RadioWest Podcasts http://radiowest.kuer.org en Speaking American, Speaking Utahn http://radiowest.kuer.org/post/speaking-american-speaking-utahn-0 <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 18px;">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 18px;">Did you go to “high skull” instead of “high school?” Maybe you put “melk” in your coffee instead of “milk”. Have you seen a cougar “ki’uhn” in the “mou’uhns” of “Lay-uhn?” If so, you speak like a Utahn, especially if you call fried bread a “scone.” In the age of globalization and cultural flattening, regional accents and vocabularies are thriving, especially in urban areas. Friday, we’re talking about the way we talk, not just on the Wasatch Front, but across America, and we hope to hear from you. [Rebroadcast]</p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 18px;"> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 21:06:17 +0000 Doug Fabrizio 963 at http://radiowest.kuer.org Speaking American, Speaking Utahn Through the Lens: The Kill Team http://radiowest.kuer.org/post/through-lens-kill-team <p><span style="color: rgb(20, 24, 35); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; line-height: 11.946666717529297px;">On Wednesday, September 3, RadioWest and the <a href="http://www.utahfilmcenter.org/event/kill-team/">Utah Film Center</a> present the next documentary in their Through the Lens film series. The Kill Team tells the story of Specialist Adam Winfield, a 21-year-old infantryman in Afghanistan who attempted to alert the military to heinous war crimes his platoon was committing. With access to the key individuals involved in the&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(20, 24, 35); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; line-height: 11.946666717529297px;">case—including Adam, his parents, and his startlingly candid compatriots—this film is an intimate look at the personal stories often lost inside broader war coverage.</span></p><p> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 17:33:01 +0000 Doug Fabrizio 962 at http://radiowest.kuer.org Through the Lens: The Kill Team Radio Hour Episode 8: Fairyana http://radiowest.kuer.org/post/radio-hour-episode-8-fairyana <p></p><p><a aria-haspopup="true" aria-owns="js_12" data-hovercard="/ajax/hovercard/page.php?id=147766895140&amp;extragetparams=%7B%22directed_target_id%22%3A0%7D" href="https://www.facebook.com/RadioWest.KUER?directed_target_id=0" id="js_13" style="color: rgb(59, 89, 152); cursor: pointer; font-family: 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 16px;">RadioWest</a><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 16px;">&nbsp;and&nbsp;</span><a data-hovercard="/ajax/hovercard/page.php?id=253404911356354&amp;extragetparams=%7B%22directed_target_id%22%3A0%7D" href="https://www.facebook.com/planbtheatreco?directed_target_id=0" style="color: rgb(59, 89, 152); cursor: pointer; font-family: 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 16px;">Plan-B Theatre</a><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 16px;">&nbsp;bring you Episode 8 in our Radio Hour series. This year's radio drama is called FAIRYANA and it's written by Utah playwright Eric Samuelsen. It's a dark, funny story of three misanthropic, alcoholic writers of a sickeningly sweet children's television show. They're pulling out all the stops for the Christmas special, which means resurrecting Snoogums, a character so villainous, he possesses his creator. What better time to rethink cute and cuddly then the holidays?</span></p><p> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 15:45:10 +0000 Doug Fabrizio 717 at http://radiowest.kuer.org Radio Hour Episode 8: Fairyana Radio Hour Episode 7: Sherlock Holmes and the Blue Carbuncle http://radiowest.kuer.org/post/radio-hour-episode-7-sherlock-holmes-and-blue-carbuncle <p></p><p><span class="fsl" style="line-height: 1.5;">After six episodes and a year off, RadioWest and <a href="http://www.planbtheatre.org/">Plan-B Theatre Company's </a></span><span class="fsl" style="line-height: 1.5;"><em>Radio Hour </em>returns with "Sherlock Holmes and the Blue Carbuncle." Holmes &amp; Watson must discover how the Countess of Morcar’s stolen jewel came to be inside a Christmas goose. The mystery begins with a street fight and ends with a full confession. Join us for wild goose chase of a holiday whodunit, performed as radio drama.