Washington D.C. – A bid to give Utah and the District of Columbia new voting representation in the House failed in the Senate today. As Todd Zwillick reports from our Capitol Hill Bureau, Utah may now have to wait several years to get another representative.
Salt Lake City, UT – Utah native Ron Carlson's new book is the story of three men on a plateau in Idaho who are building a giant ramp for a TV motorcycle stunt. They're your stereotypical, taciturn men of the West, but throughout the story they each reveal themselves in cautious yet profound ways. It's Carlson's first novel in 30 years, and it's been called "bluntly beautiful and unnerving." Ron Carlson is in Logan this week, and joins Doug from the campus of Utah State University.
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. (Rebroadcast)
Salt Lake City, UT – Gone With the Wind is one of the most enduring films in American Cinema. The 1939 classic had a record-breaking budget of some $4 million dollars, three years advance publicity - and a screenplay that was essentially written in 5 days. It's the stuff of Hollywood legend, and the focus of Salt Lake Acting Company's new production, Moonlight and Magnolias. Thursday on RadioWest, we're looking at the play, and at David O Selznick's vision of what a film could be.
Salt Lake City, UT – The field of candidates for Salt Lake City's municipal election was narrowed by yesterday's primary election. The early frontrunner in the mayor's race was eliminated. KUER's Dan Bammes has more.
Jenny Brundin, Elaine Clark and Tasha Cook contributed to the story.
Salt Lake City, UT – Have you ever been looking for just the right word, only to realize it doesn't exist in the English language? The early 20th century humorist Gelett Burgess created so many words he published his own dictionary. Families regularly use special vocabulary to explain things like that noise Aunt Zelda makes when eating. Today, we're talking with the author Paul Dickson about words and what they reveal about the way we see the world. We're hoping you'll join us too with your own "familisms."
Salt Lake City, UT – Salt Lake County's Clerk Sherrie Swensen is hoping 25 to 30% of registered voters turn out for Tuesday's state-wide primary election. Harvard historian Alexander Keyssar says such low numbers show that our democracy has become lethargic, and that the act of voting is not greatly prized. Keyssar is coming to Utah this week, and today he joins Doug to talk about this hard-won right. It's about race and class and the meaning of democracy in contemporary life.