Friday's Show

Matthew D. LaPlante, For the Deseret News

Salvadorans' Terrible Choice

Friday, we’re rebroadcasting our conversation with Utah journalist Matthew LaPlante about life and survival in one of the world’s most dangerous place, El Salvador.

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As state legislators gear up for another 45 days on Capitol Hill, we’re handicapping the 2018 Utah Legislative session and gauging the state’s political winds with the help of a panel of local reporters.

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Wednesday, we’re talking about new LDS Church President Russell M. Nelson, other changes in the First Presidency, and how the Church may meet the challenges of a global faith in the 21st century.

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The reporter McKay Coppins joins us to talk about his profile of Vice President Mike Pence. Coppins investigates why Pence and Christian conservatives have created an unlikely alliance with Donald Trump. Pence believes it's all part of a divine plan.

The Black Panthers

Jan 15, 2018

  The Black Panther party emerged from the tumult of the 1960s, and it gave African-Americans a new voice and a new posture. Filmmaker Stanley Nelson's film about the Panthers is told through the experiences of those who supported and opposed it.

The 1952 film High Noon is a Hollywood classic about a man standing up for what he believes, even as his community abandons him. For the man who wrote the screenplay, it's a political parable about his personal struggles during the Red Scare.

In Pursuit of Memory

Jan 11, 2018

Neuroscientist Joseph Jebelli became interested in Alzheimer’s disease as he watched his own grandfather go through it. There’s a good chance it’s touched someone in your life too; Jebelli calls it the next global pandemic.

The New Localism

Jan 10, 2018
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Urban expert Bruce Katz has noticed a change in how our world is structured. National states and governments no longer hold the central power to fix our modern world. Cities and metropolitan regions, he says, are now in charge of their own futures.


Filmmaker Bill Morrison's latest film has very few words or talking heads. It's mostly made of clips from silent movies buried for decades beneath a swimming pool in the Canadian Yukon. 

American Wolf

Jan 8, 2018
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The reintroduction of wolves to Yellowstone was controversial when it happened in 1995, and it added more fuel to the blazing feud between conservationists and the ranchers and hunters who wish wolves had never returned to the Rockies.

The Nature Fix

Jan 5, 2018
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For centuries, poets and philosophers extolled the benefits of a walk in the woods. The writer Florence Williams set out to learn if they were right. She discovered that time in nature is not just a luxury; it's actually essential to our humanity.

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If you go behind the scenes of a high school theatre production, you might find a better story than onstage. That’s what happened at Kearns High when they let us watch them produce the school musical.

Monday's Show

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Sundance 2018: Won't You Be My Neighbor?

Monday, we kick off our Sundance Film Festival with the documentary Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Director Morgan Neville joins us to talk about the life and philosophy of television icon Fred Rogers.

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Why Read Moby-Dick?

Nathaniel Philbrick says Moby-Dick is as close to an American Bible as we have. It’s eloquent, full of wisdom and just happens to be the basis for the latest production by Utah Opera.

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