Salt Lake City, UT – In "Field Notes on the Compassionate Life," author Marc Ian Barasch explores the nature of compassion, what he calls "the x-factor that every faith exalts as a supreme virtue." RadioWest talks to Barasch about the fieldwork that took him to kitchen tables, maximum security prisons, political organizations and medical conferences.
Salt Lake City, UT – The sixtieth anniversary of the bombings of Nagasaki and Hiroshima brought dozens of Utahns and community groups together last night. The gathering inspired community discussion, activism and song. KUER's Tasha Cook was at the Salt Lake City Library event and has this report:
Salt Lake City, UT – On Friday, the NCAA announced that universities using Native American nicknames and mascots would not be eligible to host championship tournaments after next February. The University of Utah has long had permission from the Ute tribe to use the name for its athletic teams. RadioWest looks at what this means for Utah's Runnin' Utes, and at the debate that precipitated the NCAA's ruling.
Salt Lake City, UT – Utah legend tells of caverns filled with caches of Spanish Gold hidden before the arrival of Escalante and Dominguez. Since then, there have been those who have hunted for and those who have even claimed to have found these lost treasures. RadioWest explores what the oral histories tell us and how those stack up to the academic view of our state's past.
Salt Lake City, UT – Three-time Grammy award-winner Shawn Colvin has embarked on a national campaign to educate the public about Major Depressive Disorder. She's in Salt Lake City, and joins Doug Fabrizio to talk about her own struggle with depression, and how it has informed her music.
Salt Lake City, UT – Dr. Jane Goodall has revolutionized the world of science and the way we understand animals, and it is her empathy and spiritual connection to nature that inspired her work. Doug talks to Dr. Goodall about the life lessons she has learned in the forests of Gombe and her message of hope. (Repeat)
Salt Lake City – A new educational campaign to protect Utah's children from sexual predators has begun. The grassroots effort pioneered by Utah's former First Lady is part of a nationwide program to help children stay safe online. KUER's Tasha Cook has this report:
Salt Lake City, UT – Doug Fabrizio is joined in studio by former New Jersey Republican governor Christine Todd Whitman. Whitman's new book "It's My Party Too" looks at the recent political shift of the Republican Party, and argues that ultra-conservatism is detrimental to its long-term health and competitiveness.
Salt Lake City, UT – RadioWest explores what may be a trend among young people to leave the comfort of home, travel to distant countries and volunteer their time. Doug talks to two people who have dedicated their own time and money to international volunteering, to Stefano DeZerega, co-author of "How to Live Your Dream of Volunteering Overseas" and to Peter Levine of CIRCLE.
Salt Lake City, UT – In Part Two of our conversation on demographics of the LDS church, RadioWest talks to the Salt Lake Tribune's Peggy Fletcher Stack about her recent article on the slowing of the Church's growth world-wide.