Salt Lake City, UT – 25 years ago today, Mark Chapman shot John Lennon at the entrance to Lennon's apartment building in New York City. Ten years later, Fred Fogo made the murder and its impact on the broader society the subject of his PhD disseration at the University of Utah. That became the book I Read the News Today. Fogo discusses Lennon's legacy as a musician and as a symbol of his generation with KUER's Dan Bammes.
Salt Lake City, UT – After 20 years, the story of Mark Hofmann's crimes -- consummate forgeries and subsequent murders -- continues to reveal new layers of intrigue and evidence. In a new book, Motive for Murder, Salt Lake City Police Department forensic examiner George Throckmorton writes his account of the investigation. He and his colleagues believe they have uncovered a motive, a piece of the puzzle that has eluded the legal establishment.
Moab, UT – Today, in our continuing series Youth Waves, 17-year-old Ashlye Davis sets out to discover the mystery behind the water at a popular Moab tourist attraction called Matrimony Springs. Through her story, Ashlye discovers her love for Moab. This commentary came to us via the Voices of Youth program there.
Salt Lake City, UT – Author and filmmaker Dan Austin packed some peanut butter, a basketball and hopped on a bike to travel across the country. His goal was to present the ball, autographed by all the people he and his two companions met along the way, to the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts. It was a great excuse for a roadtrip and pickup games, and an even better excuse to encounter the grassroots goodness of America.