Salt Lake City, UT – Davy Rothbart is a collector. As the creator of Found Magazine, he regularly brings to life items that have been tossed and forgotten. His acclaimed book "The Lone Surfer of Montana, Kansas," along with his pieces for "This American Life," follows a similar vein. The collection of stories grew out of road trips and small towns, capturing the oddity, poetry and dignity of everyday life.
Salt Lake City, UT – The Sixties are remembered as a time of social and political change in the United States. As KUER looks back at the decade of its founding, RadioWest talks to David Davis, co-creator of the PBS documentary The Sixties, Professor Fred Fogo of Westminster College, and Ken Sanders of Ken Sanders rare books.
Salt Lake City, UT – As KUER remembers the decade of its founding, Doug Fabrizio talks to biographer Gerald Clarke about one of America's most controversial and colorful authors. Truman Capote's experiences in New York's high society circles contributed to his short novel, "Breakfast at Tiffany's." His quest for greatness, however, led him to develop a new genre, the non-fiction novel. The result of six years of research on the murder of 4 members of a Kansas farming family resulted in Capote's 1966 masterpiece, "In Cold Blood."
Salt Lake City, UT – Utah writer and poet Katharine Coles has just published her latest novel "Fire Season." Set in rural Utah, Coles portrays cancer-stricken downwinders, an AIDS suffering black-sheep of a Mormon family, drought and wildfires. It's a story of death and renewal, and ultimately, of the power of human goodness to prevail.
Salt Lake City, UT – Journalist Janine di Giovanni's book "Madness Visible" portrays the individuals who must experience war first hand. di Giovanni is in Utah as part of the Salt Lake Film Center's series of films that examine the role of the war correspondent. She joins Doug Fabrizio in studio to talk about her book, and about her personal observations of the conflicts that are reshaping our world.
Salt Lake City, UT – The University of Utah's School of Medicine is celebrating its 100th year this week. It opened its doors as a humble, two year school in 1905 and is now considered one of the top 20 medical programs in the United States. Jenny talks with Dr. Chase Peterson - former president of the University of Utah and a Professor in the University's School of Medicine.
Salt Lake City, UT – While the urban environment and nature are frequently seen as mutually exclusive, former Secretary of the Interior Bruce Babbitt envisions a balance between development and our natural landscape. Doug Fabrizio talks to Babbitt about his new book "Cities in the Wilderness," and about his vision for a national land use plan.
Salt Lake City, UT – The average drug user in Utah is male, 31 years old, white and LDS. RadioWest looks at what makes people turn to addictive drugs, and what methods of prevention and treatment can successfully address the problem. (Repeat)