Salt Lake City, UT – April is national poetry month, as deemed by the academy of American poets. Some would argue that the designation simply promotes the most conventional of contemporary poetry. But many poets don't fit into the conventional category. In fact, Orem poet Alex Caldiero doesn't even like to call himself a poet. Producer Scott Carrier has this story.
Salt Lake City, UT – In a church which is largely conservative, environmentalism has found a surprising niche with some LDS faithful. Rosemary Winters discuses her new article looking at being "green" and Mormon in the latest High Country News. (repeat)
Salt Lake City, UT – Families in Utah come in many different forms due to divorce, death, adoption, second marriages and the like. Some children have just one parent, some have two sets of parents. Utah lawmakers seek to protect these families under the law. But one form of family doesn't recive their blessing. KUER intern Ryan Oliver Hansen has the story of the upcoming battle over gay marriage in Utah.
Salt Lake City, UT – Blue Vinyl is a documentry about the seemingly benign vinyl siding common on American homes. The film explores the enviromental and human impact of the production and use of vinyl siding.
Doug Fabrizio explores the facts and the myths surrounding Mary Magdalene with scholars Dierdre Good of the General Theological Seminary of the Episcopal Church and Karen King of the Harvard Divinity School.
Radio West celebrates National Poetry month with Rebekah Presson Mosby. Mosby is co-editor of "Poetry Speaks," an anthology of masterpieces that includes recordings of poets from Tennyson to Plath, reading their own works.
After the September 11th terrorist attacks, more than 5,000 Arab or Muslim immigrants were taken into custody by the U.S. Justice Department and held indefinitely on the grounds of national security. "Persons of Interest" is a film that details some of those detentions.
Ambassador David Malone, Canada's Ambassador to the United Nation and since 1998 the President of the International Peace Academy is talking to Doug about his life and work. Malone is being brought here by the MiddleEast Center at the University of Utah. He is to speak on the role of the UN and Peacekeeping in the MiddleEast.
Salt Lake City, UT – Listen to the showDoug Fabrizio interviews the actors and the Director of Salt Lake Acting Company's play, "The Goat or, Who is Slyvia?" by Edward Albee. The play, which opens Friday April 9th, won a Tony Award.
Salt Lake City, UT – Listen to the show Doug plays and discusses the work of Jim Metzner and Jeff Rice. Metzner has been exploring sound for 30 years, he wrote the book "Pulse of the Planet" and is an award winning radio producer, writer and sound recordist. Jeff Rice is going to be producing a Soundscapes edition exclusively for KUER which will launch April 1, and will play during Morning Edition every Thursday.
Salt Lake City, UT – This is a listing of artists and recordings I believe are essential to building a basic jazz library. Some are simply a 'Best Of' recording, meant to introduce a collector to a composite of the artist's work and not necessarily the most historic recording. Numbers don't determine importance of one recording over the other.