Salt Lake City, UT – The year that Congress passed the landmark Civil Rights Act, Texas Western Miners basketball coach Don Haskins set out to create the perfect basketball team based solely on talent. He revolutionized not only the sport, but also the American landscape, when his predominately black team became the 1966 NCAA champions. "Glory Road," the directorial debut of James Gartner, follows the team through a pivotal time in the country's history.
Salt Lake City, UT – Utah's economy has come roaring back from hard times just a couple of years ago. An annual report, which was researched and written by a consortium of government, university and private-sector groups, has been released. KUER's Tasha Cook has the story:
Moab, UT – Today, Meagan Lamb from Moab brings us another in our series Youth Waves. Her piece is about the dangers of Highway 128, a 17-mile stretch of road also known as the River Road she thinks about who must drive on it and lives it has taken.
Salt Lake City, UT – Nostalgia and Technology, an exhibit at the Brigham Young University Museum of Art, looks at the marriage of traditional art and design with revolutionary technologies. BYU professor Marc Olivier, curator of the exhibit, along with Christopher Wilson of MOA, join Doug Fabrizio in studio to talk about the ways manufacturers and designers use the familiar and nostalgic ornamentation to disguise the new and strange innovations.
Salt Lake City, UT – State Senator Chris Buttars joins Doug Fabrizio to talk about his agenda in the upcoming legislative session. Buttars is an outspoken social conservative whose growing influence is attracting attention and controversy on Utah's Capitol Hill. One of his latest legislative proposals would put intelligent design alongside evolution in Utah classrooms. Buttars will talk about the personal views which inform his public life.
Salt Lake City, UT – Utah House Democrats held a press conference on Tuesday outlining their education priorities for the upcoming legislative session. Doug talks to Senator Karen Hale and Representative Ralph Becker about the Democrats' proposals for 2006. Then, Doug is joined by director Keven Myhre and actor David Spencer to discuss Salt Lake Acting Company's latest production, "I Am My Own Wife."
Providence, UT – When Utah's Poet Laureate Ken Brewer was diagnosed with inoperable pancreatic cancer last June, he moved into what he calls a fever pitch a burst of creative energy. He found himself writing more drafts each day, with fewer revisions. The result is a collection of raw poems that he calls his chronicle of living with the certainty of death. Ken can't travel much these days, so Doug Fabrizio joins him in his home in Providence, Utah to talk about life, and the words Ken found to describe his own death.
Salt Lake City, UT – A 5-part series from freelance producer Beth Hoffman. She visits with women from the Congo, Colombia, the Phillipines, Bangladesh and Japan and learns how they use cooking to stay connected to their culture. With a College of Humanities Documentary Studies Grant, producer Beth Hoffman joins immigrant women as they cook in their homes. In the last story in this series, Hoffman visits the home of Bernice Kida, an immigrant from Japan.