Salt Lake City, UT – In a world where religion is increasingly a driving force for politics, culture and community discourse, what is the role of secularism? Next week, the University of Utah's Vincent Pecora will deliver the third annual Gordon B Hinckley Lecture in British Studies entitled "Religion and Culture: Secularism and its Discontents," and joins Doug Fabrizio to talk about what meaning and value there may be in ethics that are not driven by religious doctrine.
Salt Lake City – With major immigrant-rights rallies raging across the country- and descending on the nation's Capitol- the Senate Judiciary Committee finally reached agreement on an immigration reform bill. The legislation is expected to hit the Senate Floor as early as Wednesday. Utah's Senators say there is more work to be done on the bill, which includes a controversial guest worker program. From our Capitol Hill bureau, Jill Morrison reports.
Salt Lake City, UT – Thirty years after the glam-rock band The New York Dolls had flamed out and broken up, film maker Greg Whitely found bassist Arthur "Killer" Kane in the Mormon Church's Family History Library in Los Angeles. He had quit drugs and found God but he had this beautiful dream to get the band back together. RadioWest looks at the making of the film and the remarkable influence of the New York Dolls. (Repeat)
Salt Lake City, UT – Part 2 looks at Jennifer Lee Jackson new life as a woman, how it has affected her relations with family and friends and her bid for political office in one of the most conservative states in the country.
Salt Lake City, UT – Tuesday and Wednesday, KUER's Jenny Brundin has brought you the extraordinary story of Jenni Jackson, a man who became a woman and is now running for the Utah State Senate. Wednesday on RadioWest, Doug is joined by Brundin and Jackson, as well as others from Utah's transgendered community, for a look at their journey of transformation - the choices they've made, the lives they live, and their honesty about who they are.
Salt Lake City, UT – In part 1 of "Jenni's Story," we go back to her early years as a young boy named Ken Prince who felt he was born with the body of a male, but who had the mind and soul of a female. Later in life, Ken Prince was a successful salesman, church leader and father of six. But he endured years of anguish, overwhelmed by his desire to be a woman.
Salt Lake City, UT – When a herd of cows is gunned down on a lonely dirt road in the Grand Staircase National Monument, an investigative journalist, a U.S. Ranger and a Dineh Indian elder set out to to find out who's responsible and head-off a full scale land war. Mark Taylor's new novel "Patriots: the Redrock Land War" has been named a finalist for the 2005 Utah Book Award for fiction, and Taylor joins Doug Fabrizio to talk about misguided patriotism, violent confrontation, political conspiracy and sacred Native American belief.
Salt Lake City, UT – Andrew Carroll traveled throughout the US and 35 countries to collect the personal correspondence of troops and civilians in times of war. The result was 200 letters that portray the realities of conflict and sacrifice from the American Revolution to Iraq. He's collected them into the new book "Behind the Lines," and joins Doug Fabrizio in studio to talk about his search ... and about what he found. (Repeat)