Salt Lake City, UT – The annual Greek Festival opens Friday, and we're taking the opportunity to rebroadcast our conversation from last year's centennial of the Greek Orthodox Church of Greater Salt Lake City. Doug Fabrizio was joined by Manoli Sargetakis, historian Constantine Skedros, and Craig Miller of the Utah Arts Council Folk Arts Program for a look at the history of this unique community, and at how ethnicity is preserved in the "melting-pot" of America. (Repeat)
Salt Lake City, UT – In 1945, the sacred text of one of the world's earliest Christian sects was uncovered in Upper Egypt. The discovery of the Gnostic Gospels -- including the Gospel of Thomas -- has fascinated scholars and ignited imaginations since. Preeminent theologian Elaine Pagels joins Doug Fabrizio to talk about how Christianity may have been different had these teachings of Jesus been a part of church canon from the earliest days. (Repeat)
Salt Lake City, UT – State lawmakers yesterday tentatively agreed to what Governor Jon Huntsman has been asking them for, for months: a special legislative session to consider tax reform for Utah. But it looks like Utah's top politician will have to do more lobbying on another key goal - allowing voters to consider raising sales tax to pay for transit. KUER's Jenny Brundin reports.
St. George, UT – The followers of captured polygamist Warren Jeffs believe he's the prophet who holds the keys to heaven. Jeffs is in a Las Vegas jail cell awaiting extradition to Utah. And when he comes here, he'll be sent to Purgatory, literally. And if not for a quirk of history, he'd be going straight to "hell." NPR's Howard Berkes explains. (Howard Berkes is a reporter for National Public Radio who lives in Salt Lake City.)
Salt Lake City, UT – Just a day after thousands of Utahns rallied to both applaud and protest President George W. Bush, he dfended his war strategy before a cheering crowd of veterans at the American Legion's national convention. KUER's Jenny Brundin has this report: