Salt Lake City, UT – Parents search for the best education options for their children. In some cases, this means rethinking and reinventing the methods used to teach students. Doug Fabrizio talks to Joe Nathan of the Center for School Change at the University of Minnesota, and to representatives of local schools that are breaking the mold.
Salt Lake City, UT – Doug Fabrizio is joined by LDS Church General Authority Elder Merrill J. Bateman. Bateman is a member of the Presidency of the Seventy and supervises Church areas in the state. We'll talk about LDS demographics and the role of the Church in Utah.
Salt Lake City, UT – In previous books, James Howard Kunstler has foretold the downfall of exurban America. In his newest, "The Long Emergency," he details how the end of the oil age, climate change and other catastrophes are converging in ways that will cause radical shifts in the way we live.
Salt Lake City, UT – Last week's visit by President Bush prompted a lot of discussion about the role of dissent. How do you balance your concerns over security, your devotion to the troops and the feelings you have about Iraq? How did you react to the protests during the President's visit? We're joined by Holly Mullen of the Salt Lake Tribune and U of U Political Science Professor Ronald Hrebenar to discuss what protest means in time of war.
Salt Lake City, UT – RadioWest is on the road at the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival. We'll talk to BYU professor Eric Eliason about the role of oral tradition in our lives, and hear brief performances from two of the festivals professional storytellers.
Salt Lake City, UT – Cowboy poet Baxter Black will be in Utah this weekend as part of the Western Legends Round-Up in Kanab. Doug Fabrizio talked to Black two years ago about his book "Horseshoes, Cowsocks & Duckfeet." Drawn in part from his wildly popular NPR commentaries and syndicated columns, the book is about Black's love of cows, ranching and country life.(Repeat)
Salt Lake City, UT – Kennedy Center playwright Thomas Diggs wanted to understand and make some sense of the world he was seeing on the news. The result is his new work "Hejira" (Arabic for "Journey"). The play follows two children, one Sunni and one Shi'ite, whose story presents a microcosm for exploring faith, injustice, ethnicity and the bonds of kinship.
Salt Lake City, UT – President George W. Bush defended the war in Iraq yesterday in a speech to thousands of veterans at V-F-W convention at the Salt Palace. Bush faces growing skepticism over the war, and protesters turned out in much greater numbers than in previous anti-war demonstrations in Utah.
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.
Salt Lake City, UT – As a child, Jean-Michel Cousteau was thrown overboard with newly invented SCUBA gear on his back by his ocean-exploring father Jacques Cousteau. After a lifetime of relationship with the water, Jean-Michel is himself an explorer, environmentalist, educator and film producer. He'll be at the Sundance Nature Center over Labor Day for "A Weekend of Discovery," and joins Doug Fabrizio to talk about his career and his passion for one of Earth's greatest resources.