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Brecht van Maele

Writer Dave Eggers has written scores of news articles about his time following Donald Trump on the campaign trail, but to help him make sense of what he has experienced, he turned to satire. 

Darren Peterson / United Way of Salt Lake

Activist and podcast host Brittany Packnett says that social justice is her ministry. Packnett spoke about her faith and activism, and how we all can create a more equitable future.

Photo of Luz Escamilla
Renee Bright/KUER

  Should the religion of a political candidate matter to voters? It’s a question that has stirred up debate here in Salt Lake City, where former mayor Rocky Anderson has made an issue of current mayoral candidate Luz Escamilla’s LDS faith.

Protestors gathering for the Salt Lake City Women's March in 2017.
Erik Neumann

The Equal Rights Amendment was meant to guarantee protection to women. After Congress passed it 1972, the states failed to ratify it. Now the ERA needs one more state to become law. Could it be Utah?

Steve Fenn / ABC, Inc

With the passing of long-time NPR political commentator Cokie Roberts at age 75, RadioWest looks back at Doug's 2005 conversation about Roberts' book Founding Mothers: The Women Who Raised Our Nation.

The Family

Sep 13, 2019
A dramatized photo of journalist Jeff Sharlet praying.
Netflix

To most Christians, Jesus is best defined by his meekness and humility. But to the Family, a secretive Christian organization, he’s the ultimate power broker. The Family’s goal is to create a Jesus-led government around the globe, but to what end?

"Rope" by Alice Leora Briggs. From her book Dreamland: The Way out of Juarez with text by Charles Bowden

Journalist Charles Bowden spent some 15 years writing about Ciudad Juarez, witnessing what he calls the collapse of a society. Bowden joins Doug to talk about his book “Murder City: Ciudad Juarez and the Global Economy’s New Killing Fields.”

Random House

Tuesday, New York Times writer Emily Bazelon joins us to talk about why American justice is often unjust. Her new book explores how it got so "out of kilter" and what we do it about it.

Renee Bright / KUER

Thursday, we’re talking about the Utah Inland Port. Proponents say it’s the economic opportunity of a lifetime, but opponents say, not so fast. We’ll talk about where the port idea comes from and ask, is this a done deal?

Credo Action, CC/Flickr


You’ve probably been hearing a lot about “Medicare for All” recently. Monday, we’ll talk about how much it would cost and what it would mean to end private insurers and build a single-payer health care system.

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