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Eric Garcia on Autism: 'We’re Not Broken'

The title of journalist Eric Garcia’s book, We’re Not Broken: Changing the Autism Conversation , says it all: People with autism don’t need to be fixed.

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Web Extra: On the History of LDS Temple Garments

Recently we talked about about LDS temple garments and the Mormon women who aren’t comfortable wearing them. We’re also interested the history of these garments.

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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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In August, The Salt Lake Tribune reported that the bodies of Paiute children are likely buried on the property of a former Indigenous boarding school in Panguitch, Utah. It's a difficult and painful subject to talk about, and some members of the Paiute tribe wish the story had never been told by the media in the first place.

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If each of us lives to be 80, we’ll have spent about four thousand weeks being alive on this planet — which isn’t really much time at all. So, how should we spend it? / Ladanifer

How many genders are there? lists 32 common genders — and that’s just the beginning. It can get confusing … and queer.

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Humans mostly keep a clear line between our world and the animal kingdom. But animals have a habit of crossing that line — to funny and sometimes dangerous effect.

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In early medical history, medical professionals — who were almost always men —expected women’s bodies to produce children. But women’s very ability to have children also helped convince these male physicians that women’s bodies were unwell.

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According to climate scientists, hotter, drier conditions are here to stay in the Western U.S. for the foreseeable future. That means that things are going to change. How we live, how we recreate, how we grow food — it’s all going to change, all because of water and the lack of it.


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In a talk that LDS Apostle Jeffrey R. Holland gave at Brigham Young University earlier this week, he criticized faculty members and students who have challenged the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint’s teachings on same-sex marriage.

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What can we learn from human sweat? More than you might think.

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It seems an obvious question: What is life? But science writer Carl Zimmer says the answer to it is far more complicated than it appears at first glance. 

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The pop-culture stereotype of a Neanderthal – even the word itself – conjures the image of a stumbling buffoon, dressed in a loincloth, banging some rocks together. But who actually were our ancient relatives? 


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‘Sagebrush Empire’ And The Battle Over Public Land

A war over public lands in the Western U.S. has been raging for decades. And the epicenter of that battle? According to journalist Jonathan Thompson, it’s in southeastern Utah’s San Juan County.

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RadioWest Book Club: 'One Hundred Years Of Solitude'

The RadioWest Book Club met recently to discuss Gabriel García Márquez's novel "One Hundred Years of Solitude."

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