Salt Lake City, UT – In her book "Faith and Betrayal: A Pioneer Woman's Passage in the American West," author Sally Denton follows the journey and struggles of her great-great grandmother, Jean Rio. Rio, a widowed mother of seven, converted to the LDS faith and immigrated to the United States. But her initial enthusiam turns to disillusionment as her life transforms in Utah.
Salt Lake City, UT – The US Government Printing Office, the world's largest printing agency, is responsible for creating an archive and giving the public access to the record of the US government. RadioWest explores the GPO's role in government transparency and democracy, especially in an age of increasing digital expectations. RadioWest also talks to The Nature Conservancy's Phillip Hoose about today's discovery of the supposed extinct ivory-billed woodpecker.
Salt Lake City, UT – Saturday marks the 30 year anniversary of The Fall of Saigon. Doug talks to Robert Schulzinger, author of "The Time for War: The United States and Vietnam, 1941-1975." He's then joined by some of Utah's own veterans who remember the time they served.
Salt Lake City, UT – 30 year's of selling books in Salt Lake City has given Betsy Burton a special love affair with the printed word. "The King's English: Adventures of an Independent Bookseller" chronicles her tales of author visits, attempts at censorship and the business of bookselling.
Salt Lake City, UT – As a member of the Utah legislature, Judy Ann Buffmire heard often from Vicki Cottrell on issues involving the mentally ill. Vicki was a tireless advocate in her role as director of the Utah office of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill. Following Vicki's death in a car accident last week, Judy Ann Buffmire remembers Vicki as a both a public leader on mental health issues and as neighbor and friend, and offers this tribute.
Salt Lake City, UT – The average drug user in Utah is male, 31 years old, white and LDS. RadioWest looks at what makes people turn to addictive drugs, and what methods of prevention and treatment can successfully address the problem.