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The Dirty Days of America's Elections

Widespread unemployment, a country in turmoil and a coming presidential election that had the whole country’s attention. But this wasn't 2020 – it was 1876. So, what lessons does a presidential election that happened 144 years ago have for us today?

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RadioWest | Films

In October of 1965, rumors swept through northern Utah that busloads of Black rioters were on their way to storm Temple Square.

Rick Pollock

Radio Hour Episode 14.5: 'Grimm'

When a name says it all. This Halloween, RadioWest and Plan-B Theatre are bringing you a special rebroadcast of our 2014 Radio Hour Episode 9: Grimm. It's a retelling of three classic tales from the Brothers Grimm.

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Joel Meyer / KUER

Earlier this week, Utah’s two leading newspapers, The Salt Lake Tribune and Deseret News, announced historic changes that include the end of daily paper delivery and the break-up of their decades-long print collaboration.

Renee Bright / KUER

We’ve heard for years that no matter how passionate young voters may speak about politics, they don’t turn out in significant numbers on Election Day. 

This week, the world lost James "The Amazing" Randi, who died at the age of 92 on Oct. 20. Randi was a renowned magician and escape artist, but, as we learned in 2014, he couldn't abide charlatans. 

According to a recent intelligence report, white nationalists pose the gravest terror threat in the United States. A new documentary from The Atlantic goes inside the movement to expose the roots of its ideas and how they have reshaped the course of the country. 

In 1789, when General George Washington became the first president of the newly minted United States of America, 6% of the population was eligible to vote. 

Renee Bright / KUER

Ballots began arriving in mailboxes across the state this week, giving Utahns the chance to weigh in on one of the most pivotal presidential elections in modern memory — but that’s not the only important decision confronting local voters this year.

The Office of Rabbi Sacks

"A free society is a moral achievement," Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks wrote in the preface to his most recent book. But, he says, it's a truth that many people have forgotten, ignored or denied.

Renee Bright / KUER

The writer Bill Buford wanted to learn the secrets of French haute cuisine. So, he went native. Buford and his family moved to Lyon, France, where he undertook a rigorous, enlightening and delectable education.

Earl Conrad / Salt Lake Tribune

As members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints prepared for General Conference in October of 1965, northern Utah was on high alert. 

Ryan Lash

If you want to bring something new into the world, you’ll have to fail a few times along the way. The public radio journalist Guy Raz says failure breeds resilience.

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Do Local Printed Newspapers Still Matter?

Earlier this week, Utah’s two leading newspapers, The Salt Lake Tribune and Deseret News , announced historic changes that include the end of daily paper delivery and the break-up of their decades-long print collaboration.

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RadioWest Book Club | October

RadioWest Book Club: 'Gilead'

The RadioWest Book Club recently met with Dr. George Handley to discuss Marilynne Robinson's second novel.

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