Salt Lake City, UT – The Timpanogos Storytelling Festival begins tonight in Orem. Through Saturday, some of the country's best-known storytellers will be holding listeners spellbound at the SCERA shell and Mount Timpanogos Park in Provo Canyon.
The festival was started by Karen Ashton, the wife of Word Perfect founder Alan Ashton, in 1990. Debbie Richan is one of its organizers this year -- and a storyteller herself. She spoke with KUER's Dan Bammes.
Salt Lake City, UT – Sports writer Mark Hyman admits he was once one of them. You've probably met over-zealous sports parents who seem more interested in bragging rights at cocktail parties and dreams of college scholarships than in how sports are impacting their kids. Thursday, Hyman joins Doug for a look at how adults have taken over the world of kids sports and what it means for the health - and happiness - of children.
Salt Lake City, UT – Today we're testing the boundaries of sex education. A Utah lawmaker has raised the questions about the subject again. Representative Lynn Hemingway is drafting a bill that would push school districts to beef up the information they pass on to kids about sex. We're talking about the bill, but also about how much information young people can handle about the dicey subject. We'll also discuss how school systems in other countries are dealing with it and what kind of results they're getting.
Salt Lake City, UT – University of Utah urban planning professor Arthur Nelson foresees a dramatic shift in American cities based on demographic changes and housing preferences. For the past thirty years, Professor Nelson has conducted pioneering and nationwide research on metropolitan development patterns. KUER's Tasha Cook has this interview with Professor Nelson, who moved to Utah last year to establish the Metropolitan Research Center
Salt Lake City, UT – Not touching unclean things or wearing clothes with mixed fibers were just two of the some 700 rules that A.J. Jacobs tried to follow as he lived an entire year according to the strict prescriptions of the Bible. The editor at large of Esquire tried to keep his rules in New York City of all places, and Friday, Jacobs talks to Doug about his funny - and profound - journey. (Rebroadcast)
Alta, UT – It was billed as a civil debate on public land use in Utah and the gathering at the annual Land and Water Symposium kept to format.
Maybe it was the crisp mountain air, maybe the idyllic setting in the Albion Basin above Alta Ski Resort. Whatever the reason, two of the most passionate opposing voices in Utah's public lands debate remained polite and agreed to disagree during the Land and Water Symposium, an annual gathering for politicians and policy wonks.