Salt Lake City, UT – Dr. Ben Bova has been studying - and re-imagining space - since the earliest days of its exploration. He is the author of more than 100 futuristic novels and nonfiction books, and his tales are so well hypothesized, that many have accurately predicted scientific milestones. Bova will be in Salt Lake City later this week, and joins Doug for a look at the current state of the space age, and the plausibility of manned missions to the planets.
Salt Lake City, UT – In recent weeks, KUER listeners have been hearing a lot from an old friend. Dianna Douglas is a graduate of Brigham Young University who worked at KUER as an intern several years ago. She's now assigned to Baghdad as a producer for NPR News, and she is, at least temporarily, its Baghdad bureau chief. KUER's Dan Bammes spoke to Dianna Douglas about what it's like to live and work in Iraq.
Salt Lake City, UT – Monday evening, the Salt Lake City Film Center will present Ninos de la Calle, a powerful documentary focusing on a few of the 20,000 children who live and sleep on Mexico City streets. Jenny Brundin talks with filmmaker Eva Aridjis, who took her camera inside the plastic tarps where the children live. Aridjis interviews them about their harsh, drug-addicted lives and why they left home for the streets.
Salt Lake City, UT – Working wives now contribute more than a third of the typical family's income. In a third of married households, they're the bigger breadwinner. But national recognized financial advisor Jean Chatzky says many women feel insecure about money. Jean Chatzky, the author of Make Money, Not Excuses talks with KUER's Jenny Brundin about women taking a central role in family financial planning.
Salt Lake City, UT – Our parents look to us for two kinds of care as they - and we - get older. The first is physical care. What help will they need with day-to-day living as well as for serious medical problems? And when they're no longer able or interested in taking care of their own financial needs, how can we help with that in a way that's comfortable for them and us? John Bird joins Dan Bammes for another edition of Your Personal Economy along with care consultant and financial planner Margy Campbell and attorney Laura Milliken Gray.
Salt Lake City, UT – This week all across the Wasatch Front, rattlesnakes are headed back to their dens for the winter. They're more likely to bite this time of year because if they don't reach their dens, they'll freeze to death. The Great Basin Rattlesnake is the only species of rattler that lives on the Wasatch Front. But, as Sheri Quinn reports, their populations are steadily decreasing.
Salt Lake City, UT – Squatters, the popular brew-pub in downtown Salt Lake City, lets patrons read the story of its origins inside a little booklet that lies on each of its tables. The restaurant, like its owners, is constantly changing, adopting new ideas, practices and philosophies. That's made it one of downtown Salt Lake's most impressive and unique success stories. Producer Benjamin Bombard starts this business profile with a sketch from Peter Cook and Dudley Moore in the characters of Derek and Clive.
Salt Lake City, UT – In an age that is in natural historian David Petersen's words "increasingly urbanized, denatured, domesticated, and virtualized," why do so many people still engage in the ancient ritual of hunting? For Petersen, it is a love - a sacred game that places the human animal squarely at the heart of nature. As the West enters the Fall hunting season, Petersen talks to Doug Fabrizio about the ethics and responsibilities of the modern hunter.