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A collection of RadioWest conversations about LDS history, faith, and culture.

Missionary Phone Home

Used with permission.
A missionary shares a laugh with her little sister via Skype.

Instead of twice a year, LDS missionaries can now call, video chat, message or text once a week. Tuesday, we’re talking about it and we want to hear from you. Do you think the change is good?

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The LDS Church recently announced a change to how much their young missionaries can talk to family back home. It used to be you could only call twice a year, with weekly emails or letters. Now, missionaries can call, video chat, message or text once a week. Is this healthier? Can you “forget yourself and go to work” if you’re in such close contact with family? Tuesday, we’re talking about the change, and we want to hear from you. Do you think it’s a good idea? Leave us a message at 801-585-9214, email us, or leave a comment below.


Doug Fabrizio has been reporting for KUER News since 1987, and became News Director in 1993. In 2001, he became host and executive producer of KUER's RadioWest, a one hour conversation/call-in show on KUER 90.1 in Salt Lake City. He has gained a reputation for his thoughtful style. He has interviewed everyone from Isabel Allende to the Dalai Lama, and from Madeleine Albright to Desmond Tutu. His interview skills landed him a spot as a guest host of the national NPR program, "Talk of the Nation." He has won numerous awards for his reporting and for his work with RadioWest and KUED's Utah NOW from such organizations as the Society of Professional Journalists, the Utah Broadcasters Association, the Public Radio News Directors Association and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.