Salt Lake City, UT – In his groundbreaking book The Omnivore's Dilemma, the writer Michael Pollan began an important conversation about food. His latest book continues his critique of the food industry, but this time he also takes on nutritional science, which he says has created nothing but anxiety and confusion about even the most basic question of food and health. Michael Pollan was in Utah earlier this year, and he joined us to explain why Americans need a whole new way to think about eating. (Rebroadcast)
Salt Lake City, UT – Governor Jon Huntsman Jr. says that the issues have changed since he first ran for election four years ago. He joins Jennifer Napier-Pearce to talk about education, the economy, health care and why he should be elected for a second term.
Salt Lake City, UT – Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have donated some 9 million dollars to support California's Proposition 8. It's a constitutional amendment to define marriage as a union between a man and a woman. The Church has encouraged the faithful to be active in the campaign - not just by donating money, but also by making phone calls, walking neighborhoods and finding other ways speak out. Thursday, we're talking about Proposition 8, and about the LDS Church's view on homosexuality.
Salt Lake City, UT – TJ Leyden was 14 when he started propagating the gospel of hate. He covered his body in sinister tattoos, he stabbed and maimed people in the name of white power, and he recruited hundreds to his way of thinking. But then Leyden had an epiphany. Jennifer Napier-Pearce talks with Leyden about his remarkable transformation and the years he's spent trying to make amends. (Rebroadcast)
Salt Lake City, UT – The Utah Humanities Book Festival opens Wednesday, so we're using it as an excuse to sit down with Utah writer Jana Richman. Her debut novel is called The Last Cowgirl, and it follows Dickie Sinfield back to the family ranch she had fled 30 years ago. Richman joins us to talk about the politics and the desolate landscape of the West desert and about finding your way back home.
Salt Lake City, UT – In "Bargaining for Eden," author Stephen Trimble can be tough in his assessment of how billionaire Earl Holding acquired public land for a ski resort and made a deal to host the 2002 Winter Olympics there. But Trimble's own environmental philosophy was put to the test when he became a landowner and developer himself. (Rebroadcast)