September 30, 2005 – The largest U-S study of children ever undertaken is one step closer to being realized. The National Institutes of Health say the study could help improve the nation's health. And, Utah will play a vital role in its launch and development. KUER's Tasha Cook explains why in this report:
Salt Lake City, UT – Utah has a rich and well-established arts community, and an integral part of that is the art critic. His or her role, however, can be imagined in a number of ways. Is it the job of the critic to foster the arts or is his responsibility to the arts consumer? Doug Fabrizio talks to dance critic Marcia Siegel, NPR's film critic Bob Mondello, the Salt Lake Tribune's Sean Means, and Art Theory Professor Lane Relyea of Northwestern University.
Salt Lake City, UT – Although children of divorced parents often vow to not repeat the same mistakes, research indicates that they face unfavorable odds. Doug Fabrizio talks to Dr. Nicholas Wolfinger, author of the new book "Understanding the Divorce Cycle: The Children of Divorce in their Own Marriages."(Repeat)
Salt Lake City, UT – Despite witnessing three fatal mountain climbing accidents before the age of 22, David Roberts insists that his greatest pleasure comes from the mountains. Doug Fabrizio talks to Roberts about the passion he describes in his new book, "On the Ridge Between Life and Death: A Climbing Life Reexamined."
Salt Lake City, UT – Werner Fornos, the President of The Population Institute, is reminding people that by mid-century, the number of people in countries struggling with poverty, hunger and disease will approach 8 billion. Fornos is coming to Utah this week to talk about the implications of world population issues. Doug Fabrizio talks to Fornos, along with Pam Perlich of the University of Utah and Anne O'Connell of the Utah Population and Environment Coalition.
Salt Lake City, UT – KUER public radio invites listeners to take a reprieve from the high-tech world with an evening of silent film on Saturday, September 24th at 7 p.m. at the Capitol Theatre. The box office will open at 5:45 p.m. (Please note that there was a date error in Friday's Deseret News column.)
Salt Lake City, UT – The scholar Reza Aslan joins Doug Fabrizio to explain just how it is that the ancient ideals of Islam have come to be the creed of jihadists and terrorists. Aslan's book "No god but God" explores the origins of the faith of Mohammed and the way it has evolved over time.