Salt Lake City, UT – Monday on RadioWest, we're bringing you a conversation that might just help as you craft your New Year's resolutions. The writer Po Bronson profiled nearly 900 people for his book What Should I Do With My Life? What he found was that people were rarely struck with epiphanies, but with a sort of urging whisper. Some people succeeded in finding their passions - many didn't. Doug talks to Bronson about the questions we all ask ourselves. (Rebroadcast)
Salt Lake City, UT – Imagine some of the greatest classical music climbing the charts with people streaming thousands of videos on the web - it's Stravinsky or Dvorak with a bullet. This year's album No Boundaries by the extraordinary piano quintet The Five Browns was immensely popular. These five siblings from Alpine, Utah joined us this summer to tell their family story - and to talk about their collective and separate passion for music. (Rebroadcast)
Salt Lake City, UT – The sights and sounds of daily ranch life in Montana inspire singer songwriter Stephanie Davis -- from the trills of sandhill cranes in the spring and herding cows to new grass in the summer, to the choir of coyotes in the dead of winter. Davis is a frequent guest on Garrison Keillor's "A Prairie Home Companion," and she joined us last March -- guitar in hand -- to talk about her music, and the music of the American West. (Rebroadcast)
Salt Lake City, UT – Wednesday on RadioWest we're offering you another conversation with one of America's great musicians - Taj Mahal. Taj Mahal has said music requires commitment - and it's more than just attention to your craft or hard work on the road. Music, says Taj Mahal, requires a commitment to the principles of humanity. Doug talked to the bluesman in 2003 about his career and his music, and the deep and diverse roots that make up his body of work. (Rebroadcast)
Salt Lake City, UT – Tim O'Brien has said that creating music is as simple as making something new out of something old. This philosophy, along with his talent and versatility, has resulted in over 30 years of music well-grounded in the traditions of the American South and Ireland. In his hands though, the rhythms and themes morph into modern expressions. Doug talked to this 2006 Grammy Award Winner last August when he was in Salt Lake City. (Rebroadcast)
Salt Lake City, UT – Tuesday we begin a series of conversations with key legislative players for the 2007 session. Doug first talks to Rebecca Walsh of the Salt Lake Tribune about who the people are to watch. Then, we profile Senate Majority Leader Curt Bramble and House Majority Leader David Clark.
Salt Lake City, UT – There are those that claim that there is "nothing" to be found on the 1.7 million acres of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. But as writer Brooke Williams explains, "nothing is not absence, but presence." In his new book, Williams and photographer Chris Noble tour the chasms and gorges, the mesas and the buttes that harbor flora, fauna and a rich history. Williams joins Doug to talk about "Escalante: The Best Kind of Nothing."
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 ... (Rebroadcast)