Salt Lake City, UT – Last week's visit by President Bush prompted a lot of discussion about the role of dissent. How do you balance your concerns over security, your devotion to the troops and the feelings you have about Iraq? How did you react to the protests during the President's visit? We're joined by Holly Mullen of the Salt Lake Tribune and U of U Political Science Professor Ronald Hrebenar to discuss what protest means in time of war.
Salt Lake City, UT – RadioWest is on the road at the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival. We'll talk to BYU professor Eric Eliason about the role of oral tradition in our lives, and hear brief performances from two of the festivals professional storytellers.
Salt Lake City, UT – Cowboy poet Baxter Black will be in Utah this weekend as part of the Western Legends Round-Up in Kanab. Doug Fabrizio talked to Black two years ago about his book "Horseshoes, Cowsocks & Duckfeet." Drawn in part from his wildly popular NPR commentaries and syndicated columns, the book is about Black's love of cows, ranching and country life.(Repeat)
Salt Lake City, UT – Kennedy Center playwright Thomas Diggs wanted to understand and make some sense of the world he was seeing on the news. The result is his new work "Hejira" (Arabic for "Journey"). The play follows two children, one Sunni and one Shi'ite, whose story presents a microcosm for exploring faith, injustice, ethnicity and the bonds of kinship.
Salt Lake City, UT – President George W. Bush defended the war in Iraq yesterday in a speech to thousands of veterans at V-F-W convention at the Salt Palace. Bush faces growing skepticism over the war, and protesters turned out in much greater numbers than in previous anti-war demonstrations in Utah.
Salt Lake City, UT – Andrew Carroll traveled throughout the US and 35 countries to collect the personal correspondence of troops and civilians in times of war. The result was 200 letters that portray the realities of conflict and sacrifice from the American Revolution to Iraq. He's collected them into the new book "Behind the Lines," and joins Doug Fabrizio in studio to talk about his search ... and about what he found.
Salt Lake City, UT – As a child, Jean-Michel Cousteau was thrown overboard with newly invented SCUBA gear on his back by his ocean-exploring father Jacques Cousteau. After a lifetime of relationship with the water, Jean-Michel is himself an explorer, environmentalist, educator and film producer. He'll be at the Sundance Nature Center over Labor Day for "A Weekend of Discovery," and joins Doug Fabrizio to talk about his career and his passion for one of Earth's greatest resources.
Salt Lake City, UT – Antonio Stradivari created instruments that gave the world their rich and unique sound for hundreds of years. Doug Fabrizio talks with author Toby Faber about Stradivari's enduring work, and we're joined by Utah Symphony Concert Master Ralph Matson playing a 1702 Lord Borwick Stradivarius - courtesy of Peter Prier and Sons Violins. (Repeat)
Salt Lake City, UT – Former Utah Governor Mike Leavitt rolled into town yesterday on a giant bus serving as a billboard for the country's new Medicare Prescription Drug Plan. Now the Bush administration's top health official, Leavitt spoke to seniors in Salt Lake City, just one stop on a 100-city bus tour of America. Kuer's Jenny Brundin reports.
Salt Lake City, UT – Pacific Islanders are one of Utah's fastest growing ethnic groups. But coming to the state, many Polynesian youth find themselves searching for identity in Mormon country. That search often leads to gangs -- and to ward houses -- simultaneously. Journalist Tim Sullivan and photographer JT Thomas explored the issues in the High Country News article, "The Gangs of Zion." Along with Metro Gang Unit officer Cliff Chase, they'll join Doug Fabrizio to talk about the seemingly unstoppable cycle of violence.