Thursday's Show

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The Value of Teachers

Thursday, we’re talking about the money teachers make, and what that tells us about how the profession is valued. We’ll also ask how Utah stacks up and what the state is doing about it.

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An Odyssey

Apr 18, 2018
Ulysse et Télémaque Massacrent les Prétendants de Pénélope by Thomas Degeorge (1812)

The Odyssey is the epic tale of a hero's return home. It's also about a man's journey through life, from youth to old age. That reading, and a Mediterranean cruise, helped classicist Daniel Mendelsohn develop a deeper relationship with his aging father.

Dream Hoarders

Apr 17, 2018

Scholar Richard Reeves describes a growing chasm between the upper middle class and the 80% of Americans whose opportunities have stagnated. He says it's that 20% that are hoarding the American dream.

Monday, we’re going to try to give A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived. It’s actually the title of geneticist Adam Rutherford’s new book. It describes the history of humankind through genetics.

How to Be a Stoic

Apr 13, 2018

How do you live a good life? It's a central question to the human experience, and one the ancient Stoic philosophers sought to answer by focusing on virtue, mindfulness, and the things that are and are not within our control.

As chief of staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell, Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson helped lead America to war with Iraq under false pretenses. He’s worried history may be repeating itself, and that we’re on the road to an unjustified war with Iran.

Hot Rod

Apr 11, 2018

Wednesday, we’re talking about the great Hot Rod Hundley. Jazz fans know the cry of “You gotta love it, baby,” but Hundley was a more complicated figure than you might guess from his vocal acrobatics.

Political Tribes

Apr 10, 2018

Legal scholar Amy Chua says tribalism is tearing the U.S. apart, and in order to build unity, we need to understand how identity politics have hijacked the left and the right.

Ryan Zinke's Agenda

Apr 9, 2018
(Public domain)

As a congressional representative from Montana, Ryan Zinke drove a Prius, spoke out about climate change, and fought the takeover of public lands. How has his tune changed since becoming US Secretary of the Interior more than a year ago?

Friday, we’re talking about radio with wunderkind-podcaster-turned-NPR-personality Jesse Thorn. We'll talk about the evolution of his show Bullseye, and about dressing like a grownup.

Benjamin Bomnbard

Ken Sanders is something a legend in the state of Utah. He raised hell with radical environmentalists, roamed the desert and ran rivers with Ed Abbey, and established himself as a noted antiquarian bookseller. He’s also a great storyteller.

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It’s tough to keep qualified teachers in remote, Native American schools in San Juan County, but consistency and trust really matter for kids’ success. So the tribes set out to find a solution …

Friday's Show

Public Domain, Wikipedia

The Real-life Laura Ingalls Wilder

Friday, we’re talking about the real-life Laura Ingalls Wilder and how her story compares to the mythic American history many of us absorbed through her wildly popular series The Little House books.

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Free Screening

2018 Madeleine Festival with RadioWest Films

Join us April 22 in the Cathedral of the Madeleine as Doug Fabrizio screens three short documentaries from RadioWest films. It's part of the free 2018 Madeleine Festival of the Arts and Humanities.

Radio Hour with Plan-B Theatre

What if the Pledge of Allegiance ended with "liberty and justice for all ... citizens"? Tune in April 26th for our 12th radio drama with Plan-B Theatre Company

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