Salt Lake City, UT – Utah's gay community has begun a week-long series of events celebrating Gay Pride Month. For many, pride is the result of the process of coming to terms with their sexuality and the sometimes agonizing experience of revealing it to friends and family. Today on RadioWest, we're asking what it means to be not only comfortable with your sexuality, but also proud of it.
White Plains, NY – Roseanne Kalick knows more than most people about living with cancer. She's had two stem cell transplants for multiple myeloma along with surgery and chemotherapy for breast cancer. She's also compiled a collection of horror stories from people who couldn't quite find the right thing to say when someone they know has cancer. Those, along with suggestions on what really can be said or done to help, have become the book Cancer Etiquette, just published by Lion Books. She spoke to KUER's Dan Bammes.
Salt Lake City, UT – Writer and historian Rod Miller joins us to talk about John Muir, the father of America's conservation movement. Muir possessed an incessant curiosity and deep fascination with the natural world, and he spent much of his life wandering in the wilderness. He also became a kind of evangelist, preaching the value of nature and the importance of preserving it.
Salt Lake City, UT – In Friday's Salt Lake Tribune, Senator Chris Buttars proposed adding the concept of "Divine Design" to Utah's high school science curriculum. RadioWest will talk to Sen. Buttars and Gayle Ruzicka about why they see a need for a change. We will also be joined by embryologist Trent Stephens, author of "Evolution and Mormonism: A Quest for Understanding."
Salt Lake City, UT – Watergate and the subsequent resignation of Richard Nixon had a profound impact on journalism. RadioWest looks at the recent revelation of former FBI deputy director Mark Felt as "Deep Throat" to help understand the role of anonymous sources, and recent debates over a federal shield law for journalists.
Salt Lake City, UT – RadioWest talks with Toby Faber, author of the new book "Stradivari's Genius." Antonio Stradivari created instruments that gave the world their rich and unique sound for hundreds of years. Also joining us are Utah Symphony Concert Master Ralph Matson playing a 1702 Lord Borwick Stradivarius and Peter Prier of Peter Prier and Sons Violins.
Salt Lake City, UT – Over 300,000 men will be diagnosed with cancer this year in the United States. RadioWest takes a look at this prevalent disease, and talks to two survivors about the realities of living with cancer and the humor that is seeing them through.