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2018 Summer Reading

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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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Legend says the Pearl of Lao Tzu was found in 1934 after a diver drowned trying to pry it from the mouth of a giant clam. The writer Michael LaPointe has traced the pearl's unbelievable story through a tangled web of fact and fiction.

Summer’s here, and for a lot of people that means it’s time to get to a river and fly fish. A panel of guests joins us to explore the joys, challenges, and the art of fly fishing.

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Monday, we’re talking about the roots of the resurgent white power movement. In a new book, historian Kathleen Belew traces the movement’s consolidation back to the 1970s, when some soldiers returned from Vietnam feeling betrayed by their government.

Are you bored enough? Because it turns out that boredom and creative thinking go hand in hand. Manoush Zomorodi says that by redefining our relationship with digital gadgets, we can rediscover boredom’s hidden benefits and unlock our creativity.

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We wrap up our series on the 40th anniversary of the LDS Church lifting its priesthood ban on black members. We'll talk about what happened within Church hierarchy that led to the change and the role black members played.

Intellectual Reserve, Inc.

We continue our series on race and Mormonism, and Tuesday, historian Max Perry Mueller joins us to talk about Joseph Smith and the early church's complicated views on race.

Intellectual Reserve, Inc.

This month marks 40 years since the LDS Church extended the priesthood to black men of their faith. Friday, we’re talking about what it’s like to be black and Mormon in 2018.

The Carry Home

May 31, 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.

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.

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