Arts, Theater & Film

Courtesy Salt Lake Acting Company

Bekah Brunstetter's play is about a conservative baker who has to decide if she can bake a cake for her friend’s lesbian daughter.  Really, it's about whether we can find a way to talk to each other.

Tuesday, we continue our Through the Lens series with director Robert Greene's compelling and original documentary Bisbee 17. It's about the former mining town of Bisbee, Arizona, and the century-old event that haunts it to this day.

The Real Lolita

Jan 10, 2019

Behind Vladimir Nabokov's brilliant and disturbing novel Lolita is a true story of a girl who was kidnapped and abused by a middle-aged man. Journalist Sarah Weinman's book is about The Real Lolita.

We continue our Through the Lens series with actor/director Jim Cummings' feature debut. A small-town police officer gives his mother's eulogy and ends up singing and dancing to a Springsteen classic.

Image by Katherine H via flickr, http://bit.ly/1eRt01k

  Christmas day has finally arrived, a day for gifts and giving. We're hoping you can finally put the busy-ness and commercial hubbub of the season aside and enjoy our gift to you: two timeless holiday stories.

A Christmas Carol

Dec 24, 2018

As the historian and writer Les Standiford notes, Charles Dickens’ famous tale A Christmas Story didn’t just change his life, it reinvented the way we celebrate the holiday.

Mark Meloy

We recently uncovered a collection of radio essays by the late naturalist and environmentalist Ellen Meloy. So we're reintroducing you to the beauty and wit found in her extraordinary writing. (Rebroadcast)

RadioWest and Plan-B Theatre present the latest in our original radio drama series. It's Utah playwright Matthew Ivan Bennett's dark comedy about an internet troll who becomes a real one.

RaMell Ross / Idiom Film

In his film Hale County This Morning, This Evening, director RaMell Ross abandons the traditional documentary form, opting for a kind of lyrical and and vivid portrait of life in the modern South.

Handel's Messiah

Nov 23, 2018
Kelsie Moore/KUER

Friday, we’re talking about George Frideric Handel's beloved Messiah oratorio. It’s a story with scandal, godliness, and of course, beautiful music.

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