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It’s the last night of a Las Vegas dive bar. The regulars gather to say goodbye to each other and to the old place. The filmmakers turn on their cameras to see what they get. Right? 

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Most of us think we want knowledge and information. We search online, hungrily looking for answers to our questions.

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This week, as most Utahns prepared to ease back into the work week following the long Labor Day weekend, 50-100 mile-an-hour winds ripped through northern Utah, shutting off power to large swaths of the area and toppling thousands of trees.

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On Monday, Aug. 31, 2020, the RadioWest Book Club met via Zoom with Laura Miller to discuss the life and work of Shirley Jackson. 

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In 1906, an earthquake destroyed scientist David Starr Jordan’s collection of newly discovered fish. His life’s work was utterly ruined. And yet he tried, very literally, to put the pieces back together.

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In 1963, America was feeling good. Coming out of the post-war boom years, it was still riding a tide of optimism. 

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If trees could speak to us, what might they say? 

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We know that automobiles revolutionized life for the average white American in the early and mid-20th century, but for the African American population, cars brought freedoms, yes, but freedoms packed with complications. 

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Earlier this summer we saw the removal of a statue of Theodore Roosevelt in front of New York City’s American Museum of Natural History. It put our 26th president back in the spotlight, but then again, he never really left it.

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Have you ever felt like an outsider, feeling that you don’t quite fit in with the group around you? That feeling, says science writer Olga Khazan, might actually work to our advantage. 

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