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Beyond Candidates: 2018 Ballot Measures

Utah voters have some important decisions to make this November. From medical marijuana, to Medicaid expansion and a referendum on gerrymandering, it’s a lot to consider. A panel of journalists joins us to discuss what’s at stake.

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Meet Margaret Dalglish ... a bad-a pioneer woman.

A honeybee flying towards a flower
Public domain

A lot of people hate bugs, but even most bug haters have a soft spot for bees. The biologist Thor Hanson has written a new book that explores the natural history of bees. It's about where they come from, how they work and how we can help them.

Oslo

Sep 25, 2018
Pioneer Theatre Company

Playwright JT Rogers joins us to talk about his award-winning Oslo. It's about the 1993 negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians. Rogers says theater, like diplomacy, works when it’s personal.

90s Bitch

Sep 24, 2018
Collage of famous women from the 1990s.
AllisonYarrow.com

Journalist Allison Yarrow says in the 90s a woman reaching for power or just in the public eye was often labeled a "bitch." And that word became a weapon used to hold women back.

2001: A Space Odyssey

Sep 21, 2018
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Friday, we're talking about the film 2001: A Space Odyssey. It's such a weird and mysterious film, and it's considered Stanley Kubrick's masterpiece. When it was released 50 years ago it drove the critics crazy, but audiences loved it.

Sculpture of a man in agony
Public domain

In a new book, the philosopher Scott Samuelson offers seven ways of looking at suffering. He pulls wisdom from the lessons of ancient Greek myth, the horrors of the Holocaust, and the beautiful pain of blues music.

Marijuana buds and a joint in a pill bottle
Public domain

Wednesday, proponents of medical cannabis in Utah join us to make their case. They say medical marijuana is a low-risk treatment for Utahns suffering serious illness, and that it will curb the use of narcotics.

Drawn poster detail of man as Macbeth.
Public Domain / Library of Congress

Tuesday, scholar Stephen Greenblatt joins us to talk about Shakespeare's tyrants. In many of his tragedies, he grappled with this question: why would anyone be drawn to a leader unsuited to govern?

Monday, we’re broadcasting the second conversation in our Realities of Diversity speaker series. Our guest is Negin Farsad. She uses comedy to confront the tough stuff, like racism, bigotry and ignorance.

Asking For A Friend

Sep 14, 2018
Woman reading newspaper.
Diego Sevilla Ruiz, CC via Flickr, https://bit.ly/2trHWEI

Friday, we're talking about what advice columnists have had to say over the years about life and love. Author Jessica Weisberg says our questions are the same, it’s the answers that have changed.

Stephen Groo has made hundreds of DIY movies in an oddball style that has earned him big-name fans and a crowd of haters. A new documentary film follows Groo’s efforts to make his dream project: an elf-human romance flick.

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Realities of Diversity: Maria Hinojosa

Join us on Wednesday, October 17 for a conversation with Maria Hinojosa, host of NPR's Latino USA. She's made it her mission to give a voice in the media to immigrants and minorities.

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On Topic: Medical Marijuana

RadioWest and KUER News have been covering the debate around medical marijuana and Utah Proposition 2. Follow us as you prepare to vote in November.

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