Salt Lake City, UT – This week members of the press paused to remember one of their own: Pulitzer Prize-winning author and journalist David Halberstam, who died in car crash in Menlo Park, Calif. While he filed ground-breaking reports of Vietnam and the civil rights movement, Halberstam wrote about many of the great changes in American life by writing about sports. In this archive edition of RadioWest recorded in December 2003, Doug talks with Halberstam about society, history and cultural change.
Salt Lake City, UT – A new report shows many Utahns are struggling to find and pay for health care, housing and education, and concludes the situation isn't getting any better. The United Way is targeting 17 social ills it says need critical attention. Thursday on RadioWest, guest host Jennifer Napier-Pearce talks with Deborah Bayle Nielsen and Bill Crim of the United Way and Steve Kroes of the Utah Foundation about the study and how to strengthen the social safety net for Utahns in crisis.
Salt Lake City, UT – With hundreds of new condos and apartments under construction, thousands more people soon will be calling Salt Lake's downtown home. Will they find the amenities they need? And how will the influx change the city's core? Guest host Robin Sussingham explores the reasons why developers are building, why residents are moving in and what Salt Lake can do to keep urban dwellers happy with Bob Farrington of the Downtown Alliance, real estate broker Babs DeLay and Kirk Huffaker with the Utah Heritage Foundation.
Salt Lake City, UT – Producer Beth Hoffman wants us to stop for a moment and think about food in a deeper way -- at the environmental, cultural and artistic connections we have to cooking and eating in Utah. She'll also introduce us to people here who are, well, really passionate about food. Today we meet Denise Cerreta, the founder of the unique One World Everybody Eats Foundation and restaurant.
Washington, DC – Utah is a step closer now to having more clout in Washington. The House of Representatives passed a bill to give Utah a fourth seat in the U-S House of Representatives. That's balanced with another new seat for the District of Columbia. But even though Utah could benefit from the bill, the legislation's focus is on the nation's capital, and that's where Chad Pergram filed this report.
Salt Lake City, UT – In the American vernacular, saying someone is successful often translates into saying someone is rich. But does that make one happy? In his latest article published in Mother Jones magazine, journalist Bill McKibben argues the economy's demand for constant global growth has eroded local relationships and, in turn, pleasure and satisfaction. Guest host Jenny Brundin speaks with McKibben about economics, contentment and living in a material world.
Salt Lake City, UT – According to multi-level marketing (MLM) expert Jon Taylor, one out of every six Utahns participates in an MLM firm, a ratio more than double that of any other state. "Believe," a new comedy being released in theaters Friday, spoofs the MLM industry, its regulators and the mindset that anyone can succeed in an MLM. Guest host Robin Sussingham talks with director Loki Mulholland and actor Lincoln Hoppe about the film, and Taylor about the cultural influences that draw people to MLMs.