Salt Lake City, UT – "Fair Trade" is a business model which links retailers directly to producers in developing countries to guarantee them greater equity in the global economy. Doug Fabrizio is joined by Katie Olsen and Doug Dirks of Ten Thousand Villages, and by Kimberly Grimes, author of "Artisans and Cooperatives," for a look at the challenges of the global market and at the impact of Fair Trade on the lives of artisans throughout the world.
Salt Lake City, UT – In 1976, a handwritten will found in Salt Lake City left $150 million of Howard Hughes' fortune to a rural Nevada meat delivery driver, Melvin Dummar. Hughes' "Mormon Will" was declared a fraud by the courts, and Dummar lost everything, including his reputation. Former FBI agent Gary Magnesen has written "The Investigation," which reposes the central question: has Dummar been telling the truth all along?
Sandy, UT – This Thanksgiving Day, many of us will give thanks for the food on the table in front of us. But refugees, those who came here fleeing religious or political persecution, give thanks for much more. At a holiday dinner hosted by the Waterford School's Community Service Club, students found they have much to learn from the refugees. Producer Beth Hoffman attended the dinner and has this report.
Salt Lake City, UT – It was called one of the most significant finds in North America in the past 50 years. Nestled in the heart of Central Utah in Range Creek Canyon were the remains of a lost civilization that once thrived in the American Southwest. A new KUED documentary examines this historic discovery.
Salt Lake City – We're profiling the glam-rock musical and cult favorite, "Hedwig and the Angry Inch." The Plan-B Theatre Company has just opened the play in Salt Lake City with a limited engagement. The play is a funny and poignant exploration of gender confusion and lonliness. It's the story of transsexual rocker Hedwig Schmidt. In Hedwig's view of the world, we've all been separated from our other half. She is trying to find hers... (repeat)
Salt Lake City, UT – Tsunamis, earthquakes, war, hurricanes, famine, plague; these and other global developments have some people wondering, "Are the end times just around the bend? Are we witnessing the coming apocalypse?" But why? And where in the spectrum of historical apocalypic prediction do our worries fit? Is apocalypse solely a Western and Christian idea? Are such concerns based only in faith or is there also scientific evidence?