Profiles

Robin

6 hours ago
Robin Williams covering mouth with hand.
From Book Cover/Pan Macmillan

Tuesday, we're talking about Robin Williams’ life and inspirations, and what his public persona can tell us about the inner life he mostly kept to himself. Our guest is biographer Dave Itzkoff.

Courtesy of Sundance Institute

Director Morgan Neville joins us to talk about the life and philosophy of television icon Fred Rogers. Neville's new documentary is called Won't You Be My Neighbor? 

Educated

Jun 19, 2018

Born into a survivalist family, Tara Westover's home-school education taught her to scrap metal, can peaches, and avoid doctors. Her new memoir recounts the journey from junkyard to Cambridge Ph.D.

Dolores

Jun 15, 2018

Dolores Huerta co-founded the first farm workers union alongside Cesar Chavez. But she's not as well-known, and director Peter Bratt believes it’s because she was a strong defiant woman. (Rebroadcast)

The Recovering

Jun 14, 2018
From UK cover of The Recovering

The writer Leslie Jamison said she had bought into the story that booze and a dark temperament were ingredients of beautiful art. So when she sobered up she had to ask herself whether you can write compelling stories about happiness.

Tuesday, we continue our documentary film series with the story of the Five Browns. Five siblings, all piano prodigies, who rose to international stardom. Then came the devastating revelation that their father had sexually abused the three daughters.

We Refused to Die

May 28, 2018

In 1942 the Japanese army forced 70,000 prisoners to march across the Bataan Peninsula. Gene Jacobsen was among them, and he tells his story of three and a half years as a prisoner of war.

Henry David Thoreau went to Walden Pond to “to front only the essential facts of life.” But as the scholar Laura Dassow Walls shows in her biography of Thoreau, there was much more to his life and work than his brief experiment at living in the woods.

Officer in Distress

May 24, 2018
Scott Sommersdorf/Salt Lake Tribune

The story of a West Jordan narcotics detective dealing with years of grief, guilt, and trauma from the job, and the fear that kept him from getting help. Matt Canham of the Salt Lake Tribune joins us.

RBG

May 18, 2018
Courtesy of CNN Films.

We’re talking RBG, aka Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, with filmmakers Betsy West and Julie Cohen. Their new documentary opens Friday in Salt Lake City theaters.

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