Salt Lake City, UT – The vast majority of Americans apply for a social security number without reservation. That little blue card becomes a permanent part of your identity, nine digits that are yours alone. But one Salt Lake man is starting his adult life without a social. And the decision to stand outside the mainstream complicates everything. KUER's Jennifer Napier-Pearce has the story.
Salt Lake City, UT – Another plank in the state's 10 year plan to end chronic homelessness is prevention. Many government-run institutions - jails, prisons, hospitals, mental health facilities, and the foster care system - often release people directly into homelessness. A number of pilot programs are exploring if there's another way. KUER's Jenny Brundin continues our series on homelessness with a look at one program aimed at men who are at high-risk of becoming homeless.
Salt Lake City, UT – The tenth-century Muslim philosopher Abu Hayyan at-Tawhidi said that handwriting is jewelry fashioned from the pure gold of the intellect. Islamic art is perhaps best known for its calligraphy - but there's also extensive ornamentation, color and even abstract figures that reflect a diversity in Islamic civilization. Wednesday, we're joined by art historian Sabiha al-Khemir for a look at Islamic art and the window it opens to the culture that created it.
Thermo, UT – The typical way of seeing an electric power plant is to generate power on a grand scale, with huge and expensive equipment. But a new plant in southern Utah is ready to start operations using a different concept - dozens of small generating units hooked together to use geothermal water that wouldn't be hot enough for a past generation of power plants. KUER's dan Bammes has the story.
Salt Lake City, UT – The Body Worlds exhibit at the Leonardo has attracted lots of attention and lots of visitors. Is it education? Is it art? Is it science? Dan Nailen takes a look under the skin of the exhibit. Dan Nailen is the arts and entertainment editor of Salt Lake Magazine.