Tuesday, November 23 – Director Morgan Spurlock joins Doug to talk about the process of creating the film "Super Size Me." Spurlock lived on nothing but McDonald's while travelling the country to talk with experts on America's "ever-expanding girth." (Repeat)
Monday, November 22, 2004 – One World Cafe in Salt Lake City exemplifies business with a conscience. Owner Denise Cerreta has down away with menus and pricing, allowing customers to take as much as they can eat and pay what they feel it was worth. Doug talks to Cerreta about her business philosophy, and with "Faith and Fortune" author Marc Gunther.
Friday, November 19, 2004 – Jenny Brundin examines the phenomenon of "Peak Oil." How soon will we really run out of oil, what does it mean for an economy fuelled by oil and is there any resource waiting in the wings to replace it? Guests Paul Roberts, author of "End of Oil," and University of Utah Geoscientist Dr. Rasoul Sorkhabi join Jenny for the conversation.
Thursday, November 18, 2004 – Doug talks with Young Adult Author and Environmentalist Phillip Hoose about his book "The Race to Save the Lord God Bird." It's the story of the Ivory-billed Woodpecker (last sighted in 1987) and of American economics, development and environmental law.
Wednesday, November 17, 2004 – Harvard Economist Richard Freeman joins Doug to discuss his research on "The Effects of Globalization on Workers Around the World." Freeman will speak at the eighth Siciliano Forum, Thursday, November 18, 2004 at noon in the Katherine W. and Ezekiel R. Dumke, Jr. Auditorium in the Utah Museum of Fine Arts.
Tuesday, November 16, 2004 – Alan Lightman is a novelist, essayist, physicist, and educator. His most recent book, "Reunion," reflects on how we shape our identity through memory. Lightman will speak Tuesday, November 16 at the Salt Lake City Public Library at 7:00 p.m.
Salt Lake City, UT – It's 75 miles long, 35 miles wide and at its deepest point, 33 feet. It can be murky and smelly...but also beautiful and inspiring. We're talking, of course, about the Great Salt Lake. Beginning tonight at the Jeanne Wagner Theatre...Brolly Arts presents a unique performance - an evening of music, dance, and landscape - all centered around Utah's Great Salt Lake. Kuer's Jenny Brundin reports.
Friday, November 12, 2004 – David Shenk is a journalist and NPR commentator who was drawn to studying Alzheimer's disease by its destructive power. Shenk's book, "The Forgetting: Alzheimer's: Portrait of an Epidemic" looks at the mysteries of Alzheimer's, how it seems to reverse the brain's development, and why it is a booming epidemic in industrialized nations. (Repeat)
Thursday, November 11, 2004 – Utah's Amendment 3 passed by 66% and creates a constitutional definition of marriage. What does that mean for Utah's family law and for the state's gay population? Doug is joined by Amendment co-sponsor Senator Chris Buttars, family attorney Mary Corporan, Scott McCoy of Equality Utah and Chad Beyer of the GLBT Center of Utah.