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

LDS Women Speak Out About Temple Garments

Last week, the New York Times published an article about the LDS Church’s sacred temple garments and the physical distress many women in the faith say they experience because of them.

The garments, which are essentially underwear, are a very personal subject little discussed by members of the faith. When they are spoken of, it’s usually in hushed tones, because, really, why are we talking about underwear? So when member Sasha Piton posted an Instagram story about the physical and psychological difficulty she’s experienced because of her garments, it took the issue out of the closet and into the public forum. Piton and other guests join us this week at 11 a.m. as we examine the connection between the physical embodiments of faith and the culture and doctrine behind them.

We invited a representative of the LDS Church to join us for this episode. Our offer was declined.


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.
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