Salt Lake City, UT – In 1945, the sacred text of one of the world's earliest Christian sects was uncovered in Upper Egypt. The discovery of the Gnostic Gospels -- including the Gospel of Thomas -- has fascinated scholars and ignited imaginations since. Preeminent theologian Elaine Pagels joins Doug Fabrizio to talk about how Christianity may have been different had these teachings of Jesus been a part of church canon from the earliest days. (Rebroadcast)
Salt Lake City, UT – Lena Fowler is Vice Chair of the Navajo Water Rights Commission and she says that one of her first thoughts every morning is "do we have enough water?" The new documentary "The American Southwest: Are We Running Dry?" says there is a looming water crisis in our region - and it will affect us all. Thursday on RadioWest, filmmaker Jim Thebaut joins Doug to talk about the causes of our record low water levels and what communities are doing to surmount the scarcity.
Salt Lake City, UT – Bill Dew is the Republican candidate for the U-S House of Representatives in Utah's 2nd Congressional District. Dew decided to run for Congress while he was in Jordan, serving a humanitarian mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. As a homebuilder, Dew says he's experienced some tough economic times. He tells KUER's Dan Bammes he's confident the United States will get through its current troubles in good shape.
Washington, DC – We continue our conversations with candidates with Congressman Jim Matheson. Matheson is a Democrat who was first elected in 2000 in Utah's 2nd Congressional District. Back then, it included only areas of Salt Lake County. By the next election, new lines had been drawn that include not only St. George but many other areas of rural Utah. He won re-election in the new district and is now campaigning for a fifth term.
Salt Lake City, UT – Friday, we're analyzing state and local elections with Hinckley Institute of Politics Director Kirk Jowers, pollster Dan Jones, former Salt Lake City Mayor Ted Wilson, and Rebecca Walsh of the Salt Lake Tribune. The show was recorded Wednesday at the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah.
Salt Lake City, UT – Vehicles cause at least half of the air pollution along the Wasatch Front. To improve air quality Salt Lake City and Salt Lake County start the Idle-Free Utah campaign today and 63 elementary schools around the valley are joining the effort. Sheri Quinn reports.
Salt Lake City, UT – Body Worlds 3 - the exhibit that uses real human bodies to explore the human specimen has just opened in Salt Lake City. Tuesday on RadioWest, Doug is joined by creative designer Dr. Angelina Whalley and by anatomist Dr. Kurt Albertine to talk about the exhibit and the complexity of the human body.
Salt Lake City, UT – The playwright J.T. Rogers says his projects begin with a question he's afraid to answer. As Rogers watched the news reports during the 1994 genocide in Rwanda - he asked himself what kind of person he would turn out to be in the same situation. Rogers' play "The Overwhelming" is the result, and it opens this week at the Salt Lake Acting Company. Doug talks to Rogers and others about the human stories in the worst of tragedies.
Salt Lake City, UT – Young voters in Utah say it's their duty to cast their ballots for the first time this November.
"I believe it's everyone's duty to vote. If you're not voting, you're acquiescing to whatever the leader of the nation wants to do. You're saying 'I don't care, do whatever you want to me,'" said Chance Crompton, a senior at the Rowland Hall-St. Marks School in Salt Lake City.