Paragonah, UT – The Utah Prairie Dog is listed as a threatened species under federal law, but if you ask some people in Iron County, it's not nearly threatened enough. They'd like to see the animals disappear, especially from the airport in Parowan and the cemetery in Paragonah. There's a new proposal to take that protection away - and critics think it's a new attack on the Endangered Species Act as well as the prairie dogs.
Salt Lake City – Is Pioneer Theatre Company artistic director Charles Morey trying to tell us something in the last Shakespeare play he's directing? Dan Nailen and KUER's Dan Bammes look at his rendering of The Tempest, along with Plan B's adaptation of some of Shakespeare's classic lines and classic characters in Lady Macbeth.
Salt Lake City, Utah – Friday, a conversation about Roald Dahl with his biographer and friend Donald Sturrock. Dahl is of course the creator of the children's classics "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" and "James and the Giant Peach," and his own life was as funny, dark and fascinating as the fictional worlds he created. We'll talk about his story and about his evolution as a storyteller. (Rebroadcast)
Salt Lake City, Utah – Monday, we begin a week-long series of conversations on the future of journalism. It's a partnership with the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics and we start with a look at the documentary "Page One: Inside the New York Times." Our guest is director Andrew Rossi, who spent a year in the Times newsroom chronicling how reporters, editors and publishers are dealing with an industry in the throes of change.