Salt Lake City, UT – In November of 1934, a young man walked into the wilderness of Davis Gulch in Southern Utah. Locals regarded him as likeable, but odd. He was an artist, or a poet and devoted to the beauty he had discovered. Doug Fabrizio talks to Diane Orr and Bud Rusho about the story of Everett Ruess. His art wasn't extraordinary. Neither was his poetry. His life and the mystery of his disappearance, though, have inspired and baffled thousands. (Repeat, Original Broadcast, May 22, 2001)
Salt Lake City, UT – Like many others, attorney Ken Driggs became intrigued by the murders of two Mormon missionaries in Texas in the early 70s. His casual interest turned to fascination, and he wrote a book about the case called Evil Among Us. Driggs says the story goes beyond the gruesome details of the case. He examines the lives of the victims, and the murderer, Robert Kleasen. And he reveals that religions like Mormonism don't always attract the well meaning. (Repeat, Original Broadcast August 13, 2001)
Salt Lake City, UT – The great American poet Gary Snyder spent a part of his life studying to be a Zen monk in Japan. Snyder has said the experience made him look at poetry differently. He joins Doug Fabrizio to talk about, among other things, the idea that poetry is designed to defend nature. The natural world and our place in it is a constant presence in his more than fifty years of writing. (Repeat)
Salt Lake City, UT – We know you're busy getting the last minute details ready for your holiday weekend. Why not take a break, sit down, and enjoy two moving stories. RadioWest presents Truman Capotes "A Christmas Memory" and Ron Carlson's "The H Street Sledding Record." They'll make you remember why the season is so important ...
Salt Lake City, UT – New revelations of Bush authorizing the National Security Agency to secretly monitor Americans has renewed conversations about the authority of the executive branch during war. Constitutional scholar Louis Fisher joins Doug Fabrizio to talk about his book "Presidential War Power." It's a look at this crucial separation of powers from the Revolutionary Era to the nation's post-9/11 wars.
Salt Lake City, UT – Today on the Navajo Nation, hip-hop and punk are in and pow-wows are passe. A photographic and audio exhibit at the Utah Museum of Natural History explores cultural change and how its affected the lives of Navajos who were children in the 1970s and 80s. The exhibit - A Gesture of Kinship - photographs and interviews with young Navajos - is showing through January 15.
Salt Lake City, UT – For many families, the kitchen is a place to grab a bite or whip up a quick meal for kids on the run. But for millions of new Americans, the kitchen is a place where cultural traditions are passed on. It's also a space for re-creation and re-invention. In a five part series, producer Beth Hoffman joins immigrant women as they cook in their homes. In this morning's story, Hoffman visits the home of Lulu Olivera, an immigrant from the Phillipines.