Salt Lake City, UT – Imagine some of the greatest classical music climbing the charts with people streaming thousands of videos on the web - it's Stravinsky or Dvorak with a bullet. The albums by the extraordinary piano quintet The 5 Browns are immensely popular. These five siblings from Alpine, Utah joined us to tell their family story - and to talk about their collective and separate passion for music. (Rebroadcast)
Moab, UT – Last month, the Utah Arts Council conducted its first-ever YouTube film contest, 48 Hours in Utah. Participants were given two days to create a four-minute video and post it on the Internet. The contest generated thousands of new hits to the Utah Arts Council's website.
Salt Lake City, UT – House lawmakers passed a bill to force Utah high school graduates who are here illegally to pay out-of-state tuition. Also yesterday - the divisive issue of who should pay for new schools to educate a growing number of Utah school-children was taken up by the Utah Senate. KUER's Jenny Brundin reports.
Salt Lake City, UT – Thursday on RadioWest, we're talking about American pop language. Leslie Savan is joining us - she's the author of the book Slam Dunks and No Brainers. Catch phrases and buzzwords, Savan explains - have a sort of glitz to them and when we use them, we draw on their power. And it's not just in our informal speech - advertisers, corporations and yes, even politicians use these colorful phrases to communicate. So like, whatever, you should totally check it out.
Salt Lake City, UT – Not everybody gets Daniel Johnston's art or his music. Some see him as a kind of savant genius, creating frail, melodic songs stripped of self-awareness or irony. Today we're rebroadcasting our conversation with Henry Rosenthal, producer of the acclaimed documentary "The Devil and Daniel Johnston." It traces the path of Johnston's life and explores the nature of his brilliance, which is both fueled and constrained by debilitating mental illness. (Rebroadcast)
Salt Lake City, UT – Utah's Spiral Jetty is among the world's best-known works of land art. A proposal to drill for oil in the Great Salt Lake, five miles away from the immense basalt rock earthwork has set off an international alarm. Sheri Quinn reports.
Salt Lake City, UT – This session, there are no less than 8 bills being considered by the Utah State Legislature dealing with immigration. Proponents argue that restrictions like revoking driving privilege cards for undocumented workers are just ways of enforcing the rule of law. But religious groups urge compassion. Tuesday on RadioWest, we're taking a look at the legislation and at how faith groups are thinking about reform.