Friday, November 12, 2004 – David Shenk is a journalist and NPR commentator who was drawn to studying Alzheimer's disease by its destructive power. Shenk's book, "The Forgetting: Alzheimer's: Portrait of an Epidemic" looks at the mysteries of Alzheimer's, how it seems to reverse the brain's development, and why it is a booming epidemic in industrialized nations. (Repeat)
Thursday, November 11, 2004 – Utah's Amendment 3 passed by 66% and creates a constitutional definition of marriage. What does that mean for Utah's family law and for the state's gay population? Doug is joined by Amendment co-sponsor Senator Chris Buttars, family attorney Mary Corporan, Scott McCoy of Equality Utah and Chad Beyer of the GLBT Center of Utah.
Wednesday, November 10, 2004 – Geneticist Dean Hamer's book "The God Gene" explores how our inclination towards faith is influenced by our genes. Dr. Hamer joins Doug Fabrizio for a conversation that explores an intersection of science and religion.
Tuesday, November 9, 2004 – Edward Larson joins Doug for a conversation about his book "Evolution: The Remarkable History of a Scientific Theory." Dr. Larson is a professor of both Law and American History at the University of Georgia.
Salt Lake City, UT – Amendment Three would add a legal definition of marriage to Utah's state constitution, limiting marriage to a man and a woman. It would also prohibit the state from giving any other relationship equivalent legal status. KUER's Jenny Brundin talks to her neighbors in Salt Lake City about their views of Amendment Three and finds a diverse spectrum of views.
Salt Lake City, UT – Tuesday's election was as important to disabled voters as it was to other citizens, but there are obstacles that keep many of them from making their choice at the polls. Producer Beth Hoffman accompanied two disabled voters to the polls and talks about changes that could make the process easier in the future.
Thursday, November 4, 2004 – What is the meaning of Tuesday's election? We'll break down the way Utahns voted with pollsters Quin Monson and Dan Jones. We then turn to Utah leaders and to you, the listener, to ask what the election means to our community and nation.
Salt Lake City, UT – Republicans won big in Utah this election, with a couple of notable exceptions. Conservative positions also prevailed on a couple of key ballot issues. KUER's Jenny Brundin runs down the results.
Tuesday, November 2, 2004 – Contested elections have been part of the US political scene since its earliest history. Doug talks with historians about the controversy surrounding the 1800, the 1876 and the 1960 elections.
Matsumoto, Japan – Ross Chambless is working in Japan as an English teacher and he hears a lot about the American presidential election. It's especially significant now that Japanese troops are serving in Iraq alongside Americans.
Monday, November 1, 2004 – Doug leads a round table discussion on the 2004 election season. He is joined by Professor Matthew Burbank of the University of Utah Political Science Department; Dan Harrie, Senior Politics/Government Reporter for the Salt Lake Tribune; Richard Piatt, KSL Television's Government Specialist; and reporter Lisa Riley Roche of the Deseret News.
Thursday, October 28, 2004 – Doug moderates a discussion between Utah's U.S. Senate Candidates Bob Bennett and Paul Van Dam. Join RadioWest for this live broadcast from the Hinckley Institute of Politics.
Wednesday, October 27, 2004 – Doug talks with Jay Rosen of NYU School of Journalism, former San Francisco Examiner editor Tim Porter and local newspaper staff about what it means for a paper to endorse a political candidate.
The city of Bluffdale City has preserved this 30-acre parcel with help from a state open space fund. Backers of Initiative One believe much more land could be protected from development if voters approve it on November 2nd.
Salt Lake City, UT – Both opponents and backers of Initiative One on Utah's fall ballot agree that protecting open space is a worthy goal. They disagree on whether state bonding for $150 million dollars and increasing the sales tax to pay back those bonds is the right way to do it. KUER's Dan Bammes looks at both sides of the debate over Utah's Open Space Initiative.
Monday, October 25, 2004 – Doug talks with Newell Bringhurst and Darron Smith, editors of the new book "Black and Mormon." Also joined by BYU Sociologist Cardell Jacobson, the conversation looks at the role of Blacks in the LDS Church.
Friday, October 22, 2004 – Doug moderates a discussion between Utah's 2nd Congressional District Candidates Jim Matheson and John Swallow. Join RadioWest for this live broadcast from the Hinckley Institute of Politics.
Tuesday, October 19, 2004 – RadioWest brings you the best of NPR. You know that story that you just couldn't tear yourself away from? We've collected seven of our favorites: Liza Lister "The Next Big Thing; Jenny Brundin "Family Hockey; Keving Kling "Frustration"; Scott Carrier "The Ski Lesson; Stacy Abramson and Jennifer Carchman "The Jewish Giant"; Howard Berkes "Snowblower" and "Neighbor Essay"; Jay Allison "Cypress Knees."
Thursday, October 14, 2004 – Jenny Brundin talks with Democrat Scott Matheson. Join RadioWest for this live broadcast from the Hinckley Institute of Politics on the University of Utah campus. On Thursday, October 21, 2004, we'll take another look at the gubernatorial race when we host Republican Jon Huntsman.
Wednesday, October 13, 2004 – What is it with Utah baby names? Join KUER on day two of its pledge drive as we take a humorous look at what makes Utah names so original. Special Guest, cartoonist Pat Bagley.
As a special thanks for your gift of $100, we'll send you KUER's Baby Name Book, illustrated by Pat Bagley, "Raising LaVaughn."
Monday, October 11, 2004 – Doug is joined by cast members of Pygmalion Productions Theatre Company's season opener "Popcorn." The play, written by British comedian Ben Elton, is a satirical look at fame, film-making, violence and the mass media. For more information on this production, visit Pygmalion Productions.