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. (Repeat)
Salt Lake City, UT – State lawmakers yesterday tentatively agreed to what Governor Jon Huntsman has been asking them for, for months: a special legislative session to consider tax reform for Utah. But it looks like Utah's top politician will have to do more lobbying on another key goal - allowing voters to consider raising sales tax to pay for transit. KUER's Jenny Brundin reports.
St. George, UT – The followers of captured polygamist Warren Jeffs believe he's the prophet who holds the keys to heaven. Jeffs is in a Las Vegas jail cell awaiting extradition to Utah. And when he comes here, he'll be sent to Purgatory, literally. And if not for a quirk of history, he'd be going straight to "hell." NPR's Howard Berkes explains. (Howard Berkes is a reporter for National Public Radio who lives in Salt Lake City.)
Salt Lake City, UT – Just a day after thousands of Utahns rallied to both applaud and protest President George W. Bush, he dfended his war strategy before a cheering crowd of veterans at the American Legion's national convention. KUER's Jenny Brundin has this report:
Salt Lake City, UT – The ability to assist one another - to make sacrifices for one another - is a characteristic that makes us human. But "help" isn't an overly simple concept. We all need it from time to time, but how do we know that the aid we are offering is actually wanted or effective? What does it mean to help? Author Garret Keizer joins Doug for a look at the necessity, the limits and the contradictions of helping our fellow man. (Repeat)