Salt Lake City, UT – Ann Eliza Young was 24 when she married her prophet Brigham Young. By her account, she was his 19th wife, and when she filed for divorce in 1873, she made headlines in newspapers and tabloids around the country. Novelist David Ebershoff says those contemporary accounts remind him of reports he read on the polygamists in Eldorado, Texas. In his new book The 19th Wife, Ebershoff weaves together the two time periods to create a portrait of polygamy and its effect on the lives of those who live it.
Salt Lake City – Pundits, political analysts and commentators have all weighed in on the disclosure that vice-presidential candidate Sara Palin's unmarried teenage daughter is pregnant. But all those pundits, of course, are adults. KUER's Jenny Brundin set out to find what Bristol Palin's fellow teens in Utah think about the issues her pregnancy has raised.
St. Paul, MN – Among the members of the Utah delegation to the Republican National Convention this year is Sean Reyes. Reyes is an attorney and community leader from Salt Lake City. This is his first trip to a national political convention. He spoke to KUER's Dan Bammes Wednesday morning as he was boarding a bus with other delegates for a tour of St. Paul.
Salt Lake City, UT – Lincoln Hall likes to say that on May 25, 2006, he died on Mt. Everest. It was the one of the deadliest climbing seasons on the mountain, and when Hall collapsed shortly after summiting, he was pronounced dead and left behind. His story gets really interesting though the next morning, when he was found very much alive. Lincoln joined Doug earlier this year to tell his story. (Rebroadcast)
Salt Lake City, UT – When film critic David Gilmour's son Jesse was 15 years old, he was in trouble and he hated school. David tried helping, but nothing seemed to work. That's when the two struck upon a deal: Jesse could drop out of school on one condition. He had to sit down with his father and watch three movies a week. David has written a book about the experience, and Wednesday he joins Doug to talk about the relationship between father and son - and about the life lessons that can be learned at the movies. (Rebroadcast)
Denver, CO – Utah's Democratic delegates say the convention has unified the party and that Utah and other Western states are poised to have greater national influence. But delegates say getting young voters to the polls is key.