the stops to cover it. All 32 games are being broadcast live and in high definition. But is anybody watching? Tuesday, guest host Matthew LaPlante looks at the business of women's sports. What will it take to get people to pay attention in the stadium and on the TV dial?
Salt Lake City, UT – Many Utahns are trying to use less electricity and cut costs. In the final installment of "Plugging Into Nature," independent producer Ross Chambless reports that as solar power and other technologies become affordable, more people in Utah may soon be making their own electricity.