Salt Lake City – On a recent summer night, a group of young guys in their early twenties roll up on bicycles behind a salt lake city grocery store. Dumpster diving isn't illegal here. But they're worried about being cited for trespassing. And getting caught by store staff could lead to locked bins the next time. So it's a stealthy operation.
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Salt Lake City, Utah – Popular science writer Mary Roach says that when planning a space mission, everything that's taken for granted on Earth has to be "rethought, relearned and rehearsed." After all, flying a flag with no wind or managing to urinate in zero gravity is no easy feat. Roach's latest book is called "Packing for Mars," and she joins Doug for a look at space exploration and what it teaches us about being human. (Rebroadcast)
Salt Lake City, Utah – Monday, we're talking about urban farming with the writer Novella Carpenter. Carpenter sometimes hears from people that they're moving to the country to farm. She said the problem is you get great food, but you don't have anyone to share it with. Carpenter wanted to farm and stay in her community - a very urban neighborhood in Oakland, California. Novella Carpenter joins Doug to talk about her book "Farm City." (Rebroadcast)
Salt Lake City, UT – Every now and then, a band comes along that you think should do well. It ought to be big. It ought to be great. And then it winds up playing one of the city's smallest venues on a national tour. That's how City Weekly managing editor Dan Nailen sees the band called Eisley. He spoke with KUER's Dan Bammes.