Salt Lake City, UT – During World War II, Mario Capecchi was a homeless boy wandering the street in Verona, Italy. He came to the United States as a teenage refugee, went on to study biology at Harvard and today is a world-renowned geneticist at the University of Utah. Producer Sheri Quinn has this retrospective of Mario Capecchi's life and work, and how his technique of manipulating the genes of mice has led to astonishing discoveries for human biology as well.
Tuesday, January 11, 2005 – This week, the Episcopal Church's top leaders gather in Salt Lake City to discuss their response to the fallout from their ordination of an openly gay bishop. Doug talks to Episcopal scholars and local priests to look at how a church offers love, acceptance and sanctuary to an increasingly diverse culture.
Salt Lake City, UT – The death last week of NFL defensive end Reggie White - one of the great players in NFL history - hit Salt Lake City teacher Claudia Heath hard. But it also gave her the chance to tell her students about the man once called "a gentle warrior," as well as a chance to tell them that even in schools like theirs, it's possible to be a hero.
Claudia Heath teaches 7th grade at Glendale Middle School in Salt Lake City.
Wednesday, January 5, 2005 – Celebrated journalist and author Robert MacNeil joins Doug Fabrizio to talk about the many ways English is spoken throughout the United States. The documentary Do You Speak American airs Wednesday, January 5th at 7:00 p.m. on KUED Channel 7.
Tuesday, January 4, 2005 – Author Laura L. Bush talks to Doug about her book "Faithful Transgressions in the American West." The book looks at six twentieth-century Mormon women's autobiographies, and the conflict they found between the their own writing and ideas and the authority of the Mormon church.
Salt Lake City, UT – The Sarvodaya Shramadana community development movement is well-established in Sri Lanka and is now helping with disaster relief after the devastating tsunami. Richard Brooks, representing Friends of Sarvodaya, talks about the group and what it can do to help with the recovery in its homeland.
More information is available from the Buddhist Peace Fellowship web site (www.bpf.org) or from www.sarvodaya.lk