Salt Lake City, UT – For much of our history, those who heard voices were thought of as having a connection to the supernatural world: Socrates, Moses and Joan of Arc to name just a few. People still hear voices today, but now it's explained as a trick of the human psyche or as a disease. After his own father struggled with voices, the journalist Daniel Smith set-out to understand the phenomenon. Monday, Smith joins Doug to talk about the extraordinary, strange and sometimes frightening aspects of auditory hallucinations.

Salt Lake City, UT – Asthma is one of Utah's most persistent and troubling health problems, especially for children. Air pollution is widely blamed for this respiratory ailmnent. But it's more complicated than that. Health researchers are now looking at the complex interplay between genetics and the environment. KUER's Tasha Cook reports.

Salt Lake City, UT – Asthma is one of Utah's most persistent and troubling health problems, especially for children. Air pollution is widely blamed for this respiratory ailmnent. But it's more complicated than that. Health researchers are now looking at the complex interplay between genetics and the environment. KUER's Tasha Cook reports.

Salt Lake City, UT – Today on RadioWest, we're rebroadcasting our conversation with EO Wilson. Regarded as one of the great scientific minds of our time, Wilson has become the preeminent defender of the Earth's fragile biodiversity. To prevent what he believes could be the most devastating mass extinction of life since the dinosaurs disappeared, Wilson is proposing a truce between the two most powerful forces in the world today: science and religion. (Rebroadcast)

Salt Lake City, UT – In 2003, as General Tony Zinni waited to speak to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, he recounts listening to the "planners" from the Defense Department testify. What horrified him was that there was no plan - no answer to the complexities that America faced in Iraq. In Zinni's book "The Battle for Peace," the former Commander in Chief of CENTCOM lays out his approach to stabilizing the Middle East. Thursday, he joins Doug to talk about that vision, and about America's role in world politics.

Salt Lake City, UT – Spring time is as good a time as any to hear a story, and today on the program we're sharing three essays. They're the winners of the non-fiction contest for the Writers at Work conference which is going on this week. Doug is joined by the authors to talk about the form and the process of revealing the truth of their own lives. What do you leave in, what do you leave out and how do you deal with that temptation to tidy things up? Then, we'll hear excerpts of the stories themselves.

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Logan, UT – The Utah State University Master Gardeners Program provides training to people from a variety of backgrounds throughout Utah. Three master gardener certificates were awarded Wednesday to students in an unlikely location in Logan. As a result, shoppers at the Saturday Gardeners Market in Logan have some new options. Lee Austin reports.

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