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.
Salt Lake City, UT – From parks to playgrounds to fire stations and food banks, cuts proposed by the Bush Administration in Community Development Block Grants and Community Services Block Grants will have real impacts on cities and social service agencies in Utah. KUER's Dan Bammes reports.
Salt Lake City, UT – Martha Beck is the author of "Leaving the Saints: How I Lost the Mormons and Found My Faith." The daughter of Mormon intellectual Hugh Nibley, her controversial memoir chronicles her account of her life in the church, in the Nibley family, and her personal journey of recovery.
Salt Lake City, UT – Yesterday on RadioWest, Doug spoke with Martha Beck, author of the controversial book "Leaving the Saints: How I Lost the Mormons and Found My Faith." Today we are joined by Beck's siblings Alex Nibley and Christina Nibley Mincek who will respond to their sister's allegations. We'll also take a look at memory, its reliability and authenticity.
Salt Lake City, UT – RadioWest continues its Audio Club with Dmae Roberts Peabody award-winning documentary "Mei Mei, A Daughter's Song." The 1990 piece has been called "a kind of aural poetry." It is the personal story of cross-cultural and cross-generational conflict as a mother and daughter travel to Taiwan together. Interviews, dramatizations, original music and sounds of Taiwan weave in and out to tell the story of Chu-Yin, who was sold to work as a bonded servant, suffered abuse, starvation and the horrors of World War Two.
Moab, UT – The first thing tourists see as they enter Moab in southeastern Utah is a huge pile of uranium mill tailings. Material from the pile is now leaching into the Colorado River. It dates back to the 1950's when the nation was using uranium mined in southern Utah to make atomic bombs. Whether to move the pile or leave it be has confounded the community for the past decade. Some water officials say keeping it where it is won't hurt the river -- others disagree. Producer Sheri Quinn brings us up to date.
Salt Lake City, UT – We're hoping to hear from you today. How have you been thinking about Terri Schiavo? RadioWest looks at the many dimensions of her emotional story: the role of government, the role of the media, quality of life and what it means to be alive.
Salt Lake City, UT – Early Christians interpreted Jesus' ministry in a variety of ways which were quite different from today's views of theology. Author Elaine Pagels' book "Beyond Belief" looks at 1st century writings that challenge current churches teachings on divinity, miracles and revelation. (Repeat)