Friday's Show

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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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The Carry Home

Feb 22, 2018

Nature writer Gary Ferguson was canoeing with his wife when they capsized, and she died in the accident. He joins us to talk about spreading her ashes across 5 wild places and finding grace in nature.

Wednesday, 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)

Senator Mitt Romney?

Feb 20, 2018
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After months of speculation, Mitt Romney announced last week that he's running for the US Senate. Most observers say the former presidential candidate's victory in November is all but assured. But why the Senate? And why now? And what can Romney do for Utah.

Public domain

“Few came so far, so fast, and so alone,” writes John Farrell of Richard Nixon. Farrell joins us to talk about Nixon’s progressive ideals and his darker legacy: a divided and polarized America.

The Seeds of Life

Feb 16, 2018
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Where do babies come from? It took us a surprisingly long time to figure it out. Science writer Edward Dolnick joins us Friday to tell the story of theories, searching and scientific discovery.

Public radio host Bob Garfield has been on a long, wandering search for the answer to one of life's hardest questions: Who am I? In a new one-man show, he shares stories from his quest for identity and explores America's own journey of self-exploration.

Joan Trumpauer Mulholland is a civil rights pioneer, a white woman who chose to go against the grain and fight racial discrimination in the South in the 1950s and 60s. Her bravery nearly cost her life, but it also helped change the world.

When it comes to nuclear weapons, there’s one big question: how do you use or possess them without being destroyed by them? Journalist Eric Schlosser joins us to explore the near misses that almost answered that problem in the worst possible way.

Utahns are trying to get six initiatives onto the 2018 ballot. Monday, we’re talking about these measures and the tension they inject into the process of making Utah’s laws.

No idea from psychology has saturated popular culture like Hermann Rorschach’s inkblots. Friday, writer Damion Searls join us to talk about Rorschach’s life and the influence of his iconic creation.

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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 …

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

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