Salt Lake City – We're profiling the glam-rock musical and cult favorite, "Hedwig and the Angry Inch." The Plan-B Theatre Company has just opened the play in Salt Lake City with a limited engagement. The play is a funny and poignant exploration of gender confusion and lonliness. It's the story of transsexual rocker Hedwig Schmidt. In Hedwig's view of the world, we've all been separated from our other half. She is trying to find hers... (repeat)
Salt Lake City, UT – Tsunamis, earthquakes, war, hurricanes, famine, plague; these and other global developments have some people wondering, "Are the end times just around the bend? Are we witnessing the coming apocalypse?" But why? And where in the spectrum of historical apocalypic prediction do our worries fit? Is apocalypse solely a Western and Christian idea? Are such concerns based only in faith or is there also scientific evidence?
Salt Lake City – Doug Peacock is a wilderness legend, a grizzly bear man, and the inspiration for the Hayduke character in Edward Abbey's "The Monkey Wrench Gang." He joins Doug Fabrizio to discuss his new book "Walking It Off: A Veteran's Chronicle of War and Wilderness;" a memoir of war, wilderness, and his late friend Edward Abbey. On Saturday, November 19th, Doug Peacock will read from and sign his new book at Ken Sanders Rare Books, located at 268 South 200 East in Salt Lake City. This event is at 7:00 p.m.
Salt Lake City, UT – Hundreds of cities across the nation are joining together to shore up their own local economies in the face of globalization, most manifest in Everytown, USA by the presence of so-called Big Box Stores. What is the value of a local economy? What benefit does "buying local" have for the individual and his or her community? Guests David Nimkin of Buy Local First Utah and Stacy Mitchell, author of "Hometown Advantage," join host Doug Fabrizio to discuss the local economy movement.
Salt Lake City, UT – Brennan Knutsen is 17 years old and attends Grand County high school in Moab. Today, in the first in our series Youth Waves, he gives us a youthful perspective on the over-consumption and hype of the holiday season.
This commentary came to us via the Voices of Youth program there. All of our youth commentaries can be found on the Youth Waves link at kuer.org.
Salt Lake City, UT – Relief for commuters from northern Utah is one step closer to reality. After 3 hours of emotional debate, lawmakers finally signed off on a settlement agreement to build the Legacy Highway. It will travel parallel to the I-15 from Salt Lake City north 14 miles to Farmington.
Salt Lake City, UT – Guest Steven Mintz joins Doug Fabrizio to discuss his book "Huck's Raft." A major reinterpretation of the entire sweep of American history as seen through the eyes and experiences of children and adolescents, "Huck's Raft" is the first comprehensive history of American childhood. It places children at the center of events that shaped our past, demonstrating that throughout American history children have been active agents who have served as a cultural avant-garde that has repeatedly transformed American values.
Salt Lake City, UT – What is the current state of music education in American schools? How important is music education? What does it say when politicians, eager to slash school budgets, go straight for the arts and music jugular? A panel of guests joins host Doug Fabrizio to dicuss music education and its role in schools today.
Salt Lake City – Last April marked the 30th anniversity of the fall of Saigon. Doug talks to Robert Schulzinger, author of "The Time for War: The United States and Vietnam, 1941-1975." He's then joined by some of Utah's own veterans who remember the time they served. (repeat)