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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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.

Deadspin, https://bit.ly/2GpUK2E

The nation's largest broadcaster, Sinclair, is forcing hundreds of its news stations to air a commentary about the "fake news" produced by other outlets. It's showing here in Utah, angering many journalists, including some Sinclair employees.

Tuesday, we're talking about llamas. Turns out they’re pretty fascinating. And a lot has changed for them over the years. Once persecuted by the Conquistadors, these days they're kept as pets, used for therapy, and dressed in costume for competition.

Richard Nixon was obsessed with the Timothy Leary, and for 28 months, conducted a global manhunt for the “Fugitive King of LSD.” Monday, author Bill Minutaglio joins us to tell their story.

Friday, cognitive scientist Benjamin Bergen explains why we use swear words, why they’re so powerful, and how they work in our language and on our minds. (And we've bleeped the really bad ones.)

Educated

Mar 29, 2018

Born into a survivalist family, Tara Westover's home-school education taught her to scrap metal, can peaches, and avoid doctors. Her new memoir recounts the journey from junkyard to Cambridge Ph.D.

In Pursuit of Memory

Mar 28, 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.

Last week, MormonLeaks released a recording of a woman confronting an LDS missionary leader she said tried to rape her. We’re talking about what the Church is or isn’t doing to protect its own.

American Wolf

Mar 26, 2018
Doug McLaughlin

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.

Is there life on other planets? Physicist Jim Al-Khalili joins us to discuss scientific theories of where it could be, what it might be like, and what would happen if we found it—or it found us.

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Films

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 …

Monday's Show

Dystopia

Monday, we’re talking about dystopias. Which means we’re talking about utopias. You can’t have one without the other. Dystopias are what you get when our ideas of societal perfection crash into reality and collapse on the flaws of human nature.

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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

LDS Topics

Conversations on LDS faith, history and culture

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Conversations with passionate and thoughtful people that make Utah unique.

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