Salt Lake City, UT – America is fascinated with magic -- from blockbuster movies to television and computer games. When former religion writer and author Christine Wicker set out across the country to find out why, she found a diverse collection of people who believe in the paranormal. Doug Fabrizio talks to Wicker -- on the Friday the 13th no less -- about these beliefs, and how they survive in seeming contradiction to the traditional religions generally espoused in our country.
Salt Lake City, UT – Doug Fabrizio leads a panel discussion with women policymakers on the roles and challenges they face in Utah politics. We're joined by Salt Lake County Deputy Mayor Karen Okabe, Utah State Director of Administrative Services D'Arcy Dixon Pignanelli, the Salt Lake Chamber's Natalie Gochnour and by historian Kathryn MacKay. The program will be broadcast live from the Hinckley Institute of Politics on the University of Utah campus, subject to the Samuel Alito Supreme Court hearings.
Salt Lake City, UT – Today's story is from Eric Orwin who lives in Salt Lake City. Eric loves his dad. His dad is a boiler maker, who welds metal every day. This is one of my favorite pieces in our series Youth Waves, not because it's polished and professional, because its not. Eric is 13 years old and you'll notice he reads haltingly. But this radio piece is innocent and fresh and real. And it shows a teenager's pure love for his dad.
Salt Lake City, UT – The year that Congress passed the landmark Civil Rights Act, Texas Western Miners basketball coach Don Haskins set out to create the perfect basketball team based solely on talent. He revolutionized not only the sport, but also the American landscape, when his predominately black team became the 1966 NCAA champions. "Glory Road," the directorial debut of James Gartner, follows the team through a pivotal time in the country's history.
Salt Lake City, UT – Utah's economy has come roaring back from hard times just a couple of years ago. An annual report, which was researched and written by a consortium of government, university and private-sector groups, has been released. KUER's Tasha Cook has the story:
Moab, UT – Today, Meagan Lamb from Moab brings us another in our series Youth Waves. Her piece is about the dangers of Highway 128, a 17-mile stretch of road also known as the River Road she thinks about who must drive on it and lives it has taken.
Salt Lake City, UT – Nostalgia and Technology, an exhibit at the Brigham Young University Museum of Art, looks at the marriage of traditional art and design with revolutionary technologies. BYU professor Marc Olivier, curator of the exhibit, along with Christopher Wilson of MOA, join Doug Fabrizio in studio to talk about the ways manufacturers and designers use the familiar and nostalgic ornamentation to disguise the new and strange innovations.