How Interior Secretary Deb Haaland Could Shape Western Lands

The writer David Treuer notes in a new article in The Atlantic that before Columbus arrived in North America, Native people controlled one hundred percent of the land that would become the United States. Today, they control just about two percent of it.

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Derek Kitchen

Web Extra: Derek Kitchen On Exploring Polyamory

Before he was a Utah State Senator, Derek Kitchen was part of an important lawsuit that challenged the state’s ban on same-sex marriage. But while he was open about his homosexuality, he chose not to talk about the polyamorous part of his life, because…it’s complicated.

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RadioWest | Films

In 1983, Robert Michael Painter died of an AIDS-related illness in Salt Lake City, Utah. It was the first documented AIDS death in the state.

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As a new mom, NPR science reporter Michaeleen Doucleff was overwhelmed by motherhood and underwhelmed by the parenting advice she found in American parenting guidebooks. So, she set off to see what other cultures could teach her.

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Besides being important figures in American history and letters, what do Emily Dickinson, Mark Twain, Abraham Lincoln and many others have in common? All had documents forged in their name by Utah’s Mark Hofmann.

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We know that racism is dangerous to a healthy society — physically dangerous, morally dangerous and also, Heather McGhee argues, economically dangerous for everyone in the country.

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When the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage in 2015, many conservatives worried that the law opened the door for polgamists and polyamorists to also have their unions sanctioned by law.

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In 2017, a telescope on Maui spotted … something hurtling through our solar system. While much of the scientific community offered various explanations, astrophysicist Avi Loeb’s stood out: This, he asserted, was a piece of alien technology.

Renee Bright / KUER

Journalist and author Bari Weiss believes that cancel culture is damaging cherished American ideals like free speech and thought, pluralism and the presumption of innocence.

They Called Us Enemy © George Takei / courtesy Top Shelf Productions.

With the enactment of President Franklin Roosevelt’s Executive Order 9066, roughly 120,000 Japanese Americans were imprisoned by their own government during the Second World War. The actor and activist George Takei was one of them.

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As protests and calls for social reforms swept through the country in the 1960s, a group of nuns in Los Angeles saw the need for change in their own conservative, cloistered world.

Mark Hofmann Part Two: The LDS Church

Mar 12, 2021
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For the second part of our Mark Hofmann coverage, we take a closer look at one aspect of Hofmann’s strange story: his dealings with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 

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Theoretical physicist Brian Greene has a special talent: He can explain complicated scientific principles in a way that makes them comprehensible to the layperson. 

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Through The Lens: ‘Youth V Gov’

The planet’s youngest generations will bear the weight of climate change. So some young people are fighting back — by suing the United States government.

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RadioWest Book Club | March

RadioWest Book Club: 'They Called Us Enemy'

In March, the RadioWest Book Club read George Takei's "They Called Us Enemy" and he joined RadioWest to talk about his book.

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