Salt Lake City, UT – Doug Fabrizio talks to pulitzer-prize winning investigative reporter David Cay Johnston about his book "Perfectly Legal." Johnston is trying to get average Americans to understand how their tax system is widening the gap between them and the super-rich. Both Democrats and Republicans have distorted the country's tax code so that the rank and file of the country are quite literally funneling money to the super rich through tax cuts. (Repeat)
Vernal, Utah – New drilling rigs are springing up across the Uintah Basin of eastern Utah, with dozens of new natural gas wells going in. Jobs in the energy industry are plentiful right now, with many workers coming in to Utah from out of state and even outside the country. Industry and community leaders are wondering how to translate that short-term prosperity into long-term gains for a region that has lived with a boom-and-bust cycle for generations. KUER's Dan Bammes reports.
Salt Lake City, UT – In 1992, Kimberly Bergalis became the first documented case of AIDS transmission from a health care worker to a patient. The case resulted in a public outcry, and in a new dialogue about the disease. The play "Patient A" documents Bergalis' struggle, and examines issues of testing, discrimination and personal responsibility. Plan B Theatre Company opens "Patient A" this week, and Doug Fabrizio talks to the Director Jerry Rapier, Actor Colleen Lewis, and to Utah Aids Foundation Program Director David Ferguson.
Salt Lake City, UT – The first planeload of evacuees from New Orleans arrived in Salt Lake City on Saturday evening, although some of them weren't aware they were coming to Utah until the doors of the plane were closed. KUER's Dan Bammes reports.
Salt Lake City, UT – Over 300,000 men will be diagnosed with cancer this year in the United States. RadioWest takes a look at this prevalent disease, and talks to two survivors about the realities of living with cancer and the humor that is seeing them through. (Repeat)
Salt Lake City, UT – Billy Collins is the former U.S. Poet Laureate and the current Poet Laureate for the State of New York. Collins joins Doug Fabrizio to talk about his critcally acclaimed writing and his career.
Salt Lake City, UT – Next week, novelist Mark Spragg and screenplay writer Virginia Spragg will be in Salt Lake to discuss how the book "An Unfinished Life" became a movie. Doug Fabrizio talked to Mark Spragg about his novel last year. (Repeat)
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.