Profiles

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Monday, we kick off our Sundance Film Festival with the documentary Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Director Morgan Neville joins us to talk about the life and philosophy of television icon Fred Rogers.

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Thomas S. Monson, President of the LDS Church, has died at the age of 90. Thursday, we’re talking about his life, the course of the Church during his tenure, and what comes next for Mormonism.

Poet Jacqueline Osherow says Hebrew school taught her that words really matter. But it was Utah where she came to understand the Psalm, “I will lift my eyes to the mountains, where help will come.”

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Dec 28, 2017

Doug is joined by Dan and Mark, hosts of a podcast called The How-To Heretic. We’ll talk about where atheists fit in American society, and about teaching people skills for a post-religion lifestyle.

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Thursday, 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.


Tuesday, we're talking to Blake Spalding and Jen Castle, chef-owners of one of Utah's most notable restaurants. Their cuisine draws inspiration and ingredients from their desert surroundings, but will recent decisions by President Trump change that?

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Thursday, Doug talks to Christine Durham, who has just retired after 35 years as Utah’s first female Supreme Court justice. But Durham has also been called the person who has done more for Utah’s judicial branch than anyone else - man or woman.

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Genghis Khan was the greatest conqueror in human history. He was a ruthless warrior known for his scorched earth tactics. So it may surprise you to learn that he was a deeply principled and passionate man, and a champion of religious freedom.

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Friday, we’re talking to historian Richard Francis about Samuel Sewell. He was one of the judges during the Salem Witch Hunt in 1692. There were actually 9 judges who sent 20 people to their deaths, but only Sewell came forward to say he was sorry.

15 years ago Elizabeth Smart was kidnapped by religious fanatic Brian David Mitchell, and a new film tells the story of her months in captivity. Friday, we’re rebroadcasting our conversation with Smart about the ordeal and faith, family, and survival. (Rebroadcast)

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