Salt Lake City, UT – State Senator Chris Buttars joins Doug Fabrizio to talk about his agenda in the upcoming legislative session. Buttars is an outspoken social conservative whose growing influence is attracting attention and controversy on Utah's Capitol Hill. One of his latest legislative proposals would put intelligent design alongside evolution in Utah classrooms. Buttars will talk about the personal views which inform his public life.
Salt Lake City, UT – Utah House Democrats held a press conference on Tuesday outlining their education priorities for the upcoming legislative session. Doug talks to Senator Karen Hale and Representative Ralph Becker about the Democrats' proposals for 2006. Then, Doug is joined by director Keven Myhre and actor David Spencer to discuss Salt Lake Acting Company's latest production, "I Am My Own Wife."
Providence, UT – When Utah's Poet Laureate Ken Brewer was diagnosed with inoperable pancreatic cancer last June, he moved into what he calls a fever pitch a burst of creative energy. He found himself writing more drafts each day, with fewer revisions. The result is a collection of raw poems that he calls his chronicle of living with the certainty of death. Ken can't travel much these days, so Doug Fabrizio joins him in his home in Providence, Utah to talk about life, and the words Ken found to describe his own death.
Salt Lake City, UT – A 5-part series from freelance producer Beth Hoffman. She visits with women from the Congo, Colombia, the Phillipines, Bangladesh and Japan and learns how they use cooking to stay connected to their culture. With a College of Humanities Documentary Studies Grant, producer Beth Hoffman joins immigrant women as they cook in their homes. In the last story in this series, Hoffman visits the home of Bernice Kida, an immigrant from Japan.
Salt Lake City, UT – In November of 1934, a young man walked into the wilderness of Davis Gulch in Southern Utah. Locals regarded him as likeable, but odd. He was an artist, or a poet and devoted to the beauty he had discovered. Doug Fabrizio talks to Diane Orr and Bud Rusho about the story of Everett Ruess. His art wasn't extraordinary. Neither was his poetry. His life and the mystery of his disappearance, though, have inspired and baffled thousands. (Repeat, Original Broadcast, May 22, 2001)
Salt Lake City, UT – Like many others, attorney Ken Driggs became intrigued by the murders of two Mormon missionaries in Texas in the early 70s. His casual interest turned to fascination, and he wrote a book about the case called Evil Among Us. Driggs says the story goes beyond the gruesome details of the case. He examines the lives of the victims, and the murderer, Robert Kleasen. And he reveals that religions like Mormonism don't always attract the well meaning. (Repeat, Original Broadcast August 13, 2001)
Salt Lake City, UT – The great American poet Gary Snyder spent a part of his life studying to be a Zen monk in Japan. Snyder has said the experience made him look at poetry differently. He joins Doug Fabrizio to talk about, among other things, the idea that poetry is designed to defend nature. The natural world and our place in it is a constant presence in his more than fifty years of writing. (Repeat)