Salt Lake City, UT – Documents recently released by the LDS Church shed new light on what led to the bloodshed in Mountain Meadows, Utah in 1857. On Tuesday, Doug continues his conversation with historians Richard Turley, Glen Leonard and Ronald Walker about their new book "Massacre at Mountain Meadows."
Salt Lake City, UT – For over 40 years, Ralph Nader has been a force in American life. His influence and legacy extends from seat belt safety to clean air and water standards to product labels. On Friday, Doug talks with the consumer advocate and presidential candidate about the beginnings of his activism and the evolution of his public life.
The conversation was taped before a live audience in the downtown Salt Lake City Library auditorium on July 31, 2008.
Salt Lake City, UT – Since the 1857 slaughter of more than 120 men, women and children at Mountain Meadows, Utah, questions about why a group of Mormons settlers killed an unarmed emigrant party and how much influence Brigham Young had in the attack have swirled around the incident. On Monday, Doug talks with historians Richard Turley, Glen Leonard and Ronald Walker about their new research and their conclusions presented in their forthcoming book "Massacre at Mountain Meadows."
Salt Lake City, UT – After hearing James Ballou's life story, many people wonder how he's even alive. The youngest son of a drug dealer, Ballou grew up surrounded by rampant drug use, sex, violence and abuse. But the boy wasn't destroyed - he survived the destructive forces by embracing the philosophy that we are who we choose to be. The Utah resident has a new book - Soul Survivor - that tells his story.
Salt Lake City, UT – The writer and journalist Mary Roach says that it took science a long time to get up the nerve to study human sexuality. Even then much of that research went on behind closed doors in laboratories, Alfred Kinsey's attic and yes, brothels. Roach has written a new book called "Bonk" and she joins Doug to talk about the physiology of sex and about the stigmas that have made studying it so difficult. (Rebroadcast)
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. On Wednesday, Doug talks with Trimble about the complicated tensions between owning land and building on it, and what it means for America's Western landscape.
Salt Lake City, UT – A new PBS documentary explores the public itinerary as well as the private journeys of former British Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill. On Monday, Doug talks with British writer and journalist Celia Sandys about her famous grandfather.
For more information about the PBS documentary "Chasing Churchill," visit www.kued.org.
Salt Lake City, UT – Friday, a conversation with Valerie Plame Wilson. She joined us earlier this year to talk about having her cover as a CIA operative blown in the political squabble over the justification for the war in Iraq. You all know the story by now. The disclosure spurred a federal investigation that led to the conviction of the Vice President's Chief of Staff. Plame Wilson has written a book about her experience called "Fair Game." (Rebroadcast)