Salt Lake City, UT – Today on RadioWest, we'll explore the issues raised by the Salt Lake City Council's debate over restrictions on large homes in older neighborhoods. Is there an American compulsion to build larger and larger homes? Who defines the character of a neighborhood? Is this a property rights issue? We're joined by architect Andres Duany, Jim Burling of the Pacific Legal Foundation, Mother Jones editor Clara Jeffrey, and Salt Lake City Council Member Nancy Saxton.
Salt Lake City, UT – In his new book "Strength and Honor," author Richard Cote describes the life of Dolley Madison. It was a life lived not as an appendage to her husband President James Madison, but marked by her own extraordinary ability. Cote sees her as a true example of the difference between heroine and mere celebrity.
Salt Lake City, UT – Although children of divorced parents often vow to not repeat the same mistakes, research indicates that they face unfavorable odds. Doug Fabrizio talks to Dr. Nicholas Wolfinger, author of the new book "Understanding the Divorce Cycle: The Children of Divorce in their Own Marriages."
Salt Lake City, UT – Tom Hodgkinson argues that the Western addiction to work has resulted in a lot of ill health, debt and anxiety. In his book "How to Be Idle," he seeks to recover an alternative tradition - one that says not only is idleness good, but that it is essential for a pleasurable life. Hodgkinson joins Doug Fabrizio to make the case for doing less with your life.
Washington, DC – Utah Republican Senator Orrin Hatch says he has reassurances from the head of the energy committee that nuclear waste will be stored at Federal facilities, not private ones like Skull Valley. Laura Strickler reports from our Capitol Hill Bureau.
Salt Lake City, UT – According to state public health officials, Utah has the fourth highest rate of melanoma in the nation. It is the deadliest form of skin cancer. Melanoma is increasing by 3 percent a year, faster than any other cancer in the U-S. Skin cancer alone accounts for half of all cancers. If not detected and treated early, melanoma can kill. But even those who survive often live out their lives deeply affected and permanently disfigured. It is a quietly growing epidemic afflicting our region.
Salt Lake City, UT – Jennifer Jordan joins us to talk about her new book. "Savage Summit" tells the extraordinary stories of five women who summitted K2 on the Pakistan-China border. (Repeat)Purchase a CD of this program
Salt Lake City, UT – RadioWest takes a look at the Utah Arts Festival's offerings for 2005. Doug Fabrizio talks to artist Amelia Rudolph from Project Bandaloop, an Oakland Base dance troupe that performs on a vertical stage. He's also joined by Amy Caron, coordinator of the Fear No Film Festival, Phillip Bimstein of Blue Haiku, Melissa Bond from the Festival's "Big Mouth Cafe," and the recipient of the first nationally awarded Classical Composer Commission, David Dzubay.