Salt Lake City, UT – Salt Lake musician Trace Wiren named her 2nd solo albulm, Johnny's Cafe. She wanted it to be like the quirky cafe she frequents when visiting Lava Hot Aprings, Idah. The songs are at times eccentric, at times soulful, even sad - but always personal and true. KUER's Jenny Brundin brings us the first in an occasional series on Utah's home-grown artists.
Salt Lake City, UT – A six-year drought has uncovered spectacular slot canyons and cliffs in Glen Canyon. As an unusually wet year begins to submerge the landscape, RadioWest looks at the renewed debate over Lake Powell.
Salt Lake City, UT – Director Hank Rogerson talks to Doug about his work "Shakespeare Behind Bars." The film, which premiered at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival, follows a Shakespeare Company working in a Kentucky prison on a production of "The Tempest." It's a look at how Shakespeare reaches across the centuries with themes of truth, change and forgiveness.
Salt Lake City, UT – Jim Wallis joins Doug to talk about his book "God's Politics." Wallis questions how the right has been able to co-opt the language of faith to further its political goals, and why the left tries to keep public policy and a discussion of morals separate. Faith, he argues, should be free to challenge both ends of the political spectrum from a consistent moral ground.
Salt Lake City, UT – As officials and residents look at ways to develop Salt Lake City's downtown, RadioWest looks at questions of renewal, growth and vision for the city. Doug is joined by Alex Marshall, author of "How Cities Work," Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson, and Lane Beattie of the Salt Lake Chamber.
Salt Lake City, UT – Utah Democrats are preparing for their state convention this Saturday. RadioWest talks to analysts and party leaders about outgoing chairman Donald Dunn's tenure, the direction the party is taking, and what it means to be a Democrat in a decidedly red state.
Salt Lake City, UT – In her book "Faith and Betrayal: A Pioneer Woman's Passage in the American West," author Sally Denton follows the journey and struggles of her great-great grandmother, Jean Rio. Rio, a widowed mother of seven, converted to the LDS faith and immigrated to the United States. But her initial enthusiam turns to disillusionment as her life transforms in Utah.