Wednesday's Show

The Science of Compulsions

Wednesday, we're talking about your compulsions. Everyone has them. Maybe you're a neat freak, or maybe it's exercise. But compulsions don't necessarily mean your brain is broken. In fact, they're a perfectly natural response to anxiety.

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Vicky Chavez fled domestic abuse from her native Honduras and entered sanctuary in a church to avoid deportation. Monday, she learned that her asylum case would not be reopened.

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Tuesday, we continue our Through the Lens series with director Kimberly Reed’s documentary DARK MONEY. It follows an intrepid journalist fighting to expose the real-life impacts of the Citizens United ruling on Montana’s politics.

Anthony Kennedy official SCOTUS portrait
Supreme Court of the United States

Monday, we’re talking about what happened in the Supreme Court this term. There are a lot of decisions to discuss. And of course, Justice Kennedy announced his retirement. So, what does it all mean?

Heavens On Earth

Jun 29, 2018
Stained glass window with angel.
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Why do so many cultures and faiths teach some version of an afterlife? Friday, skeptic Michael Shermer joins us to talk about our obsession with immortality and what it means for life here and now. (Rebroadcast)

Psychedelic flax landscape.
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The writer Michael Pollan is with us to talk about his new book on psychedelics. It’s about their potential to heal mental illnesses, and to explore the subject, Pollan took a few trips himself.

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Wednesday, 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.

Asking For A Friend

Jun 26, 2018
Woman reading newspaper.
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Tuesday, 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.

To End A Presidency

Jun 25, 2018
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What would it mean to impeach President Trump? Constitutional lawyer Joshua Matz says impeachment is democracy's ultimate weapon. He joins us to explain how impeachment works, when it should be used, and the perils of seeking to end a presidency.

Political Tribes

Jun 22, 2018
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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.

2018 Summer Reading

Jun 21, 2018

Get ready to jot down some notes, because you're going to hear about a book (or two, or ten) that you'll want to read. Salt Lake booksellers join us with their annual list of recommendations.

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Director Morgan Neville joins us to talk about the life and philosophy of television icon Fred Rogers. Neville's new documentary is called Won't You Be My Neighbor? 

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Thursday's Show

What Doesn't Kill Us ...

Thursday, 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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Films

Cancer patients in rural Price, Utah, are far from treatment providers, but they’re not facing the journey by themselves. An annual pie auction helps those patients get where they need to be.

Live on Stage

The Realities of Diversity

Join Doug Fabrizio August 29 as we begin a series of conversations about race and diversity in America. Our first guest is journalist Jelani Cobb. Presented in partnership with United Way of Salt Lake

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