Salt Lake City, UT – At 7:00 p.m. RadioWest presents a special live broadcast with radio producer Jay Allison. Allison joins Doug at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center to talk about his NPR series, Stories from the Heart of the Land and the profound and inspiring experience of humans in nature.
Salt Lake City, UT – We're beginning a series of programs profiling local music, and we start today with a very popular local band called Band of Annuals. If you had to characterize them, it would be alt-country, but the group appeals to an incredibly wide audience: indie rockers, head bangers, folk fans. Band of Annuals will be in the studio today - with their instruments - talking about music and best of all playing some of it.
Salt Lake City – Major changes in how Utah public schools will be funded and the push for statewide immigration reform bills were discussed at the State Capitol yesterday. KUER's Tasha Cook has this report:
Salt Lake City, UT – Dr. Jane Goodall has revolutionized the world of science and the way we understand animals, and it is her empathy and spiritual connection to nature that inspired her work. Goodall will be in Utah next week, so we're rebroadcasting our conversation with her about the life lessons she has learned in the forests of Gombe and her message of hope. (Rebroadcast)
Salt Lake City, UT – Today on RadioWest, we're trying to figure out what's behind the suspicion of a handful of Utah lawmakers to the United Nations. Concerns about the UN prompted a Senate committee last week to reject a bill that would provide funding for International Baccalaureate programs in high schools. These are voluntary programs that teach students international issues. Two parts to the program: that uneasy relationship between conservatives and the UN and the kind of education young people are getting about the world.
Salt Lake City, UT – A recent legislative audit was highly critical of the Utah Transit Authority in a number of areas. A couple of bills intended to address the audit findings have been working their way through the legislature, but in the end it appears they'll make only minor changes in the way U-T-A is run. KUER's Dan Bammes has more.
Salt Lake City, UT – Tuesday, Doug talks to author and conservationist Amy Irvine. She's just published a new book called Trespass: Living on the Edge of the Promised Land. It's a memoir of Irvine's move to the desert in the wake of her father's suicide and the struggle to find her place in the rural, conservative community. It's also an elegy though - to the rugged landscape of the Colorado Plateau and to our dwindling connection to the land.