Profiles

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.

Friday, we're profiling a new documentary about the first woman judge on Palestine's court of Islamic law. Utah filmmaker Erika Cohn joins us to talk about women, Sharia law and The Judge.

Mary Todd Lincoln with Abraham Lincoln's "spirit" behind her.
Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana

William Mumler was a 19th-century photographer who took portraits of people and the ghosts of their departed. And he made a good living at it until he was arrested for fraud.

Public Domain, Wikipedia

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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