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KUER is committed to building a community of world citizens through story and art, discussion and debate, sound and creativity. We hope you'll join the discussion at our next event. 

For questions about events, contact Gayle Ewer at (801) 587-9331 or gewer@kuer.org.
PHOTOS of past events are on our KUER Flickr page

July 12: Through The Lens | Nuts!

Jun 30, 2017

Join us on Wednesday, July 12, as RadioWest and the Utah Film Center present a free screening of Nuts! as part of our Through the Lens series. It's at 7:00 p.m. at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center and director Penny Lane will join us for a Q&A immediately following the screening. You can get more information, and invite your friends, through the Facebook event.

June 28: No Man's Land

Jun 22, 2017

Join us as we continue our Through the Lens series on documentary films with No Man’s Land: an on-the-ground account of the occupation last year of the Malheur Wildlife Refuge in Oregon. For 41 days, protestors and right-wing militia members, held the refuge hostage in open defiance of the federal government. Director David Byars’s film documents their ultimately quixotic demonstration, from its inception to its dramatic demise.

Kelly McEvers | It Starts With You Speaker Series

Jun 19, 2017

Kelly McEvers, co-host of NPR's All Things Considered, hosted the first community conversation in the three-part It Starts With You Speaker Series on June 15, 2017 at SLCC's Grand Theatre. She was joined by panelists Jose Enriquez, Executive Director of Latinos in Action; Jennifer Mayer-Glenn, Director of Family-School Collaboration for the Salt Lake School District; Eddie Berrest, an educator at the Granite School District; and Halima Hussein, Refugee Women's Coordinator for the Utah Refugee Services Office. Listen to the full conversation below.

June 15: It Starts With You Speaker Series- Kelly McEvers

Jun 13, 2017
United Way of Salt Lake

KUER and United Way of Salt Lake have partnered for a three-part speaker series, featuring NPR national reporters and local community members to examine and understand the complex issues that divide us as a country and as a community--racism, bigotry, poverty, and more. 

Join us, along with Kelly McEvers, co-host of NPR's All Things Considered, Thursday, June 15th at SLCC's Grand Theatre for our first event of the series.

5:30 p.m. | Meet and Greet Reception with Kelly | $50
7:00 p.m. | It Starts with You Speaker Series Event | Free with RSVP

June 16: Young Friends Of KUER Trivia Night

Jun 13, 2017

KUER is hosting our second event with the Young Friends of KUER: a group of young professionals, students and twenty- and thirtysomethings who are avid public radio listeners and want to interact more with KUER.

July 13: Second Chance Kids

Jun 13, 2017

KUER 90.1 is partnering with Voices for Utah Children and KUED to host a screening of Frontline's Second Chance Kids. This Frontline episode looks inside the fight over the fate of juveniles in prison for murder, following a landmark Supreme Court ruling. Join us following the screening for a panel discussion moderated by award-winning journalist, Whittney Evans. 

Thursday, July 13, 2017
The City Library located on 400 South 210 East, SLC, UT 84111  

  KUER and United Way of Salt Lake have partnered for a three-part speaker series, featuring NPR national reporters and local community members to examine and understand the complex issues that divide us as a country and as a community--racism, bigotry, poverty, and more. 


May 30: The Moth, Live on Stage- SOLD OUT

May 23, 2017

KUER 90.1 presents The Moth live on stage. The internationally acclaimed organization dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling is making its Salt Lake City debut on Tuesday, May 30th at Kingsbury Hall. 

May 3: Bending The Arc

Apr 25, 2017

Powerful, epic documentary about the extraordinary doctors and activists—including Paul Farmer, Jim Yong Kim, and Ophelia Dahl—whose hands-on community health model has rescued millions of lives. From a deadly TB epidemic in 1990s Peru to the first Ebola cases in Rwanda, their approach has transformed global health. 

