Friday's Show

Sea turtle ensnared in plastic netting.
Photograph by Jordi Chias / National Geographic

The Problem With Plastics

Plastics. They’ve changed medicine, transportation, and food and water safety. But they've also become a global headache. There's more than six billion tons of plastic trash in the world. What can be done about the problem of plastics?

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RadioWest | Films

An 81-year tradition in Palmyra, New York.

Look Both Ways

Nov 15, 2018
Courtesy Katharine Coles / Turtle Point Press

Utah writer Katharine Coles says her grandmother “made her way in a world still deeply unfriendly to women.” Coles' new book tells the story, and asks how far it is women have really come.


Wednesday, we’re talking about Mormon worthiness interviews with writer Elna Baker. She explored her experience with a sexually explicit one-on-one interview for the radio program This American Life.

Pete Stewart

Through his legendary films, Bruce Lee bridged cultural barriers, upended stereotypes and made martial arts a global phenomenon. Biographer Matthew Polly joins us to explore the life of this ambitious actor who grew obsessed with martial arts.

KUED Channel 7

For years, the Bears Ears Monument has inspired immense and heated debate. In a new documentary, filmmaker Nancy Green brings the opposing voices together to show the nuance behind the passionate arguments for and against the monument.

Trees standing in water with mysterious mist.
Cover "The Secret Token" / Doubleday

In 1590, 115 English settlers vanished from present-day North Carolina with little trace. Journalist Andrew Lawler joins us to talk about the lost colony and how it has become part of American myth.

The Real Lolita

Nov 8, 2018

Behind Vladimir Nabokov's brilliant and disturbing novel Lolita is a true story of a girl who was kidnapped and abused by a middle-aged man. Journalist Sarah Weinman new book is about The Real Lolita.

Renee Bright / KUER

Wednesday, our live panel is breaking down Utah's 2018 midterm elections. We'll look at the outcomes (so far), and ask what they mean for Utah.

The White Darkness

Nov 6, 2018
Tent in the middle of the Antartic ice

Tuesday, the writer David Grann joins us to share the remarkable and inspiring story of Henry Worsley. Inspired by the legacy of Ernest Shackleton, Worsley set out to accomplish a remarkable feat: to walk across Antarctica alone.

IIP Photo Archive, CC/Flickr

Monday, we’re talking about the modern struggle to vote in America. The Voting Rights Act of 1965 was meant to enfranchise racial minorities long denied the ballot. But has it really worked out like that?

Horn of a grammaphone.
wolfgangfoto / flickr cc

Friday, we’re talking about a podcast that challenges listeners to refine their sense of hearing. For host Dallas Taylor, sound can change how we experience and enjoy life and the world around us.


Monday's Show

National Gallery of Art / Public Domain

Why Life Gets Better After 50

Around our 40s, there's a feeling of malaise and discontentment that can hit us all, even when we're at the top of our game. It turns out it is part of a natural cycle and life gets better after 50. (Rebroadcast)

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On Topic

The Realities Of Diversity

Why is it we have such a hard time talking about race in America? KUER and RadioWest have partnered with United Way of Salt Lake for a deep look at diversity in our country.

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