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.
Salt Lake City, UT – The journalist Jim Sheeler's new book is about how the country honors those killed at war, and it all begins with a knock at the door. The book is a collection of powerful and touching stories of the families that have to answer the door and cope with the news. It's also a profile of one of the men charged with that difficult mission called "casualty notification." Jim Sheeler joined us earlier this year to talk about the true costs of war. (Rebroadcast)
Denver, CO – Despite a forty-year gap, the Democratic National Convention taking place in Denver this week is often compared to the DNC of 1968 in Chicago. Both conventions played host to anti-war protestors, first against Vietnam, and now against Iraq.
Tom Hayden, an activist in Chicago whose later claim to fame was marrying Jane Fonda, described the events of the 1968 DNC for Jon Kovash of KUER radio.