Salt Lake City, UT – Old roads are seen as the key to control of large areas of public land in Utah, roads that were authorized by a federal law that has long since been repealed. Mike Swenson of the Utah Shared Access Alliance and Heidi McIntosh of the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance share opposing views on the legacy of RS 2477.
Salt Lake City, UT – Kids today have little hands-on contact with the natural world. Many learn in school about global warming and acid rain, but have never seen a bunny hop through the woods. Teresa Jordan talks to childhood development author Richard Louv about his new book "Last Child in the Woods: Saving our Children from Nature Deficit Disorder."
Salt Lake City, UT – Fred Newman has created voices and sounds for movies including "Gremlins" and "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?" He also tours with Garrison Keillor creating improvised sound effects for "A Prairie Home Companion." He joins RadioWest in the studio to share some secrets on making melodious, whimsical and sometimes rude sounds with your mouth. (Repeat)
Salt Lake City, UT – Doug talks to with NPR's senior news analyst Cokie Roberts. Her new book, "Founding Mothers," looks at the stories of women who sacrificed and fought their own battles as part of the American Revolution. (Repeat)
Washington D.C. – Utah Republican Senator Orrin Hatch is leading efforts to make umbilical cord blood available to patients in desperate need. Stem cells from the blood can help fight Leukemia and other diseases. From our Capitol Hill Bureau, Terry Gildea has the story.
Salt Lake City, UT – Today on RadioWest, we'll explore the issues raised by the Salt Lake City Council's debate over restrictions on large homes in older neighborhoods. Is there an American compulsion to build larger and larger homes? Who defines the character of a neighborhood? Is this a property rights issue? We're joined by architect Andres Duany, Jim Burling of the Pacific Legal Foundation, Mother Jones editor Clara Jeffrey, and Salt Lake City Council Member Nancy Saxton.
Salt Lake City, UT – In his new book "Strength and Honor," author Richard Cote describes the life of Dolley Madison. It was a life lived not as an appendage to her husband President James Madison, but marked by her own extraordinary ability. Cote sees her as a true example of the difference between heroine and mere celebrity.
Salt Lake City, UT – Although children of divorced parents often vow to not repeat the same mistakes, research indicates that they face unfavorable odds. Doug Fabrizio talks to Dr. Nicholas Wolfinger, author of the new book "Understanding the Divorce Cycle: The Children of Divorce in their Own Marriages."
Salt Lake City, UT – Tom Hodgkinson argues that the Western addiction to work has resulted in a lot of ill health, debt and anxiety. In his book "How to Be Idle," he seeks to recover an alternative tradition - one that says not only is idleness good, but that it is essential for a pleasurable life. Hodgkinson joins Doug Fabrizio to make the case for doing less with your life.