Salt Lake City, UT – With lost mines and the Three Nephites, grieving Indian maidens and a lake monster - Utah is full of legends. Whether they can be proven true or not, they're great stories and they teach us a lot about who we are. Thursday, Doug talks to folklorist David Stanley and historian Will Bagley. From Bryce Canyon to Bear Lake, we'll talk about the state's best loved stories - and we hope you'll join us with some of your own.
Salt Lake City, UT – Wednesday on RadioWest, we're live from the Hinckley Institute of Politics with post election analysis. We're joined by Kirk Jowers of the Hinckley Institute, pollster Dan Jones, and Brigham Young University political scientist Quin Monson to see how Utah voted and why.
Salt Lake City, UT – It's Election Day and the time for candidates to get their messages out is all but over. But the way campaigns are communicating with voters has seen a significant shift this election season. KUER's Jennifer Napier-Pearce takes a look at the way new media is influencing Utah politics.
Salt Lake City, UT – Music - according to neuroscientist Daniel Levitin - is the "soundtrack of civilization." In his latest book, Levitin argues that music played an important role in our evolutionary process, and that songs of friendship, joy, comfort, knowledge, religion and love have made us who we are today. Tuesday, Daniel Levitin joins Doug to talk about "The World in Six Songs."
Salt Lake City, UT – Often in pop culture, Frankenstein is framed simply as a monster stitched together from random body parts. But Plan B Theatre Company's radio production portrays the psychological side of Mary Shelley's protagonist. KUER's Jennifer Napier-Pearce has the story.
Salt Lake City, UT – Plan B Theatre Company and RadioWest present our fourth annual Halloween Radio Hour. Join us live at 11:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. for Mary Shelley's horror classic Frankenstein - adapted for radio by the playwright Matthew Ivan Bennett. It's a story of hubris - and of the monsters we create when we abandon compassion and accountability.
Salt Lake City, UT – Whatever you think about today's voting system - it has come a long way since the earliest days of American democracy. It was 1634 when Massachusetts abandoned a show of hands and elected its governor "by papers," and it was 1859 before any officials actually provided ballots to the voters. Electing our leaders has been an evolving process, and Monday, Doug is joined by Harvard historian Jill Lepore and University of Utah political scientist Thad Hall for a look at the past and future of voting.