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KUER’s award-winning interview show explores the world through deep thinkers who host Doug Fabrizio asks to think even deeper. Join writers, filmmakers, scientists and others on RadioWest: A show for the wildly curious.

  • As a young Batman fanatic, Michael Uslan hated the campy Adam West 'Batman' TV show of the 1960s.
  • The poet and journalist Melissa Bond had terrible insomnia. Her doctor prescribed Ativan, a benzodiazepine. Then her life fell apart.
  • Queer people have worked at all levels of our nation’s politics and government. But in the mid 20th century, when being queer was vilified — and often associated with Communism, Nazism, and plotting against America — coming out was tantamount to social obliteration and career annihilation. So people hid.
  • Water policy shapes how we live in the West, and for years, we’ve carried on, changing very little in our water consumption, even in the face of megadroughts, increasing population density and shrinking lakes and rivers.
  • In the 1970’s 63% of Utahns were in favor of the Equal Rights Amendment until The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints opposed it.
  • In 1957, Elia Kazan’s film about a media influencer was received with unfavorable reviews. Viewed in 2022, A Face in the Crowd seems absolutely prescient.
  • It’s through the senses of taste, sight, hearing, smell, and touch that we perceive the world around us. But just how reliable, really, are those senses?
  • When journalist Florence Williams’ husband left their long marriage, she was heartbroken. But the breakup left more than an emotional wound: the damage was physical, too.
  • The climate scientist and writer Giulio Boccaletti makes the case that the history of human civilization is inextricably tied to one simple and yet powerful force: water.
  • Last week, the U.S. Department of Interior released an investigative report on Indigenous boarding schools in America. Of the 408 reported, eight were in Utah; three of those Utah schools are still operating.