Friday's Show

Overdressed

Friday, we’re talking about the way we dress these days. We’ve gotten pretty cheap. We buy trendy clothes that are lousy quality. It’s called “fast fashion” and the journalist Elizabeth Klein says it’s bad for the environment or our sense of style.

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In Pursuit of Memory

Jan 11, 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.

The New Localism

Jan 10, 2018
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Urban expert Bruce Katz has noticed a change in how our world is structured. National states and governments no longer hold the central power to fix our modern world. Cities and metropolitan regions, he says, are now in charge of their own futures.


Filmmaker Bill Morrison's latest film has very few words or talking heads. It's mostly made of clips from silent movies buried for decades beneath a swimming pool in the Canadian Yukon. 

American Wolf

Jan 8, 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.

The Nature Fix

Jan 5, 2018
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For centuries, poets and philosophers extolled the benefits of a walk in the woods. The writer Florence Williams set out to learn if they were right. She discovered that time in nature is not just a luxury; it's actually essential to our humanity.

INTELLECTUAL RESERVE, INC.

Thomas S. Monson, President of the LDS Church, has died at the age of 90. Thursday, we’re talking about his life, the course of the Church during his tenure, and what comes next for Mormonism.

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Wednesday, we’re talking about Senator Orrin Hatch’s decision to retire after more than 40 years in office. We’ll explore his career, his legacy, and ask who may run in his place.

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Robert Sutton is a Professor of Organizational Behavior at Stanford, and his book is a how-to for dealing with the jerks in your life. He says there’s really one word that fits them though: a--holes.

Messy

Jan 1, 2018
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Before you settle on a New Year’s resolution to become tidier, join us for a conversation with journalist and economist Tim Harford who argues that messiness can actually be a key to success.

Poet Jacqueline Osherow says Hebrew school taught her that words really matter. But it was Utah where she came to understand the Psalm, “I will lift my eyes to the mountains, where help will come.”

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Meet ranch manager Maggie Schmidt. She may not look like a typical rancher, but there usually isn’t time to worry about that. There’s too much work to be done and always cows to be looked after.

Monday's Show

What Teenagers Are Learning from Online Porn

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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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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