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.
Wednesday, November 10, 2004 – Geneticist Dean Hamer's book "The God Gene" explores how our inclination towards faith is influenced by our genes. Dr. Hamer joins Doug Fabrizio for a conversation that explores an intersection of science and religion.
Tuesday, November 9, 2004 – Edward Larson joins Doug for a conversation about his book "Evolution: The Remarkable History of a Scientific Theory." Dr. Larson is a professor of both Law and American History at the University of Georgia.
Salt Lake City, UT – Amendment Three would add a legal definition of marriage to Utah's state constitution, limiting marriage to a man and a woman. It would also prohibit the state from giving any other relationship equivalent legal status. KUER's Jenny Brundin talks to her neighbors in Salt Lake City about their views of Amendment Three and finds a diverse spectrum of views.
Salt Lake City, UT – Tuesday's election was as important to disabled voters as it was to other citizens, but there are obstacles that keep many of them from making their choice at the polls. Producer Beth Hoffman accompanied two disabled voters to the polls and talks about changes that could make the process easier in the future.