Historian John Turner On The Plymouth Pilgrims

400 years ago this month, a group of separatists from the Church of England landed in the New World looking for religious freedoms. But what did freedom really mean to this small band?

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RadioWest | Films

Step into the living rooms of voters across the West as the country navigated our political divides during this historic election night.

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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World Health Organization photo by D. Henrioud

With the news this week that a COVID-19 vaccine is well underway, we’re taking a look at the historic origins of immunizations. 

How We Breathe

Nov 19, 2020
Renee Bright

Take a breath. Like, right now. Did you use your nose or your mouth? Turns out, that matters.

The Sundance Institute

MIT researcher Joy Buolamwini was working with facial recognition software when she encountered a problem: The robot she was programming could not detect her own female, dark skinned face.

Renee Bright / KUER

With the Supreme Court reviewing another challenge to the Affordable Care Act this past Tuesday, we turn to Dr. Vivian Lee, who says that the problem with our healthcare system isn’t the question of who is paying for what but rather, what we are paying for.

Nate Hegyi

When journalist and former KUER reporter Nate Hegyi set out to better understand America’s political divide, he decided to do it the old fashioned way: on his bike. 

Ivana Martinez

This presidential election was the nail biter that many predicted but few were entirely prepared for.

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.

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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? 

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. 


RadioWest's 2020 Holiday Books Show

The holidays aren’t the holidays around here if we don’t check in with our three local booksellers for gift ideas and cozy winter reads, even if we have to do it via Zoom this year.

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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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