Monday, November 22, 2004 – One World Cafe in Salt Lake City exemplifies business with a conscience. Owner Denise Cerreta has down away with menus and pricing, allowing customers to take as much as they can eat and pay what they feel it was worth. Doug talks to Cerreta about her business philosophy, and with "Faith and Fortune" author Marc Gunther.
Friday, November 19, 2004 – Jenny Brundin examines the phenomenon of "Peak Oil." How soon will we really run out of oil, what does it mean for an economy fuelled by oil and is there any resource waiting in the wings to replace it? Guests Paul Roberts, author of "End of Oil," and University of Utah Geoscientist Dr. Rasoul Sorkhabi join Jenny for the conversation.
Thursday, November 18, 2004 – Doug talks with Young Adult Author and Environmentalist Phillip Hoose about his book "The Race to Save the Lord God Bird." It's the story of the Ivory-billed Woodpecker (last sighted in 1987) and of American economics, development and environmental law.
Wednesday, November 17, 2004 – Harvard Economist Richard Freeman joins Doug to discuss his research on "The Effects of Globalization on Workers Around the World." Freeman will speak at the eighth Siciliano Forum, Thursday, November 18, 2004 at noon in the Katherine W. and Ezekiel R. Dumke, Jr. Auditorium in the Utah Museum of Fine Arts.
Tuesday, November 16, 2004 – Alan Lightman is a novelist, essayist, physicist, and educator. His most recent book, "Reunion," reflects on how we shape our identity through memory. Lightman will speak Tuesday, November 16 at the Salt Lake City Public Library at 7:00 p.m.
Salt Lake City, UT – It's 75 miles long, 35 miles wide and at its deepest point, 33 feet. It can be murky and smelly...but also beautiful and inspiring. We're talking, of course, about the Great Salt Lake. Beginning tonight at the Jeanne Wagner Theatre...Brolly Arts presents a unique performance - an evening of music, dance, and landscape - all centered around Utah's Great Salt Lake. Kuer's Jenny Brundin reports.
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.