Official Selection: 2017 Sundance Film Festival, 2017 San Francisco International Film Festival​

Young Friends Of KUER Meet & Greet

Apr 19, 2017

KUER is launching Young Friends of KUER, a group of young professionals, students and twenty- and thirtysomethings who are avid public radio listeners and want to interact more with KUER. Discuss current news events, debate the latest local issues, engage with your local public radio station and share your latest, "I heard on NPR..." story with fellow young KUER listeners. 

April 12: God Knows Where I Am

Apr 4, 2017

God Knows Where I Am is the story of Linda Bishop, a well-educated New Hampshire mother who suffered from a severe bipolar disorder with psychosis, who was intermittently incarcerated and homeless, inevitably being committed for three years to a state psychiatric facility.

We have a few LAST-MINUTE pairs of tickets to the sold-out performance of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!, coming to Abravanel Hall on Thursday, May 11th! Make your donation of $240 (or $20/month)*, and we'll thank you with 2 tickets to the show AND the post-show meet & greet. Select "Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!" as your thank you gift when making your donation - but hurry - these tickets will go fast. 

* Tickets are not eligible with sustainer upgrades. Please make an additional gift of $240 (or $20/month) to qualify. If you have questions regarding your current sustaining gift, contact our membership team at (801) 581-5559 or memberskuer@kuer.org

March 8: Cameraperson

Feb 28, 2017

Kirsten Johnson’s 25-year career as a documentary film cinematographer has taken her around the world, often to regions of conflict. Her own film, Cameraperson, is a memoir of her life’s work assembled from a collage of cutting-room-floor footage. It’s also a keen examination of the dilemmas and blind spots that riddle documentary filmmaking. Johnson joined RadioWest on Monday, February 27th, 2017 to discuss what it’s like to be behind the camera. Listen to the interview here

KUER Conversations: On Our Doorstep

Feb 10, 2017
Renee Bright/KUER

KUER presented On Our Doorstep: Understanding Utah's Homelessness Crisis, part of KUER Conversations, on Thursday, February 9th, 2017 at The City Library in downtown Salt Lake.

Whittney Evans

Join KUER for the next installment of KUER Conversations, "On Our Doorstep: Understanding Utah's Homelessness Crisis."

Date: February 9th, 2017 at 7:00pm
Location: The City Library, 210 East 400 South, Salt Lake City, UT
Admission is free

Thousands of people are living on the streets in Utah struggling to find work and a place to live. Many suffer from addiction and mental illness, and sophisticated criminals are taking advantage of their misfortune, but Utah’s elected officials are working on a solution.

Brew Mixer: Shades of Pale, October 20th

Sep 26, 2016

This event is sold out. 

Shades of Pale owner Trent Fargher turned a meat packing plant into a charming brewery - and we're taking you there for an evening of delicious beer and delightful conversation. Shades of Pale's goal is to create uniquely-brewed, handcrafted beers with a consistent quality that brings people back. They're all about adding subtle twists to classic styles.

News Bites Brunch, November 12th

Sep 26, 2016

I know it’s hard to believe, but the 2016 elections are over! Discuss the ins and outs of reporting the election on Utah’s frontlines with KUER’s News Team. Meet them, greet them and then grill them with your questions of who, what, where, when and most importantly, why.

Early Bird Specials, Monday Only!

Sep 26, 2016

The early bird gets the worm, and today, the early bird gets to take home some of KUER's great thank you gifts for less! When you make a donation to KUER by 6pm today, you'll get to choose from a selection of thank you gifts up to 50% off. Don't wait - the price will go up today at 6pm. Make your gift now and help jump start KUER's Fall Fund Drive, happening through September 30th, 2016.

Diane Rehm's Commemorative Mug
Today: $5/month (or $60)
After 6pm: $10/month (or $120) 

Don't Think Twice with KUER at the Broadway

Aug 18, 2016

KUER staff will be hanging out to meet listeners at the Broadway Centre Cinemas this weekend to watch "Don't Think Twice", the new comedy from This American Life creator Ira Glass and "Sleepwalk With Me" director Mike Birbiglia. We hope to see you there!

