Christine Irvine

When we hear the word “abolitionist” we generally think of 19th century freedom fighters. 

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On Feb. 6 of this year, two groups of skiers went into Salt Lake City’s Millcreek Canyon for a day of powdery ski runs in the backcountry. 

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Maria Konnikova was having a bad year. So, to help pull herself out, this Harvard-trained psychologist decided to take up high stakes, competitive poker as a way to study human behavior. 

Erik Neumann

This Friday on RadioWest, we’re examining former-President Trump’s impact on the environment and public lands here in the West. Like so many issues these days, this is divisive territory.

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Gregory Barnes begins his Sundance short with this quote from former-LDS church president Gordon B. Hinkley: “In these latter-days, pornography has spread further, and reaches wider, than the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It is a tragic evil among us.” 

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While Woodstock dominated the music news in 1969, down in New York City, the Harlem Cultural Festival provided its 300,000 attendees with something more than sex, drugs and rock and roll. It gave many of them hope. 

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It had all the makings of a Hollywood blockbuster: The memoir of a young Jewish girl living in Germany in the 1940s who escaped Nazi persecution by fleeing to the woods and living with a pack of wolves. 

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If you’ve seen the 1975 blockbuster Jaws, you’ll likely remember the scene when a great white shark attacks the cage holding Richard Dreyfuss’ character – a real-life moment captured not by Steven Spielberg, but by marine filmmaker Valerie Taylor. 

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Raging, out-of-control wildfires have become part of the new normal, especially here in the increasingly arid West. But why? Why are wildfires getting bigger and harder to put out?

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This week, newly-inaugurated President Joe Biden told the country that restoring the soul of America will require more than words; it "requires the most elusive of all things in a democracy: unity."

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