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."
Salt Lake City, UT – Not touching unclean things or wearing clothes with mixed fibers were just two of the some 700 rules that A.J. Jacobs tried to follow as he lived an entire year according to the strict prescriptions of the Bible. The editor at large of Esquire tried to keep his rules in New York City of all places, and Thursday, Jacobs talks to Doug about his funny - and profound - journey. (Rebroadcast)
Washington, DC – Republican members of Congress from Utah say the best way to talk to children about sex is to tell them it's out of the question. But not everyone in Congress thinks that's the best approach. Neither do public health experts. Some Democrats are trying to cut off funds for abstinence-only education programs. Sara Sciammacco has more from our Capital News Connection in Washington.
Salt Lake City, UT – Geriatric specialist Dr. Harry Lodge says that we humans have achieved staggering longevity. If you take care of yourself, you have a very good chance of living until you're 90, and it's the Boomer generation that's redefining aging in America. Lodge joins to talk about the social and biological influences on aging, and what it means to "grow old" in the 21st century. (Rebroadcast)
Salt Lake City, UT – Have you ever attended an open house with no intention of buying? Would you rather shop for bathroom tile than for shoes? If the answer is yes, than the journalist Daniel McGinn says you may have "House Lust." You're not alone though. For many, the American dream of owning a home has become a sort of mania. Tuesday, McGinn is with us to explain "the arms race for square footage" that has come at such a high price.
Salt Lake City, UT – Eboo Patel is American - and Muslim - and Indian. He grew up outside of Chicago dealing with racism and his own struggle to decide which of the three identities he would embrace. But Patel came to learn that the power to create change lies at the intersection of religion, ethnicity and nationality - not at the extremes. Doug spoke with Eboo Patel when he was in Utah last year about what he calls "the struggle for the soul of a generation." (Rebroadcast)
Washington, DC – The fight over the U.S. nuclear policy is heating up on Capitol Hill. This includes whether foreign waste should be sent to Utah. So one Utah activist came to Washington this week to get his voice heard. Jodi Breisler followed his three day journey.
Salt Lake City, UT – The Health Care Reform Task Force set up by the Utah legislature held its first meeting Thursday April 17th at the state capitol. The task force has a broad mandate to look at every area of health care in Utah, with an eye to expanding coverage and containing costs. Republican Representative David Clark is the sponsor of the legislation and the co-chair of the task force.
Salt Lake City, UT – Utility regulation is a complex subject, but technology is giving more Utahns a front row seat. The Utah Public Service Commission plans a procedural conference at 9:30 tomorrow morning to consider the task of investigating the big gas bills sent to about 500 residential customers. Roger Ball with the Utah Ratepayers Association says the issue is who should be responsible for malfunctioning data transponders.