Wednesday's Show

The Atlantic

Mapping Political Prejudice

According to analysis by The Atlantic, Salt Lake and Summit Counties are pretty prejudiced. The least prejudiced place is a little town in New York. Journalist Amanda Ripley went to find out why.

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RadioWest | Films

Stand-up comedian Aaron Woodall says BYU audiences can be easy to please. But not always. What if you could tell a joke that was so good and so funny, it would make someone change their mind?

Barbara Conviser via HarperCollins

Princeton historian Elaine Pagels has spent her career considering early Christianity. When she lost her son and husband though, she says studying religion became an exercise in dealing with grief. / CC via Flickr

Monday, we’re beginning a series of conversations about health care in the country and the best way to get it to the most people. We’re starting with a conservative case for the single-payer model.

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Friday, we’re recapping the 2019 Utah Legislative session. There's a lot to talk about, from the shrinking of voter-approved Medicaid expansion, to restrictions on abortion rights, stronger beer, and a stronger hate crimes law.

Picasso's Revolution

Mar 14, 2019
Photo (C) RMN-Grand Palais via Wikimedia Commons

When Pablo Picasso moved to Paris in 1904 he was still struggling to find his artistic identity. Three years later, he broke through with one of the most famous and controversial paintings ever: Les Demoiselles d’Avignon.

In Pursuit Of Memory

Mar 13, 2019

Neuroscientist Joseph Jebelli became interested in Alzheimer’s disease as he watched his own grandfather go through it. There’s a good chance it’s touched someone in your life too; Jebelli calls it the next global pandemic.

All You Can Ever Know

Mar 12, 2019

Writer Nicole Chung joins us to talk about being a transracial adoptee. When she was going to have a child of her own, Chung set out to learn about her culture and her birth parents.

Why Are We So Angry?

Mar 11, 2019

America has always been an angry nation, says the writer Charles Duhigg. But these days our anger out of hand. Duhigg joins us explore the power of anger, how it works, and how it can be turned back into a national strength.

Friday, we continue our series on documentary film with the story of Alice Guy-Blaché, the first female filmmaker.  She wrote, produced, or directed a thousand films, and yet today, even in Hollywood, she remains unknown.

Psychedelic flax landscape.
AK Rockefeller / CC via Flickr

The writer Michael Pollan is with us to talk about his book on psychedelics. It’s about their potential to heal mental illnesses, and to explore the subject, Pollan took a few trips himself.

The Next Mormons

Mar 6, 2019
Oxford University Press

Scholar Jana Riess joins us to explain what she’s learned about millennial Mormons. In a new book she says that while they believe, they’re often more flexible about the rules than previous generations.


Thursday's Show

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The Case For Impeachment

The journalist Yoni Appelbaum says that to understand what impeaching Donald Trump would mean, it helps to look at the case of the 17 th president, Andrew Johnson. His impeachment, Appelbaum says, brought order out of chaos.

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