Salt Lake City, UT – We know you're busy getting the last minute details ready for your holiday weekend. Why not take a break, sit down, and enjoy two moving stories. RadioWest presents Truman Capotes "A Christmas Memory" and Ron Carlson's "The H Street Sledding Record." They'll make you remember why the season is so important ...
Salt Lake City, UT – New revelations of Bush authorizing the National Security Agency to secretly monitor Americans has renewed conversations about the authority of the executive branch during war. Constitutional scholar Louis Fisher joins Doug Fabrizio to talk about his book "Presidential War Power." It's a look at this crucial separation of powers from the Revolutionary Era to the nation's post-9/11 wars.
Salt Lake City, UT – Today on the Navajo Nation, hip-hop and punk are in and pow-wows are passe. A photographic and audio exhibit at the Utah Museum of Natural History explores cultural change and how its affected the lives of Navajos who were children in the 1970s and 80s. The exhibit - A Gesture of Kinship - photographs and interviews with young Navajos - is showing through January 15.
Salt Lake City, UT – For many families, the kitchen is a place to grab a bite or whip up a quick meal for kids on the run. But for millions of new Americans, the kitchen is a place where cultural traditions are passed on. It's also a space for re-creation and re-invention. In a five part series, producer Beth Hoffman joins immigrant women as they cook in their homes. In this morning's story, Hoffman visits the home of Lulu Olivera, an immigrant from the Phillipines.
Salt Lake City – Friday marks the 200th anniversary of Joseph Smith's birth. As the founder of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Smith's life and theology has had a profound effect on American religion, and on the culture of Utah. Nevertheless, he remains an enigmatic and controversial figure. Richard Bushman's new biography, Joseph Smith: Rough Stone Rolling, is the newest contribution to the scholarship on Smith, and the author joins Doug Fabrizio to discuss his significant work.
Salt Lake City, UT – Today, in our continuing series Youth Waves, Loren Elliot brings us a piece she produced on her cello teacher, Madison Moran.
Loren Elliot is 18 years old and attends Lewis and Clark College in Portland. She produced this piece as a student as West High. This commentary came to us via the youth media program Spy Hop and first aired on KRCL's all youth radio program, Loud and Clear.
Salt Lake City, UT – Christmas as a religious event is inexorably linked to Christmas a secular holiday. Author and Professor Penne L. Restad looks at the evolution of Christmas in her book "Christmas in America." (Repeat)