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RadioWest Films presents unique stories with a focus on Utah. Each week, we’ll present a short documentary drawing from a variety of styles: story driven, conceptual, profiles and more. It’s a place for film lovers to watch innovative storytelling and to meet Utah’s most talented filmmakers.And there are some films that we just want to keep talking about. Here's a collection of radio conversations paired with our short films. Think of it this way ... stories you hear, stories you see.

A Conversation with Ardean Watts

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Matt Watts created this caricature of his grandfather Ardean Watts' life. You can see the younger Watts' art at <a href="http://mattwattsart.blogspot.com/">mattwattsart.blogspot.com</a>

Wednesday, Doug’s guest is Ardean Watts, who served as associate conductor of the Utah Symphony and is Professor Emeritus of Music at the University of Utah. Watts says that if there’s one unifying theme in his life though, it’s that he’s a generalist who is interested in everything. So, we’ll ask him to tell us stories from his distinguished music career, but we’ll also talk about his LDS background, raising a family of 8 kids, Chinese philosophy, mushroom hunting and more.

VideoWest went mushroom hunting with Ardean Watts. Mushrooms are the perfect symbol for his philosophy of life ... a love of unruly things.

https://vimeo.com/127875314">Unruly Things from https://vimeo.com/user9551640">KUER's VideoWest/RadioWest on Vimeo.