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Senator Mitt Romney?

After months of speculation, Mitt Romney announced last week that he's running for the US Senate. Most observers say the former presidential candidate's victory in November is all but assured. But why the Senate? And why now? And what can Romney do for Utah.

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“Few came so far, so fast, and so alone,” writes John Farrell of Richard Nixon. Farrell joins us to talk about Nixon’s progressive ideals and his darker legacy: a divided and polarized America.

The Seeds of Life

Feb 16, 2018
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Where do babies come from? It took us a surprisingly long time to figure it out. Science writer Edward Dolnick joins us Friday to tell the story of theories, searching and scientific discovery.

Public radio host Bob Garfield has been on a long, wandering search for the answer to one of life's hardest questions: Who am I? In a new one-man show, he shares stories from his quest for identity and explores America's own journey of self-exploration.

Joan Trumpauer Mulholland is a civil rights pioneer, a white woman who chose to go against the grain and fight racial discrimination in the South in the 1950s and 60s. Her bravery nearly cost her life, but it also helped change the world.

When it comes to nuclear weapons, there’s one big question: how do you use or possess them without being destroyed by them? Journalist Eric Schlosser joins us to explore the near misses that almost answered that problem in the worst possible way.

Utahns are trying to get six initiatives onto the 2018 ballot. Monday, we’re talking about these measures and the tension they inject into the process of making Utah’s laws.

No idea from psychology has saturated popular culture like Hermann Rorschach’s inkblots. Friday, writer Damion Searls join us to talk about Rorschach’s life and the influence of his iconic creation.

Rachel Herz is a neuroscientist who studies the psychology of eating. Which is to say, she explores what influences the things you eat and the things you don’t, how food affects us mentally, emotionally, and how it can change your behavior.

Phenomena

Feb 7, 2018
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Journalist Annie Jacobsen joins us to tell the story of top-secret U.S. government research into mind reading and other paranormal phenomena. What makes people spend so much time, energy, and money on such strange ideas?

At nearly 40, Tova Mirvis left her marriage … and Orthodox Judaism. Tuesday, we’ll talk about leaving the world that shaped her and the journey to discover what she believes and who she really is.

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Meet ranch manager Maggie Schmidt. She may not look like a typical rancher, but there usually isn’t time to worry about that. There’s too much work to be done and always cows to be looked after.

Wednesday's Show

What Doesn't Kill Us ...

Wednesday, we’re asking this question: Is it true that what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger? Investigative journalist and anthropologist Scott Carney went looking for answers. He joins us to talk about pushing past perceived limitations. (Rebroadcast)

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