</span></p><p> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 15:41:08 +0000 Doug Fabrizio 429 at http://radiowest.kuer.org Radio Hour Episode 7: Sherlock Holmes and the Blue Carbuncle Creating the Koch Dynasty http://radiowest.kuer.org/post/creating-koch-dynasty-0 <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 18px;">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 18px;">Along with the Rockefellers and Kennedys, the Kochs are among America's most influential dynasties. Fred Koch built a business empire and helped create the ultraconservative John Birch Society. When he died in 1967, his four sons waged war over their inheritance. But that legacy allowed controversial brothers Charles and David to become two of the world's wealthiest men and a powerful force in American politics. Thursday, biographer Daniel Schulman joins Doug to talk about the dynamics that created the Koch family. [Rebroadcast]</p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 18px;"> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 14:50:26 +0000 Doug Fabrizio 956 at http://radiowest.kuer.org Creating the Koch Dynasty The Quest to Live Forever http://radiowest.kuer.org/post/quest-live-forever <p>There may be but two certainties in life—death and taxes—but of those two, death is most frightening. Humans hate the fact of death, and so we constantly tell ourselves stories to avoid its inevitability. According to the philosopher Stephen Cave, these stories about a god, a nation, a family, or an art help us manage the terror of our own demise. They’ve also fueled the expansion of civilization for eons. Wednesday, Cave joins us to explain how our unique and implacable yearning for immortality makes us human.</p><p> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 22:07:56 +0000 Doug Fabrizio 953 at http://radiowest.kuer.org The Quest to Live Forever Building a Better Teacher http://radiowest.kuer.org/post/building-better-teacher <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Think about that one teacher who had the biggest impact on your education. What skills or qualities did that person have that other teachers didn’t? What would it mean for America’s future if we could impart the expertise of all those best teachers to every other classroom instructor? In a new book, the journalist Elizabeth Green sets out to define a concrete set of best practices any teacher can learn and apply in the classroom. Green joins us Tuesday to make her case for building a better teacher.</span></p><p> Mon, 25 Aug 2014 22:42:07 +0000 Doug Fabrizio 952 at http://radiowest.kuer.org Building a Better Teacher The Life of Margaret Fuller http://radiowest.kuer.org/post/life-margaret-fuller <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>Even if you've never heard of Margaret Fuller, you know the people of her circle. She was Thoreau's first editor, Horace Greeley made her a front-page columnist, and she was an intimate of Emerson. Fuller was an exceptional writer and a ground-breaking advocate for gender equality, but her untimely death in 1850 led to a legacy of scandal and tragedy that overshadowed her remarkable work. Monday, Pulitzer-prize winning biographer Megan Marshall joins us to talk about the life and passions of Margaret Fuller.</p><p> Sun, 24 Aug 2014 23:25:23 +0000 Doug Fabrizio 951 at http://radiowest.kuer.org The Life of Margaret Fuller Reimagining Conservation http://radiowest.kuer.org/post/reimagining-conservation <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Many in the West (and everywhere really) are worried about the future of wildlife and environment as we grow and alter the landscape. Recently, a dissenting voice has emerged in the conservation movement asking whether the strategies of the past are outdated. Today, we're live in Montana, at the University of Utah's </span><a href="http://taft-nicholson.utah.edu/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Taft-Nicholson Center for Environmental Humanities</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. We'll talk about what's working and not working in conservation today, and what better paths there may be for moving forward.</span></p><p> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 14:54:58 +0000 Doug Fabrizio 950 at http://radiowest.kuer.org Reimagining Conservation The Ark Before Noah http://radiowest.kuer.org/post/ark-noah-0 <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 18px;">You probably know the story of Noah and the ark from the Bible, but that’s not the only place the myth of a global flood appears. According to the archeologist Irving Finkel, a very similar flood myth circulated among the Babylonians, long before Hebrew existed, and versions of the story are told in cultures around the world. Finkel joins Doug to explore the roots of the flood myth and to help us understand why we’ve told and retold it for millennia. (Rebroadcast)</span></p><p> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:31:16 +0000 Doug Fabrizio 949 at http://radiowest.kuer.org The Ark Before Noah