Salt Lake City, UT – Love may mean never having to say you're sorry, but what do apologies mean in politics? Doug Fabrizio talks to psychiatrist Aaron Lazare and to political historian Alan Coombs about the nature of apologies and what they mean to a constituency when they happen ... or don't ... in public.
Salt Lake City, UT – Author Margot Livesey will be in Salt Lake City Thursday evening to read from her new novel "Banishing Verona." Doug Fabrizio talks to Livesey about this latest work and about her craft.
Washington D.C. – A recent cover of Newsweek Magazine called the methamphetamine problem an epidemic. U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales recently announced a series of nationwide meth busts, but while meth has been a problem in Utah, there's an ongoing debeate as to whether or not calling it a national 'epidemic' is going too far. And, in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, there's much less money to go around. Laura Strickler reports from our Capitol Hill Bureau. -
Salt Lake City, UT – Doug Fabrizio talks to pulitzer-prize winning investigative reporter David Cay Johnston about his book "Perfectly Legal." Johnston is trying to get average Americans to understand how their tax system is widening the gap between them and the super-rich. Both Democrats and Republicans have distorted the country's tax code so that the rank and file of the country are quite literally funneling money to the super rich through tax cuts. (Repeat)
Vernal, Utah – New drilling rigs are springing up across the Uintah Basin of eastern Utah, with dozens of new natural gas wells going in. Jobs in the energy industry are plentiful right now, with many workers coming in to Utah from out of state and even outside the country. Industry and community leaders are wondering how to translate that short-term prosperity into long-term gains for a region that has lived with a boom-and-bust cycle for generations. KUER's Dan Bammes reports.
Salt Lake City, UT – In 1992, Kimberly Bergalis became the first documented case of AIDS transmission from a health care worker to a patient. The case resulted in a public outcry, and in a new dialogue about the disease. The play "Patient A" documents Bergalis' struggle, and examines issues of testing, discrimination and personal responsibility. Plan B Theatre Company opens "Patient A" this week, and Doug Fabrizio talks to the Director Jerry Rapier, Actor Colleen Lewis, and to Utah Aids Foundation Program Director David Ferguson.
Salt Lake City, UT – The first planeload of evacuees from New Orleans arrived in Salt Lake City on Saturday evening, although some of them weren't aware they were coming to Utah until the doors of the plane were closed. KUER's Dan Bammes reports.
Salt Lake City, UT – Over 300,000 men will be diagnosed with cancer this year in the United States. RadioWest takes a look at this prevalent disease, and talks to two survivors about the realities of living with cancer and the humor that is seeing them through. (Repeat)
Salt Lake City, UT – Billy Collins is the former U.S. Poet Laureate and the current Poet Laureate for the State of New York. Collins joins Doug Fabrizio to talk about his critcally acclaimed writing and his career.