Salt Lake City, UT – Ryan Oliver Hansen is an idealist who set out to make a difference. When he arrived at an orphanage in Cameroon, he was confronted with the harsh reality of corruption and abuse of the children he had come to help. But unlike volunteers who left discouraged, Hansen decided to stay. He and his allies risked their lives to create the New Hope Orphanage. Jenny Brundin talks to Hansen about hope, about a world that doesn't operate by Western rules, and about what his role in that world really is.
Salt Lake City, UT – Friday, we're rebroadcasting Doug's conversation with Lawrence Wright, New Yorker writer and author of The Looming Tower. In his book, Wright gives a detailed look at the people and the ideas that led to the tragedy of 9/11. It's the story of the rise of terrorism across the globe, and the failures of Western intelligence to stop it. (Rebroadcast)
Salt Lake City, UT – A controversial bill being considered in Washington, D.C. could have big implications for another Washington - Washington county in southwest Utah. Utah lawmakers are working to pass a land bill through Congress before Democrats take control of both houses. Benjamin Shaw reports from our Capitol Hill bureau.
Salt Lake City, UT – In the early 20th century, painter Maynard Dixon used a modernist style to depict the endless skies and towering mesas of the American West. In a new documentary from KUED Channel 7, producer Nancy Green profiles this authentic, iconoclastic, self-created individual. Doug talks to Nancy, along with Dixon's son Daniel and others about the heart and spirit of the West, as seen through Maynard Dixon's art, poetry and social conscience.
Salt Lake City – Saturday, November 11th is Veteran's Day, a day devoted to honoring U.S. military veterans across the country. It's especially poignant that during an unpopular war, Americans on both sides are making it clear that they support the troops in their efforts in Iraq. This was not the case for soldiers returning from Vietnam. Producer Anne Milliken brings us this profile of Utah veteran Quinn Overton of Orem, who, by the age of 24 had already fought in two wars in Kosovo and Iraq.