Salt Lake City, UT – We've all heard the nuggets of wisdom that would guide the listener to a happier life: "Do unto others as you would have others do unto you" or "Life is what you make of it." Award-winning psychologist Jonathan Haidt has applied the scrutiny of science to your grandmother's sayings to see just how true they are. He joins Doug Fabrizio to talk about his book "The Happiness Hypothesis," where he finds fresh insight on the age-old quest for contentment.
Salt Lake City, UT – America has long attracted the brightest minds from around the world to work in high-tech and scientific jobs. In the last decade, however, that trend has been changing. Many PhDs are being recruited by other countries aggressively seeking top knowledge workers. Jenny Brundin talks to David Heenan, author of Flight Capital: The Alarming Exodus of America's Best and Brightest. (Repeat)
Salt Lake City, UT – Salt Lake Acting Company has once again turned its creative energy to a topic that concerns all Utahns ... water. The evening is a serious of short, original pieces from the pens of nine playwrights. Doug is joined by three of them -- Julie Jensen, Mike Dorrell and Mary Fengar Gail -- as well as by two of the performers for a look at the west and one of its most precious commodities.
Salt Lake City, UT – A national summit on identity theft has brought together officials from 21 states to talk about ways to combat one of the fastest growing crimes in the country. The meeting was also an opportunity to launch Utah's new reporting system designed to help victims report identity theft crimes to law enforcement agencies. KUER's Tasha Cook has more.
Salt Lake City, UT – Thousands of immigration reform advocates protested yesterday at the City-County Building in downtown Salt Lake City. Monday's event followed a similar march on Sunday, which was the largest protest rally in state history. KUER's Tasha Cook has this report.
Salt Lake City, UT – Michael Pollan says America is suffering from a national eating disorder. Pollan, author of the new book The Omnivore's Dilemma, has spent the last five years following the food chains that sustain humans. He was trying to answer the most straightforward of questions - What should I eat? - but he realized he couldn't get at that without understanding these two others: Just what am I eating? And Where in the world did it come from?
Salt Lake City, Ut – Alternative fuel advocates recently gathered at the downtown Salt Lake City library to discuss Utah's bio-diesel industry. The discussion has become more pressing as fuel prices continue to rise and air quality is worsened by Utahns who drive their cars more miles than ever before. KUER's Tasha Cook has this report.