Salt Lake City, UT – EO Wilson is regarded as one of the great scientific minds of our time, and he's become the preeminent defender of the Earth's fragile biodiversity. To prevent what he believes could be the most devastating mass extinction of life since the dinosaurs disappeared, Wilson is proposing a truce between the two most powerful forces in the world today: science and religion. Wilson will be in Utah this weekend, so we're taking the opportunity to rebroadcast our conversation with him. (Rebroadcast)
Salt Lake City, UT – As the nation grapples with health reform, President Obama is touting integrated delivery systems - a group approach in which doctors clinics and hospitals all operate under a parent company. Earlier this summer, he singled out Utah's Intermountain Healthcare as one such model. Thursday, guest host Jennifer Napier-Pearce asks just what is Intermountain Healthcare doing right and would integrated delivery work on a national scale?
Salt Lake City, UT – Among the offerings at this year's Utah Shakespearean Festival is the modern play Foxfire. It's the story of Annie Nations - a woman firmly rooted on her Appalachian farm. But with her husband dead, her son moved away and a developer pushing to buy her land, Annie is faced with the difficult decision of staying with her memories or moving on. Wednesday, we'll talk to playwright Susan Cooper, director Kathleen Conlin and some of the cast about tradition, family and that place called home.
Salt Lake City, UT – Utah's new governor is someone who's been around Utah politics a long time, described by friends as an honest, hard-working, practical administrator, but a politician who still calls himself conservative. KUER's Dan Bammes has this profile.
Salt Lake City, UT – This summer, Utah moved to the front of the pack among states pushing their own health care reforms. Four new laws went into effect here. They aim to make health insurance more affordable, transparent and portable. But one of them has government contractors complaining. KUER's Jenny Brundin reports.
Salt Lake City, UT – The US Senate unanimously confirmed Jon Huntsman as the new ambassador to China. So - it's finally official. Gary Herbert will take the oath of office on Tuesday to become Utah's 17th Governor. Monday, we'll talk to Herbert, his pick for Lieutenant Governor Greg Bell and others about the new administration.
Salt Lake City, UT – There was a time when Utahns thought of themselves as lazy if they weren't creating something with their hands when they were sitting down, whether it was whittling, knitting or embroidery. Maybe that's the impulse that makes crafts so popular. Dan Nailen previews Craft Lake City going on this weekend at the Gallivan Center.
Salt Lake City, UT – There's one place in every city where people of different ages, race, politics, religion and temperament get together on a daily basis. Really, it's small wonder that our highways our such mess. In his latest book, the writer Tom Vanderbilt set out to answer just how it is human nature has shaped traffic - and how it in turns shapes us. Friday, he joins Doug to answer those questions. They'll take on a few of the unanswerable ones too - like why it is the other lane always moves faster. (Rebroadcast)