Salt Lake City, UT – In his landmark book Huck's Raft, the historian Steven Mintz offers the first comprehensive history of American childhood. He traces the transformation of the way we have perceived children - from the sinful creatures of the Puritan era to today. Mintz argues hovering parents now impose too many demands on kids, and have stripped from them the freedom to discover the world, as well as themselves. Steven Mintz joins Doug to explain the history and direction of American childhood. (Repeat)
Salt Lake City, UT – After the fall of Saddam Hussein, a group of expatriate Iraqis proposed a radio service for Iraqi women. Their dream became Radio al-Mahaba, 96.1 FM in Baghdad. This week, one of its founders was in Salt Lake City to announce a new alliance with a commercial station here, Bonneville's AM 820. Bushra Jamil stopped by the KUER studios to talk about Radio al-Mahaba's struggle to survive. She spoke with kuer's Dan Bammes.
Kanab, UT – RadioWest is broadcasting live from Kanab, UT. Doug Fabrizio talks to members of the community about a resolution passed by their city council in January. The conservative Sutherland Institute has been shopping around its Natural Family Resolution to more than 250 local governments - Kanab has been the only one to actually pass it. It's a statement which defines and expresses support for an ideal version of the American family, and has caused a lot of talk in this small Southern Utah town.
Salt Lake City, UT – We've all heard the nuggets of wisdom that would guide the listener to a happier life: "Do unto others as you would have others do unto you" or "Life is what you make of it." Award-winning psychologist Jonathan Haidt has applied the scrutiny of science to your grandmother's sayings to see just how true they are. He joins Doug Fabrizio to talk about his book "The Happiness Hypothesis," where he finds fresh insight on the age-old quest for contentment.
Salt Lake City, UT – America has long attracted the brightest minds from around the world to work in high-tech and scientific jobs. In the last decade, however, that trend has been changing. Many PhDs are being recruited by other countries aggressively seeking top knowledge workers. Jenny Brundin talks to David Heenan, author of Flight Capital: The Alarming Exodus of America's Best and Brightest. (Repeat)
Salt Lake City, UT – Salt Lake Acting Company has once again turned its creative energy to a topic that concerns all Utahns ... water. The evening is a serious of short, original pieces from the pens of nine playwrights. Doug is joined by three of them -- Julie Jensen, Mike Dorrell and Mary Fengar Gail -- as well as by two of the performers for a look at the west and one of its most precious commodities.