Salt Lake City, UT – The University of Utah will inaugurate its 14th president tomorrow. KUER's Dan Bammes talks to Michael Young about his time in Utah thus far, and about his plans for Utah's first and largest public institution of higher education.
Salt Lake City, UT – Guest host Hal Cannon talks to Richard Menzies about his new book "Passing Through: An Existential Journey Across America's Outback." While life for most of us has become a matter of Point A and Point B, Menzies put over a quarter million miles on a Volkswagen bus discovering the places and people in between.
Salt Lake City, UT – Amy Goodman, journalist and radio host, talks to Doug about her book "The Exception to the Rulers: Exposing Oily Politicians, War Profiteers, and The Media That Love Them." (Repeat)
Salt Lake City, UT – Arthur "Killer" Kane was the bass player for the legendary band The New York Dolls. Although the group was short lived, their work influenced the music of the Pretenders, The Sex Pistols and The Clash to name a few. Thirty years later, filmmaker Greg Whiteley finds Arthur Kane working in the Mormon family history library. He had given up drugs and found God. He also had a dream ... of reuniting the band one last time. (Repeat)
Salt Lake City, UT – Utah playwright Julie Jensen has created another original work for Salt Lake Acting Company. "Dust Eaters" looks at the 140 year struggle of the Goshute Native American tribe and white immigrants who came to the "promised land." It looks at Utah history in intimate human detail, and brings the audience to modern day conflict over questions of power and privilege.
Salt Lake City, UT – As KUER celebrates its 45th anniversary, we take a look at Harper Lee's 1960 novel "To Kill a Mockingbird." Doug is joined by scholar Claudia Durst Johnson, and by Mary Badham, who portrayed Scout in the 1962 movie.