Sounds For Social Distancing

The RadioWest team digs into the archives to find past shows that touch on things we're all thinking about right now, during the COVID-19 outbreak.

RadioWest Book Club

Oct 28, 2020
ISTOCK.COM/Renee Bright

Please join RadioWest and the Salt Lake County Public Library as we read Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, by Bryan Stevenson during November and December 2020. 

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Due in large part to her daily press briefings, Dr. Angela Dunn has emerged as the face of Utah’s efforts to manage the coronavirus pandemic in the state. But until a few months ago, our state epidemiologist was largely unknown to the public.

A Fish Story

Apr 24, 2020
Renee Bright / KUER

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

Brian Albers / KUER

 

History is full of moments when humans as a group react to difficult events. Now that we are a month into the coronavirus quarantine, we’re taking stock of our own reactions to this time.

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It's a show about the gift of poetry in difficult times.

The Joys Of Walking

Apr 16, 2020
Renee Bright / KUER

 


For a society that is currently homebound, there seems no greater pleasure at this time than a simple walk. A month ago, we would go out to eat, to a concert or to see friends. These days, we walk the hills and our neighborhoods, the movement and outdoors our solace.

Renee Bright / KUER

We know we’re not the first civilization to face a paralyzing pandemic – the history of plagues and pandemics is a long one when you look back over time. 

Nate Balli

In 2015, ecologist Nalini Nadkarni fell 50 feet from the top of a tree. As she fought to regain her strength over the next year, Nalini realized that due to her earlier research on a theory she termed “disturbance and recovery,” she had the tools she needed to help her get well.

ISTOCK.COM

 

In mid-March, with the coronavirus crisis breaking in Utah, Governor Gary Herbert announced that all of Utah’s K-12 public schools would close and learning would go online. That’s 1,200 schools closed. 

RadioWest Films

Mar 27, 2020
Kelsie Moore / KUER

Even during the COVID-19 pandemic – in fact, especially during it – RadioWest Films is committed to safely telling Utahn's stories. We'll continue to update this page as we release new films highlighting the experiences of different people throughout our community during this very strange time.

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