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Embrace discomfort
Benjamin Bombard
More human beings are more comfortable today than at any time in the history of our species. And sure, comfort is nice, but what if we actually have too much of it?
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    Renee Bright
    The first draft of the Supreme Court’s opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson suggests that Roe v. Wade will be overturned. Abortion-rights advocates in Utah anticipated this and have been working on how to serve our community, if the law changes.
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    On Monday night, the online news magazine, Politico, published the first draft of a U.S. Supreme Court opinion that, if accepted, would create a very different future for abortion rights in the United States.
Gerda Saunders embarks on a journey of self-discovery and inquiry as the effects of dementia slowly unravels her identity. A teacher and scientist by trade and grounded in reality, Gerda invites us into her memory loss experience with nuance, poetry and vulnerability.

Watch The Gerda That Remains from RadioWest Films and PBS Utah.
  • In the 1970s, a Brigham Young University graduate student named Max Ford McBride conducted an experiment. The goal? To cure homosexuality with shock therapy.
  • The city of Jerusalem is widely thought of as the gateway to heaven. And yet, as the journalist Andrew Lawler reveals in a new book, what lay below the Holy City is almost as intriguing as what many believe awaits above it.
  • Utah is the epicenter of the so-called “troubled-teen” industry, with many programs seeing thousands of young people pass through their doors. And yet, for as many people as this industry has served, until recently, it had little-to-no government oversight.
  • In recent years, many Americans have cut carbs and sugar, reduced fat and tried every diet. Yet millions of us still have high blood pressure, are pre-diabetic and obese. Why?
  • On Tuesday, Governor Spencer Cox vetoed a bill that would’ve banned young transgender athletes from competing on girls’ teams. On Friday, the Utah legislature will attempt to overturn the governor’s veto.
  • Take a look at the tag in your collar and you’ll see where your shirt was made. But what does made in China, Vietnam or anywhere else really mean?
  • You’ve probably seen it on postcards, on bottles of gin or mounted on the wall in gas stations or quaint restaurants: The jackalope. Half jackrabbit, half antelope. A true icon of the American West. But why? And where does it come from?
  • John Ford’s 1956 Western The Searchers is a masterpiece of the genre. In advance of our in-person screening the film, we'll spend this hour talking about its complex legacy.
  • Utah Lake is in dire straits. At least, that’s the opinion of the company behind a massive engineering plan proposed for the lake. To save it, they say, we need to dredge it and build dozens of islands on it. Opponents say the project, rather than save Utah Lake, would likely lead to ecological disaster.
  • Listen to the second episode of Sent Away, an investigative partnership between KUER, The Salt Lake Tribune and APM Reports about Utah's youth treatment industry.
Written and directed by Cheryl Dunye, The Watermelon Woman is a classic work of LGBTQ filmmaking.
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