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Fridays from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

A show for the wildly curious. Doug Fabrizio explores the world through in-depth conversations with writers, filmmakers, scientists, thinkers and others. From KUER in Salt Lake City.

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  • Nature writer Craig Childs says that the placement of rock art in the American Southwest isn’t random.
  • 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.
  • Written and directed by Cheryl Dunye, The Watermelon Woman is a classic work of LGBTQ filmmaking.
  • More human beings are more comfortable today than at any time in the history of our species. And sure, comfort is nice, but what if we actually have too much of it?
  • Our planet is filled with sound — birdsong, music, speech. Even the earth itself makes noise. That sonic diversity is in danger.
  • With the future of Roe v. Wade in jeopardy, we’re looking to the history of abortion in Utah for some perspective. It’s more complicated than you might think.
  • The first draft of the Supreme Court’s opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson suggests that Roe v. Wade will be overturned. Abortion-rights advocates in Utah anticipated this and have been working on how to serve our community, if the law changes.
  • On Monday night, the online news magazine, Politico, published the first draft of a U.S. Supreme Court opinion that, if accepted, would create a very different future for abortion rights in the United States.
  • With the snowy months coming to a close, the question on many Utahns mind is: Will our winter snowpack pull us out of the drought?
  • The FX adaptation of Jon Krakauer’s 2003 book Under the Banner of Heaven premiers on Hulu this week, and we’re talking about it with its creator, Dustin Lance Black.