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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Members of the Utah Legislature had a lot of work to do in the 45 days of the 2018 session. Friday, we're reviewing what they said they'd do, what they accomplished, what they left undone, and what that means for Utahns.

Wild Horse Country

Mar 8, 2018

The wild horse is a majestic, beloved, and federally protected icon of the American frontier with a history as epic as the land it inhabits. It’s also the subject of heated controversy and dispute.

Economist Bryan Caplan calls higher education a waste of time and money. He says students aren’t learning skills or critical thinking. But they’re going into debt and still not finding great jobs.

Dolores Huerta co-founded the first farmers workers union alongside Cesar Chavez. But she's not as well known as Chavez, and the director Peter Bratt believes she left out of the history because she was a strong defiant woman. Bratt set out to change that.

Admit it: you're addicted to technology. But it's not entirely your fault. Tech designers use their knowledge of human behavior to get people hooked on devices and apps. It's not unlike being addicted to a drug. But you can kick the habit you really want to.

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Genghis Khan was the greatest conqueror in human history. He was a ruthless warrior known for his scorched earth tactics. So it may surprise you to learn that he was a deeply principled and passionate man, and a champion of religious freedom.

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Thursday, we’re talking about timing. The writer Daniel Pink says timing is a science, and knowing how it works can make us better at our jobs and more creative. It’s not just about doing the things we do, but knowing when.

In about 30 years there will be 10 billion people on the planet. Most of them will probably be middle class and want things like cars, homes, and Toblerone bars. How do you provide for that many people? Well, there are basically two answers.

Making Bail

Feb 27, 2018

If you’re accused of a crime in this country, you have a right to be released until your trial. Nearly 90% of people arrested though don’t have the few hundred bucks to pay a bail bondsman. 

Teens are going to be curious about sex, but teaching them about it is a thorny issue. So they turn to the Internet and porn to learn. Monday we’re talking the effects of porn on kids and what can be done about it.

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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 …

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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