Salt Lake City, UT – If you were into obscure, but raw music, there was one brief moment in the early '90s when Utah's underground music scene really lived up to its name. They called it punk, but that wasn't the best way of defining the sound. Some of these musicians came out of hardcore straight edge bands. They fused coarse riffs with atonal jazz and hard rock. In the process, they also developed a tight community infused with a remarkable energy. On Friday, Doug talks with veterans of Salt Lake's punk scene. (Rebroadcast)
Washington, DC – A U.S. House committee is considering a bill that would give Utah an additional representative in the House, one state officials say it should have earned in the last U-S census. But, as our Capitol Hill Bureau reporter Bob Costantini reports, the bill's other motive - to win a congressional vote for the District of Columbia - may be the bill's downfall.
Salt Lake City, UT – What's the most unusual sound you've ever heard? This week on Utah Soundscapes, we ask the question of Emmy award-winning nature sound recordist Gordon Hempton. He says sometimes the most unusual sounds-- and the most beautiful-- don't always come across on the tape recorder. They can be hidden in the quiet and solitude of wild places. Here is Gordon Hempton in his own words.
Salt Lake City, UT – In the spring of 1857, President James Buchanan appointed a non-Mormon governor for the Utah Territory and sent off troops to enforce the order. Armed skirmishes between the Mormon militia and the U.S. Army followed, and the roughly year-long conflict is now known as the "Utah War." On Thursday, Doug speaks with independent historians Will Bagley and David Bigler as well as LDS Church Historian Richard Turley about this pivotal moment in Utah history.
Salt Lake City, UT – Doug talks to Christine Rosen about technology, especially television, and its narrowing of our world view. Her article "The Age of Egocasting" appeared in the February 2005 edition of "The New Atlantis Monthly." (Rebroadcast)
Salt Lake City, UT – The forces of industry, immigration and sexual politics all converge in Eric Samuelsen's new play "Miasma." Originally created as part of Plan-B Theatre Company's overnight play-writing project SLAM, Samuelsen has now fleshed out his characters -- a rancher-turned-beef producer, his prodigal daughter, a gay foreman and Mexican laborers -- to create a tableau of a nation in flux. Wednesday on RadioWest, Doug talks with Samuelsen, along with director Adrianne Moore and "Miasma" cast members.
Salt Lake City, UT – The forces of industry, immigration and sexual politics all converge in Eric Samuelsen's new play "Miasma." Originally created as part of Plan-B Theatre Company's overnight play-writing project SLAM, Samuelsen has now fleshed out his characters -- a rancher-turned-beef producer, his prodigal daughter, a gay foreman and Mexican laborers -- to create a tableau of a nation in flux. Tuesday on RadioWest, Doug talks Samuelsen, along with director Adrianne Moore and Miasma cast members.
New York, NY – In the weeks and months after 9/11, The Kitchen Sisters, NPR's Lost and Found sound and the public broadcasting community collected audio traces of the World Trade Center, its neighborhood and the events of September 11, 2001. Listen to this surprisingly intimate portrait produced from voicemails, archival tape, on-site recordings, oral histories, remembrances and stories.