Salt Lake City, UT – Summer's finally here, and with it a chance to catch up on your reading. Doug is joined by Betsy Burton of The King's English, Ken Sanders of Ken Sanders Rare Books and Catherine Weller and Janet Lund of Sam Weller's Zion Bookstore. They'll let you know what's on the must-read list for the season.
Salt Lake City, UT – Doug Fabrizio talks to pulitzer-prize winning investigative reporter David Cay Johnston about his book "Perfectly Legal." Johnston is trying to get average Americans to understand how their tax system is widening the gap between them and the super-rich. Both Democrats and Republicans have distorted the country's tax code so that the rank and file of the country are quite literally funneling money to the super rich through tax cuts.
Salt Lake City – In Utah, the elderly population is expected to grow by 143% over the next 25 years. KUER looks at efforts to cut costs and reform these two key programs so that more Utahns can feel secure about medical care in the future.
Salt Lake City, UT – About half of the health care in the United States is funded by government. Much of that comes through Medicare, the Federal health insurance program for the elderley and Medicaid, the health care program for the poor. Both programs are facing a financial crisis leaving many Americans wondering how they will pay for thier medical care when they get older.
Salt Lake City, UT – RadioWest looks at the forced resettlement of Bushmen to clear the way for diamond mining in Botswana. Doug is joined by journalists and activists Tom Price and Rupert Isaacson who have both written extensively on the issue.
Salt Lake City, UT – Doug talks to Ken Verdoia about KUED's documentary "Shadow of Hope." The work looks at the world of undocumented immigration and the challenges and opportunities it creates. (Repeat)
Salt Lake City, UT – While President Bush and the media have focused attention on the long-term funding problems of Social Security, rapid growth in the costs of health care and an increasing senior population could make the future of the Medicare and Medicaid programs a more urgent concern. KUER's Dan Bammes reports how those worries affect one recently retired couple.
Salt Lake City, UT – As recently as 10 years ago, psychiatrists and doctors thought children didn't suffer from bipolar disorder. It's a tricky and controversial diagnosis but its estimated that half a million American children have the disease. RadioWest will profile a fascinating documentary, A Mind of Their Own, and talk to doctors, parents and children who suffer from this devastating disease.
Salt Lake City, UT – Ambassador Dennis Ross was the chief U.S. negotiator in the Middle East peace process for both George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton. His recent book, "The Missing Peace," outlines the process from 1988 to 2001 from the ultimate insider's view. (Repeat)