Salt Lake City, UT – Often in pop culture, Frankenstein is framed simply as a monster stitched together from random body parts. But Plan B Theatre Company's radio production portrays the psychological side of Mary Shelley's protagonist. KUER's Jennifer Napier-Pearce has the story.
Salt Lake City, UT – Plan B Theatre Company and RadioWest present our fourth annual Halloween Radio Hour. Join us live at 11:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. for Mary Shelley's horror classic Frankenstein - adapted for radio by the playwright Matthew Ivan Bennett. It's a story of hubris - and of the monsters we create when we abandon compassion and accountability.
Salt Lake City, UT – Whatever you think about today's voting system - it has come a long way since the earliest days of American democracy. It was 1634 when Massachusetts abandoned a show of hands and elected its governor "by papers," and it was 1859 before any officials actually provided ballots to the voters. Electing our leaders has been an evolving process, and Monday, Doug is joined by Harvard historian Jill Lepore and University of Utah political scientist Thad Hall for a look at the past and future of voting.
Salt Lake City, UT – Conservation biologist M.A. Sanjayan has spent his professional life fighting for the concept of biodiversity, but he's pushing the environmental community to define the term in a broader way. Sanjayan is trying to get more racial diversity within the movement and he's integrating the fight for conservation with the struggle against global poverty. He says the common denominator is that need to connect with nature. (Rebroadcast)
Salt Lake City, UT – Wednesday, as we gear up for our Halloween radio drama, we're talking about Frankenstein. It all began as the nightmare of an unwed, teenage mother in Geneva, Switzerland in 1816. Mary Shelley created a story about hubris transformed into horror, but this is also about compassion and accountability. We'll explore the story and the surprising impact it has had on popular culture. If you learned Frankenstein from the movies, this may not be the story you think you know.
Salt Lake City, UT – Democrat Morgan Bowen is challenging incumbent Republican Congressman Rob Bishop for Utah's 1st Congressional District seat. Bowen was an international consultant before becoming a Mormon seminary teacher. KUER's Tasha Cook talks with Bowen about his candidacy.
Salt Lake City, UT – We've been talking this week with a group of Utah voters about issues that are motivating them to go to the polls. We conclude our "Voice of the Voter" series with a look at health care reform. KUER's Jennifer Napier-Pearce reports.