Salt Lake City, UT – The scholar Alasdair Roberts says that many Americans tell an oversimplified tale about the war in Iraq. They fault the president and his powerful cronies for everything gone wrong. The truth though, according to Roberts, is much more complicated, and the American public shares the blame. Friday, we're rebroadcasting our conversation with Alasdair Roberts about the unrealistic demands we place on our government and how little we are willing to sacrifice to make them happen. (Rebroadcast)
Since the Utah legislature passed a bill setting up a task force to study comprehensive health care reform, everybody with a stake in the issue has been bringing out ideas and issues for discussion, hoping to see its positions reflected in the final recommendations.
Salt Lake City, UT – Later this month, the Tony and Emmy winner Mandy Patinkin will be in concert at the Browning Center for the Performing Arts in Ogden. Patinkin is known for his Broadway roles in musicals like Evita and Sunday in the Park with George and his television roles from Chicago Hope to Criminal Minds. To many, he remains legendary as Inigo Montoya, the swashbuckling swordsman in The Princess Bride. Thursday, Mandy Patinkin joins Doug to talk about his varied career, and his passion for stage and screen.
Salt Lake City, UT – A daguerreotype has recently re-emerged that is raising some intriguing historical questions. The researcher S. Michael Tracy believes it to be the only known photo of the Mormon prophet Joseph Smith. Others question its authenticity and it has raised quite a stir. What makes such an image so fascinating - and what would a real image of Smith mean to the faithful?
Salt Lake City, UT – Tuesday on RadioWest Valerie Plame Wilson will join us to talk about how she responded to 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 is coming to Utah this weekend. She's written a book about her experience called "Fair Game."
Salt Lake City, UT – Millennials - the generation born from 1982 to 2002 - are described by some researchers as selfish and entitled, and by others as compassionate and self-assured. Tuesday, Doug talks to Neil Howe, co-author of Millennials Rising, and then to Jean Twenge, author of Generation Me about the Americans who are coming of age in a world very different from that of their parents and grandparents. (Rebroadcast)
Salt Lake City, UT – Three weeks after the raid on the FLDS compound in Eldorado, Texas, questions about due process, religious liberty and the psychological underpinnings of sects remain in the headlines. On Monday, Doug talks with Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.), ACLU of Utah Director Karen McCreary and others about the lines between the right to believe and the duty to intervene.
Salt Lake City, UT – Carl Orff's "Carmina Burana" embodies the explosive passions and drama of fate, fortune and life itself. The Utah Symphony Chorus is performing the piece this weekend. Today, Doug speaks with Utah Symphony Music Director Keith Lockhart, former Utah Symphony Associate Conductor Ardean Watts, and music professor and percussionist Dr. Donald Keipp about the colorful and lively "Carmina Burana."