Tuesday's Show

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Missionary Phone Home

Instead of twice a year, LDS missionaries can now call, video chat, message or text once a week. Tuesday, we’re talking about it and we want to hear from you. Do you think the change is good?

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RadioWest | Films

We met Gwynne Berry while she was visiting Utah. She told us the strange story of how her brain is responding to a traumatic injury. We won’t say much more than that … you really just need to hear it.

Washington's Farewell

Feb 18, 2019

George Washington's prophetic farewell address was once revered as civic scripture. In it, he expressed fear that hyper-partisanship, excessive debt, and foreign wars could destroy the country. 

The Last Cowboys

Feb 15, 2019

Friday, we're talking about the Wright family of ranchers and championship buckle-winning bronc riders in central Utah. They're working to keep a foot in the West’s past while trying to navigate its new realities.

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How much can a photograph tell us about our past? Historian Martha Sandweiss says images like the one of the railroads meeting at Promontory Summit “can describe, but they rarely explain.”

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Wednesday, we're talking about success. The network scientist Albert-Laszlo Barabasi says he has figured out an actual, quantifiable formula that explains why some people are successful and others are not.

Why We Kill Ourselves

Feb 12, 2019
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Why we do we kill ourselves? It's a tough question, but the science writer Jesse Bering says that if we can answer it, we stand a better chance of thwarting a tragic act.

Justin Metz / Pablo Delcan / The Atlantic

Young people these days are having less and less sex. It’s actually kind of a problem, and the reasons behind the so-called sex recession aren’t all that wholesome.


Adventurer Craig Childs' latest book is a unique travelogue. It’s about his journeys across the country and back in time to the Ice Age to learn about the lives of the first people in North America.

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Rolling Stone reporter Matt Taibbi has new a book that he describes as an “insider’s guide to the pressures at work in media." He says we’re exploiting people’s desire to root for their own team and hate the rest.

Wild Bill

Feb 6, 2019
Public Domain

Wednesday, we’re telling the story of famed gunslinger Wild Bill Hickok. Biographer Tom Clavin is coming to Utah, and joins us to separate fact from fiction in Wild Bill’s life.

Nicole Nixon / KUER

Utah voters approved Medicaid expansion in November, but since they opened their session a week ago, some lawmakers have been trying to change the initiative or repeal it all together. Should they?


Wednesday's Show

A sad young person
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The Real Causes Of Depression

The journalist Johann Hari traveled around the world to find out why people are so depressed these days. He found evidence for nine causes of depression and anxiety, and he says he has some ideas for fixing them.

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