Date: Sunday, August 21st, 2016 at 7:15pm 
Location: Broadway Centre Cinemas (111 Broadway in Salt Lake City)
Tickets available online at slfs.org or at the box office.

Sold Out! - Join KUER at Lyle Lovett on July 14th

Jun 22, 2016

Sold Out!

Join KUER for a night of great music, company and scenery this summer at Lyle Lovett and His Large Band along with Emmylou Harris at the Deer Valley Amphitheater with your gift of $25/month or $300 (one-time). Bring a picnic, low back chairs or a blanket and spend the evening with KUER.

Open Screen Night 2016 Winners

Jun 16, 2016

Thank you to all of the filmmakers who submitted documentaries to this year's Open Screen Night, and thank you to everyone who joined us for the evening and supported local filmmaking!

We're excited to announce that Amy Ollerton and David Padeken took home the $500 Jury Award for their short documentary, "The People."

Congratulations to the Audience Award winner Lindsay Daniels, with her short film, "Insanity."

KUER Conversations: Unlock the Vote

Jun 10, 2016

2016 is arguably one of the most important election cycles in recent memory and Utahns are responding. A record number of state residents have registered to vote this year. In a state that has had a historically low voter turnout, tens of thousands of new voters participated in the Republican and Democratic caucuses in March this year.  But will that enthusiasm carry over to the general election in November? Listen to the 2nd installment in our KUER Conversations series, Unlock the Vote, recorded on June 8th, 2016 at the Salt Lake City Public Library.

Sustainer Summer Bash, June 20th 2016

Jun 1, 2016

KUER Sustainers: You're invited to our Sustainer Summer Bash!

Savory Salt Lake 2016 Recap

May 25, 2016
Anne Stephenson Photography

Congratulations to this year's winners of our 5th annual Savory Salt Lake: HSL, Eva and Amour Cafe! The event was a huge success and showcased some of the best restaurants in Utah. Nearly 500 guests joined KUER staff, listeners and veteran judges Doug Fabrizio and Vanessa Chang along with Kelly McEvers, co-host of NPR's All Things Considered.

KUER Conversations: Unlock the Vote

May 24, 2016

KUER Conversations: Unlock the Vote

Navigating the 2016 election process in Utah

June 8th, 2016 at 7pm at the Salt Lake City Downtown Library

Admission is free

Through The Lens: Trapped

May 6, 2016

Join us for a free screening of Dawn Porter’s documentary film Trapped on Wednesday, May 11 at 7:00 p.m., at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center [map]. Doug Fabrizio will host a post-film Q&A. It’s part of our Through the Lens series in partnership with Utah Film CenterRSVP on Facebook. MORE DET

VideoWest at the ReelAbilities Film Festival

May 6, 2016

Join VideoWest and the Salt Lake City ReelAbilities Film Festival on May 18th for an evening of documentary shorts that share the lives of people with different abilities. The hour-long screening will be followed by a panel discussion with filmmakers and some people featured in the films.

Savory Salt Lake 2016

May 5, 2016

Savory Salt Lake - SOLD OUT
Friday, May 20, 2016
6:30 PM 
VIP Hour: 5:30 PM
The Tower at Rice-Eccles Stadium, 451 S. 1400 E., Salt Lake City, UT 84112

Parking is available in the main Rice-Eccles Stadium lot to all Savory Salt Lake attendees. Visit www.lyft.com/invite/savorysaltlake for a free ride credit or call a local cab company. We want everyone to get home safely. 

Melissa Block in Salt Lake City, February 3rd

Feb 18, 2016
Daniel Lombardi

Melissa Block visited Salt Lake City in early February and chatted with KUER's Doug Fabrizio. If you missed the live, on-stage interview at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, you can listen to it here.

SOLD OUT: Savory Salt Lake 2016

Feb 16, 2016
Benjamin Altenes

Savory Salt Lake
May 20, 2016
The Tower at Rice-Eccles Stadium
451 S. 1400 E.
Salt Lake City, UT