Salt Lake City, UT – Not everybody gets Daniel Johnston's art or his music. Some see him as a kind of savant genius, creating frail, melodic songs stripped of self-awareness or irony. Today we're rebroadcasting our conversation with Henry Rosenthal, producer of the acclaimed documentary "The Devil and Daniel Johnston." It traces the path of Johnston's life and explores the nature of his brilliance, which is both fueled and constrained by debilitating mental illness. (Rebroadcast)
Salt Lake City, UT – Utah's Spiral Jetty is among the world's best-known works of land art. A proposal to drill for oil in the Great Salt Lake, five miles away from the immense basalt rock earthwork has set off an international alarm. Sheri Quinn reports.
Salt Lake City, UT – This session, there are no less than 8 bills being considered by the Utah State Legislature dealing with immigration. Proponents argue that restrictions like revoking driving privilege cards for undocumented workers are just ways of enforcing the rule of law. But religious groups urge compassion. Tuesday on RadioWest, we're taking a look at the legislation and at how faith groups are thinking about reform.
Salt Lake City, UT – Thursday there are two parts to the program, loosely connected by this theme: the unintended consequences that come when America tries to export its sensibilities to another culture. We'll talk about a powerful documentary that explores the resistance movement in Iraq. In the "them" and "us" of this war, the film is told from their perspective. Also we'll profile the latest production from the Salt Lake Acting Company. It's called "Skin in Flames." It's gripping, disturbing and hard to forget.
Salt Lake City, UT – The development of land in Utah, especially public land, has long pitted wilderness advocates against energy developers and their allies in the legislature. KUER's Tasha Cook looks at a bill that incites this divide, and an anti-gang bill that is prompting debate over civil liberties.
Salt Lake City, UT – Leslie Howard is perhaps best known for his recording of the complete piano music of Liszt. The work took fourteen years to complete and was the largest recording project ever undertaken by a solo musician. Howard joined Doug in the studio (complete with piano) to talk about his career and his passion for music. (Rebroadcast)