Tuesday's Show

From UK cover of The Recovering

The Recovering

The writer Leslie Jamison said she had bought into the story that booze and a dark temperament were ingredients of beautiful art. So when she sobered up she had to ask herself whether you can write compelling stories about happiness.

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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?

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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.
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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.

Skeleton Keys

Mar 5, 2019
University of Liverpool Faculty of Health & Life Sciences / Flickr CC

Science writer Brian Switek says human bones are often a symbol of death, but they also represent deep truths about who we are. His latest book is a cultural and natural history of our bones.


Wednesday's Show

Public Domain

Wild Bill

Wednesday, we’re telling the story of famed gunslinger Wild Bill Hickok. Biographer Tom Clavin joins us to separate fact from fiction in Wild Bill’s life.

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Through The Lens Free Screening

Through The Lens: The Infiltrators

Join us on April 17 for a free screening of Alex Rivera and Cristina Ibarra's film THE INFILTRATORS. It's about radical Dreamers who were arrested by Border Patrol and put in detention--on purpose.

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