Salt Lake City, UT – Walter Kirn's new novel "Mission to America" looks at the collision between faith and a spiritually overextended nation. When an isolated, waning Montana sect sends missionaries to bring back converts, or more specifically brides, the two men meet head-on with the bewildering, seductive diversity of America.
Salt Lake City, UT – You probably won't find this notice useful at all. Lemony Snicket's representative Daniel Handler will be on RadioWest this Monday. It will undoubtedly be a miserable interview with the unlucky Doug Fabrizio. You and your children should probably avoid listening to the show that day.
With all due respect, Elaine Clark, Pained Producer
Salt Lake City, UT – In a five part series, producer Beth Hoffman joins immigrant women as they cook in their homes. In this month's story, Hoffman visits the home of Maria Estrada, who is from Colombia.Click here for more photographs from Sean Graff.
Salt Lake City, UT – Davy Rothbart is a collector. As the creator of Found Magazine, he regularly brings to life items that have been tossed and forgotten. His acclaimed book "The Lone Surfer of Montana, Kansas," along with his pieces for "This American Life," follows a similar vein. The collection of stories grew out of road trips and small towns, capturing the oddity, poetry and dignity of everyday life.
Salt Lake City, UT – The Sixties are remembered as a time of social and political change in the United States. As KUER looks back at the decade of its founding, RadioWest talks to David Davis, co-creator of the PBS documentary The Sixties, Professor Fred Fogo of Westminster College, and Ken Sanders of Ken Sanders rare books.
Salt Lake City, UT – As KUER remembers the decade of its founding, Doug Fabrizio talks to biographer Gerald Clarke about one of America's most controversial and colorful authors. Truman Capote's experiences in New York's high society circles contributed to his short novel, "Breakfast at Tiffany's." His quest for greatness, however, led him to develop a new genre, the non-fiction novel. The result of six years of research on the murder of 4 members of a Kansas farming family resulted in Capote's 1966 masterpiece, "In Cold Blood."
Salt Lake City, UT – Utah writer and poet Katharine Coles has just published her latest novel "Fire Season." Set in rural Utah, Coles portrays cancer-stricken downwinders, an AIDS suffering black-sheep of a Mormon family, drought and wildfires. It's a story of death and renewal, and ultimately, of the power of human goodness to prevail.