RADIOWEST

Provided by Utah Film Center

When you think about Darrell Hammond, you probably think of the impressions he did on Saturday Night Live, not the childhood abuse he suffered at the hands of his mother.  Director Michelle Esrick’s new film, Cracked Up, tells Hammond’s story of trauma, repressed memory and recovery.

United Way

Sometimes, New York Times critic-at-large Wesley Morris wishes he could just watch a movie. Just watch, and not think about what racial message is being sent. When he joined us for our speaker series, we talked with Wesley Morris about the power of film and popular culture to mold and influence us.

Tan France and Doug Fabrizio talking in the studio.
Kelsie Moore

Queer Eye's Tan France takes fashion seriously. It impacts how your carry yourself and your self-esteem. He joins us to talk about growing up, why fashion matters, his love of Salt Lake City and everything else that makes him Naturally Tan.

Preach

Oct 3, 2019
A photo of Preach host Lee Hale.
Kelsie Moore

Lee Hale says faith is complicated. In his podcast Preach, he talks to people in the messy middle of belief — not fully bought into religion, not out of it either. At age 19, he served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and now his relationship to Mormonism is, well, messy, too. 

ROCIO HERNANDEZ / KUER

What responsibilities did the University of Utah have to protect Lauren McCluskey from her murderer and what has been the community-wide impact of their response in the months following her death?

Running With Sherman

Sep 27, 2019
A photo of Sherman the donkey.
Knopf

Christopher McDougall says we used to work with animals all the time. But not any more. In Running with Sherman, he sets out to re-forge that bond — by teaching a donkey how to race. It’s a story about the lost art of human-animal partnerships.

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?

Doug Fabrizio and his team spent the summer retooling and rethinking RadioWest. Starting Sept. 13, the show will return as a weekly program. Plus, view KUER's new fall program schedule.  

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