Salt Lake City, UT – A Couple of Blaguards is a two-character comedy with incidental music, created by the brothers Frank McCourt and Malachy McCourt. Like their bestsellers, Angela's Ashes, Tis and A Monk Swimming, A Couple of Blaguards is autobiographical and spans their years growing up in Ireland and their escape to America in search of a better life. Doug is joined by Malachy McCourt and local Irish historian Gary McDonough to talk about what being Irish means in the United States and in Utah. (Repeat)
Salt Lake City, UT – Renowned actor Michael York is in Salt Lake City speaking on William Shakespeare and the art of adaptation. He's agreed to join RadioWest in the studio to talk about acting Shakespeare, and about his long and varied career.
Films and Performance Lectures by Michael York are FREE and open to the Public.
Salt Lake City, UT – Leslie Howard has performed throughout the world. He is perhaps best known for his recording of the complete piano music of Liszt. The work took fourteen years to complete the largest recording project ever undertaken by a solo musician. Joining Doug live in the studio (complete with piano), Howard will talk about his career and his passion for music.
Salt Lake City, UT – Ambassador Dennis Ross was the chief U.S. negotiator in the Middle East peace process for both George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton. His recent book, "The Missing Peace," outlines the process from 1988 to 2001 from the ultimate insider's view. Ambassador Ross is in Salt Lake today to deliver a lecture for the Middle East Center at the University of Utah, and joins RadioWest today in the studio.
Salt Lake City, UT – Fred Newman has created voices and sounds for movies including "Gremlins" and "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?" He also tours with Garrison Keillor creating improvised sound effects for "A Prairie Home Companion." He's in town for a book signing at The King's English, and has agreed to join RadioWest in the studio to share some secrets on making melodious, whimsical and sometimes rude sounds with your mouth.
Salt Lake City, UT – Doug talks to with NPR's senior news analyst Cokie Roberts. Her new book, "Founding Mothers," looks at the stories of women who sacrificed and fought their own battles as part of the American Revolution.
Salt Lake City, UT – On this edition of RadioWest's "Your Personal Economy," Dan Bammes and John Bird from the Albion Financial Group talk about choices that can minimize your impact on the environment and save money as well. Their guests will be architect Kent Peters, environmental specialist Lisa Romney and Sarah Wright who promotes the "Blue Sky Initiatives" for wind power.
Salt Lake City, UT – The Utah legislature wrapped up its 45-day general session at the stroke of midnight on Wednesday. Lawmakers passed a state budget of nearly nine billion dollars -- up 6 percent from this year -- as well as about 400 bills. KUER's Jenny Brundin reports.