Salt Lake City, UT – Luis Urrea tells the powerful story of his legendary great aunt, Teresita. Famed throughout Mexico for the power to heal with her touch, the family ranch becomes a center of pilgrimage for the people and a source of concern for the government on the eve of the revolution. Urrea will be in Salt Lake City this week as part of the Great Salt Lake Book Festival, and he joins Doug Fabrizio to talk about his novel, "The Hummingbird's Daughter."
Salt Lake City, UT – Over the last month, images from the Gulf Coast region have made many across the country question their own preparedness for a natural disaster. Today on RadioWest, we'll talk to scientists and government officials about the realities of Utah's potential for geological catastrophe. How will local and state governments respond, and what is the responsibility of the individual to prepare their household?
Salt Lake City, UT – As new Chief Justice John Roberts opens the October 2005 term of the Supreme Court, RadioWest takes a look at the document which serves as the basis for the country's law. Doug Fabrizio is joined by constitutional law scholar and author Akhil Reed Amar. His new book is called "America's Constitution: A Biography."
September 30, 2005 – The largest U-S study of children ever undertaken is one step closer to being realized. The National Institutes of Health say the study could help improve the nation's health. And, Utah will play a vital role in its launch and development. KUER's Tasha Cook explains why in this report:
Salt Lake City, UT – Utah has a rich and well-established arts community, and an integral part of that is the art critic. His or her role, however, can be imagined in a number of ways. Is it the job of the critic to foster the arts or is his responsibility to the arts consumer? Doug Fabrizio talks to dance critic Marcia Siegel, NPR's film critic Bob Mondello, the Salt Lake Tribune's Sean Means, and Art Theory Professor Lane Relyea of Northwestern University.
Salt Lake City, UT – Although children of divorced parents often vow to not repeat the same mistakes, research indicates that they face unfavorable odds. Doug Fabrizio talks to Dr. Nicholas Wolfinger, author of the new book "Understanding the Divorce Cycle: The Children of Divorce in their Own Marriages."(Repeat)
Salt Lake City, UT – Despite witnessing three fatal mountain climbing accidents before the age of 22, David Roberts insists that his greatest pleasure comes from the mountains. Doug Fabrizio talks to Roberts about the passion he describes in his new book, "On the Ridge Between Life and Death: A Climbing Life Reexamined."
Salt Lake City, UT – Werner Fornos, the President of The Population Institute, is reminding people that by mid-century, the number of people in countries struggling with poverty, hunger and disease will approach 8 billion. Fornos is coming to Utah this week to talk about the implications of world population issues. Doug Fabrizio talks to Fornos, along with Pam Perlich of the University of Utah and Anne O'Connell of the Utah Population and Environment Coalition.